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Finance Officer at Ujamaa Pamodzi Africa

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  • Lilongwe
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Ujamaa Pamodzi Africa


Position: Finance Officer


About Ujamaa Pamodzi Africa

Ujamaa Pamodzi Africa is a sexual and gender-based violence prevention organization. Our mission is to promote health, personal safety and empowerment for vulnerable women and children. We envision an empowered society free from violence against women and children. Ujamaa implements various activities in eight districts: Lilongwe, Salima, Dedza, Mangochi, Machinga, Balaka, Blantyre, and Kasungu


Position Summary:

Ujamaa Pamodzi Africa is seeking a passionate and detail-oriented Finance Officer to play a vital role in supporting our finance department. As a Finance Officer, you will ensure the financial health of the organization.

This position will support the Finance department’s management of accounting systems, policies, and procedures in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donor rules and regulations, and legal requirements to support high-quality programs serving the vulnerable.


As part of an experienced finance team, you will help coordinate daily financial activities through the duties outlined below

Duties and Responsibilities:

•        Check payment requests for accuracy and corrections before approval.

•        Prepare payment vouchers in accordance with the operational procedures.

•        Participate in development of annual work plans and budgets for projects.

•        Review all liquidations for accuracy.

•        Maintain project financial files for audit readiness.

•        Budgeting and forecasting and financial reporting

•        Preparation of donor funding requests

•        Ensure compliance with donor regulations and restrictions on funds received

•        Assist Finance Manager in ensuring strong internal controls are maintained in finance and operations functions.

•        Staff training on financial procedures and requirements

•        Preparation for audits

•        Perform other finance duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned.



•        Extremely organised and detail-oriented.

•        Ability to multi-task.

•        Excellent analytical skills.

•        Unquestionable professional code of ethics, integrity and trust.

•        Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

•        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

•        Good judgement and ability to identify and address organisational needs.

•        Excellent time management skills.

•        Team player.


Qualifications & Job Experiences:

•        Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Finance, with knowledge managing donors funds (preferably UNICEF, USAID and other UN agencies)

•        A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting or related field from a well-recognised University.

•        Knowledge of accounting policies and procedures in an NGO setting

•        Knowledge of MS Excel and ERP accounting systems


Who We Are Looking For:

We are looking for a creative and motivated individual with a passion for using their skills to empower others. We expect you to be a team player with excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic.


Method Of Application

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (include your expected salary in your letter) and CV through email to: [email protected] and copy [email protected]


Applications close on 28th June 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ujamaa Pamodzi Africa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a safe and respectful work environment for all employees. We have a zero-tolerance policy for Sexual exploitation and abuse. All personnel working with Ujamaa are required to adhere to Ujamaa Pamodzi Africa’s safeguarding and PSEA Policies and procedures. Note that for successful candidates there will be background checks to ensure the aforementioned.