Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology (Kusamala) is a local, non-governmental organization that promotes household-level permaculture and agroecology systems in Malawi. Founded in 2009, Kusamala houses Malawi’s largest permaculture demonstration site, Nature’s Gift Permaculture Centre. Through the Centre’s demonstrations, Kusamala educates individuals and communities on how to improve nutrition, income generation, and environmental health. Through grants and programs, Kusamala conducts outreach, research, and advocacy with the aim of showing the viability of permaculture as a local and national agricultural strategy. In a country where approximately 80% of the population are subsistence farmers, Kusamala demonstrates how local resources can meet human needs while improving quality of life both for people and the environment.
We are currently seeking for a suitable Candidate to fill a Finance and Administration Officer position to support the work of our grant funded project through the German Ministry of Cooperation and Development (BMZ): Multisectoral Food and Nutrition Security for Young Smallholders in Malawi. In partnership with the Welt Hunger Hilf (WHH) and Zankhalango, the project utilizes principles of permaculture and agroecology to improve food and nutrition security of smallholder households with young parents. The goal of the project is to see 4500 family members of 900 smallholder households with young parents (about 60% being women) using the resources available to them optimally to feed their families, for income-creation and the general development of both the natural and cultural environment. The position will be based at our Head Office in Lilongwe.
Job Title: Finance and Administration Officer
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
-Maintaining and operating financial records and systems required by the institute
-Performing month and year end procedures, including bank reconciliations
The Ideal candidate:
If interested, please send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with three traceable referees and should be received before 4th March 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications