Full Time
February 27, 2024
Blantyre, Malawi
March 1, 2024

Company: The Times Group

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The company

The Times Group, established in 1895, is the biggest Media House and the only 360 degrees Media House in Malawi.

The Times Group’s subsidiaries include Times Press, Times Television, Times Radio, Times Courier, TimesCom and Dzuka Publishing Company Limited.

The Times Group invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the position of Executive Assistant tenable at the Head Office, Ginnery Corner in Blantyre.

The job

The Executive Assistant will report to the Managing Director and the position demands a vibrant personality with a diverse skill set to deliver a variety of responsibilities supporting the office of the Managing Director and other administrative duties. The primary responsibilities of the position-holder are given hereunder:

  • Maintaining the Managing Director’s diary and appointments.
  • Coordinating business meetings, taking and producing minutes.
  • Making travel arrangements (both local and international) for the Chairperson, Managing Director and Executive Management.
  • Coordinating quarterly Board Meetings in liaison with the Legal Counsel.
  • General maintenance of premises in order to promote hygiene, health and safety of employees and other stakeholders.
  • Assisting in management of human resources records
  • Assisting in staff leave management.

Person Specifications

The ideal candidate MUST meet the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Administration or a related field plus secretarial qualification.
  • Minimum of 5 years practical working experience.

In addition to the above, the Executive Assistant must have the following personal and professional skills:

  • Team player and ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Computer literacy, proficiency in MS Office.
  • Proficiency in administrative tasks.

Method of Application
Candidates meeting the above requirements and are interested in the job should send their applications including copies of certificates and up-dated CVs with names of three (3) traceable and reputable referees to the following email address: jobapplications@bnltimes.com

The application letter must be addressed to:

The Managing Director
Times Group
Private Bag 39

The position should be indicated clearly on the email subject line or envelope.

Applications should arrive not later than Friday, 1st March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

The Times Group is an equal opportunity employer.