District Elections Officer (24 Positions)

Malawi Electoral Commission

Various Districts

The Malawi Electoral Commission, “the Commission”, is a body created under Section 75(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, to supervise, direct and preside over the conduct of all elections in Malawi. In accordance with Section 13 of the Electoral Commission Act, the Commission seeks to appoint suitably qualified persons with relevant experience to fill the following vacant positions that exist within its secretariat:

Job Title :           District Elections Officer (24 Positions)
Grade :              C6
Responsible to : Regional Elections Manager

To coordinate and manage all electoral activities at the district level

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Guiding DEST, DCECC, MPLC and other Council electoral stakeholders on electoral matters.
  2. Coordinating the demarcation and review of ward and constituency boundaries.
  3. Overseeing the storage, distribution and retrieval of electoral material and
  4. Liaising with relevant elections officers on electoral matters.
  5. Supervising both permanent and temporary electoral staff at District level.
  6. Coordinating the recruitment and training of registration and polling staff at District level.
  7. Coordinating the delivery of CVE materials at district.
  8. Representing MEC at technical meetings with relevant stakeholders at district level.
  9. Producing appropriate reports as required from time to time.

Requisite Academic Qualifications and Experience Desired
Bachelor’s Degree in any Social sciences, Political Science, Education, Humanities or Development studies related field with at least two (2) years relevant work experience in a senior position

Core Competencies

  • Strong Research and Report writing skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Networking skills
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong Computer skills
  • Knowledge of electoral laws and processes.

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Cover letter with brief details on their suitability
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contacts of three traceable referees
  • Certified copies of certificates

Applications must be clearly marked on the envelope or the email headline with title of the position applied for and submitted to the following address not later than Friday, 24th March 2023

The Chief Elections Officer
Malawi Electoral Commission
Private Bag 113
Email: hr@mec.org.mw

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. The Malawi Electoral Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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