Consumer Analyst

Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates of Malawian Nationality to fill existing positions in the Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC).


Background Information

The Commission and Fair Trading Commission is a body corporate established under Section 4 of the Competition and Fair Trading Act Chapter 40:09 of the Laws of Malawi. The Commission is a quasi judicial body whose mandate is to regulate, monitor, control, and prevent acts or behaviour which are likely to adversity affect competition and fair trading in Malawi.

The objective of the Commission is to create an enabling environment for the private sector by promoting effective and fair competition thereby strengthening efficiency of production and distribution of goods and services, securing the best possible conditions for the freedom of trade, safeguarding consumer welfare and setting a favourable operating environment for expansion of the country’s entrepreneurship base.

Consumer Analyst (Grade CFT 6)

Under the Directorate of Consumer Affairs and Education, the Consumer Analyst shall be responsible for conducting economic analyses and investigations on cases relating to unfair trade practices. The Analyst shall provide research support which will form the basis for guiding the implementation of the Competition and Fair Trading Act and associated regulations and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Analyst shall undertake the following functions:

  1. Investigate and conduct analysis on unfair trade practices and produce reports;
  2. Sermon and interview complainants and respondents on cases brought to the Commission;
  3. Assist in the development and maintenance of a database on unfair trade practices; (iv) Draft economic policy papers, speeches for the management team and for presentation at various fora;
  4. Design projects for donor funding in line with the CFTC goals and objectives;
  5. Serve as case officer for complaints brought before the Commission;
  6. Conduct market inquiries to gather information necessary for determination of cases;
  7. Developing and reviewing of IEC materials on unfair trade practices (ix) Participating in the implementation of programs under international cooperation arrangements on unfair Trade practices
  8. Collecting data for the preparation of work plans, budgets and programs for the section

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business administration, or related discipline;
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience
  • Good foundation in microeconomics, including course work in industrial organization
  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving abilities; and
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and be self-motivated
  • Be of outstanding honesty and integrity
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and be able to work under pressure.

Appointment and Remuneration

The positions are permanent subject to 3 months’ probation and meeting agreed performance targets. The successful candidates shall be offered an attractive salary and benefits in accordance with the Commission’s Conditions of Service.

Method of Application

Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV’s), photocopies of relevant certificates and names and contacts of at least three (3) Referees should be sent by post to the address below, not later than 19th July, 2024.

The Executive Director
Competition and Fair Trading Commission
MERA Office Complex, 1st Floor
P/Bag 332