Vac. No. BS/19/20           : Quality Monitoring Officer (Imports and      Sampling)
Grade                               : BS 6
Responsible to               : Deputy Director of Quality Assurance Services
Duty Station                   : Blantyre (Chileka Airport) and Lilongwe (KIA)
Number of Posts           :  Two

Job purpose
To efficiently and effectively implement inspection and sampling activities for imported products

Key duties and responsibilities
The Quality Monitoring Officer shall be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Supervising registration of imports inspection requests;
  2. Conducting industrial quality audits for products certification based on national and international requirements;
  3. Providing technical advice to the Senior Quality Monitoring Officer (Inspection and Sampling) on matters pertaining to inspection of imported products;
  4. Supervising inspection and sampling of imported products;
  5. Supervising proper handling of imports samples;
  6. Supervising tracking of sample results;
  7. Developing laboratory slips;
  8. Conducting industrial audits for product certification based on national and international requirements;
  9. Compiling weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress reports for inspection and sampling activities;
  10. Conducting quality monitoring market surveys;
  11. Supervising management of records related to import inspection and sampling;
  12. Conducting performance appraisals for import inspection and sampling technicians;
  13. Facilitating proper levying of Cess based on the  Cess Order.  

Minimum qualifications and experience
The applicant must have:

  1. At least Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences;
  2. At least two years’ experience in industrial work in quality related activities.

Key competencies and attributes
The ideal applicant must:

  1. Have good interpersonal skills;
  2. Possess excellent computer knowledge;
  3. Be committed and motivated and be able to achieve tasks within required time;
  4. Be able to prioritise important matters and act on them accordingly;
  5. Able to manage resources and demonstrate good organizational abilities.

How to apply

The Malawi Bureau of Standards is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The Bureau is committed to the promotion of merit, fairness, equity, honesty, integrity, impartiality and professionalism. As such, any form of canvasing is not allowed and any candidate involved in canvasing of any kind shall be disqualified.

Interested persons who meet the above requirements should submit a written application letter together with copies of relevant certificates, detailed current Curriculum Vitae, naming three traceable referees, in a sealed envelope clearly marked on top with the post being applied for before close of business on 5th July, 2019 to:

Director General
Malawi Bureau of Standards
P. O. Box 946
Blantyre