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Biodiversity Conservation Initiative (BCI) is a non-profit making and locally registered organisation based in Mzuzu. Its mission is to support community development through conservation and sustainable use of local biological resource

Biodiversity Conservation Initiative has received funding to implement a project under the Sustainable Food System for Rural Resilience and Transformation (TRANSFORM) Programme. This is a four year programme funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy (RNE) with the initial one year inception phase and then thereafter a three year agreement. The Programme will be coordinated by the three Norwegian organisations: The Norwegian Church Aid, (NCA), The Development Fund of Norway (DF) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

The overall objective is to strengthen local food systems in selected Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) in five of Malawi’s rural districts and to demonstrate a sustainable improvement of food and nutrition security, resilience to climate change and income among agricultural dependent rural households. By increasing resilience to climate change, diversifying agriculture production, developing new value chains and closing the gender gap in agriculture, the programme will contribute towards transformation of agricultural sector in Malawi.

The TRANSFORM project will be implemented in Mchinji, Dowa, Kasungu, Mzimba and Rumphi districts. BCI will implement the project in Bolero and Mhuju Extension Planning Areas in Rumphi district. Biodiversity Conservation Initiative is therefore, looking for well qualified and experienced persons to fill , the following position:

Position: Assistant Finance Officer

(to be based at BCI Officer, Mzuzu and reporting to the Finance and Administration officer)

Purpose of the position

To assist the Finance and Administrative Officer in managing project funds and assets for the project and ensuring that organizational financial structures and systems are up to date

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Maintaining cash books
  • Processing payments and receipts
  • Preparing bank reconciliation statements and control accounts reconciliations
  • Maintaining of finance records
  • Making bank deposits and withdrawals
  • Managing Petty Cash
  • Capturing financial data to appropriate accounts in an automated accounting system
  • Processing invoices, and prepare vendors
  • Purchase Orders
  • Preparing and remitting taxes and other statutory and regulatory deductions
  • Safe keeping of cheques and other accounting documents
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Finance and Administrative Officer and the Executive Director.

Qualifications and essential skills

  • At least a minimum Diploma in Accounting (ACCA Technician or PAEC Technician)
  • Those with a Certificate in Accounting must have not less than 5 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of financial accounting packages e.g. Quick Books, Sage Pastel
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to meet deadlines, and willingness to learn
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to motivate others
  • Experience of working on result-oriented donor-funded projects\/ programmes will have an added advantage.

How to apply

Interested qualified applicants are requested to submit their applications stating their age with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CVs), names and contacts of at least three traceable referees and copies of certificates to:

Email: info@bcimalawi.org 

or by post to the following address:


The Executive Director

Biodiversity Conservation Initiative (BCI)

P O. Box 864



Biodiversity Conservation Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Closing date for receiving applications is 27th October, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

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