Stores Supervisor

Northern Region Water Board

The Northern Region Water Board is a Parastatal Organisation that was established in 1996 under the Water Works Act, Cap 72:01 of the Laws of Malawi. The core mandate of the Board is to supply potable water to urban, peri-urban, and upcoming market centers in the Northern Region of Malawi.

The Board seeks to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions tenable at Head Office in Mzuzu.


Duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Stores Officer, the Stores Supervisor will provide support in organizing and executing stores management processes. The specific duties for the Stores Supervisor shall include the following:

  • Identifying fast moving stores items and establishing and maintaining re-order levels to prevent stock outs.
  • Ensuring proper stocking of goods in the warehouse to prevent workplace accidents and pilferage.
  • Conducting regular inspections of stores to identify obsolete and unusable items and recommending their disposal to the Stores Officer in line with the Board’s Asset Procurement, Management and Disposal Policy.
  • Identifying hazardous stores items and designing proper and safe means for their storage.
  • Providing support and on the job training to Stores Assistants.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual Stores Management Reports for submission to the Stores Officer.
  • Developing and implementing control mechanisms for the issuing of stores items to users to ensure economy and accountability.
  • Developing a database of items regularly used by Northern Region Water Board in liaison with the Stores Officer.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Malawi School Certificate of Education and a Diploma in Procurement and supply Chain Management or equivalents obtained from a recognised institution.
  • At least five years experience in stores management at a supervisory level in a large and busy organisation.
  • A registered and practicing member of Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply (MIPS)

Other Required Attributes

  • Strong computer skills including web-based stores management systems
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • A high level of integrity and professionalism

Terms and Conditions

The Board shall offer an attractive package (commensurate with qualifications and experience) which includes salary, medical insurance, water allowance, and membership to a Contributory Group Pension Scheme.

Method of Application

Application letters together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates or notification of results and at least three traceable referees must be submitted to the following address: –

The Chief Executive Officer
Northern Region Water Board
Kawiluwilu House, Bloemwater Street
Private Bag 94

Application letters should reach the Chief Executive Officer not later than 31st May 2024. Only shortlisted applications will be acknowledged.