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The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) is a Statutory Corporation established by the Investment and Export Promotion Act of 2012. It is mandated to attract, promote, encourage and facilitate investment in all sectors of our economy and to find export markets for goods and services manufactured in Malawi. It is there to fast track, ease and minimize cost of doing business in Malawi for both new and existing companies by offering efficient and reliable one stop services to the business community.

An excellent and rare opportunity has arisen to engage qualified, highly motivated and well experienced persons to fill the following vacant positions at MITC. All positions are tenable at MITC’s Head Office in Lilongwe.

A.TRADE PROMOTION OFFICER

The incumbent will be reporting to the Trade Promotion Manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Providing written response to inquiries or requests for information/assistance received from exporters and importers.
  1. Following-up trade inquiries to determine specific interests and requirements.
  1. Registering trade leads, following-up activities and reporting regularly for appropriate intervention.
  1. Organizing and delivering presentations at local and international trade promotion workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  1. Planning, scheduling, and implementing active marketing activities such as direct mail and telemarketing campaigns geared at attracting new export markets.
  1. Meeting with and providing information, counselling, and support to local and foreign buyers interested in exploring new business opportunities in Malawi.
  1. Assisting prospective buyers in arranging site visits and in obtaining necessary Government approvals, permits, and licenses.
  1. Receiving inquiries from potential exporters with products looking for markets.
  1. Advising prospective exporters on export process and sector specifics.
  1. Reporting monthly on the status of assigned trade leads.

QUALIFICATIONS

The incumbent should have;

  1. A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Business related fields or comparable Bachelors degree from a recognised University preceded by a Full MSCE or A Level.
  2. A minimum of three (3) years experience in marketing, sales, or public relations.
  3. Results oriented
  4. Mature with good Interpersonal skills
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and internet usage
  6. Proficient in English; both and oral and written. Those candidates with knowledge of other foreign languages particularly Portuguese and French will have an added advantage.                                                                                                                                                                      

B.TRADEDEVELOPMENT AND FACILITATION OFFICER

The incumbent will be reporting to the Trade Development and Facilitation Manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Providing written response to inquiries or requests for information/assistance from exporters and importers.
  1. Assessing products for export potential in areas such as quality, price and competitiveness, capacity to supply and work with potential exporters to overcome the constraints.
  1. Advising prospective exporters on export processes required and sector specific issues to be adhered to.
  1. Identifying exporter training requirements to improve export products and develop and conduct extension programmes and training courses to address the training gaps.
  2. Facilitating contact between potential exporters and financial institutions where necessary.
  1. Conducting after-care services to exporters and buyers to ensure that challenges to exporting are identified and addressed.
  1. Identifying products and services with export potential and work with potential exporters to develop products to exportable level.
  1. Meeting with and providing information, counselling, and support to local and foreign buyers interested in exploring new business opportunities in Malawi.
  1. Assisting prospective buyers in arranging site visits and in obtaining necessary Government approvals, permits, and licenses.
  1. Linking producers and exporters with standardisation and regulatory bodies both locally and internationally.
  1. Reporting monthly on the status of assigned trade development and facilitation service.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Business related fields or comparable Bachelors degree from a recognised University preceded by a Full MSCE or A Level.
  2. A minimum of three (3) years experience in marketing, sales, or public relations.
  3. Results oriented
  4. Mature with good Interpersonal skills
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel
  6. Proficient in English; both and oral and written. Those candidates with knowledge of other foreign languages particularly Portuguese and French will have an added advantage.

Interested applicants for the above vacancies should forward their applications by Friday, 10th April, 2015, enclosing copies of certificates and up-to-date Curriculum Vitae with names of three (3) traceable referees to:

The Chief Executive Officer,

Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC),

East Wing Aquarius House,

Private Bag 302,

LILONGWE 3

MALAWI

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MITC prides itself in being an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualifying candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Emailed applications should indicate the position applied for in the subject line.