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Chief ICT Officer (System Development) at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited is incorporated under the Companies Act of the Laws of Malawi. Its core business is to procure, transmit and distribute electric power in Malawi as well as manage System Market and Single Buyer Operations in Malawi. ESCOM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions currently existing within the Corporation:

Chief ICT Officer (System Development) – 1 Position

Grade: ES5

Location: Head Office – ICT

Supervised by : Director of ICT

Purpose of the Job

To oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of the ESCOM’s software applications and systems, ensuring alignment with business requirements and driving innovation through the adoption of emerging technologies and best practices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement the applications and software development strategy, policies, and procedures
  2. Ensure the alignment of applications and systems with business objectives and requirements
  3. Manage the applications and software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, and deployment
  4. Oversee the implementation and maintenance of enterprise applications, custom software solutions, and integration with third-party systems
  5. Promote the adoption of agile development methodologies, DevOps practices, and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) processes
  6. Establish and maintain quality assurance and testing processes to ensure the reliability and performance of applications and systems
  7. Manage the applications and software development budget and resource allocation
  8. Lead and develop a team of skilled application developers, software engineers, and quality assurance professionals
  9. Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, programming languages, and industry best practices for software development and application management

Attributes and competencies

  • Knowledge of agile development practices, DevOps, and CI/CD processes
  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms and containerization technologies
  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • The ideal candidate must have a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in either Information Communication Technology and Computer Science from an accredited institution.
  • Applicant must have 5 years’ work experience
  • ICTAM Membership


APPLICATION METHOD: Hard Copies in an envelope clearly indicating the position applied for on top.

ATTACHMENTS : Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae with 3 traceable referees and Certified Copies of Certificates.

CLOSING DATE : Friday, 10th May 2024.

ADDRESSED TO : Senior Human Resources Manager, ESCOM House, P.O. Box 2047, Blantyre.

Only candidates possessing accredited Qualifications will be considered for shortlisting. In cases where one’s qualification accreditation is questionable, the burden of proof rests with the candidate to provide evidence to the contrary.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged and invited for interviews through email.

ESCOM Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.