Lighthouse Trust is a registered Public Trust established to manage Centres of Excellence (CoEs) and provide leverage for leadership and delivery of integrated HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services in Malawi. Lighthouse has been involved in the development of locally applicable HIV care and treatment models. It is strategically positioned in Malawi’s national HIV response due to its close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH). The Lighthouse in close coordination with MoH operates integrated services at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Bwaila Hospital and some health facilities in urban and rural areas in Lilongwe, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Zomba Central Hospital and District Support Program for Ntchisi district and Northern region districts. Its strategic approach focuses on client-centred care based on four goals which are: –

Goal 1: Service delivery: to enhance high-quality, integrated HIV Prevention, treatment, care and support services for adults and children

Goal 2: Model interventions and operations research: to develop, pilot, evaluate, and disseminate innovative programs and policies across the continuum of prevention, treatment, care and support for HIV infection and its co-morbidities, both infectious and non-infectious.

Goal 3: Quality management: to ensure that all patients at LH clinics and all supported sites are receiving quality health care and services as recommended the MOH and other health development partners by utilizing quality improvement (QI) methodologies in a multidisciplinary team approach.

Goal 4: Capacity strengthening: to build and strengthen healthcare capacity for high quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services

Lighthouse Trust with funding from the National Institute for Health (NIH) through the University of North Carolina (subaward No.5118954) and University of Washington (Subaward No. UWSC12509), wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced persons to fill the post of:

Post Title: Internal Audit Assistant (Quote Ref # IAA1:)

Reports to: Internal Auditor

Team: Finance Team

Location: Lighthouse Trust, Lilongwe


The successful candidate shall perform audit duties, in accordance with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIAs) Standards and the Lighthouse Trust’s policies and procedures:


  • Participate in preparation of annual internal audit plan based on risk prioritization;
  • Assist in preparation of audit programs and implement annual audit plans;
  • Assist in undertaking risk based audits;
  • Assist in preparation of reports, document findings and develop recommendations to address the identified issues and control weaknesses; agree on the timelines for corrective action with responsible managers;
  • Maintain and regularly update a database of the Trust’s audit findings;
  • Participate in regularly monitoring and reporting the status of both internal and external audit recommendations and appraise adequacy of follow-up action taken on audit findings and recommendations;
  • Assist in Undertaking special audit investigations on request;
  • Participate in identifying training needs, develop a training plan for Trust’s staff on risk management; and
  • Identify improvement opportunities and efficiency gains for local policies and procedures.


  • Degree/Diploma in Accounting;
  • Must be a registered with relevant bodies (ICAM and/or IIAM)
  • At least 2 years audit experience;
  • Knowledge of United States Government and/ other Donor grant and financial regulations, systems and procedures.
  • Experience working with an either local or international non-profit/non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written, including the ability to engage effectively with staff at all levels;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow assignments through to completion;
  • Demonstrated strong moral and ethical foundation; and
  • Must have a high level of initiative and ability to work independently.


Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send their applications with Cover Letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of certificates, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three traceable referees.

Please clearly quote the reference number on the outside of the envelope.

Applications should be received not later than Monday, 23rd August 2021 to the following address:

The Executive Director

Lighthouse Trust

Kamuzu Central Hospital

P.O. BOX 106


Or email to: recruitment@lighthouse.org.mw

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.