The Commission shall employ individuals on merit and purely on the basis of qualifications, experience, skills, performance and capability, regardless of gender, disability, marital status, tribal or racial origins, political or religious affiliation, or any other status whatsoever.
This is aimed at providing long-term employment and career opportunities for employees on permanent, temporary and fixed term contract employment consistent with suitable vacancies with the approved establishment.
The Tobacco Control Commission invites applications from suitably qualified Malawians to fill the vacant position of Public Relations Officer tenable at the Commission’s Head Office in Kanengo, Lilongwe.
The Public Relations Officer is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer. The Public Relations Officer shall be responsible for timely collation and dissemination of accurate tobacco information to all stakeholders, and also serve as the Commissions’ Spokesperson.
Duties and Responsibilities
The job constitutes of the following duties and responsibilities:
Develop and formulate a corporate Communication Strategy for the Tobacco Control Commission
Establish and maintain regular communication with stakeholders within Malawi
Work towards the promotion and strengthening of linkages with government and relevant stakeholders
Disseminate accurate, reliable and relevant information on tobacco production and marketing to stakeholders timeously
Lead the production of the Commission’s Annual Report.
Serve as the Commission’s spokesperson on matters relating to the tobacco industry and effectively manage media relations.
Continually monitor and analyse all groundbreaking news items relating to tobacco both on the international and local scene.
Prepare speeches for the Chairperson of the TCC Board of Directors, Government officials, and other relevant authorities in liaison with the Chief Executive Officer and Heads of departments.
Facilitate implementation of the TCC Corporate Communication Strategy including its standardization and quality assurance.
The desired person should have the following personal skills:
An effective team player with a desire to understand TCC’s mandate and strategic plans.
Must possess expertise in message development and materials production, design and formatting.
Must have experience in editing corporate documents and news items and have the ability to develop press releases.
Conscientious, thorough, systematic person with a high level of integrity.
Open minded, diplomatic person with excellent communication as well as interpersonal skills, able to assimilate information quickly and accurately.
Must be proficient in standard computer applications.
The desired candidate must possess at least a Bachelors's degree in any of the following disciplines:
Journalism, Marketing, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Humanities and Mass Communications, with at least 5 years’ experience in office management and/or public relations at a senior level in a busy corporate environment. Those in possession of a Diploma in any of the above disciplines but with considerable experience in Public Relations and/or Marketing may apply.
Paul has over 5 years experience working in the IT sector where he has been involved in systems development, strategic IT planning, implementation, tactical operations, system administration and facilitating processes in the implementation and management of IT projects.
Mr Mchiela is highly exposed to open source technologies and shows great interests in the mobile software development sector. In his spare time he is often working mobile operating systems and apps.