INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
The Malawi National Commission for UNESCO is a statutory corporation which was established on 23rd March 1979 through Malawi Government Gazette Notice No. 375 in line with Article VII of the Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) with the purpose of linking UNESCO with the Government and principal bodies in UNESCO’s fields of competence (i.e. education, natural sciences, social sciences, culture, communication and information.
In order to fulfil its mandate effectively and efficiently with strategic leadership and management Professionals, excellent and rare opportunities have arisen to engage qualified persons of Malawian origin to fill an Executive Management position of EXECUTIVE SECRETARY tenable at its Head Office in Lilongwe. The Commission, therefore, invites applications from suitable candidates of Malawian origin to fill these positions on a three (3) year employment contract.
This is a highly demanding position that requires persons who have demonstrable capacity to initiate administrative and managerial innovations geared at making the Commission a vibrant and competitive institution. The following are the required personnel and work-related traits for the position:
a) Main Purpose of the Job
Under the general directions of the Chairman of the Commission and the Executive Board, the Executive Secretary as the head of the Commission’s Secretariat will be responsible for providing overall leadership and management to the Commission.
b) Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Executive Secretary shall be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities: