PROJECT ACCOUNTANT
Full Time
December 9, 2023
Lilongwe, Malawi
December 19, 2023

Company: OXFAM

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Overview

PROMOTING GENDER TRANSFORMATIVE AND YOUTH INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY IN MALAWI

With financial support from the European Union, Oxfam is working in a consortium with Women Legal Resources Centre (WOLREC) to coordinate the implementation of a 3 year and 4 months project on Promotion of Gender Transformative and Youth Inclusive Democracy project in Malawi. Oxfam is the lead and grant holder.

The Project aims at empowering civil society organizations and support their efforts aiming at deepening democracy and strengthening the social contract in Malawi.

Ultimately, the project will enhance inclusion of women, youth and marginalized groups to meaningfully participate in political and decision-making structures and processes.

Oxfam, therefore, seeks to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Project Accountant to be based in Lilongwe, Malawi for a fixed term of initial 2 years based on the terms below:

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

JOB PURPOSE
To ensure effective data processing, reporting, financial management,
implementation of partner accounting, reporting and monitoring systems for the promotion of Gender Transformative and Youth
Inclusive Democracy project in Malawi.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
•Be a focal point for all financial matters for the EU funded project on Promoting Gender Transformative and Youth Inclusive Democracy project in Malawi.
•Ensure compliance with all the European Union & Oxfam guidelines in the implementation of the project.
•Interpretation of donor contract compliance information; provision of advice to departmental managers and senior managers.
•To work with Program team in Oxfam and partner to ensure excellent project and budget performance.
•Provide training, support and guidance to partners including building their capacity to effectively manage the Promoting Gender Transformative and Youth Inclusive Democracy Project Grant.
•Be a leader in ensuring Oxfam’s cordial relationship with the donor is upheld by submitting financial reports and completing expenditure verifications within the agreed times.
•To be responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of Financial Reports, including authorization of payments and liquidations.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS
•First Degree plus qualified and experienced accountant. Part-
qualified accountant as minimum.
•Previous field experience with an NGO, as well as with institutional donors, particularly the EU and other donors such as Irish Aid, USAID, FCDO and UN is of distinct advantage.
•Ability to prioritise own workload and work independently to deadlines with very minimal supervision.
•Comprehensive understanding of financial reporting, review
and analysis.
•Good teamwork, management, analytical and accounts computation skills.
•Good written skills with proven ability to develop and present proposals and donor reports, for both ințernal and external audiences.

OUR OFFER
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, these roles offer scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a competitive compensation package based on a 40-hour work week.

HOW TO APPLY
If your qualifications meet the requirements, and believe in Oxfam values- please apply by visiting our website at: http://www.oxfam.org.uk using the numbers and Link below;

INT 10088 https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/20386/description  – Project Accountant

The closing date is Tuesday, 19 December 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – those that applied earlier should not re apply.

Oxfam is an equal opportunities employer; we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.