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Vacancy

Vacancy: Sewer Inspector

Blantyre City Council is inviting applications for the position of Sewere Inspector.

Ref : BCC/VACS/ADC/125/2023/1

Position       :           Sewer Inspector (1 position)

Grade         :            M9/S4

Reporting to:           Sanitation Engineer

Qualifications

A full Malawi Schools Certificate of Education plus a TEVET Level 3 Certificate in Plumbing or an Advanced Craft Certificate in Plumbing with a minimum of five (5) years’ demonstrable experience in a related industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Inspects new sewer installations for tightness of joints and pitch of pipe, type of materials used and method of installation;
  2. Inspects repair works on old sewer lines and the disconnection of lines, due to the condition or removal of buildings;
  3. Inspects asphalt works, excavation and backfilling of soil; Records location of bends in pipes and location of clean outs;
  4. Keeps file records of dates and time of inspections;
  5. Updates public sewer maps showing new public installations;
  6. Prepares and submits reports concerning sewer applications and inspections; Investigates and reports on public complaints.

 

Applications with copies of certificates should be sent to

The Secretary

Appointments and Disciplinary Committee

Blantyre City Council

Private Bag 67

Blantyre

The closing date for receiving applications is Friday 30th June 2023.

Vacancy: Marketing and Business Development Officer (Grade I/M7)

Position: Marketing and Business Development Officer (Grade I/M7)

Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor of Business Administration/Social Science/ Marketing /Public Administration/Accounting or any related qualification from reputable    and recognized University. Three years’ experience in similar or related role is a must.

                Job Summary

Responsible for overseeing the implementation of business development strategies to heighten the Council’s revenue collection as well as  identifying investment opportunities to pursue and creating business proposals to support investment ideas.

                 Duties

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Commerce and Industry – Marketing             and Business Development, he / she will be responsible for:

  1. Assist in managing and updating the Council’s business entities
  2. Assist in the development, implementation and interpretation of marketing strategies
  3. Assist in promoting business investments in the city
  4. Assist in managing stakeholder relations
  5. Handle investment leads

 

SKILLS

  1. An effective negotiator and able to build relationships
  2. Attention to detail
  3. Conversant with the Malawi Trade and Investment
  4. Policy Framework
  5. Project management
  6. Networking skills

 

Detailed job descriptions can be accessed on the Council’s website bccmw.com.

All applications should be addressed to the following address

The Executive Secretary

Local Government Service Commission

Off Paul Kagame Road

P.O Box 776

Lilongwe

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 23rd June 2023.

Vacancy: Principal Systems Analyst (Grade M4/F)

Position: Principal Systems Analyst (Grade M4/F)

Applicants must be in possession of a Bsc in Computer Science/Information Technology from a reputable training institution with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a large organization.

 Job Summary

Performs highly specialized and complex information systems analysis and design tasks, and provides technical leadership in IT strategic planning, business automation planning, business process improvement and application development.

                Duties

Reporting to the Director of Administrative Services, the Principal Systems Analyst will be responsible for the following:

  1. Formulation of Council’s IT Policies
  2. Managing the Council’s IT System
  3. Developing and implementing budgets for the IT Section
  4. Planning periodic IT audits for the Council
  5. Developing and implementing plans to ensure the council’s network continues to operate smoothly in the event of a problem
  6. Working closely with other departmental Managers to assess the growth needs and maintenance of the company’s network
  7. Developing and recommending appropriate IT packages for Council operations.
  8. Providing resource support for the user in the Council’s departments.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

  1. Excellent communication skills
  2. Ability to manage relations with clients
  3. Results oriented

 

Detailed job descriptions can be accessed on the Council’s website bccmw.com.

All applications should be addressed to the following address

The Executive Secretary

Local Government Service Commission

Off Paul Kagame Road

P.O Box 776

Lilongwe

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 23rd June 2023.

 

Vacancy: Commercial Officer (Grade I/M7)

The Local Government Service Commission is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians for the following vacancy existing at Blantyre City Council:

Position: Commercial Officer (Grade I/M7)

Applicants must be in possession of Bachelor of Business Administration/Social Science/ Marketing /Public Administration/Accounting or any related       qualification from reputable and recognized University. Three (3) years’ experience in similar or related role is a must.

Job Summary

Manages customer accounts and ensures adherence to payment terms by all business entities.

      Duties

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Commerce and Industry, the Commercial Officer is    responsible

for:

  1. Managing Customer accounts and ensure that revenue targets are met
  2. Monitoring customer accounts
  3. Ensuring adherence to payments terms by all business entities
  4. Supervising call centre staff
  5. Responding to customer enquiries and ensure superior service levels.
  6. Producing reports for management on customer service issues.
  7. Ensuring that customer relationship management is being practiced.

 

Detailed job descriptions can be accessed on the Council’s website bccmw.com.

All applications should be addressed to the following address

The Executive Secretary

Local Government Service Commission

Off Paul Kagame Road

P.O Box 776

Lilongwe

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 23rd June 2023

Vacancy: Sewarage Engineer (Grade I/M7)

The Local Government Service Commission is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians for the following vacancy existing at Blantyre City Council:

Position: Sewarage Engineer (Grade I/M7)

Applicants must be in possession of a Bsc. Degree in Engineering, specializing in Civil, Environmental or Geotechnical disciplines with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a busy industry. Those with a Bsc. Degree with a bias in Chemistry will have an added advantage. Membership to the Chemistry Association of Malawi will also be added advantage.

Job Summary

Handles all technical issues pertaining to the city’s sewer system and ensures proper sludge disposal methods in line with Government regulations.

                Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:-

  1. Periodically conduct wastewater parameter studies to identify and characterize wastewater at various key discharge points in the processing plant with the objective controlling pollutant at source.
  2. Provide workable actions with plant process personnel to curb uncontrolled practice of allowing the pollutant discharging into sewer lines and causing excessive pollutant ended up in WWTP.
  3. Gather and analyse wastewater data to ensure full compliance with Department of Environment (DOE) Standard and to identify potential problems and take pre-emptive corrective actions to ensure the WWTP is always in good operating condition.
  4. Analyse and implement the most cost- effective approach on sludge treatments or disposal methods.
  5. Manage all chemicals and scheduled wastes in the processing plant and WWTP to ensure full compliance with Government Regulations.
  6. Manage the Council’s swage laboratory.
  7. Provide technical direction or supervision to subordinates (engineer, technical personal, operators and lab assistants) on day-to-day operation of WWTP to ensure full compliance to Government Regulations including the following activities:
  8. Control odor emission from WWTP
  9. i) Collect and test samples of sewage, employing analysis standards and testing equipment, to ensure treated water meets DOE standards
  10. i) Inspect machinery and maintain surveillance on operating conditions, gauges and meters to     ensure                 continued efficient operations as well as detect   malfunctions
  11. k) Record and track plant and equipment operational data, including meter and gauge readings, and observe a regular schedule for maintenance and upgrades to prevent system breakdowns
  12. l) Maintain and repair plant equipment to by using both hand and tools
  13. m) Prepare and submit report in compliance to the requirements of Government Agencies

Experience: 
• 3 – 5 years of working experience at WWTP or consultant specializing in WWTP design

 

Detailed job descriptions can be accessed on the Council’s website bccmw.com.

All applications should be addressed to the following address

The Executive Secretary

Local Government Service Commission

Off Paul Kagame Road

P.O Box 776

Lilongwe

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 23rd June 2023.

 

 

Vacancy : Electro- Mechanical Engineer (Grade I/M7)

The Local Government Service Commission is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians for the following vacancies existing at Blantyre City Council:

Position : Electro- Mechanical Engineer (Grade I/M7)

Applicants must be in possession of a Bsc. degree in Engineering, specializing in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience.

                Job Summary

Installs, maintains, and repairs automated machinery and computer-controlled mechanical systems.

