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Senior Assistant Social Welfare Officer at Chikwawa District Council

  • Full Time
  • Chikwawa
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Chikwawa District Council

Local Government Service Commission is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians to fill the following vacant positions tenable at Chikwawa District Council. The applicants must be willing to work in rural areas and subjected to Malawi Public Service Regulations (MPSR) from time
to time.


Grade: J/M7
Salary: Within the range of Government (J/M7) salary Scale segment
Location: Chikwawa District Council


1. Interprets Government policies, standards and guidelines and provides technical backstopping
to officers to ensure effective application of probation and rehabilitation strategies.
2. Undertakes basic research into international practices and facilitates inputs into standards
setting to support alignment with international practices
3. Works with vocational training department to develop life and survival skills to be included in
the probation and rehabilitation services
4. Represents the Principal Officer at technical meetings within and outside the country.
5. Compiles different reports on the activities of the juvenile reformatory centre, highlights
process and challenges and use the reports as a basis for making operational and management
6. Works with Community Participation Section to develop and implement strategies for
community mobilisation aimed at improving community participation in child rehabilitation
7. Designs and implements practical sessions to equip community members and community-
based care givers with child counselling psychosocial support skills in order to help them
support reform processes of children coming from the centre.
8. Identifies capacity building needs of the centre, especially technical staff, and facilitates
training to ensure they acquire new knowledge and skills and benefit from the career path of
the profession.
9. Supervises, and monitors activities such as counselling juveniles and offer advice to Social Workers and Instructors on how to make counselling more effective.
10. Assists with the identification of counselling needs of children and participates in counselling.
11. In liaison with the Principal Officer, initiates, supervises implementation of development
projects aimed at improving the welfare of children at the centre.
12. Any other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem fit.

Education Qualification and Experience

Applicants must be serving Assistant Social Welfare Officers (Grade K/M8) with a minimum of four
(4)years’ experience at that Grade in Local Councils.


Successful candidates must be willing to be deployed in rural areas.

Method Of Application

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their applications with
detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) including three traceable referees together with photocopies of
relevant certificates and a National ID to:

The Executive Secretary,

Local Government Service Commission,

P.O.Box 766,


Applications should be labelled on the envelope the position being applied for. Deadline for
receiving applications is 19th March, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: Please, include your valid phone number (s)