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Finance and Administrative Assistant

Date Posted: Jun 12, 2019

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Official Job Title: Finance and Administrative Assistant

Duty Station: Zomba

Grade (Classified) SB3

Type of contract: Service Contract

Duration: 1 year (renewable based on performance)

Closing Date: 24th June 2019

Job Purpose:
The Finance and Administrative Assistant will be based in National Statistics Office, Zomba. Under the overall guidance of the Assistant Commissioner, the Finance and Administrative Assistant will work in the direct supervision of the Project Facilitator and in close collaboration with UNFPA and Zomba district staff.

Major Activities/Expected Results

  • Prepare payment requests/quarterly advances/monthly financial reports for the Census project implementation in collaboration with the Project Facilitator and NSO personnel according to the Annual Work Plan.
  • Provide financial management and reporting support to partners and responsible parties within the framework of UNFPA financial rules and regulations.
  • Timely disbursement of funds to subcontractors in accordance with decisions of the appropriate procurement committees.
  • Consolidate monthly financial reports from responsible parties to check compliance with cash transfer voucher and appropriate budgetary codes.
  • Support the recruitment processes, payment and reporting from service providers working under the Census Project.
  • Prepare and maintain accounts in accordance with UNFPA procedures including monitoring actual expenditure and forecasting project completion costs to advise project management accordingly.
  • Support the implementation of HACT assurance activities including spot checks, fields visits, micro assessment and audited accounts and ensure timely follow-up and implementation of the recommendations.
  • Ensure timely, correct management and reporting of funds to National Statistics Office and UNFPA.
  • Coordinate minutes and reports from meetings.
  • Support budget planning and revisions.
  • Spearhead the logistic organizing of workshops, trainings, seminars etc.
  • Undertake procurement of office supplies, stationery and field assets.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s in accounting, administration or related field, those with a degree or ACCA, professional certification will have an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Malawi civil service administration is required, UN experience desirable.
  • 2 years’ experience in management of substantial multi-donor budgets.
  • Knowledge of up to date accounting packages.
  • Progressively responsible experience in budget administration and financial reporting.

Required Competencies:

  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:
  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact.

Functional Competencies:
  • Good knowledge of accounting.
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/attitudinal change.
  • Excellent IT skills, knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning.
  • Languages: Excellent writing and oral skills in English and Chichewa; knowledge of another UN language is an asset

How to apply
Interested candidates should submit their P11, CV, copy of qualifications and motivation letter quoting the vacancy number in the SUBJECT to:

The UNFPA Representative,
P.O. Box 30135,
Evelyn Court Compound
Area 13


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

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  • Location
    Zomba City
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
  • Apply Before
    24 Jun, 2019

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