                Duties 

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:-

  1. Prepares designs and layouts for review
  2. Prepares specifications for bids, evaluates bids, and make recommendations
  3. Provides technical assistance on problems in maintenance areas
  4. Estimates labor and material requirements for engineering construction projects
  5. Designs electrical and mechanical systems and sub-systems
  6. Monitors and adheres to recommended safety requirements
  7. Regular contact with others outside the work group
  8. Establishes a course of action to accomplish completion of the job and/or project
  9. Coordinates input from internal/external customers to better understand customer needs and/or perceptions
  10. Keeps abreast of current product developments and trends in areas of expertise
  11. Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities

Skills and Competencies

  1. Knowledge of building codes and construction techniques
  2. High level of analytical ability where problems are complex
  3. Oral and written communication skills
  4. High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  5. Demonstrated technical and professional skills in job-related area required • Appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals required
  6. Knowledge of computer software as it pertains to engineering

 

Detailed job descriptions can be accessed on the Council’s website bccmw.com.

All applications should be addressed to the following address

The Executive Secretary

Local Government Service Commission

Off Paul Kagame Road

P.O Box 776

Lilongwe

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 23rd June 2023

Vacancy: Principal Landfill Engineer (Waste Management) (Grade G/M5)

The Local Government Service Commission is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians for the following vacancy existing at Blantyre City Council:

Position : Principal Landfill Engineer (Waste Management) (Grade G/M5)

Applicants must be in possession of a Bsc. Degree in Engineering, specializing in Civil, Environmental or Geotechnical disciplines with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a busy industry

                Job Summary

Schedules operations at the landfill; operates heavy equipment used in the operation and maintenance of the landfill; leads, oversees, reviews, and performs the work involved in the supervision of all Landfill employees and Environmental Systems Technicians assigned to that location; and ensures work is completed as scheduled and in accordance with prescribed methods and procedures.

  Duties

  1. Provides oversight of the operation and maintenance of the landfill systems that include, but are not limited to:  Leachate retention and aeration systems, leachate evaporator systems, methane gas collection system, flare station, and other environmental monitoring and control systems.
  2. Makes necessary repairs and adjustments, and calibrate and maintain all gas, leachate, and water monitoring equipment.
  3. Performs and/or coordinate tasks associated with maintenance requirements of regulatory agencies, such as maintenance of the landfill cover and its vegetation, and other duties associated with regulator reports and compliance with regulations, and preventing landfill gas and leachate from escaping from the landfill.
  4. Orders materials, fuels, supplies, and services; purchases equipment, materials, and supplies within scope of financial authority; monitors and justifies costs and/or expenditures for adherence to operating budget; and maintain inventories of equipment parts and reorder as necessary.
  5. Maintain records by using computer applications including spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to collect, record, summarize, analyze, report, and display numerical, textual, and graphical information related to the maintenance of the landfill.
  6. Observes work site and equipment to detect and protect against unsafe or hazardous operating conditions; ensures provision of or provides safety instruction or training for personnel under charge; ensures proper training for personnel in all new equipment or procedures implementation; ensures adherence to established safety standards/procedures for crews under charge; and conducts safety inspections of the entire landfill site, identifying problems and assisting with developing and implementing solutions.
  7. Assists with the management of personnel functions of the landfill and environmental systems, i.e., assisting in the evaluating performance; allocating personnel; acting on personnel problems; recommending hires, transfers, promotions, disciplinary actions.
  8. Act as Incident Command in emergency situations at facilities under supervision.   May be required to coordinate with outside agencies during emergencies in a professional manner.  Must be able to identify, recognize, and detect landfill fires.  Must be able to identify proper procedure to extinguish a landfill fire.
  9. Inspects equipment, containers, and vehicles; ensures equipment, containers, tools, and supplies are properly inventoried, maintained, and used at all times.
  10. Ensures that all testing is performed and understands results of all testing that includes, but is not limited to gas system, leachate system, transfer station(s) effluent, air quality, and water quality.  Ability to read, calculate, and understand all reports from regulations, engineers, etc. in relation to same.

