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Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill a Position of not more than 1 year at the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

The organization

The National Council for Higher Education was established by NCHE Act No. 15 2011 with the following mandate;

  • To promote and coordinate education provided by higher education institutions;
  • To register and deregister higher education institutions;
  • To harmonize selection of students to all public universities;
  • To regulate, determine and maintain standards of teaching, examinations, academic qualifications and academic facilities;
  • To develop a national qualification framework which is compatible with regional and international standards;
  • To determine minimum criteria and procedure for registration and deregistration of higher education institutions;
  • To accredit both public and higher education institutions.


Job Title: ICT Specialist

Reports To: Corporate Services Manager

Department: Corporate Services

Location: Lilongwe

Section: ICT Section

Period: Immediate up to December 2020


Job Purpose


The ICT Specialist will be part of a team responsible for development and maintenance of IT systems and services that support the council`s secretariat in its operations to be efficient, responsive and productive in carrying out its functions.

Key Accountabilities 
  • Maintaining data security and user integrity
  • Ensure that all systems required within the Disaster Recovery Plan can be implemented within a short period of innovation;
  • Work with internal/external team in building web services and web-based applications using different programming technologies/frameworks e.g. PHP and Ruby on Rails;
  • Providing systems and network administration support services where necessary;
  • Recommends and implements changes in development, maintenance and system standards;
  • Ensure that fault logging system is kept up to date and request/faults dealt with and completed promptly and effectively;
  • Ensure the security of the ICT server room is maintained and meets all health & Safety requirements’;
  • Conducting computer operations training for staff;
  • Managing the Council`s website, LAN and e-mail accounts effectively;
  • Monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of data analysis models and procedures.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, IT or equivalent;
  • PLUS at least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Experience in supporting Linux and Windows servers
  • Experience in performing administrative task on Hyper-V virtual servers
  • Must have advanced skills in web applications, API usage, web programming language in Java, PHP, Ruby and object-oriented programming concepts.
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate.

Method of application

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae with three contactable references should be sent:

The Chief Executive Officer,
National Council for Higher Education,
Private Bag B371,
LILONGWE 3.

Email: hr@nche.ac.mw

The envelopes must clearly indicate which position is being applied for. For email applications, the “Subject” must bear the position being applied for. The closing date of receiving applications is 25th October, 2019


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    26 Oct, 2019

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