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Procurement Officer at Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)


The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) was established under the Energy Regulation Act No 20 of 2004 with the mandate to regulate the energy sector in Malawi in a fair, transparent, efficient and cost-effective manner for the benefit of consumers and operators.

An opportunity has arisen to engage qualified persons of Malawian origin to fill positions of Human Resource and Administration Manager, Senior Renewable Energy Regulation Specialist, Senior Fuels Regulation Specialist, Economic Regulation Specialist, Procurement Officer and Assistant Procurement Officer tenable at MERA Head Office in Lilongwe. Management therefore invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the six
(6) positions on permanent basis.

The following are the required academic and professional qualifications, personnel, and work-related traits for the positions:



Grade : M5
Reporting to : CEO
Responsible for : Assistant Procurement Officer

Purpose of the Job

To administer and procure goods and services in line with Procurement Act and MERA policies.

Key Duties

a. Developing, implementing and monitoring procurement policies, plans, procedures, standards and regulations.
b. Interpreting procurement policies and regulations.
c. Preparing request for quotations and bid documents.
d. Coordinating closing, opening and evaluation of quotations and bid documents and preparing evaluation reports.

e. Administering procurement Contracts and ensuring delivery of goods and services in accordance with the contract terms and end user requirements.
f. Preparing minutes and reports for the Internal Procurement Committee and the Office of Public Procurement.
g. Liaising with requisitioning units to come up with correct product and service specifications.
h. Preparing contract documents.

Minimum Education Qualification and Experience

The ideal candidate for the position must:

a. Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management/Logistics /Procurement and CIPS professional qualification.
b. Have three (3) years relevant work experience.
c. Demonstrate knowledge of the Energy Sector.

Competences and Personal Attributes

The ideal candidate for the position must:

a. Have excellent communication and leadership skills.
b. Be a team player with high level of integrity.
c. Be results oriented and be able to work under pressure and during odd hours.
d. Be decisive, self-motivated and assertive.
e. Be conversant with Microsoft packages.


MERA shall offer an attractive employee benefits package to successful candidates in accordance with its emolument structure (commensurate with qualifications and experience) which includes salary, medical insurance, and membership to contributory Medical Scheme.


Method Of Application

Candidates should submit their applications with:

a. An updated Curriculum Vitae.
b. Names and contacts of three traceable referees, one of them should have been a first or second level supervisor of the applicant within the last 3 years.
c. Copies of their Professional Membership, Academic and Professional

Please quote the job title being applied for on the envelope. The application should be sent to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer
Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)
MERA COMPLEX, Off Convention Drive
Private Bag B- 496,
Capital City
Lilongwe 3.

To reach the Chief Executive Officer not later than 30 November, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

MERA is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.