Public Resource Management Expert – SPRID Malawi

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Job Description

DI is seeking to hire a  Public Resource Management Expert  for the five-year  Strengthening Parliament’s Role in Malawi’s Development (SPRID)  activity funded by USAID/Malawi. SPRID will contribute to Malawi’s democratic governance by supporting the Parliament of Malawi to better fulfill its legislative, oversight, and representative functions. The goal of the activity is to support the effectiveness and independence of Parliament by providing technical support to selected constitutional and standing committees, coordination between parliament and statutory oversight institutions around public integrity issues, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and media’s demand for accountability.  This will be a full-time position based in Lilongwe, Malawi, and   will be contingent on award and funding This position is open to both expatriates and Malawian citizens.  The anticipated award start date is estimated to be in March 2022.

The Public Resource Management Expert will lead to national technical assistance around the budgeting process. S/he will work with relevant Parliamentary committees, the Budget committee, and the Parliamentary Budget Office to develop an overall strategy and framework for advancing parliamentary oversight in the budget cycle. Within this framework, s/he will develop plans to increase the role of Parliament in strategic planning and resource allocation, expenditure management, and performance management. They will report to the Chief of Party.  Essential Job Duties:  The position’s  responsibilities  will include:

  • Lead national technical assistance around the budgeting process;
  • Work with relevant Parliamentary committees and the Parliamentary Budget Office to develop an overall strategy and framework for advancing parliamentary oversight in the budget cycle;
  • Develop plans to increase the role of Parliament in strategic planning and resource allocation, expenditure management, and performance management;
  • Assist the Chief of Party in coordinating and communicating with the Parliament of Malawi, GOM, political parties, other donors, universities, civil society representatives, media representatives, and other implementing partners;
  • Represent DI externally at meetings, workshops, and other events as needed;
  • Conduct trainings and facilitate workshops as needed;
  • Support the project in the identification of knowledge gaps among project staff, target groups and beneficiaries and design measures to address such gaps; actively support the sharing of project results and products, lessons learned and good practices with other projects, government agencies, donors;
  • Participate in assessments and reviews as needed; and,
  • Contribute to work plans and reports.

Secondary Job Duties:

  • Contribute to ongoing Democracy International business development efforts, in Malawi and around the world.


  • University degree or higher in relevant discipline;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a senior management/technical leadership role in national budgeting processes;
  • High level technical expertise to analyze the Government Macroeconomic plan and socio-economic programs contained in the budget framework document;
  • Ability to develop macro-economic measurement variables and indicators to enable Parliament to effectively perform its oversight roles;
  • Experience with research on topical studies in some thematic areas of interest to Parliament;
  • Experience providing economic analyses on fiscal policy to members and Parliamentary committees;
  • Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision;
  • Experience conducting trainings and facilitating workshops preferred;
  • Professional fluency in English is required; and,
  • This position is open to both expatriates and Malawian citizens.


  • This position reports to the Chief of Party.

Application Process:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

About the Organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at DI. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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