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Finance Manager at Chemonics International Inc.

Chemonics International Inc.

The purpose of the Global Health Supply Chain program  Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health. In supporting USG-funded global health activities, PSM will develop and manage a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain.

At the country level, GHSC-PSM supports country strategies and priorities that fall under the following three project objectives:

  • Global Commodity Procurement and Logistics
  • Systems Strengthening Technical Assistance
  • Global Collaboration to Improve Long-Term
  • Availability of Health Commodities
  • The project is seeking qualified candidates for the following full-time employment opportunities:

JOB TITLE : Finance Manager

JOB LOCATION : Lilongwe, Malawi

REPORTS TO : Operations and Finance Director




Position Summary
The Finance Manager is responsible for managing the financial and accounting operations of the GHSC PSM project office in Malawi, ensuring that all transactions are in compliance with USAID regulations and the contract signed by USAID and Chemonics. The Finance Manager will work closely with the projects Operations and Finance Director to ensure smooth financial operations, accurate budgeting and forecasting, and timely invoicing.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Collaborate closely with Country Director, Operations and Finance Director, and the Chemonics home office PMU and finance department on financial management issues.
• Ensure the program’s practices abide by US government accepted accounting procedures, USAID procedures, Chemonics policy, and Malawian law.
• Review cash and bank transactions, payment requests/invoices, payment vouchers, ensuring timely payment of invoices by the project.
• Review daily financial entries into the ABACUS system, coding sheets and all corresponding supporting documentation.
• Review documentation for all payment transactions, including but not limited to vouchers, checks and transfer forms, and ensure that appropriate documentation and approvals are obtained.
• Preparation of month end reports and submitting to the Home Office
• Oversee payroll administration for project employees
• Perform financial tracking of local subcontractors and conduct other financial analysis upon request

Review and contribute in drafting project budgets and monthly forecasts
• Maintain a good working relationship with the project’s bank, ensuring banking activities are processed in a timely and professional manner
• Ensure that VAT exemptions, withholdings and reimbursements are processed in a timely manner and in accordance the Malawi Revenue Authority.
Submit the monthly wire transfer payment request on time and with the required backup documents.
• Oversee the filing system for all the financial documents. Ensure that all vouchers are in order, properly completed, stamped as paid, and that all bank slips/copy of checks are attached, scanned and uploaded to the cloud storage network.
• Follow up on account receivables, payables and VAT refund accounts.
• Support the Operations and Finance Director to ensure proper financial controls are maintained and enforced and appropriate systems are in place.

Explain generally accepted accounting principles, and USAID and Chemonics regulations to staff and consultants as necessary.
• Supervise and build the capacity of two Finance Specialists
• Perform additional tasks as required by the Operations and Finance Director and/or other project leadership.
The ideal candidate must meet the following criteria:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a relevant field
A minimum of 10 years experience of general accounting experience

. A minimum of 5 years experience with USAID projects
Strong understanding of USAID financial rules and regulations and Malawian tax laws Qualification from a recognized accountancy association or similar strongly preferred
• Ability to work in a team and independently with minimal supervision
• Good interpersonal skills, honesty, and commitment to excellence
• Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality
Strong organizational and work prioritization skills, attention to detail
• Demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity

Method Of Application

An application letter, a full detailed Curriculum Vitae or Resume with three traceable referees should be sent to:

Applications are due as follows; the Finance Manager position is due by close of business on Friday August 12, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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