FINANCE & OPERATION OFFICER

Location

Malawi Network of Older Persons’ Organizations (MANEPO), Kadale Properties Limited, Plot no. 244, Bwaila Road, Area 15, Lilongwe, MALAWI; with periodic travel to project locations (Central-Eastern Malawi).

Contract type

Full time, 40 hours a week, one-year renewable fixed contract

Salary

Competitive

Estimated starting date:

July 2021

Reporting to:

Head of Finance

Background & Purpose

MANEPO is a consortium of Civil Society Organizations whose aim is to help older men and women claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives in Malawi

MANEPO is looking to recruit a Finance and Operations Officer on a fixed term contract to provide support in the implementation of the 3-year project entitled: Improving access to quality, inclusive and comprehensive eye health services for marginalized rural communities in central-eastern Malawi.

The project is funded by UK Government and will be delivered in partnership with Christian Blind Mission UK (CBM UK) and Nkhoma CCAP Mission Hospital.

The purpose of the role is to provide sound financial management and operational support to enable successful implementation of the above-mentioned project. The job holder will ensure all financial reporting and partnership commitments are met and will work in close collaboration with NMH and CBM UK.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain financial control systems and processes to ensure that financial resources as used by the NMH are in compliance with MANEPO and CBM UK financial policies, standards and procedures with specific donor requirements.
  • Coordinate project financial reporting, ensuring quality, accuracy and timeliness of reports.
  • Prepare financial documents and critically analyze financial reports for compliance against donor requirement and approved budget.
  • Support MNH with accurate budget forecasting and planning.
  • Monitor project budget through budget versus actual analysis, analyzing burn rates and under/overspend.
  • Review periodical program fund reconciliation statements and financial report to ensure completeness and accuracy of the financial reports
  • Provide operational and logistics support to the Project Manager for the smooth and effective implementation of the project.
  • Support the Project Manager in monitoring and mitigating project risks.
  • Provide support to the Project Manager to carry out inclusive monitoring and evaluation of the project activities.
  • Provide other support as required by the line manager.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • Bachelor of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Administration, or any other relevant field
  • Qualified accountant or working towards a qualification.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and financial systems.
  • High level of accuracy.
  • At least three to five years of professional experience in audit, financial management, systems, and controls, including grant management, preferably within an International Organization
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and express financial implications and recommendations in clear business cases at all levels.
  • Proven ability to verbalize, engage, work, and collaborate productively with a wide variety of stakeholders to produce quality reports under tight deadlines.
  • Experience in managing institutional donor funded projects.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
Desirable
  • Experience and understanding of Eye Health and particular Eye Health Services in Malawi.
  • Experience in supporting project implementation, organisation and logistics.
  • Experience of working with persons with disabilities and / or older persons, and sound understanding of disability issues.
Competencies/ Skills/Personal qualities:
  • Driven and dedicated individual, determined to apply their ability to support the work of preventing avoidable blindness, with a passion to promote Human Rights and Inclusion.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills that build consensus and partnership working; ability to engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop finance management capacity in others and promote the importance of solid financial controls.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Proven excellent organizational and coordination skills as well as high level of autonomy.
Shortlisting and Interviews

    All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted, we will contact you to attend interviews. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process.

Safeguarding

    The successful candidate will be required to adhere to MANEPO’s Safeguarding policy and CBM’s Children and Adults At Risk Safeguarding Policy, and will be required to actively respect, support and promote the safeguarding of all children and adults who come in contact with the project, including beneficiaries, partners, staff and volunteers, ensuring policies and procedures are followed and observed at all times.

    Candidates with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact the Human Resources and Administration Manager, Angella Mkupu, at info@manepo.org/amkupu@manepo.org or mobile +265995834320


Project Manager

Location

Malawi Network of Older Persons’ Organizations (MANEPO), Kadale Properties Limited, Plot no. 244, Bwaila Road, Area 15, Lilongwe, MALAWI; with periodic travel to project locations (Central-Eastern Malawi).

