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Procurement Specialist at Ministry of Education

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Ministry of Education

Government of the Republic of Malawi Ministry of Education (MoE)

The Government of Malawi through the Ministry of Education (MoE) is implementing a project called Improving Secondary Education in Malawi (ISEM) II project with support from the European Union. The financing agreement was signed for a total cost of Euros 55 Million.

The primary goal of this initiative is to provide young people with more equitable opportunities for completing good quality secondary education and development skills. The ISEM II FA initiative encompasses three specific objectives (SOs):

  • Specific Objective 1 (SO1): Facilitate the equitable enrolment of students in secondary education.
  • Specific Objective 2 (SO2): Enhance the quality of secondary education.
  • Specific Objective 3 (SO3): Strengthen the governance and management of secondary education institutions at both central and decentralized levels.

To realize these objectives, the ISEM II FA initiative will use two government-implemented grants:

i) A grant dedicated to the soft component focused on quality and governance objectives.

ii) A grant allocated for hard component, including infrastructure and equipment.

The expected implementation period of these grants is 36 months. For the smooth running of the project, the Ministry of Education now invites qualified individuals with required technical competencies to submit applications to fill the following positions:-

Procurement Specialist (x1)


Bachelor Degree in Procurement or any other relevant discipline (e.g. Business Administration, Project Management, or Engineering); those with Master’s Degree in Procurement will have an added advantage; a professional qualification in procurement from recognized institutions (such as the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply (MIPS)


A minimum of seven (7) years of post-qualification experience in procurement and contract management in the public sector and at least five (5) years’ work experience in a donor funded-project such as those funded by the European Union, African Development Bank and World Bank; working knowledge of the Government of Malawi’s Public Procurement law and procedures; good computer skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint, etc.); proven analytical skills, including the ability to provide insightful analysis on hiring; ability to work in teams and articulation with public and private entities; highly motivated with excellent planning, analytical, communications and interpersonal skills as well as a high level of diplomacy; upholding of anti-corruption and anti-bribery ethics.

Reporting Line

To be reporting to the Project Manager

For detailed Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the posts please contact: or

Method Of Application

The position being applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope. The application should include the following: Curriculum Vitae (with three traceable referees) and copies of certificates. All these should be in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Improving Secondary Education in Malawi (ISEM) II” and submitted not later than 12th April, 2024 in Room No. 8.

The Secretary for Education
Ministry of Education
Private Bag 328

Attention: Director for Human Resource Management and Development