Governance expert gets job at MEC as Chief Elections Officer

Governance expert Andrew Mpesi is now the new Chief Executive Officer for pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).
This follows interviews he did with the pollster
MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa has confirmed the appointment of governance Mpesi as chief elections officer (CEO).

New CEO Andrew Mpesi
But Mwafulirwa said more details will be communicated in an official statement.
“Suffice to mention that he emerged successful during interviews conducted by the commission,” Mwafulirwa said.
The MEC CEO position fell vacant following resignation of Sam Alfandika last year.
Alufandika left MEC for a UNDP job in Afghanistan soon after the disputed 2019 elections which were successfully challenged in court by President Dr Lazarus Chakwera and Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima.
Andrew Mpesi is a Governance Specialist with more than 15 years of working experience.
He has worked in the academia, public sector, private sector and civil society.
He has expertise in political party organization, elections and political processes, parliamentary strengthening, social accountability, local government administration, party manifestos and promising tracking among others.
He currently works for USAID Malawi as Governance Specialist.
He holds Master of Arts (Political Science), Bachelor of Arts (Public Administration) and Postgraduate Diploma in Health Systems Management.
He is studying for PhD in Development studies at the University of Malawi.
He has lectured Political Science at the Catholic University of Malawi.
He is also engaged as Part-time Lecturer in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.
He has served as External Assessor for Public Social Accountability Monitor (PSAM) examinations at Rhodes University-RSA.
He also serves as an Associate for the MS-Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC)-Arusha Tanzania.
He has worked on part-time contract as Master Trainer for Democracy Works Foundation-RSA which is implementing Southern African Political Parties & Dialogue (SAPP&D) programme that aims at strengthening democratic institutions and capacity of political parties in Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Lesotho.
He has worked for ActionAid Zambia and ActionAid Malawi as Head of Fundraising and Partnership, and National Project Manager respectively.
He has published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He has served as a Reviewer for the Malawi Journal of Social Sciences.

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