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The Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) is a member based business association with membership from all sectors of the Malawi economy. The Confederation’s mission is to advance the interests of businesses in Malawi through representation and provision of value adding services.

The Confederation would like to invite applications from ONLY suitably qualified and competitive candidates to fill a vacancy that has arisen in its Directorate of Business Environment and Policy Advocacy. The incumbent reports directly to the Director, Business Environment and Policy Advocacy. The position is tenable at the Central Region Office based in Lilongwe.


Position: Head, Real Sector and Macroeconomic Policy

Job Purpose:

The main purpose of the position of Head, Real Sector and Macroeconomic Policy, is to ensure that public policies support the development of the productive capacity of Malawi’s real sector. This is achieved by conducting practical research and analysis on macro-policies to establish the extent to which they promote industry and trade competitiveness, and drawing appropriate proposals and recommendations that should inform Government’s public policy reform agenda.

Specific roles and responsibilities:

  •  Establish policy related constraints to business efficiency and productivity by conducting research among the business community and analyzing the results to isolate prominent obstacles to doing business;
  •  Utilise the research findings to resolve the challenges faced by businesses that do not require reforms;
  •  Develop and implement public policy lobbying and advocacy programs and action plans on the basis of the findings of the research;
  •  Develop a proposed public policy reforms agenda for presentation to Government regarding serious obstacles to doing business;
  •  Consistently provide regular feedback to members on progress made on challenges submitted to the Confederation;
  •  Monitor and track progress of Government response on issues presented to them and update the Confederation’s members of such progress;
  •  Provide periodic reports on developments in trade and industry nationally, regionally and globally, from time to time, highlighting opportunities for members to take up and threats for them to mitigate against.
  •  Mobilize resources through drafting of concept notes to strengthen the financial position of the Confederation.
  •  Provide leadership and oversight of staff and performance of the Central Region office.
Qualifications, Competences and Personal Attributes:

  •  An advanced degree in economics, trade, industrial development, or related field from a recognized institution of higher learning
  •  At least 8 years’ experience in the field of economics, trade, and /or industrial policy
  •  Proven competencies in conducting and interpreting research in the above areas
  •  Ability to apply research results to the intended audience in a manner that is understood by the audience
  •  Ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken English as well as ability to make presentations to both smaller and larger audiences.
  •  Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
Mode of Application

MCCCI offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with the qualification and experience of the candidate and the demands of the job. ONLY those who meet the minimum qualification and experience requirements for the above positions should apply.

Applications accompanied by Curriculum Vitae with three traceable referees should be sent to The Chief Executive, Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry through the following email address ONLY,, clearly indicating the job title in the SUBJECT line, not later than Wednesday, 24th March 2021

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