Finance & Operation Officer

  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed


Closing on: Oct 31, 2022
Job Category: Acounts
Job Type: one-year renewable fixed contract
Job Location: Lilongwe
Salary: Competitive

Background & Purpose

MANEPO is a consortium of Civil Society Organizations whose aim is to help older men and women claim their rights, challenge discrimination, and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives in Malawi

MANEPO is looking to recruit a Finance and Operations Officer on a fixed term contract to provide support in the implementation of the 3-year project entitled: Improving access to quality, inclusive and comprehensive eye health services for marginalized rural communities in central-eastern Malawi.

The project is funded by UK Government and will be delivered in partnership with Christian Blind Mission UK (CBM UK) and Nkhoma CCAP Mission Hospital.

The purpose of the role is to provide sound financial management and operational support to enable successful implementation of the above-mentioned project. The job holder will ensure all financial reporting and partnership commitments are met and will work in close collaboration with NMH and CBM UK.

Key responsibilities:

  • Project bookkeeping using sage accounting system and financial analysis
  • Establish financial control systems and processes to ensure that financial resources as used by the NMH are in compliance with MANEPO and CBM UK financial policies, standards and procedures with specific donor requirements.
  • Coordinate project financial reporting, ensuring quality, accuracy, and timeliness of reports.
  • Prepare financial documents and critically analyze financial reports for compliance against donor requirement and approved budget.
  • Support MNH with sound and accurate accounting, budget forecasting and planning.
  • Monitor project budget through budget versus actual analysis, analyzing burn rates and under/overspend.
  • Review periodical program fund reconciliation statements and financial report to ensure completeness and accuracy of the financial reports
  • Provide operational and logistics support to the Project Manager for the smooth and effective implementation of the project.
  • Support the Project Manager in monitoring and mitigating project risks.
  • Provide support to the Project Manager to carry out inclusive monitoring and evaluation of the project activities.
  • Provide other support as required by the line manager.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Administration
  • Qualified accountant or working towards a qualification.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge of sage accounting software or similar
  • High level of accuracy.
  • At least three years of professional experience in bookkeeping, audit, financial management, systems, and controls, including grant management, preferably within an International Organization
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and express financial implications and recommendations in clear business cases at all levels.
  • Proven ability to verbalize, engage, work, and collaborate productively with a wide variety of stakeholders to produce quality reports under tight deadlines.
  • Experience in managing international donor aid funded projects.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


  • Experience and understanding of Eye Health and particular Eye Health Services in Malawi.
  • Experience in supporting project implementation, organisation, and logistics.
  • Experience of working with persons with disabilities and / or older persons, and sound understanding of disability issues.

Competencies/ Skills/Personal qualities:

  • Driven and dedicated individual, determined to apply their ability to support the work of preventing avoidable blindness, with a passion to promote Human Rights and Inclusion.
  • Team player: demonstrable interpersonal skills that build consensus and partnership working; ability to engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop finance management capacity in others and promote the importance of solid financial controls.
  • Clear effective communication skills.
  • Able to prioritize work and manage tight deadlines
  • Proven excellent organizational and coordination skills as well as high level of autonomy.

Shortlisting and Interviews

All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted, we will contact you to attend interviews. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process.


The successful candidate will be required to adhere to MANEPO’s Safeguarding policy and CBM’s Children and Adults At Risk Safeguarding Policy, and will be required to actively respect, support and promote the safeguarding of all children and adults who come in contact with the project, including beneficiaries, partners, staff and volunteers, ensuring policies and procedures are followed and observed at all times.

Candidates with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact the Human Resources and Administration Manager, Angella Mkupu, at or mobile +265 995834320

Candidates with the required profile are invited to submit a CV with the cover letter, together with three traceable professional references to The Country Director, P.O. Box 51408, Limbe, Blantyre, Malawi. All applications to be sent through: .