The Ministry is headed by a Minister, who is sometimes assisted by a Deputy Minister. The Ministry is responsible for providing political guidance and advise.
At management level, the Ministry is headed by a Principal Secretary who is answerable to the Minister. There are four departments, each headed by Director and 19 Diplomatic Missions including 2 Consulate Generals. There is also the Legal Affairs Section which is responsible for Treaties and other international legal instruments which Malawi is party to ;
The Ministry’s Departments are;
- Administration and Finance
- International Cooperation
- Political Affairs
The Malawi Diplomatic Missions abroad also form part of the Ministry’s organizational structure.