POSITION - CHIEF ELECTIONS OFFICER

Responsible to      :

The Electoral Commission

Location:                

MEC Head Office, Blantyre

Grade:                   

C1

 

Overall Job Purpose 

  • Provide strategic and visionary leadership in order to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Responsible for day to day operations of the Commission and administration, organization and control of all professional, technical and administrative officers including support staff.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Advising the Commission on policy matters
  • Implementing the policies and decisions of the Commission within the decided time frame.
  • Planning, organising and supervision of electoral activities.
  • Liaising with stakeholders on electoral matters within and outside the country.
  • Ensuring that suitable training and development are provided for staff to enhance their contribution to the effective and efficient operations of the Commission.
  • Preparing reports for the Commission and other stakeholders.
  • Preparing papers at the direction of the Commission, for presentation at various fora.
  • Drafting election results for the consideration by the Commission.
  • Co-ordination of Commission’s Committee meetings.
  • Keeping Custody of all Commission’s Assets.
  • Performing such other work within the electoral laws as delegated by the Commission.

 

Person Specifications (Qualifications, Skills and Competences)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or Business Administration, Political Science or Law or its equivalent.  Those who have a Masters degree will have an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 10 years active employment at senior level.
  • Sound knowledge of election administration will also be an added advantage.
  • Strong proven leadership, Strong financial discipline, Good communication, Self motivation and Team work skills.
  • Sound knowledge in the production logistics and budget planning.  Good computer skills 

 

REMUNERATION

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Those with the right qualifications should submit their curriculum vitae with names and addresses of at least three traceable referees not later than 11th August 2017 to:-

The Chairperson

Malawi Electoral Commission

Private Bag 113

Blantyre

 

Email:  mecvacancies.july2017@gmail.com    

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged

The Malawi Electoral Commission is an equal opportunities Employer