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Export Development Fund (EDF) is a development finance institution (DFI) mandated to promote the growth as well as diversification of the country’s exports. EDF’s mission is to accelerate structural transformation in Malawi through various financial and non-financial interventions availed to businesses in growth sectors of the economy. EDF also plays a leading role in job creation by investing in ambitious projects and initiatives with the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of Malawi’s exports

By taking on strategic investments that may fall outside the risk acceptance criteria for commercial banks, the additionality of EDF’s interventions is more pronounced as EDF is able to reach out to enterprises that are in dire need of financing as recently demonstrated by the rapid disbursements under the COVID-19 Trade Impact Mitigation Facility (COTIFA) which extended loans and advances in the amount equivalent to US$ 20 million

EDF’s young and dynamic team is motivated towards the collective goal of transforming Malawi’s trade sector for accelerated economic development

Exciting opportunities have arisen for energetic and innovative individuals to join EDF. We are therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position:


Position: Finance Manager 




Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the Finance Manager is responsible for managing the finance team to ensure accurate and timely financial management and reporting, implementing effective internal controls and ensuring effectiveness in the deployment of the EDF’s financial resources


Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Timely preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual management and financial reports to meet the EDF’s requirements and statutory reporting deadlines.
  • Plan and monitor receivables as well as creditors to ensure timely availability of funds to meet the EDF’s solvency requirements
  • Take lead in the formulation of periodic budgets and forecasts
  • Monitor and control departmental and corporate operating and capital expenditures in line with the approved budget.
  • Oversee operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives and design a framework for these to be met
  • Ensuring the Fund meets all its statutory and compliance obligations, including statutory accounting, company and tax returns.
  • Manage payroll system
  • Deliver quality standards in all significant financial and business papers and reports
  • Handle internal and external audit matters with the Fund’s Auditors


Preferred Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Attributes are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting coupled with professional qualifications (ACCA, CIMA. and CFA).
  • In depth knowledge of and experience in financial sector accounting and financial reporting
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Extensive understanding of financial trends and general market patterns.
  • Ability to strategize and solve problems
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience n a similar position


How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications clearly indicating the position together with detailed CV and names of three traceable referees by Friday 15th January 2021 via email to recruitment@edf.mw

All addressed to

The Managing Director

Export Development Fund Limited

First Floor Pamodzi House Presidential Way Drive

P.O. Box 30063

LILONGWE 3

EDF is an equal opportunity employer as such women are encouraged to apply


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    16 Jan, 2021

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