VACANCIES- SMEDI



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute (SMEDI), a parastatal organization mandated to promote the development and growth of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), intends to recruit the services of well-qualified, innovative and result oriented persons to fill various positions tenable at its Northern Region Office in Mzuzu and Mponela Enterprise Development Centre in Mponela, Dowa as follows:

1) Position - Regional Manager – North

Grade - SME 4

Duty Station - Regional Office – North – Mzuzu

Qualifications and Attributes

· A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or any other related qualification from a recognized and accredited institution. Persons with higher qualifications will have added advantage;

· At least 5 years progressive experience at a senior managerial position;

  • A “Go Getter” who can secure alternative revenue through more consultancies and training partnerships with NGO’s and Donor funded projects/programmes;

  • Excellent coordination, organizational, communication and planning skills;

  • Sound knowledge of local and international MSME landscape;

  • Excellent networking, negotiation and advocacy skills;

  • Ability to manage staff of various professions and skills;

  • Action and result oriented person.

Selected Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementing and initiating review of policies, strategies, annual work plans and budgets for the delivery of various Business Development Services to MSMEs;

  • Managing the implementation of MSME training and information collection and dissemination in accordance with good practices and legal provisions;

  • Ensuring the safety and appropriate use of institutional assets, infrastructure and other resources for the furtherance of the objectives of the Institute;

  • Championing change management, corporate governance, risk management and internal control processes at regional office level;

  • Leading in the development of funding proposals for the provision of relevant consultancy services to various stakeholders at regional office level;

  • Responding to queries on matters related to MSMEs training, information and advisory services in the region;

  • Producing and submitting relevant periodic reports.


2) Position - Head of Training Programmes

Grade - SME 4

Duty Station - Mponela Enterprise Development Centre, Mponela, Dowa.


Qualifications and Attributes

· Master’s degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Education or any related field from a recognized and accredited institution;

· At least five (5) years’ relevant experience at a senior position preferably in a Training Institution;

· Practical knowledge and experience in development of curricula and training materials;

  • Sound planning, coordination, organizational and communication skills;

  • Excellent networking and negotiation skills;

  • Ability to manage and recruit relevant staff in liaison with the Human Resources Manager;

· Team player, result oriented, creative and innovative;

· Ability to develop and implement sound strategic plans for the centre.


Selected Duties and Responsibilities

· Providing overall leadership to the entire Centre that comprise various income generating units;

  • Leading in the development of curriculum and accreditation processing of programmes at Mponela Enterprise Development Centre (EDC);

  • A “Go Getter” who can secure alternative revenue through more consultancies and training partnerships with NGO’s and Donor funded projects/programmes;

  • Excellent networking, negotiation and advocacy skills;

  • Building and maintaining a vibrant training centre for MSMEs and other stakeholders;

· Implementing and initiating review of policies, strategies, work plans and budgets for the centre;

· Planning, preparing and delivery of lectures on various business related skills;

· Aggressive marketing of training programmes to ensure maximum participation;

· Setting performance targets for all staff at the centre;

· Preparing and presenting periodic reports for the centre to management;

· Championing Change management, risk management and internal control processes.


3) Position - Lecturer – Entrepreneurship

Grade - SME 5

Duty Station - Mponela Enterprise Development Centre, Mponela, Dowa.


Qualifications and Attributes

· Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Business Management, Agribusiness Management or any related field from a recognized and accredited institution;

· At least five (5) years extensive lecturing experience in Entrepreneurship or Business Management;

· Practical knowledge and experience in development of training materials and curricula;

  • Sound knowledge of local and international MSME landscape;

  • Excellent facilitation, communication and training skills;

  • Excellent networking and negotiation skills;

  • Team-player and results oriented.


Selected Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participating in the development of training materials and curricula guided by needs of clients;

  • Participating in organizing, facilitating and coordinating training and other enterprise skills development initiatives to start-ups, established MSMEs and other interested clients;

  • Planning, preparing and delivery of lectures on Entrepreneurship and other business related skills;

  • Participating in the identification of MSMEs skills service gaps and coming up with appropriate recommendations;

  • Participating in the development of plans, programmes and budgets;

  • Initiating the development or review of new and innovative enterprise skills development services for MSMEs;

  • Producing and submitting relevant periodic reports.


4) Position - Lecturer – Agri-Business

Grade - SME 5

Duty Station - Mponela Enterprise Development Centre, Mponela, Dowa


Qualifications and Attributes

· Master’s Degree in Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics or any other related qualification from a recognized and accredited institution;

· Extensive lecturing experience in agribusiness of at least 5 years;

· Knowledge and practical experience in development of training materials and curricula;

  • Sound knowledge of local and international MSME landscape;

  • Excellent facilitation, communication and training skills;

  • Excellent networking and negotiation skills;

  • Team-player and results oriented.

Selected Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participating in the development of training materials and curricula guided by needs of clients;

  • Participating in the identification of MSMEs skills’ service gaps and coming up with appropriate recommendations;

  • Participating in the development of plans, programmes and budgets;

  • Participating in organizing, facilitating and coordinating training and other enterprise skills development initiatives to start-ups, established MSMEs and other interested clients;

  • Initiating the development or review of new and innovative enterprise skills development services for MSMEs;

  • Producing and submitting relevant periodic reports.

Applications with detailed curriculum vitae with at least three names of relevant and traceable referees including that of an immediate past employer should be sent to:

The Chief Executive Officer, SMEDI, Private Bag 393, Lilongwe 3 to reach him not later than close of business on Friday, 29th July, 2022.

SMEDI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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