Prof Lewis Baison Dzimbiri, professor of public administration specializing in industrial relations and human resource management and development, is a seasoned management educator, trainer, researcher, facilitator and consultant with over twenty-five years experience in the public, private and non- governmental organizations in Malawi and beyond.
He has functioned as a management trainer at the Staff Development Institute, Mpemba for 5 years, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Botswana (4 years) and most of all ,the University of Malawi (20 years) beside consulting, research and management training in Malawi, SADC member states and beyond. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor of Human Resource Management for the MSc HRM and PhD programmes at the HRM department of Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. He has functioned in numerous committees and boards, supervised and examined numerous research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
He has an impeccable track record of publications which include 3 books; Industrial Relations in a Developing Society: A case study of colonial, independent one-party and multiparty Malawi (2008); Organization and Management theories: an African Focus (2009); Multipartism and People’s Participation: Multiparty Democracy in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania (2000). He has published over 33 refereed journal articles and 18 book chapters and over 100 conference papers presented at national, regional and international conferences.
From Lecturer Grade 1 in 1990, he rose to Senior Lecturer (1995), Associate Professor (2004) and full professor of public administration (2010) with key specialization in industrial relations, human resource management and development and public management. Administratively, he has served as Head of Department of Political and Administrative Studies 1993- 1999, Dean of Faculty of Social Science 2003-2004, and also 2011, and Vice Principal of Chancellor College, University of Malawi.
His areas of consulting include evaluation of projects, training needs and capacity assessment, facilitation of workshops, strategic planning, among others. Sampled clients include the Department of Human Resource Management and Development, UNDP, Centre for Multiparty Democracy, Staff Development Institutute, MIM, Tea Research Foundation of Central Africa, CONGOMA,Civil Soceity Coaltion for Basic Education, Open Society Initiative for Centre Africa, Johannesburg; SADC Centre of Specialisation in Public Administration and Management- Botswana; INWENT- Germany, Malawi Parliament to name a few. (Full CV 23 pages on demand).
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