MULTIPLE POSITIONS - NKHOTAKOTA DISTRICT COUNCIL
Full Time
May 9, 2024
Nkhotakota, Malawi
May 30, 2024

Company: Nkhotakota District Council

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Overview

The Local Government Service Commission is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians to fill the following vacant posts that exist in the different sectors of Nkhotakota District Council.

 

1.JOB TITLE : ASSISTANT YOUTH OFFICER

GRADE : K/M9

REPORTING TO : YOUTH OFFICER

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Youth Development, Social Work, Development Studies, Community Development, Child Development, Youth Guidance and Counselling.

DUTIES

  1. Developing, implementing, monitoring and follow up on youth development programs in collaboration with immediate supervisor.
  2. Preparing and developing district project proposals for funding by cooperating partners.
  3. Developing and put in place mechanisms for identifying Youth Development Needs in the district with instruction from the Youth Officer.
  4. Providing coordination of Youth Programs with NGOs, Ministries and cooperating partners in collaboration with the Youth Officer at district level.
  5. Presiding youth services in the district.
  6. Facilitating youth technical working group committee meetings on behalf of Youth Officer and make follow ups on its decisions.
  7. Facilitating training for the young people in the district in collaboration with the immediate supervisor.
  8. Compile and submit reports monthly, quarterly and annually to relevant offices.

 

 

2.JOB TITLE : ASSISTANT SPORTS OFFICER

GRADE: K/M9

REPORTING TO : SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Sports Management, Business Sports Management, Sports Science or Sports Administration from accredited institutions.

DUTIES

  1. Assists in coordinating all sporting activities at the district level.
  2. Assists in providing technical expertise in the organization and management of district sports activities.
  3. Acts as sports advisor to the district sports associations, organizations, schools and clubs.
  4. Assists in the identifying the training needs in sports programs for the district.
  5. Conducts awareness campaigns on gender related issues, disaster prone areas, go back to school, child marriages, HIV/ AIDS among the youths, mentally health issues using sports activities.
  6. Assists in organizing district sports festivals and distributing sports equipment.
  7. Assists in identifying talent and development.
  8. Maintaining and managing sports facilities at the district level.
  9. Prepares and submits reports to relevant offices.

 

 

3.JOB TITLE: ELECTRICAL SUPERVISOR
GRADE: K/M9

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must have MSCE with credit in Mathematics, with minimum of National Trade Test Grade 1 or City and Guilds Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a minimum of 4 years working experience.

DUTIES

  1. Assists to plan and schedule electrical projects.
  2. Estimates the time and materials needed to complete the project.
  3. Supervising electricians as they work, provide guidance and instructions as needed and report to the senior supervisor.
  4. Designs systems to provide proper installation of electrical systems.
  5. Assists in implementation of quality assurance system for maintenance and repair service.
  6. Assists in data collection and inventory for national data base.
  7. Assists the senior maintenance officer in all matters related to planning and coordination of maintenance services.
  8. Assists in identification of necessary spare parts, consumables and supplies, as well as replacement tools.
  9. Implementation of comprehensive and practical planned preventive maintenance.

 

 

4.JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

GRADE: K/M9

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Computer Studies or ICT obtained from accredited institutions.

DUTIES

  1. Provides professional, timely and effective desktop and ICT support services to users;
  2. Assists in the identification and resolution of ICT troubleshooting activities to ensure appropriate technical support exists for the continuation of service delivery in an efficient and effective manner;
  3. Manages all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs and UPS;
  4. Provides first hand support and troubleshooting to all office staff for IT matters;
  5. Assists in the development of Directorates System functional specifications to optimize ICT capability and achieve operational objectives;
  6. Contributes to projects and programs of work that contribute to the effective development, delivery and maintenance of ICT services within the Directorate;
  7. Managing ICT assets and keeping track of maintenance servicing of equipment and consumables.

 

 

5.JOB TITLE: OPTOMETRY TECHNICIAN

GRADE: K/M9

REPORTING TO : SENIOR OPTOMETRY TECHNICIAN

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Clinical Optometry from accredited institutions and must be registered with Medical Council of Malawi.

