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Director of Regulatory services at National Water Resources Authority

National Water Resources Authority

The National Water Resources Authority (NWRA) is a statutory organization established by the Water Resources Act of 2013 with a specific function to regulate and manage water resources. Furthermore, the NWRA seeks to ensure the sustainable use of water resources and address the water resources planning, development and management challenges.

In its effort to sustainably manage water resources, the NWRA seeks to recruit energetic, highly motivated, focused and result-oriented individuals to form part of its executive management.

In this regard, NWRA invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following vacant positions:

Post: Director of Water Resources Management and Development



Post: Director of Regulatory services

Grade: NW 2

Reporting to: Executive Director

Responsible for: Inspection Manager, Licencing Manager and  Senior Civic Education Officer

Purpose of the Job:

Responsible for provision of licensing services, inspection, authorisation services and Civic Education for the NWRA.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

a) Formulating, implementing and monitoring short-term and long-term water resource regulatory operation strategies.

b) Developing and implementing monitoring mechanisms to ensure that all players in the sector comply with standards set by the NWRA.

c) Coordinating the appraisal process of licence applications and ensure compliance with
internationally acceptable public and occupational safety, environmental and quality standards.

d) Responsible for public advocacy and awareness on regulations.

e) Developing, implementing and maintaining licensing criteria / guidelines for water allocations.

f) Leading inspections on new players in water resource management and development and recommending appropriate action to management.

g) Monitoring and inspection the compliance of the licenses and certifying installation of water equipment and infrastructure.

h) Assessment of the license applications before issuance.

i) Identifying risks associated with regulatory services and propose measures to management on how to address them.

Minimum Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Water Resource management, Engineering or Related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience at Managerial position in Water Resources Management.
  • Ability to deploy multi-media communication key to the sharing of critical information in order to move with stakeholders in a concerted manner.
  • Experience in setting up and managing structures, systems, processes, procedures and regulations that aid sustainable management of water resources.
  • Demonstrable Resource Mobilisation Utilization background.
  • An appreciation and understanding of how budgets are developed monitored and controlled.
  • Registered Water Engineers will have an added advantage.

Desired Qualities

  • Demonstrate strong leadership, team building and management skills.
  • Familiar working with any trending water resource based models.
  • Demonstrate Project Management Skills.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong networking and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-discipline environment.
  • Good communication skills both oral and written.
  • Good understanding of relevant laws and office procedures.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Integrity, honesty and confidentiality.



The NWRA is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, both male and female persons including persons with disabilities, who meet the prerequisite qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply.

An attractive remuneration package comprising a competitive salary and benefits will be offered to the successful candidates.

The NWRA also offers excellent career development opportunities.

Method of Application

Interested persons should submit their applications, vision statements for the position, up-to-date detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) including names and addresses of three traceable
referees and certified copies of certificates to the address below not later than the 18th November, 2022. Those who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply.

Shortlisting of candidates will be based on the quality of the documents that will be received from the applicants and their responsiveness to the requirements. All late applications shall
not be considered.

The Comptroller of Statutory Corporations
Department of Statutory Corporations
P. O. BOX 30061, LILONGWE 3.