Contract type

Full time, 40 hours a week, one-year renewable fixed contract

Salary

Competitive

Estimated starting date:

July 2021

Reporting to:

Head of Programmes

Background & Purpose

MANEPO is a consortium of Civil Society Organizations whose aim is to help older men and women claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives in Malawi

MANEPO is looking to recruit a Finance and Operations Officer on a fixed term contract to provide support in the implementation of the 3-year project entitled: Improving access to quality, inclusive and comprehensive eye health services for marginalized rural communities in central-eastern Malawi.

The project is funded by UK Government and will be delivered in partnership with Christian Blind Mission UK (CBM UK) and Nkhoma CCAP Mission Hospital.

The purpose of the role is ensuring alignment and close collaboration with the NMH, CBM UK and other stakeholders for the quality delivery of programme.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead on planning and managing effective project implementation in coordination with partners.
  • Carry out inclusive monitoring and evaluation of the project activities including timely preparation and submission of all relevant reports according to the guidance provided.
  • In collaboration with the Finance & Operations Officer, monitor project expenditure and status of the implementation plan, ensuring that project activities are completed in timely fashion and within budget.
  • Identify and manage risks to ensure achievement of the project’s objectives and regularly review and update the project risk register.
  • Lead on planning, implementing, and monitoring safeguarding and accountability related activities to minimize the risk of harm to project participants.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relations with the implementing partners, NMH and CBM UK staff as well as other programme stakeholders including relevant organisations and line government agencies, in particular the Ministry of Health.
  • Represent the project in meetings related to disability and/or eye health organized by the Government and other stakeholders.
  • Take up any other related duties assigned and agreed by the line manager.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • University degree or relevant experience in medical/ophthalmology, public health, development studies or related fields. Those with masters will have an added advantage
  • At least five to ten years of experience in inclusive Project Management of development programmes including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience with safeguarding and accountability practices and working with vulnerable groups.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
Desirable
  • Experience and understanding of Eye Health and particular Eye Health Services in Malawi.
  • Sound understanding of disability and age-related issues.
  • Experience working with Governments and national and international non- governmental organisations
Competencies/ Skills/Personal qualities:
  • Driven and dedicated individual, determined to apply their ability to support the work of preventing avoidable blindness, with a passion to promote Human Rights and Inclusion.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills that build consensus and partnership working; ability to engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Competent leader and team builder.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Understanding of Inclusive Project Cycle Management.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to take the initiative and work with minimum supervision
  • Effective use of IT including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
Shortlisting and Interviews

    All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted, we will contact you to attend interviews. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process.

Safeguarding

    The successful candidate will be required to adhere to MANEPO Safeguarding policy and CBM’s Children and Adults At Risk Safeguarding Policy, and will be required to actively respect, support and promote the safeguarding of all children and adults who come in contact with the project, including beneficiaries, partners, staff and volunteers, ensuring policies and procedures are followed and observed at all times.

    Candidates with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact the Human Resources and Administration Manager, Angella Mkupu, at info@manepo.org/amkupu@manepo.org or mobile +265995834320

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Eligible candidates meeting the above qualifications and experience should submit their applications attaching a detailed Curriculum Vitae and contact details of three (3) traceable referees not later than Friday, 7 May 2021. to:

    The Country Director

    MANEPO, Agma House (Third Floor)

    Box 51408, Limbe

    Email: vacancies@manepo.org


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A society in which the rights of older men and women are protected and promoted in order for them to lead dignified, quality, active and secure lives

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Mission Statement

To promote coordination, knowledge sharing and inclusion of older men and women in programmes and policies in order to reduce poverty, abuse and discrimination.

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    advocates for a Malawian society where every older man and woman, everywhere in the country, can say:

  • "I have the income I need"
  • "I enjoy the best possible health and quality of life"
  • "I am safe and secure, free from discrimination and abuse"
  • "My voice is heard"
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