Accounts Officer – Malawi

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable TB control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

Over the past century we have built a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully controlling TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have also shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague, the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government donors.

 

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the USAID-funded 5-year (2014-2019) global flagship program for implementing USAID’s TB strategy to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries as well as contributing to TB/HIV activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). To implement the project, we lead a unique international consortium of eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The overarching strategic objectives of CTB are to improve access to quality patient-centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.

 

Purpose of the Position
The Accounts Officer is responsible for keeping accurate, complete and up-to date office records for KNCV Malawi country office, as well as assisting the senior finance and administration officer with the monitoring of the balance sheet and the supply of relevant information to internal stakeholders.

 

Job profile:

Duties and Responsibilities
As an Accounts Officer you will:

  • Check and assign codes to all financial documents
  • Ensure payment requests and settlements are on available budget
  • Enter all financial documents into the accounting system
  • Prepare and process payments in the banking system
  • Monitor all advance accounts and reports outstanding balances to Senior Finance and Administration Officer on a regular basis
  • Ensure that all project incurred expenses are timely paid, documented, and filed
  • Assist in the annual audit process and related activities
  • Assist procurement process on regional level
  • Maintain the petty cash accounts
  • Assist preparing financial reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist preparing budgets
  • Ensure compliance with all US Government (USG) and KNCV financial management and accounting policies and regulations
  • Ensure adherence to all major financial rules and regulations which are described in the KNCV Field Office Manual and the operations manual of USAID
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Senior Finance and Administration Officer.

 

Who are we looking for?

 
Education:

  • Bachelor degree (Accounting, Finance and/or Business Management). Those with ACCA/CIMA/ICAM are preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills
  • Must be self-starter with the ability to work in a team
  • Must be flexible with absolute integrity, organizational awareness and an understanding of cultural differences.

 

Knowledge/experience:

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience directly related to financial management or accountancy, preferably with an international non-for-profit organization (NGO)
  • Demonstrable experience with accounting and financial reporting in USG supported projects
  • Knowledge of Malawian government laws for NGO operation in the country
  • Knowledge and proficiency in financial Accounting software, like QuickBooks, EXACT & MS Excel and MS Word.

 

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Good interpersonal communication
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Sound analytical skills and integrity.

 

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A full-time (40hours per week) fixed term contract 12 months with possible extension depending on performance and funding
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues
  • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

 

Application

You can apply for this position, by submitting your CV including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via the KNCV website before the 22nd February 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on: +265 994 869 999 or send an e-mail to recruitmalawi@kncvtbc.org.

For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see www.kncvtbc.org.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled person.

Accounts Officer – Malawi