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The National Planning Commission (NPC) is an independent think tank that was established through an Act of Parliament in 2017. The Commission as an autonomous public institution is mandated to lead in medium and long-term national development planning and overseeing implementation of the plans. To this end, the specific functions of the Commission include: (i) identify Malawi’s socio-economic development priorities and formulate the national vision and strategy for social and economic goals taking into account the country’s resource potential and comparative advantage; ii) oversee implementation of the long-term national vision and strategies and the medium-term development plans; (iii) formulate innovative and progressive flagship projects and programmes for implementation in line with the national vision and strategies for the country; (iv) identify and commission research on any matter the Commission deems relevant to the attainment of the objects of the National Planning Commission Act; (v) engage relevant individuals and institutions in all sectors of the economy in conduct of its functions under the National Planning Commission Act; (vi) appraise the State President and the National Assembly annually on the progress made with regard to the implementation of plans, programmes and projects; (vi) and perform any other functions in relation to national planning as the Commission may deem appropriate for achieving the purposes of the National Planning Commission Act.


In order to fulfill its mandate effectively and efficiently, an opportunity has risen as part of the institution setting up process to fill positions with qualified persons at its Head Office in Lilongwe. The Commission, therefore, invites applications for suitably qualified candidates to fill these positions.


These are highly demanding positions that require persons who have demonstrable capacity and qualifications towards making the Commission a Centre of Excellence in medium and long term national development planning and overseeing implementation of the plans. More importantly, the Commission seeks professionals that are motivated and enthusiastic about driving the new development narrative of moving away from the self-defeating poverty-reduction agenda that has characterized the country over the past decades towards the agenda of spearheading wealth creation for all

The following are the required personnel and work-related traits for the position.




Position: Internal Auditor (NP 5)


Overall purpose of the job

Reporting to the Board Chairperson of Commissioners, the internal Auditor shall be responsible for developing and implementing an independent and objective assurance of internal control systems, risk management and governance processes and provide an advisory service to the Board and Management.

The incumbent will also ensure that auditing systems, standards and practices are in line with internationally recognized auditing procedures and requirements by the Government of Malawi (GOM) and Funding Partners.


Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Establish policies and procedures for internal auditing activity, direct technical and administrative functions and manage the day to day activities of auditing function.
  • In consultation with management, plan, monitor, and evaluate implementation of internal audits for NPC programmes as per approved integrated annual work plan.
  • In consultation with management, identify key risky areas and advise on the requisite internal control systems/strategies to be introduced/implemented in order to safeguard NPC funds, assets and interests
  • Provide overall strategic direction, leadership and supervision of the internal audit function
  • Assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of processes by which risk is identified, prioritized, managed, controlled, mitigated and reported
  • Identify staff capacity gaps through training needs assessment and provide on-job training and mentoring of staff whenever necessary
  • Assist external auditors in the execution of independent audit assignments


Minimum Academic Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in Accounting, finance /auditing and ACCA, CA, CPA, CIA, CIMA or equivalent professional qualification with at least 5 years of post-qualification audit experience at supervisory or management level.


Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Experience in government and donor funded projects
  • Have proven abilities to audit books of accounts
  • Have a commendable track record working in a competitive and challenging environment
  • Have effective interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Have excellent communication and time management skills
  • Be an innovative manager and team player
  • Have knowledge of auditing computerized accounting systems.


The Commission shall offer an attractive employee benefits package to successful candidates in accordance with its salary structure and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The candidates should submit their application in the following manner: (i) an updated Curriculum vitae (CV); (ii) Names and contacts of three traceable referees at least one of whom should be a first or second level supervisor of the applicants within the last five years; (iii) and copies of their academic and professional qualifications. The applicants should quote the job being applied for on the envelope or email heading. The application should be sent to the address below not later than Monday, 16th November, 2020.

The Director General

National Planning Commission

2nd Floor Chief Mmbelwa House

Private Bag B316



Email: recruitment@npc.mw 

Qualified females and those with special needs are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged

Skills Required

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