DUTIES:

  1. Providing comprehensive eye examination including complete ocular health assessment, full refractive and low vision care.
  2. Using ocular diagnostic drugs to diagnose conditions such as refractive errors, accommodative dysfunction, and dry eye syndrome.
  3. Prescribing, supplying, fitting and dispensing spectacles and other visions aids.
  4. Maintains knowledge of eye diseases such as color blindness and glaucoma.
  5. Provides low vision services, and prescribing appropriate low vision aids.
  6. Analysing test results to determine causes and nature of eve diseases.
  7. Formulates and implement plans to counter eye problems and diseases.
  8. Provides primary eve care services at the community level including community and institutional eye screening.
  9. Educating patients on the use and care of eyes such as visual hygiene and contact lenses care.
  10. Refers eye conditions appropriately.

 

 

6.JOB TITLE : CLINICAL TECHNICIAN (ORTHOPAEDIC)

GRADE : K/M9

REPORTING TO : SENIOR CLINICAL TECHNICIAN

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Clinical Orthopaedics from accredited institutions and must be registered with Medical Council of Malawi.

DUTIES

  1. Attends to Orthopaedic cases in out-patient department.
  2. Conducts ward rounds of admitted patient to ensure patients are getting the optimum care.
  3. Managing patients pre and post – operatively.
  4. Performs minor and some major operations.
  5. Assesses health needs of various target groups.
  6. Identifying various health promotion activities, planning, implementing and evaluating them in the community.
  7. Identifying potential health hazards or diseases and work out strategies to alleviate them.
  8. Managing drugs and medical/general supplies.
  9. Submits monthly reports.
  10. Be on call and cover.
  11. Any other duties deemed reasonable for the post.

 

 

7.JOB TITLE: CLINICAL TECHNICIAN (OPHTHALMOLOGY)

GRADE : K/M9

REPORTING TO : SENIOR CLINICAL TECHNICIAN

QUALIFICATION

Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Clinical Ophthalmology from accredited institutions and must be registered with Medical Council of Malawi.

DUTIES

  1. Performing complete ophthalmic history and preliminary exams, sub-specialty tests (refraction, VF test, A-Scan Biometry (IOL master), verifies patient information by interviewing patient, recording medical history, and confirming purpose.
  2. Accurately records all information data record tools according to established standards.
  3. Conducts extra ocular surgeries including evisceration.
  4. Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records.
  5. Counsels patients by transmitting ophthalmologist orders, use of drops, contact lenses, drugs, and answer questions about surgery and speciality imagining required/ordered.
  6. Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures along with complying with legal regulations.
  7. Processing prescription refill requests.
  8. Maintains stock in exam room in accordance to standard inventory.
  9. Maintains minor theatre stock and all sterilization of instruments.
  10. Sets up and prep for theatre procedures.
  11. Any other duties deemed reasonable for the post.

 

 

8.JOB TITLE : LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

GRADE : K/M9

REPORTING TO : SENIOR LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Biomedical Science obtained from accredited institutions and must be registered with Medical Council of Malawi.

DUTIES

  1. Examination of specimens;
  2. Preparations of specimen containers and reagents;
  3. Standardisation of machineries ready for days work;
  4. Reporting of results of yesterday’s specimens previously examined or which has been left over night;
  5. Receiving of specimens from wards, outpatient and district or private clinics;
  6. Collection of specimens from wards, outpatient or private clinics;
  7. Registration of names and specimens in the day book;
  8. Reporting of results and writing up in the day book;
  9. Sending out results to various departments;
  10. Recording data in relevant registers/instruments, perform routine analysis, monitor performance and report to the supervisor following the HMIS and other technical guidelines;
  11. Tools and guidelines, take necessary actions for improvement and submit quarterly report to the designated person;
  12. Any other duties deemed reasonable for the post.

