IT Manager

  • 4 months ago

    Job Description

    The Government of Malawi has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the implementation of a new ICT Project “Digital Malawi Program Phase I: Digital foundations Project”, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services of a IT Manager for PPDA.

    The Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) was established as a result of the enactment of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets (PPD) Act (2017). The mandate of the Authority is to regulate, monitor and oversee public procurement and disposal of public assets.

    As part of its functions, the Authority is mandated to authorize procuring and disposing entities to use other forms of communications, including electronic communication, in all aspects of the procurement cycle with the aim of achieving its objectives of attaining transparent, fair, competitive and value for money practices for the procurement and disposal of public assets and services.

    As part of the Digital Malawi project, the Government intends to use part of the loan proceeds to engage an IT Manager (E-GP) to assist the Government of Malawi in the implementation of an e-Government Procurement System at PPDA.

    The main objective of this assignment is to effectively support the Government of Malawi and specifically the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority with the start-up activities and implementation of e-procurement system in Malawi as part of the on-going public procurement reforms. This includes the understanding of the functional and technical specifications, of the e-GP System, support the selection of the e-GP supplier, and continuous improvement of processes and systems during implementation that support procurement activity and for ensuring that they work effectively for staff, procurement professionals and suppliers.

    The Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) now invites eligible individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

    The shortlisting criteria are:

    • 1. The e-GP IT Manager should demonstrate the ability to effectively implement an IT system in complex institutions.
    • 2. Academically, the ideal candidate should be qualified to at least Master’s Degree level in any relevant field in ICT such as computer science, information technology, information systems, etc.
    • 3. Should have a minimum 7 years’ knowledge of and hands-on exposure to implementation of complex electronic systems, including experience of at least one e-GP system implementation project.
    • 4. Knowledge of integrations with applications, using API or 3rd party tools and should have. knowledge of Cloud technology, SAAS, PAAS
    • 5. Ability to query databases using SQL and troubleshooting scripting issues and clear understanding of Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI)

    The level of effort for the assignment is estimated to be 90 man-days, which shall be performed in a period of twenty-four (24) months.

    A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual (INDV) selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

    Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, that is, 08:00 to 4:30 hours. Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) are available on the PPPC website The TORs can also be sent to interested consultants by e-mail upon request from the e-mail address indicated below.

    Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 2:00pm local time on Thursday 21st January, 2021.

    Attn: The Chairman
    Internal Procurement and Disposal Committee
    Public Private Partnership Commission
    2nd Floor, Livingstone Towers
    Glyn Jones Road
    P.O. Box 937
    Blantyre; Tel: +265 1 823 655; Fax: +265 1 821 248;


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