 

As a positive and engaging candidate you will also display the following:

  1. a) 4+ years practical experience in Waste and Resource Management within a consultancy;
  2. b) Demonstrated ability in Engineering design, construction supervision, data analysis, report writing and                 environmental assessments;
  3. c) Working knowledge of Malawian and regional environmental legislation and policies, standards and guidelines;
  4. d) The ability to work autonomously and collaborate with other disciplines within the                                 business;

 OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  1. a) Possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable.
    b) Possess or have the ability to obtain a valid First Aid card and CPR certification, within       one (1)   year from date of hire.
  2. c) Possess the minimum of a valid Class “B” CDL, must obtain a Class “A” CDL with tanker endorsement within one (1) year from date of hire.
  3. d) Forklift operations Certificate
  4. e) 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Certification, with an annual 8-hour                                 recertification
  5. f) Scale House Training Certification
  6. g) Waste Screening Certification
  7. h) Traffic Flagging Certification
  8. i) Ability to obtain Heavy Equipment Training
  9. j) Ability to obtain CFC Removal certification
  10. k) Ability to obtain Wastewater Technician Certification

 

Detailed job descriptions can be accessed on the Council’s website bccmw.com.

All applications should be addressed to the following address

The Executive Secretary

Local Government Service Commission

Off Paul Kagame Road

P.O Box 776

Lilongwe

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 23rd June 2023.

Vacancy: Welder

Blantyre City Council invites application for the position of Welder tenable in the Directorate of Engineering services.

REPORTING :         Assistant Director of Engineering Services (P)

 GRADE :                   M8/S4

 SALARY:                  In line with Terms and Conditions of Services for Blantyre City Council

 QUALIFICATION

 Professional Certification (e.g. an AWS welding certificate) and

Successful completion of a relevant apprenticeship program will be a plus.

DUTIES

  • Reading blueprints and drawings and taking measurements to plan layout and procedures
  • Determining the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements
  • Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g. cut material with powered saws to match measurements)
  • Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded
  • Align components using calipers, rulers etc. and clamp pieces
  • Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal or overhead)
  • Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps
  • Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure to discover flaws
  • Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety
  • Carry out planned maintenance checks
  • Respondto emergency calls
  • Conserve resources wherever possible to ensure budgetary integrity and institution’s satisfaction
  • Submit timely reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience as welder
  • Experience using a variety of welding equipment and procedures (TIG, MMA etc.)
  • Experience in using electrical or manual tools (saws, squares, calipers etc.)
  • Deftness/steady hand and great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of different kinds of metal and their properties is essential
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings
  • Knowledge of relative safety standards and willingness to use protective clothing (face-shield, gloves etc.)
  • Proficient in English
  • Self-directed, always looking ahead and is detail-oriented.

 

Applications should be addressed to:

The Secretary Appointments and Disciplinary Committee

Blantyre City Council

Private Bag 67

Blantyre

 

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 21st April, 2023

 

Vacancy: Assistant Plant Operator.

Blantyre City Council invites application for the position of Assistant Plant Operator tenable in the Directorate of Engineering services.

 

REPORTING :               Plant Operator

 GRADE :                   CW 1

 SALARY:                  In line with Terms and Conditions of Services for Blantyre City Council

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Malawi School Certificate of Education. Candidates having a few years of experience in operation and maintenance of sewage pumps and components in addition to having strong analytical, problem-solving, and teamwork skills will have an added advantage