 

 

9.JOB TITLE: DENTAL TECHNICIAN
GRADE: K/M9

REPORTING TO : SENIOR DENTAL TECHNICIAN

QUALIFICATION

Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in Dentistry/Dental Therapy from accredited institutions and must be registered with Medical Council of Malawi.

DUTIES

  1. Carrying out simple surgical extraction of teeth;
  2. Scaling, polishing and filling teeth;
  3. Prescribing drugs and conducting oral teeth hygiene for patients;
  4. Conducting oral preventive dental work programmes in Institutions and health centres;
  5. Making artificial teeth and fitting them;
  6. Recording data in relevant registers and instruments following HMIS guidelines;
  7. Compile and conducts monthly analysis and submit quarterly report to the designated supervisor following HMIS guidelines;
  8. Routinely monitor the dental services and take necessary actions to improve the service quality and oral health status of the people;
  9. Any other duties deemed reasonable for the post.

 

 

10.JOB TITLE: CHIEF PUBLIC WORKS OFFICER
GRADE: F/M4

QUALIFICATION

Applicants must be serving Principal Public Works Officer (Grade G/M5) in the Local Authorities with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience at that grade.

DUTIES

  1. Ensures that the construction standards of the District Projects are adhered to by the contractors.
  2. Prepares the bills of quantities and ensure that all bills of quantities prepared by junior staff meet the Government standards.
  3. Planning, organizing and ensuring that site meetings for all District Infrastructural projects are being conducted timely.
  4. Ensures that departmental report from lands, roads and building sections are being submitted to the Director of Lands and Public Works timely.
  5. Ensures that proper drawings and designs have been attached/placed in the building and roads bidding documents.
  6. Monitors and supervise construction and maintenance of Building/Road works, ensuring that all requirements of the contract are fulfilled on site.

 

11.JOB TITLE: CHIEF PREVENTIVE HEALTH OFFICER
GRADE: F/M4

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be serving Principal Preventive Officers (Grade G/M5) in the Local Authorities with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience at that grade.

DUTIES

  1. Planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Environment health services and social welfare services of the Council;
  2. Prepares and implements budget for the Preventive Health Services Section;
  3. Supervising officers in the section;
  4. Conducts Civic education on environmental health issues;
  5. Promotes sanitation and hygiene at the Council.

 

 

12.JOB TITLE: Principal Medical Officer

GRADE: G/M5

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be serving Senior Medical Officers (Grade H/M6) in the Local Authorities with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience at that grade and must be registered with Medical Council of Malawi.

DUTIES

  1. Serves as Head of Clinical Services department at the Council;
  2. Takes a lead in clinical Work (patient care) including being on call, conduct ward rounds and OPD clinics both at the hospital and peripheral health facilities;
  3. Recommends the procurement of drugs, medical supplies and medical equipment for the district;
  4. Coordinates the preparation of annual budgets for the hospital in collaboration with the DHMT;
  5. Compiles periodic reports as determined by the DHMT on the performances of the hospital and curative services in the district;
  6. Ensures that all deaths in the hospital are audited and measures taken to prevent unnecessary deaths.
  7. Supervising all medical staff under his/her control.

 

 

13.JOB TITLE: PRINCIPAL EDUCATION OFFICER

GRADE: : G/P7

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be a serving officer (Grade I) who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education or any degree with UCE with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience at that grade in Local Authorities.

The purpose of the job is to provide day-to-day leadership and management of the primary school administration.

DUTIES

  1. Coordinates and control activities of the primary school administration section;
  2. Monitors the supply of teaching and learning materials throughout the assembly;
  3. Ensures implementation of all the govenment plans for education;
  4. Provides feedback to planning directorate on success and failures of implementation of goverment plans for education;
  5. Participates in the formulation of policy and operational mandates for the primary schools;
  6. Scrutinizing all estimates submitted by primary schools and consolidating these for all primary schools in the assembly;
  7. Studying trends in discipline cases in primary schools, making appropriate inferences and recommending solutions and changes in policy;
  8. Prepares project proposals for both internal and external funding;
  9. Prepares policy alternatives for consolidation by the assembly on the systematic and balanced development of primary schools;
  10. Advise the Chief Education Officer on imbalances shortfalls and new needs in primary schools.

