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The Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST) program at University of Malawi- College of Medicine aims to implement comprehensive newborn care through innovative lifesaving technologies, the provision of both technical and clinical capacity-building, implementation of clinical and technical educational programs and the building of a sustainable distribution network. The Grants accountant is the primary point of contact when it comes to providing technical support in Grant Accounting and ensuring compliance to Grants regulations and relevant financial policies. This individual will provide support to the project including budgeting, disbursement, financial reporting and risk management, ensuring that terms and conditions of the grants are met.


Major Responsibilities:

Financial disbursement and reporting

  • Oversee and coordinate the timely disbursement of program funds in accordance with work plan and budget
  • Manage grants account and serve as primary liaison between the program and relevant financial institutions.
  • Prepare grants financial reports and invoices in accordance with donor requirements in a timely manner
  • Generate financial analysis on grant financial Information that will provide management with information for decision making.
  • Provide timely response and feedback on grant financial Issues
  • Work with the program leadership to tackle any outstanding financial issues in a timely manner


Budget Management and Control

  • Ensuring budget control by adequately checking all costs that are chargeable to grants, adhere to internal control standards and donor requirements
  • Ensure spending is within the budget limit to control overspending within projects
  • Continuously monitor budget commitments for projects and advise program leadership on any significant occurrences.


Internal Control

  • Monitor grant periods and ensure that grant phase out financial requirements are adequately met and grants are smoothly phased out

Risk Management and Internal Control

  • Ensure audit process runs smoothly by providing accurate information in a timely manner
  • Ensure Grants finance issues picked during audits and recommendations thereof are implemented within


Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting or related field
  • Qualified accountants with CIMA or ACCA or CA will have added advantage.
  • Applicants should be members of Malawi Accountants Board (MAB) and ICAM.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in projects/programs accounting, financial reporting and budget compliance.
  • Strong skills in Excel.
  • Knowledge of ACCPAC is a must.


 Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership and demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team, prioritize tasks and manage multiple activities with attention to detail, meeting tight deadlines under pressure.


How to apply

Suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications together with copies of relevant certificates, detailed CVs and names of three traceable referees to:

The Registrar,

College of Medicine,

P/Bag 360,


Blantyre 3

Indicate the name of the research project as NEST Study on the envelope for hard copy applications and indicate the same in the subject line of your email for electronic submissions. Electronic submissions should be sent to the following e-mail address:

Email: hr@medcol.mw


Applications should reach the Registrar not later than 24 July 2020. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.  

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