Finanical Administrator

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…”- James 1:27


When you read these words, something resonates in you. You feel a calling to use your considerable administrative skills to care for the most vulnerable among us. 


You’d love to answer that call within the context of a community, where you can both contribute and belong. 


We’re Iris Africa Malawi, and you belong here. 


We are a Christian mission focused on relief and development located in Bangula, Nsanje. Our aim is to extend the Kingdom of God by feeding the poor, caring for the widow, and being a father to the fatherless. 


We’re looking for a strong financial administrator to join our vibrant community, and we hope our search ends with you. 




This is a multi-faceted role, with a priority on the financial administration of our ministry. 


You’ll handle our complex financial reporting. We have individuals, NGOs, and organizational partners that donate to us in their native currencies. Our parent ministries receive complete financial reporting from us, presented to them in their own currencies and according to their preferences. Your strong financial acumen and savvy with QuickBooks will be crucial.


You’ll oversee our annual and monthly taxes and manage our bank accounts.


Some human resources functions are included in this role as well. You’ll manage our payroll of around 100 employees, administer our pension fund, oversee performance management, and liaise with a lawyer and the labour office to keep us legally compliant. If you don’t have extensive experience with HR, we’ll train and support you as you learn this side of the role. 


While the range of responsibilities is wide, you won’t be working alone. You’ll have a team of two skilled administrative people supporting you. They’re eager, and will value your experience, example, and mentorship.


You’re the right fit for this role because you are: 


  • Passionate – your sense of purpose is clear, and you put your whole heart into everything you do. 
  • Adventurous – you love facing new challenges, and would enjoy living in a rural location. 
  • Resilient – you can handle difficult circumstances with grace, and persevere under pressure. 
  • Humble – you want to live a simple life, using your skills to serve others. 


The Details 


This is a full-time, permanent role, working in Bangula. You’ll work 7:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Salary for this role will be between 250,000 MWK and 400,000 MWK gross per month, and commensurate with experience. We also offer pension, life insurance, a company medical support plan, and vacation that will be negotiated based on your experience.


Working With Iris


Serving the most vulnerable among us is not for the faint of heart. The meaningful work we do together has given us some high emotional peaks, as well as deep valleys. We are sustained in this work by God’s calling. It binds us together, and it’s absolutely necessary to thrive in this work. 


We have walked together through multiple disasters, watched young people grow in faith and knowledge, helped members of the community achieve professional growth and food security, and together, change the future of Malawi. 


If you are drawn to this work by that same calling, you’ll experience a job and community that are one of a kind.





Here’s our list of “must have” qualifications: 


  • A strong faith in Jesus Christ, and a calling to this ministry
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing, speaking)
  • 5+ years of experience working in a finance or accounting role
  • An advanced diploma in finance and accounting 
  • Experience with QuickBooks for complex reporting


These would be considered assets: 

  • Experience in Human Resources, particularly payroll or compliance
  • Experience as an administrator in a school, NGO or business
  • Experience with any HR software (Aruti or QuickPayroll preferred)
  • Experience in filing annual tax returns
  • Experience in analyzing accounting data and preparation of profit and loss statements and other financial reports


How to Apply 

To apply, please go to

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you'll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results. 


We encourage all qualified people to apply. We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment, and look forward to hearing from you. 

Comment on advertised Job

Rachel G.

13th of August, 2018 2:53:15 pm

Location: Bangula

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 30th September, 2018

Company: Iris Malawi

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