 

 

14.JOB TITLE: SENIOR COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLY OFFICER

GRADE: H/MG

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be serving Water Supply and Sanitation Officers (Grade I/M7) in the Local Authorities with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience at that grade or in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Water Engineering obtained from accredited institutions.

DUTIES

  1. Coordinate participate plan, implement, monitor and evaluate water supply and sanitation Community Based management activities;
  2. Co-Coordinates regular meetings with Stakeholders;
  3. Organizing supervisory visits to water supply and sanitation partners;
  4. Conducts surveys and data collection;
  5. Prepares and submit regular reports;
  6. Plans, conducts, coordinates and evaluates training programs for extension workers and communities;
  7. Liaises with Private Sector and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Headquarters on the availability and distribution of spare parts;
  8. Organizes pump installation and construction and maintenance of water supply and sanitation investments;
  9. Initiates participation and dissemination of gender, hygiene, sanitation and Health messages.

 

 

15.JOB TITLE: CLINICAL OFFICER

GRADE: I/M7

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be serving Senior Clinical Technicians (Grade J/ M8) with a minimum of four (4) years experience at that grade in the Local Authorities or in possession of a Bachelors’ Degree in Clinical Medicine obtained from accredited institutions and must be registered with Medical Council of Malawi.

DUTIES

  1. Performs both minor and major operations on their own;
  2. Ensuring effective case management at health institutions;
  3. Conducts ward rounds;
  4. Running the emergency medical services and casualty;
  5. Conducts clinical research with the idea of getting close to evidence based practice;
  6. Conducts routine district visits;
  7. Shoulder in-service training and research programs;
  8. Running a specific Ministry of Health program: TB, Malaria Control, and HIV/AIDS.
  9. Prepares and submits reports.
  10. Any other related professional duties as may be assigned from time to time.

 

 

16.JOB TITLE : SENIOR ASSISTANT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER

GRADE: J/M8

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be serving Assistant Social Welfare Officer (Grade K) in the Local Authorities with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience at that grade.

DUTIES

  1. To plan, organize, co-ordinate the work of Assistant Social Welfare Officer in the district.
  2. Co-ordinates Social Welfare related matters with stakeholders.
  3. Train Local Communities and Community Based Organizations in matters related to orphans and vulnerable children.
  4. Deputises District Officers in their absence.
  5. Compiles monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  6. Undertakes any other professional duties delegated by the District Social Welfare Officer from time to time.

 

 

17.JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT FORESTRY OFFICER
GRADE: K/M9

REPORTING TO : DISTRICT FORESTRY OFFICE

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be serving Senior Forestry Assistants (Grade L/M10) regardless of experience at that grade in the Local Authorities or a Diploma in Forestry, Environmental Science or Natural Resource Management obtained from accredited institutions.

DUTIES

  1. Enforces and integrate forestry policy and law;
  2. Conducts forest resource assessment and mapping;
  3. Protects forest resources;
  4. Promotes and establish forest plantations;
  5. Creates forest reserves and protect catchment and other fragile areas;
  6. Promotes multiple use of forest resources;
  7. Empowers communities in management of forest resources taking into gender issues;
  8. Co-ordinates forest development activities with other stakeholders;
  9. Training staff based on forestry sector needs;
  10. Produces, packages and disseminates forestry related information;
  11. Planning, monitoring and controlling financial resources;
  12. Implements and coordinate donor funded projects.
  13. Compile and submit reports to relevant offices.

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Those meeting the required qualifications and experience should send application letters with detailed updated Curriculum Vitae (CVs) with contact numbers, copy of a National Identity Card and copies of relevant qualifications enclosed in an envelope clearly labeled the position applied for to:

The Executive Secretary
Local Government Service Commission
P.O. Box 766
LILONGWE

The closing date for receiving applications is on 30th May, 2024 before close of business. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged and invited for interviews.