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Water Quality Technician at Lilongwe Water Board

  • Temporary
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Lilongwe Water Board

The Lilongwe Water Board is a Statutory Corporation established in 1947 and re- constituted under the Water Works Act (Cap 72). It is responsible for the provision of water supply services to the City of
Lilongwe and surrounding areas designated as its supply area. The Board is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates of Malawian origin to fill the following vacant positions on Temporary basis.


Reporting to the Water Quality and Environmental Officer, the Water Quality Technician will be responsible for the following:

Key Duties and Responsibilities

a) Collecting water samples from various sources such as rivers, lakes, reservoirs, consumption points and water treatment plants
b) Conducting field tests and laboratory analyses to measure different parameters
c) Conducting verification tests of laboratory equipment and instruments to ensure accuracy
d) Ensuring that water quality tests comply with local and international Standards
e) Capturing and managing data in databases / Information Management Systems
f) Conducting fieldwork to collect samples and perform on-site testing
g) Work in various environments, including potentially remote or harsh conditions
h) Educating the public about water quality issues and promote practices that protect water resources
i) Following safety protocols during sampling and testing activities
j) Handling chemicals and biological samples safely
k) Participating in water quality improvement projects and initiatives
l) Supervising Water Quality Assistants
m) Be ready to work in various environments, including potentially remote or harsh conditions.
n) Demonstrating outstanding commitment to service delivery programs of the Board by personally identifying and reporting water bursts/leakages to customer care Division of which verifiable repair records shall be used during performance appraisal as one of the components to be assessed for time;

Minimum academic, professional qualifications and work experience

A minimum of Malawi School Certificate of Education plus Diploma in Laboratory Technology with at least two (2) years relevant experience.


Method Of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application letters in a sealed envelope clearly indicating the position applied for, copies of certificates, a Curriculum Vitae and a copy of National Identification Card with details of three traceable referees not later than 14th June, 2024 to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Lilongwe Water Board
P.O Box 96

Those that do not submit copies of certificates will not be considered for shortlisting and only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

Lilongwe Water Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer, females are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will Lead to disqualification.