Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Malawi Bureau of Standards,Standards Information Officer Jobs in Malawi

Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) is a Statutory Organization established in 1972 by an Act of Parliament (Cap. 51: 02; revised 2012) with a mandate to promote standardization of commodities and their manufacture, production processing or treatment and to provide for the verification and calibration of weighing and measuring instruments; and further to provide for matters incidental to or connected with standardization.
To beef up its operations, the Malawi Bureau of Standards s
eeks to recruit the services of suitably qualified individuals to fill the following vacant positions tenable at its Head Office in Blantyre.
Standards Information Officer (Grade BS6 )
Responsible to : Director of Standards Development
Responsible for : Assistant Librarian
Job Purpose
To manage Standards’ Information Centre.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
·        Supervising collation, storage and retrieval of information resources,
·        Preparing annual budgets;
·        Supervising Standards Information Centre staff;
·        Ensuring that Library materials are kept up to date;
·        Manning the National Enquiry Point;
·        Developing annual operational action plans in consultation with the Director of Standards Development;
·        Creating and producing promotional materials and programmes in consultation with the Head of Departments;
·        Preparing and circulating relevant information through newspapers;
·        Liaising with media houses to cover MBS functions;
·        Distributing press releases to targeted media;
·        Organizing events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days and press tours;
·        Consolidating technical progress reports required by management; and
·        Appraising performance of Assistant librarian.
Personal Attributes
·        Strong interpersonal skills,
·        Ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff;
·        Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and maim decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
Qualifications and Experience Required
·        Degree in Library and Information Science, Media for Development Media Studies, and/or Journalism;
·        Not less than three (3) years work experience;
·        Good communication skills (oral and written)
·        Excellent computer knowledge.
·        Knowledge of conformity assessment procedures will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
A competitive salary package awaits the successful candidates. Applications with comprehensive and up to date Curriculum Vitae (CV) with three traceable referees must be forwarded to the following address close of business on 18th August, 2017
Director General,
Malawi Bureau of Standards,
P.O. Box 946,
Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged


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