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UMODZI Consulting is a Malawian led professional team of consultants with cooperating international partners that provides market-led business development services (BDS) to corporate clients, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malawi and within the SADC region.

UMODZI Consulting has been working with United States African Development Foundation (USADF) in Malawi since 2019, to support the implementation of the USADF funded enterprises. With funding from USADF, UMODZI Consulting will be implementing a Livelihood Improvement Program in Neno District. The program will set up community owned integrated farming system demonstration units in communities around 14 health facilities that are part of “Partners in Health” (PIN) Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions (PEN) Plus network of clinics within Neno District. UMODZI Consulting is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons to fill various positions as follows:

POSITION: Finance Officer

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Purpose of the position

The Finance Officer shall provide financial and administrative support to the project activities.

Main duties and responsibilities
  • Assisting in the preparation of budgets
  • Managing records and receipts
  • Ensure financial records are kept up-to-date by reconciling daily, monthly and yearly transactions
  • Processing invoices
  • Supporting the farmer groups in the 14 health facilities to timely prepare of quarterly disbursement requests
  • Coordinating the procurement process
  • Facilitating internal pre-audits and also external audits
  • Working hand in hand with ‘Partner Office’ finance team in managing the farmer groups finances
  • Advising the farmer groups on best finance management practices in compliance with national laws and also ADF laws
  • Supporting the14 farmer groups to prepare monthly reconciliation for onw submission to the donor through partner office
  • Oversee the implementation of the project budgets by ensuring that expenditures are within the budget.
  • Contribute to financial audits.
  • Monitor all bank deposits and payments.
  • Perform periodic financial analysis to detect and resolve problem with Finance Manager
  • Perform all other tasks as delegated by the Finance Manager
  • Advance the values and image of UMODZI Consulting and USADF

Desirable skills

• High integrity to be able to handle cash and cash related transactions
• Good interpersonal skills to be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds
• Attention to detail to be able to scrutinize financial and other information documents before decision making
• Planning and organizing ability to be able to accomplish tasks, file and retrieve information


• Working knowledge of computerized accounting and other computer ion application packages.
• Solid knowledge in financial and accounting procedures


• Effective communication both oral and written English
• Ability to produce and analyse basic accounting reports
• Strong report writing skills in the English Language
• Good organizational and planning skills
Ability to meet strict deadlines under pressure


  • Integrity
  • Professional
  • Trustworthy
  • Confidentiality

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field (Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Arts) or other relevant field.
  • Those with Diploma in Accounting with over 5 years’ experience will be considered.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a busy international, multicultural Non-Government Organization and handling donor funds.
  • Full accounting professional qualification – Chartered/Certified Accountant (CPA, ACCA) or other comparable/equivalent qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Willing to work in rural areas

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to:



P.O Box 3543



Not later than, Friday 19th March 2021

Skills Required

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