FINANCE MANAGER
Full Time
June 2, 2024
Lilongwe, Malawi
June 7, 2024

Company: Malawi Network of AIDS Service Organisations (MANASO)

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Overview

MANASO is a Network organization comprising Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Local NGOs, and International NGOs in all districts across the country. Its mandate is to coordinate the HIV and AIDS national response among Civil Society Organizations in Malawi. In addition to the coordination role, MANASO also implements activities that focus on HIV/AIDS, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), TB, COVID-19, Malaria, Nutrition, and Humanitarian response.

To achieve the implementation of various programs, MANASO, therefore, invites expressions of interest from qualified Malawians for the following position:

Finance Manager

Reporting directly to the Executive Director and getting technical guidance from the Head of Finance and Administration, the Finance Manager (Global Fund PROJECT) will be responsible for all daily financial transactions, payments, recording, and monitoring of the Global Fund HIV/AIDS and TB project following GAAP and MANASO finance policies, procedures, and organizational guidelines.

She/he will work closely with the Head of Finance and administration, the Capacity Building Manager, as well as other project team members. As part of the finance team, the Finance Manager will maintain a complete filing system to support audits and fulfillment of the Global Fund’s external and internal reporting.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  1. Manage a Global Fund Compliant Financial Management and Reporting system.
  2. Ensures accuracy and timely recording of financial transactions through daily verification of all financial transactions.
  3. Ensure the standard procedures, systems, and controls of the Finance functions are operating efficiently
  1. Ensure that donor-required reports are prepared accurately and disseminated timely, in coordination with different functions (program management, M&E, finance), to ensure quality analysis of the issues and identification of appropriate solutions.
  2. Produce financial and budget reports, develop procedures and guidelines for all activities, monitor project budgets, maintain accurate financial records on project activities, and monitor transactions to ensure Global fund regulations.
  3. Proactively track budget spending against the budget and provide recommendations to management on needed actions
  4. Facilitate and oversee Global Fund–required audits.
  5. Train and mentor project staff on financial policies and procedures, in collaboration with Compliance Officer
  6. Ensure integrity and effective control of financial, material, and human resources and assets
  7. Ensure timely validation of district activity justifications.
  8. Review and analyze assessment, monitoring, trip reports, and monthly updates promptly and to inform follow-up actions
  9. Other related duties as assigned by management.

Qualification and Experience

  1. Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Studies, or equivalent.
  2. Working knowledge of accounting packages.
  3. Registered and paid-up member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM)
  4. Professional qualifications such as ACCA/CIMA
  5. At least seven (7) years of progressive experience in a financial management role.
  6. Professional experience with Global Fund projects will be an added advantage

 Desired Skills and attributes.

The following will be added advantages;

  1. Supervisory experience including coaching and team formation.
  2. High integrity, honesty, strong mind, and high dedication to professionalism.
  3. Self-starter and ready to take the job as a calling.

Competencies

  1. Strong qualitative, quantitative, and analytical skills.
  2. Excellent written (report writing) and verbal skills.
  3. Leadership skills and ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
  4. Cooperation and team spirit.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills

MANASO offers equal employment to all qualified candidates. All candidates who meet the stipulated qualifications, competencies, and experience are therefore encouraged to apply.

All candidates are expected to demonstrate commitment toward the rights of children, adolescents, women, and marginalized people. Any person with a criminal history in the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment is not qualified to apply for this position. The successful candidates will undergo police clearance and S/he will be required to sign a declaration form to abide by MANASO PSEAH Policy.

If you believe you meet the requirements for any of the positions, please write us a motivational letter enclosing detailed and recent Curriculum vitae, names of three referees, email address, and a reachable telephone number by Friday, June 7, 2024, to recruitment@manaso.mw