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Head of Training Programmes at SMEDI

  • Full Time
  • Mponela, Malawi
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Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (SMEDI), a parastatal organization mandated to
promote the development and growth of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), intends to recruit the services of well-qualified, innovative and result oriented persons to fill various posts tenable at its Northern Region Office in Mzuzu and Mponela Enterprise Development Centre in Mponela, Dowa as follows:

2) Post- Head of Training Programmes

Grade- SME 4

Duty Station – Mponela Enterprise Development Centre, Mponela, Dowa.

Qualifications and Attributes

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Education or any related
    field from a recognized and accredited institution;
  • At least five (5) years’ relevant experience at a senior position preferably in a Training Institution;
  • Practical knowledge and experience in development of curricula and training materials;
  • Sound planning, coordination, organizational and communication skills;
  • Excellent networking and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to manage and recruit relevant staff in liaison with the Human Resources Manager;
  • Team player, result oriented, creative and innovative;
  • Ability to develop and implement sound strategic plans for the centre.

Selected Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing overall leadership to the entire Centre that comprise various income generating units;
  • Leading in the development of curriculum and accreditation processing of programmes at Mponela Enterprise Development Centre (EDC);
  • A “Go Getter” who can secure alternative revenue through more consultancies and training
    partnerships with NGO’s and Donor funded projects/programmes;
  • Excellent networking, negotiation and advocacy skills;
  • Building and maintaining a vibrant training centre for MSMEs and other stakeholders;
  • Implementing and initiating review of policies, strategies, work plans and budgets for the centre;
  • Planning, preparing and delivery of lectures on various business related skills;
  • Aggressive marketing of training programmes to ensure maximum participation;
  • Setting performance targets for all staff at the centre;
  • Preparing and presenting periodic reports for the centre to management;
  • Championing Change management, risk management and internal control processes.

Method Of Application

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae with at least three names of relevant and traceable referees including that of an immediate past employer should be sent to:

The Chief Executive Officer,


Private Bag 393,

Lilongwe 3 to reach him not later than close of business on Friday, 29th July, 2022.