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Management Solutions Consulting (Mw) Limiteds client, Habitat for Humanity Malawi (HFHM), seeks to engage suitably qualified and experienced Malawian executives to fill the position of Finance Manager tenable in Lilongwe. This is challenging position requiring the services of highly qualified, experienced and results-oriented Malawian professionals who are recognised leaders with leading – edge skills in their respective areas of expertise. Established in Malawi in 1986, HFHM is a non-profit Christian organization affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). By providing people adequate, decent and affordable housing solutions, HFHM contributes to the improvement of living conditions for low Income and vulnerable groups In Malawi

The portfolio is summarized as follows.


Overall Purpose

Reporting to the Executive Director, the position of Finance Manager Is a Senior Management role that provides leadership and guidance to the Financial Management and Accounting Unit of the organization and ensures that all financial resources that come into the organization are recorded, tracked, and accounted for and utilized in fulfilment of the core mission of the organization of building and renovating houses that ensure families live in decent houses and decent communities. The position also initiates policies and procedures that ensure the effective and efficient use of financial resources.

Summary of Core Responsibilities

Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following main functions:

  • Strategic Functions including actively participating in the development of HFH Malawi strategic plans in line with the global HFHI strategic plans.
  • Manage the accounting functions.
  • Maintain a strong internal control environment.
  • Financial management.
  • Annual planning and budgeting.
  • Fundraising and grants management.
  • Human resources/personnel management:
  • Finance business partnering.
  • Control and manage the National Organization Assets.
  • Tax and compliance management.
  • Payroll administration.
  • Cash flow management.
  • Risk management.
  • Procurement.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

This position requires a highly motivated person with the following attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Business Administration, Economics or related fields.
  • Professional Qualifications: CA (MW)/CPA/ ACCA/CIMA.
  • Must be a registered member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM).
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in finance or accounting.
  • Five years’ work experience in a busy International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) with responsibilities for grants management, compliance and reporting.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience at a managerial level including leading the finance or accounting functions
  • Experience with Micro-finance or shelter / housing sector will be an added advantage.
  • Financial analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in practical application of enterprise-wide computerized Financial Accounting systems (e.g. SunSystems, SAP, Agresso, Navision); Sun Systems v6 experience preferable.
  • Experience and high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strategic and operational understanding of how to balance the need for strong controls and operational efficiency.
  • Critical thinking and creativity.
  • Board presentation skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution

How to apply

If you meet these requirements and are interested in taking up the challenge. submit by email only, your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae with names of at least three (3) traceable referees, and day telephone/mobile numbers by Saturday, 19th September, 2020, to the following address:

The Managing Director and Head of HR

Business Development Executive Search and Placement Services,

Management Solutions Consulting (Mw) Ltd

Private Bag B 326,


Email. mailto:mansolmw@yahoo.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged

Note: A more detailed lob description for the position is available on request on the email address

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