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Accounts Officer (Temporary)

Date Posted: May 11, 2020

Job Description

The Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) is an umbrella body of Civil Society Organizations working in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Malawi. The Network’s mission is to provide a platform for engagement between government and CSOs on climate change and related fields for improved adaptation and mitigation to climate change impacts, with an overall objective of building community resilience to the impacts of climate change. CISONECC comprises of national and international NGOs, other networks, alliances and research institutions, with a secretariat based in Lilongwe.

The Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) in partnership with CARE Malawi is implementing a project called ‘Multi-stakeholder partnership on climate and disaster risk financing and preparedness in the context of the InsuResilience Global Partnership’ with support from the Government of Germany and CARE German. The InsuResilience Global Partnership is a partnership of over 70 partners consisting of countries, Civil Society Organizations(CSOs), international organization, the private sector and academia which aims at strengthening the resilience of developing countries and protecting the lives and livelihood of poor and vulnerable populations from the consequences of disasters by enabling faster, more reliable and more cost-effective responses to disaster. To this effect the project aims to reduce the negative consequences of disaster and climate change on the development opportunities and living conditions of vulnerable Malawians through the establishment/strengthening of a multi-actor dialogue platform at national level in order to promote the development and implementation of gender-equitable, poverty-oriented and human rights based approaches to climate risk financing.Through this project, CISONECC is intending to recruit an Accounts Officer for a period
of four (4) months.

Position : Accounts Officer (Temporary)

Reporting : Finance and Administration Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in budgeting and financial planning for various projects and the organization.
  • Assist in preparing project reports and submitting the same to the Finance officer for review.
  • Assist in ensuring timely capture and reporting of financial data into QuickBooks.
  • Assisting Finance officer in budgeting for project proposals and project implementation.
  • Maintain book keeping issues and updating of all ledgers for the network and projects.
  • Updating of cashbook and bank reconciliation for various projects accounts and for the network.
  • Preparing cheques, payment vouchers and making payments.
  • Maintain Fixed asset register and updating where necessary.
  • Ensuring all payments are properly liquidated.
  • Any other duties that may be delegated by the Finance Officer.
  • Any other duties assigned.

Personal Attributes

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Competence with Microsoft Office, excel or similar computer software and any accounting packages preferably Quick Books.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • A confident and outgoing self-starter who rises to the challenge and is proactive in seeking new opportunities.
  • Able to deal with a diverse and demanding workload and to work under minimum of supervision.
  • Natural enthusiasm and interest in the subject matter.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.

Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma in Financial Accounting or related qualifications.
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the public sector or equivalent.
  • Experience with a Local and National Authority or Non-Governmental Organizations in a similar position.
  • Knowledge and experience in budgeting and managing projects, programmes or institutional finances.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with and advancing policies at work place.

How to apply

CISONECC is an equal opportunity employer. Interested applicants are requested to send a motivation/ covering letter and resumes, with names and contacts of three traceable referees to the following address:

The National Coordinator

Civil Society Network on Climate Change

Box 1036,


Hand delivery be done through our offices in Area 49 opposite Bingu Stadium street # 4 plot #49/6/2718.

The letter can also be sent through the following email addresses,

Email:  or  or .

The full details of the vacancy can also be accessed through the CISONECC website  or on CISONECC facebook page.

Closing date for receiving application is 15th May, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates shall be communicated.

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