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World Relief is an international Christian NGO working in health, economic development, disaster response, and refugee resettlement. World Relief`s mission is empowering local churches to serve the most vulnerable.

World Relief Malawi is implementing a USAID funded SCOPE project which seeks to use and improve existing private and public health systems, working systems, working with health service providers to co-train community health actors and strengthen policies to improve access to services.

World Relief Malawi, through the SCOPE project, collaborates with key stakeholders to reduce preventable maternal health and child morbidity by increasing utilization of reproductive health services for women of reproductive age and utilization of primary health care services by under five children.

World Relief Malawi, therefore invites applications from interested and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:

Job Title : SCOPE Project Accountant – (1 Position)

Reports to : Assistant Finance Manager

Location : Lilongwe

Key Responsibilities

The SCOPE Project Accountant is responsible for the accounting, and reporting functions of the SCOPE project grant to ensure adherence to budget, compliance with World Relief policy and procedures and USAID Rules and Regulations. The position reports to the Assistant Finance Manager with interaction with the Home Office International Finance Team and the SCOPE Finance and Operations manager located in Baltimore.

Essential Functions


  • Verify all supporting documents for authenticity before entering them in the organization`s accounting software.
  • Verify accounts by reconciling statements, transactions and supporting documents.
  • Prepare check and cash payment vouchers and allocate expenses to proper accounting codes for all financial transactions in line with budgets and project documentation
  • Posting of Journals as directed by the Finance Manager
  • File and archive all accounting and supporting documents appropriately
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Reporting and Compliance
  • Visiting Field Locations to provide support and ensure compliance on grant spending
  • Prepare programs budget pipelines and management reports for review by the Assistant Finance Manager before submission to Program Managers and SCOPE Operations & Finance Manager.
  • Maintain financial security by following internal accounting controls.
  • Ensure that VAT invoice fulfil VAT claim requirements, prepare and follow up VAT claim on quarterly basis in collaboration with the Finance Manager
  • Ensure that all accounting requests from HQ for finance supporting documentation are sent in a timely manager to the International Accountants.

Budget and Forecasting
  • Work with Program Managers and Assistant Finance Manager to create cash forecasts for the project to ensure needed cash is received from HO.
  • Prepare Monthly Budget Vs. Actual (BVA) Reports on the project for review by the Country Director and SCOPE Finance Manager.
  • Work with Program Managers and Procurement Department to ensure that program Managers and Procurements are made in timely manner, adhering to WR Policy and USAID regulations, communicating with the SCOPE Finance and Operations Manager if additional approvals for HO or USAID are required prior to any procurement.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting of Finance with International NGO work experience required. CPA preferred.
  • Proven Experience in fund-based accounting.
  • Prior Experience in Computerized Accounting.
  • Excellent skills in MS Office especially Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and oral English skills.

Personal Skills
  • Commitment to World Relief`s values.
  • High level of integrity and sense of confidentiality.
  • Initiative, excellent organizational ability, with attention to details.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for tram work in a multicultural environment
  • Self-directing, reliable and responsible
  • Strategic thinker, patient and self-controlled.

Method of applications

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications and CVs and provide names and contacts of three traceable referees to World Relief by 1st November, 2019. Please indicate on the envelope of email subject the post which you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated.

Applications should be sent to the following address:

The Human Resource Officer,
World Relief Malawi,
P. O. Box 30717,



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