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Senior Fuels Regulation Specialist at Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)

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  • 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: M4
Reporting to: Director of Fuels and Gas
Responsible for: Fuels Regulation Specialists

Purpose of the Job

To ensure adherence to safety, environmental and quality standards in the Fuels supply chain.

Key Duties

a. Developing technical specifications for infrastructure along the fuel supply chain and statistically based fuel quality monitoring systems to ensure compliance to safety, environmental and quality standards for the existing and potential investors.
b. Processing and recommending for approvals new applications and renewals for fuels license applications.
c. Investigating accidents, incidents and complaints related to the fuel sector.
d. Leading teams in conducting regulatory inspections to assess compliance with set fuel regulations and standards.
e. Compiling fuel energy inspection and investigations reports.
f. Developing procedure manuals for construction, blending, storage, distribution and transportation of fuels and ensure stakeholders education and general public awareness.
g. Liaising with Government and other stakeholders and representing the Authority on technical matters relating Fuels sub sector.
h. Allocating and supervising the work of the Fuels Regulation Specialists.
i. Developing statistically based quality monitoring system to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Minimum Education Qualification and Experience

The ideal candidate for the position must:

a. Have a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Chemistry or Chemical engineering or mechanical engineering or Petroleum Engineering.

b. Have at least Four (4) years’ post qualification experience at a middle management level in the energy sector preferably in a busy and highly reputable institution.
c. Demonstrable thorough technical knowledge of the energy sector. Membership with any relevant professional body will be an added advantage.

Competencies and Personal Attributes

The ideal candidate for the position must:

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


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.