INTERN ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
Internship
November 29, 2023
Blantyre, Lilongwe & Zomba
December 4, 2023

Company: Lighthouse Trust

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Overview

INTERNSHIP OPPROTUNITIES
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 provides 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 Mzuzu central hospital in Mzuzu. 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 Lighthouse clinics and all supported sites are receiving quality health care and services as recommended by 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 support from the United States of America President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through a Cooperative Agreement with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has a grant to operate Centres of Excellence for Comprehensive Integrated HIV Care and Treatment Services in Lilongwe (Grant #NU2GGH002495). In order to achieve the above – mentioned goals, Lighthouse wishes to engage highly qualified and experienced persons in the position of:

INTERN ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT (3 positions)
Reports to: Accountant
Team: Finance
Location: Lighthouse – KCH in Lilongwe; Umodzi Family Centre in Blantyre; and Tisungane CoE in Zomba
Internship Duration:

Purpose of the Post
Assisting the financial activities at the Lighthouse Lilongwe, Blantyre and Zomba offices.

Duties and Responsibilities

Major roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

a) Filing and processing VAT claims to relevant stakeholders
b) Post transactions in the accounting system.
c) Prepare Bank on-line payments for approval.
d) Assist in advance(s) liquidation process with staff members.
e) File supporting documents in logical order.
f) Assist in Internal and External Audits.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies
a) Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from a recognised institution
b) High sense of confidentiality
c) Good interpersonal skills

Application Procedure
Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and competencies should send their applications with a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of certificates, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three traceable referees.

Applicants should also indicate in their applications their preferred internship location.

Applications should be received not later than 4th December, 2023 to the following address:

The Executive Director
Lighthouse Trust
Kamuzu Central Hospital
P. O. BOX 106
LILONGWE
Or email to: recruitment@lighthouse.org.mw

Only those shortlisted candidates will be communicated.