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Principal at Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA)

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  • Blantyre
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Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA)

The Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) is an autonomous statutory corporation established by The Education Act (CAP.30:01) through the “Malawi College of Accountancy (Board of Governors) Order 1980”,
Government Notice number 164.

The College is responsible for the provision of training services in accounting and business related fields. Presently, the College operates from three centers of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

The College is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Principal tenable in Blantyre.


Except as is otherwise expressly provided by order, the Principal shall, subject to any general or specific directions given by the Board, be the Chief Executive Officer in control of the organisation and the day-to-day management of the College.

The Principal shall be responsible for providing policy and strategic direction to the College and for coordination of all its activities and ensuring that these are within the strategic objectives of the College. This is a very senior position at Grade MCA1, and the incumbent will report directly to the Board.

To provide strategic leadership to the College in implementing corporate policies, work plans and management of human, financial and other resources as approved by the Board.


  1. Providing leadership for the formulation of overall policies, strategies, annual work plans and budgets and creating appropriate climate for continuous service delivery improvements.
  2. Monitoring and evaluating operations of specific departments and performance of directors.
  3. Setting the tone in championing corporate governance, risk management and internal control processes.
  4. Liaising with government, donor agencies, external bodies, and other key stakeholders in matters relevant to general policy or operational and professional direction on behalf of the College.
  5. Preparing and presenting appropriate reports to the Board and Government as required from time to time.
  6. Championing strategic change management to ensure alignment of resources, processes, and systems to strategy.
  7. Advising Government on professional training industry trends and any other effects that have a major bearing on the operation of the College, and where necessary, proposing new strategies that would enable the College respond effectively to the changing professional environment.
  8. Answering related queries to College’s operation matters referred to him/her
  9. Any other duties relevant to the post as may be assigned from time to time by the Board or Government.


  1. A minimum of Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Business Administration, Finance, or any relevant field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  2. At least five years’ experience at managerial level in any sector
  3. Those with working experience at a managerial level in an institution of higher learning will have an added advantage.
  4. Applicants must be self-starters, fluent in English, excellent in writing skills, and able to work with attention to detail
  5. Experience with Microsoft Office and google suite


The successful candidate shall be offered a performance related contract of three (3) years renewable based on satisfactory performance with an attractive salary and benefits commensurate with the seniority of the role based on experience and qualifications.

Method Of Application

Interested persons meeting the requirements highlighted above should submit their applications under confidential cover by including detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), with names and contact details of three traceable professional referees and a copy of the National Identity, and copies of certificates to the address below or be dropped in person at the physical address provided.

The deadline for receiving applications is 29th March, 2024.

Those that applied for the first advertisement are encouraged to re-apply.

The Comptroller of Statutory Corporations,
Department of Statutory Corporations,
P.O. Box 30061,
Capital City,

Physical address: Capitol Hill, GOCH 7 (new building), Ground Floor.

Malawi College of Accountancy is an equal opportunity employer. And in line with its Gender Equality Policy, the College is encouraging qualified female candidates to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be acknowledged.