• Full Time
  • Mulanje
  • Applications have closed

Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa (TRFCA)

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Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following position of Director tenable at its station Mimosa in Mulanje.

Job description

Responsible to the Board of Trustees of the Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa (TRFCA) for the research operations, finance and general affairs of TRFCA as set out from time to time by order and directors of the Board of Management.


  • Providing direction on the overall research programs of the institution and ensuring that the research programs respond to the needs of clients.
  • Providing advice to the Board of Management on all matters relating to the running of the Foundation
  • Soliciting and mobilizing funds from government, donors and other stakeholders for research programs, infrastructure development and capacity building
  • Creating a favourable working environment for all staff members to produce the best output
    Assessing management performance of the Head of Research Services and Administration Manager and making appropriate recommendations to the Board
  • Providing financial support and exercising expenditure control on alt programs and services of the institution
  • Responsible for the recruitment of senior members of staff in conjunction with the Foundation’s Board of management
  • Developing a medium and long- term human resources training development plan for research and administration members of staff
  • Developing working relationships with relevant Government Ministries and research. organizations in the areas of research for the promotion of agricultural diversification
  • Undertaking appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation exercise for research programs
    Serving as spokesperson for the institution to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Performing Board of management functions as delegated by the Board

Credentials and experience

  • PhD in Crop Sciences or any related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in management or similar position
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


Industry Competitive


Application with detailed CV including names and addresses of three traceable referees should be sent to:

The Chairman, Tea Research Foundation Central Africa, P. O. Box 930, Blantyre


To reach him not later than 15th July, 2019