Tuesday, 2 January 2018

National Internship Programme: Research Assistants Internship Opportunity



1.0         Introduction
         The Competition and Fair Trading Commission was established under the Competition and Fair Trading Act (Cap 48:09 of the Laws of Malawi) with mandate to regulate, monitor, control and prevent acts or behaviour which are likely to adversely affect competition and fair trading in any market in Malawi;
The Commission is in the process of reviewing its advocacy and communication programmes which is key to achieving the objectives set in its 5 year strategic plan (2015-2020). As part of this review, the CFTC seeks to conduct a Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions (KAP) survey on the enforcement of competition and fair trading laws in Malawi;
The Commission is, therefore, seeking services of Research Assistants/Interns to conduct the KAP survey. The main responsibility for the Interns will be to collect relevant stakeholder views, analyse the data and assist in report writing on the survey findings. The Internship is open to recent graduates or continuing students from any of the accredited institutions. 

2.0         Eligibility Criteria
      The Research Assistants /Interns to undertake this assignment should have the following attributes;

(i)    Should be recent graduates or continuing students from any of the accredited universities in the area of Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, Mass Communication and related subjects
(ii)  Should have relevant experience in conducting research for a reputable institution, consulting firm or individual consultants;
(iii)  Should be equipped with relevant knowledge in usage of data analysis packages like Excel, SPSS, Stata, etc;
(iv) Should be fluent in English and Chichewa languages. Knowledge of other local languages is an added advantage;

3.0         How to Apply
        Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV and application letters clearly marked “Application for Internship” to the following address:  
The Executive Director
Competition and Fair Trading Commission
1st Floor Mpikisano House
Private Bag 332
Lilongwe 3

3.2         For more information about the work of the Competition and Fair Trading Commission, visit www.cftc.mw

Applications can also be submitted to the National Youth Council of Malawi through email nycomyouth@gmail.com.

Applications must be submitted by Friday 5th January 2018.


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