DUTIES

  • Operates and maintains wastewater treatment, sludge processing, and handling equipment.
  • Tends pumps, conveyors, blowers, chlorinators, vacuum filters, and other equipment used to treat wastewater.
  • Coordinates work by scheduling assignments and overseeing the work of other workers within the plant
  • Explains work instructions and adapts, if necessary, pertinent general methods and procedures in order to meet required needs.
  • Provides training to other workers within the plant
  • Collects samples and makes routine chemical analyses of wastewater at various points in the plant process.
  • Cleans and maintain equipment, tanks, filter beds, intake wells and drying beds, and other work areas
  • Skims grease, pumps sludge, and transfers sludge from sludge tanks to drying beds.
  • Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate the flow of wastewater through settling, aeration, and sludge digestion processes.
  • Reads and interprets charts, flow meters, and other gauges to determine operating efficiency of equipment.
  • Lubricates pumps, valves, and other equipment; repairs parts where necessary.
  • Prepares the chemicals required for the testing of wastewater.
  • Maintains the surrounding grounds.
  • Maintains logs, records, and reports relative to the work.
  • Requisitions supplies and materials.
  • Respond to emergency calls
  • Conserve resources wherever possible to ensure budgetary integrity and institution’s satisfaction
  • Submit timely reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant and auxiliary equipment.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and its functions.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures involved in testing sludge and effluent.
  • Knowledge of current literature and modern techniques in the field of wastewater treatment.
  • Ability to make operating repairs to a wastewater treatment plant and auxiliary equipment.
  • Ability to take and record chemical tests of sludge and effluent.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports relative to the work.
  • Ability to respond quickly to emergencies.
  • Ability to maintain favorable public relations.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate the wastewater treatment plant activities of a specific work area.
  • Ability to allocate work to other workers.
  • Ability to determine work priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to train, direct, and instruct employees.

Physical Working Conditions

The jobs under this position require physically climbing platforms to inspect reactors; handling heavy hoses, pumps, pipes as such the position holder will be to climb high structures and/or ladders, and lift or move heavy objects.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer

Blantyre City Council

Private Bag 67

Blantyre

 

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 21st April, 2023

Vacancy: Plant Operator.

Blantyre City Council invites application for the position of Plant Operator tenable in the Directorate of Engineering services.

REPORTING :               Chemist

 GRADE :                   TM I-III

 SALARY:                  In line with Terms and Conditions of Services for Blantyre City Council

QUALIFICATIONS:Diploma and/or trade test certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics.

Candidates having a few years of experience in operation and maintenance of sewage pumps and components in addition to having strong analytical, problem-solving, and teamwork skills will have an added advantage

DUTIES

  • Operates and maintains wastewater treatment, sludge processing, and handling equipment.
  • Tends pumps, conveyors, blowers, chlorinators, vacuum filters, and other equipment used to treat wastewater.
  • Coordinates work by scheduling assignments and overseeing the work of other workers within the plant
  • Explains work instructions and adapts, if necessary, pertinent general methods and procedures in order to meet required needs.
  • Provides training to other workers within the plant
  • Collects samples and makes routine chemical analyses of wastewater at various points in the plant process.
  • Cleans and maintain equipment, tanks, filter beds, intake wells and drying beds, and other work areas
  • Skims grease, pumps sludge, and transfers sludge from sludge tanks to drying beds.
  • Monitors control panels and adjusts valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate the flow of wastewater through settling, aeration, and sludge digestion processes.
  • Reads and interprets charts, flow meters, and other gauges to determine operating efficiency of equipment.
  • Lubricates pumps, valves, and other equipment; repairs parts where necessary.
  • Prepares the chemicals required for the testing of wastewater.
  • Maintains the surrounding grounds.
  • Maintains logs, records, and reports relative to the work.
  • Requisitions supplies and materials.
  • Respondto emergency calls
  • Conserve resources wherever possible to ensure budgetary integrity and institution’s satisfaction
  • Submit timely reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant and auxiliary equipment.
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and its functions.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures involved in testing sludge and effluent.
  • Knowledge of current literature and modern techniques in the field of wastewater treatment.
  • Ability to make operating repairs to a wastewater treatment plant and auxiliary equipment.
  • Ability to take and record chemical tests of sludge and effluent.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports relative to the work.
  • Ability to respond quickly to emergencies.
  • Ability to maintain favorable public relations.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate the wastewater treatment plant activities of a specific work area.
  • Ability to allocate work to other workers.
  • Ability to determine work priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to train, direct, and instruct employees.

 

Physical Working Conditions

The jobs under this position require physically climbing platforms to inspect reactors; handling heavy hoses, pumps, pipes as such the position holder will be to climb high structures and/or ladders, and lift or move heavy objects.

 

Applications should be addressed to:

 

The Chief Executive Officer

Blantyre City Council

Private Bag 67

Blantyre

 

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 21st April, 2023