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Grant Accountant at Partners In Health

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  • Neno
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Partners In Health

Partners In Health


Partners in Health (PIH) is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH has programs in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kazakhstan
and Boston. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

PIH began working in Malawi in 2007, where today we support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to serve a catchment area of 165,000 through 12 health centers and two hospitals in partnership with our sister organizations.

Partners in Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) has its headquarters in Neno District with operations across the country.

We therefore seek to recruit suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following positions:

2. Position: Grant Accountant

Reports to: Grants and Compliance Manager

Commitment: Full Time (Monday-Friday)

Working Hours: Regular Office Hours (40Hrs/Week)

Location: Neno Boma

Program Overview

Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) seeks a Grant Accountant for the following program: “No Woman or Girl Left Behind” which seeks to enhance and improve provision of and demand for gender-sensitive and rights-based sexual and reproductive health services. These improved services will be adolescent-friendly and will focus on the provision of a comprehensive array of family planning options (including long acting contraceptives), high-quality obstetric care, treatment and support services to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). They will run in parallel to SGBV education
initiatives geared for adolescents, teen clubs to support youth living with HIV, and Healthy Futures clubs for teens that cover SRHR topics, life skills, and awareness around rights especially for girls.

Position Overview

The Grant Accountant will have wide-ranging responsibilities and work with PIH staff at all levels in Malawi. S/he will be primarily responsible for the finances and accounting associated with the GAC grant and project and will assist in a variety of administrative responsibilities for the project. The Grant Accountant will be based in Neno, will report to
the Grants and compliance Manager will work closely with the Grants Manager for this project. The Grant Accountant is responsible for providing financial support to this project, ensuring smooth and timely flow of work.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work with Adolescent Health Specialist, GAC team and APZU clinical team in managing the GAC funded No Woman or Girl left behind (NWOGLB) Project budget
  • Work with program’s Grants Manager in ensuring that compliance on contract conditions and assurances are met as well as ensuring that activities are being implemented in line with the budget
  • Review expenditure reports, invoices and any other financial documentation required under the grant
  • Review all grant payment requests to ensure that they are in line with grant compliance requirements and PIH policy
  • Prepare journal entries for posting to general ledger and record funds revenue in the accounting system
  • Generate accurate financial reports both monthly transaction lists and quarterly reports for the program, for internal monitoring of variances against grant budget and for donor reporting.
  • Identify issues, concerns and problems and communicate clearly and timely with NWOGLB Project manager, Grant Manager and implementing team
  • In corroboration with NWOGLB Project Manager, Conduct budget reviews and forecast for the program and resolve accounting and reporting issues as necessary
  • Assist with fund audit
  • Perform Bank reconciliation and monthly close report
  • Regular update of the grant tracker to ensure compliance with all donors financial reporting
  • Other activities required by funder or PIH/APZU
  • Assist in cash disbursement for GAC Project activities i.e. CHWs monthly payments, meeting allowances etc.
  • Assist finance team in monthly reporting.
  • Assist in inventory management.
  • Responsible for office supplies & stationery for GAC Project
  • Maintain efficient electronic and paper filing systems for financial records.
  • Liaise with GAC Grant Manager for all procurement needs for the project
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested with an appropriate sense of humor, positive and professional attitude, and team spirit.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Technical Competencies

  • Be a Bachelor’s Degree holder in Accounting/Finance from a recognized university with at least 4 years’ experience in accounting and demonstrated track record in financial management of grant-funded development/health projects especially USAID, GAC, UNICEF, and other US government grants.
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion, plan and prioritize multiple deliverables, and coordinate teams to meet deadlines
  • Ability to interact effectively and appropriately via telephone, electronic communication, and in person with medical, clinical, and administrative staff
  • Superior communication skills (verbal, interpersonal, written)
  • Must be self-motivated and work with minimal supervision, yet able to recognize when it is appropriate to seek assistance
  • Ability to keep accurate records and pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Well organized, strategic and with impeccable analytical skills
  • Experience in grant proposal and development
  • Strong computer knowledge and skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Outlook) and knowledgeable of computerized software such as ‘Microsoft Dynamics Navigator/ Serenic, PowerBI, Vena etc.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a results oriented team, demonstrate good management skills, and ability to produce quality work
  • Team player and adaptable to a fast-growing environment and system
  • Honest with strong integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness, and negotiating skills
  • Willingness to live in a rural area and travel within the district regularly

Benefits & Remuneration

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Method Of Application

Qualified and interested persons should apply to the address below, enclosing their cover letter; copies of relevant certificates and curriculum vitae indicating three names of traceable referees with valid telephone numbers and email addresses not later than Friday, 26th May, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The Director of Human Resources and Administration
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU)
P.O. Box 56
P.O. Box 1774

NB: Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is is an equal opportunity employer, so, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, tribe, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment.
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is committed to safeguarding staff, children and communities with whom we work. We are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon
the successful completion of applicable background checks.

The Organisation does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process. If you are asked to make a payment at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact and