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The College of Medicine (COM) is a constituent college of the University of Malawi. Its main campus is in Blantyre and it has satellite campuses in Lilongwe and Mangochi. As a leading academic institution of excellence, which is responsive to the current and emerging national and global health needs, COM has aspirations to become a world class innovative university committed to scholarly and professional excellence to enhance sustainable health, wellbeing and equity in Malawi. In fulfillment of its vision of being relevant to the community but also as part of its income generating strategy, the College is providing Funeral Parlour services on commercial basis. The College is currently inviting applications from well qualified Malawians to fill the post of;

Position: Funeral Parlour Administrator

Position Description

 

The position holder will coordinate activities necessary for the growth, competitive, efficient and effective operation of the Funeral Parlour.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Customer Relations
  • To market products and services
  • To ensure that set-up for the memorial service, wake, and funeral adheres to families wishes.
  • To meet with families of the deceased to discuss funeral arrangements and requests.
  • To communicate pricing and product information to clients.
  • To assist families in selecting a grave stone if necessary or put them in touch with cemetery personnel

Procurement and Logistics

  • To coordinate the procurement of facilities, merchandise and supplies
  • To make logistical arrangements for pallbearers, readers, and other participants in the business
  • To oversee transportation of caskets to church and cemetery.

Human Resource Management

 
  • To coordinate recruitment of staff
  • To handle staff welfare matters including pension and medical cover
  • To monitor general performance of staff
  • To prepare leave roster and monitor its implementation
  • To coordinate staff training and development activities

General Administration

  • To ensure all facilities are available, in good working condition for staff and clients
  • To ensure safety standards are in place and adhered to by all staff and clients
  • To report on operational and financial performance

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrable strong organizational skills.
  • Close attention to detail.
  • Exhibits ability to properly manage and oversee a budget.
  • Computer literate.
  • Familiarity with applicable laws, regulations, practices, etiquette and procedures

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Management, with at least five years of administrative experience preferably in the funeral home industry.

Application Procedure

Candidates fulfilling the requirements for the position above should submit applications together with copies of certificates and detailed Curriculum Vitae, including names, contacts and emails of at least three traceable referees to:

The Registrar

College of Medicine

P/Bag 360

Chichiri

Blantyre 3

Or 

Email: hr@medcol.mw

Applications should be submitted by 22nd May, 2021. Those submitting via email should indicate the title of the post in the subject line.


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  • Location
    Blantyre
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    27 May, 2021

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