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Senior Grants/Agreement Management Officer

Date Posted: Nov 23, 2020

Job Description

Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Malawi is a locally registered NGO that has been operating in Malawi since 1995. Our mission is to work with the communities by promoting social and economic development through health, education training, food security and environmental programs. Our work towards development is guided by social cohesion and respect for humanity, driven by innovative and cost effective programs. Through a variety of development models, DAPP complements the government’s effort in implementing the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy.

Position: Senior Grants/Agreement Management Officer

DAPP Malawi is inviting suitably qualified and experienced persons to apply for a position as a Senior Grants/Agreement Management Officer for an upcoming USAID funded project which is to be implemented in Mulanje, Machinga and Mangochi Districts aiming at improving access to high-quality, person-centred TB, DR-TB, and TB/HIV services. This position is contingent upon the award from USAID. The position is expected to be based in Blantyre and will be reporting to the Chief of Party of the upcoming project and the DAPP Finance Director.

 Job summary/ responsibilities: 

This position will be the lead expert for financial operations and management.  This includes being responsible for efficient resource deployment and use, program accounting and financial reporting systems, cost-share and related reporting and ensuring compliance with USAID financial and accounting rules and regulations 

Key Performance Areas 

  • Manage accounting and financial internal control systems in order to manage project resources and operations
  • Direct the compliance and financial management systems in accordance with donor requirements and ensure expenses are incurred consistently with grant agreements and overall contract
  • Supervise and mentor the project Finance team
  • Financial management of two sub-grantees 
  • Ensure timely and accurate submission of financial data, reports, projections, etc., as required
  • Manage financial reporting and analysis to external and internal stakeholders, including financial information needs 
  • Support the Chief of Party and the  Project Coordinator in preparation and monitoring of budgets, spending trends, projections, and planning

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration or a closely related field.  A Master’s degree is preferred 
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in overseeing financial operations and management of large-scale, complex development activities in developing countries
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing the procurement administration and financial management and reporting of a PEPFAR-funded activity
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of U.S. Government financial and procurement rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience with financial management principles, tools and systems, including a high level of proficiency with computerized accounting 
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English

To Apply

Please send your application including a job application letter, a full CV and 3 references in English to:


at your earliest convenience but no later than Friday 27 November 2020 – candidate applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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