Vacancy: Trade Promotion Officer

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. The position is tenable at MITC’s Head Office in Lilongwe.


The incumbent will be reporting to the Trade Promotion Manager.

  1. Providing and disseminating trade information using the various marketing tools within the organisation.
  2. Following-up trade inquiries to determine specific interests and requirements with the ultimate aim of actualising trade deals.
  3. Registering trade leads, following-up activities and reporting regularly for appropriate intervention.
  4. Organizing and delivering presentations at local and international trade promotion workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  5. Planning, scheduling, and implementing proactive marketing activities geared at attracting new export markets such as direct mail and telemarketing campaigns i.e. trade fair participation, buyer/seller meets, trade missions, and extension services to exporters.
  6. Meeting with and providing information, counselling, and support to local and foreign buyers interested in exploring new business opportunities in Malawi.
  7. Assisting prospective buyers in arranging site visits and in obtaining necessary Government approvals, permits, and licenses.
  8. Receiving inquiries from potential exporters looking for markets for their products.
  9. Advising prospective exporters on export processes and sector specifics.
  10. Reporting monthly on the status of assigned trade leads.


The incumbent should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration specializing in marketing, economics or comparable qualifications with a minimum of Two (2) years’ relevant experience in marketing, sales, or public relations. Good Interpersonal skills as well as computer literacy are essential. Applicants with specific experience in  trade promotion will have an added advantage.

Interested applicants for the above vacancies should forward their applications by 15 May 2022 . Please submit your application clearly labeling the Position applied for and enclosing copies of certified 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
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