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PMU Grants & Compliance Officer

Date Posted: Sep 12, 2019

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Better Extension Training Transforming Economic Returns (BETTER) Project

PMU Grants and Compliance Officer

Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. We have 50 years of experience working with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives and agribusinesses across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve diets, diversify incomes and make their livelihoods more sustainable and resilient to external shocks. We also work to build awareness of issues affecting smallholders and represent their interests at policy and institutional level. Our sectors of expertise include, Food and nutrition security, Sustainable rural livelihoods, Access to finance, Farming as a business, Value chain development, Climate resilience, Natural resource management, Water and Sanitation and Policy influencing. SHA has been operating in Malawi since 1994.

Self Help Africa as lead agency, in collaboration with Action Aid, Evangelical Association of Malawi, Plan International and ADRA, with funding from the European Union, will be implementing a programme called BETTER. BETTER with a total funding of €14.6 million with EU contributing €13.96 million is a five-year programme that aims at increasing the resilience, food, nutrition and income security of 402,000 smallholder farmers in the 10 districts of Karonga, Chitipa, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhata-Bay, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo and Mulanje. BETTER is part of the KULIMA (Kutukula Ulimi m`Malaw) Programme.

The PMU Grants & Compliance Officer will monitor the performance of all financial and operational functions within the KUUMA BETTER consortium partners. The position holder will ensure that all staff and consortium partner are well versed in EU and Consortium’s policies and procedures and are adhering to such standards.

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in grants management and accounting, a non-governmental organization.
  • Part Qualified ACCA Significant experience in financial monitoring, budgetary systems and controls with strong analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of donor financial policies and guidelines knowledge of EU Guidelines.
  • Knowledge and experience of financial computer applications.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel to a high level.


  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities.
  • Experience in working with consortiums and NGOs.


Please submit by 5pm of 24th September, 2019 a completed application form, CV and motivation letter which can be downloaded at where the detailed job descriptions can also be found.

Completed application forms, a motivation letter, and an updated curriculum, for the vacancies should be submitted to:



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