Parliamentary Reporter

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed

Parliamentary Service Commission

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified people to fill in the following vacant posts which exist in the Parliament of Malawi Establishment.

Vac. No. PSC/1/1/19
Job Title: Parliamentary Reporter (Grade I/PO)
Reporting to: Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Job Purpose

To provide accurate, efficient and high quality word processing and transcription services for the production of the record of the House and its Committees.


  • Produce transcript copies from Audio recordings in conformity with Hansard style;
  • Provide high speed and accurate word processing and transcription services from audio recording in conformity with Hansard style;
  • Monitor proceedings of the House/Committees and take shorthand notes to supplement the audio record;
  • Obtain speech notes and written materials from Ministers or Members to assist in the production of the daily Hansard report;
  • Proof reading and conducting first edit of stakes’ before submitting to the editors; • Edit and collation of the Hansard Index;
  • Insert corrections made by the Editors to the transcript of proceedings and merge documents as required; and
  • Provide clerical support services to the division and secretarial support services to senior officers.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a Diploma in Secretarial Studies from a recognised Institution with proven ability to take verbatim shorthand (120 words per minute) notes accurately at rapid speed;
  • Excellent word-processing skills (+ 50 words per minute) and knowledge of Microsoft applications;
  • High level of proficiency in the English language including spelling, grammar and punctuation;
  • High Standard of Integrity and ability to handle sensitive matters;
  • Those with experience in Parliamentary and/ Court reporting will have an added advantage.

Mode of Application

Interested persons who meet the above specifications should submit a written application letter with a copy of current Curriculum Vitae, naming three (3) traceable referees to address below not later than 26th July, 2019.

The Secretary, Parliamentary Service Commission, Parliament Building P/Bag B362, Lilongwe 3