Finance Officer – Gender Responsive Ultra Poor Graduation Project

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed

Oxfam

A consortium of Oxfam and Christian Aid has received funding from Financial Access for Rural Markets, Smallholders and Enterprises (FARMSE) Programme to implement a three-year project called Gender Responsive Ultra Poor Graduation project in Machinga and Balaka districts. The overall objective of the project is to enhance resilience and sustainably graduate 3,300 rural households, including at least 30% women headed households and 20% youth headed households from ultra-poverty in Machinga and Balaka districts by June 2022. FARMSE is funded by Government of Malawi, with International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) as a back donor.

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
Oxfam Malawi is seeking qualified and dynamic candidates who will make a difference in Malawi through the project as detailed below:

The Role

We are looking for a Finance Officer who will provide essential support to the FARMSE Project Coordinator to ensure maximum impact of the Oxfam Programme, responsible for the co-ordination of all financial matters. He/she will work closely with the Programme Accountant and Funding Coordinator to ensure that the country programme maintains a high standard of budget and financial control for the project as well as full compliance to contractual agreements with donors.

What we are looking for

A university degree coupled with Accountancy professional qualification (ACCA or CPA) is preferable. Minimum of 3 years working experience and understanding of NGO operations and project cycle and managing resources and deadlines. Strong information systems background with proven experience of working with accounting software and data input systems.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Malawi, to act as key contributor to the FARMSE project, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their respective fields. Oxfam will offer a fair pay and competitive benefits package.
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Documents

JD Finance Officer – Gender Responsive Ultra Poor Graduation Project.pdf (26.25 KB)

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