Careers: Finance & Administrative Officer in Malawi

Careers: Finance & Administrative Officer in Malawi

Organization: LifeNet International
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Issue Area: Health Systems Strengthening, Medical Training

Finance & Administrative Officer

LifeNet International aims to improve the quality of care and financial sustainability of health facilities to transform African health care and impact Malawians in a positive way. LifeNet International Malawi is looking to recruit medical trainers, management trainers, finance and administrative officer, and drivers for full-time employment.

Job Description & Qualifications

The Finance and Administration Officer will provide the LN Team with appropriate finance, human resource and administrative support to effectively implement program activities, as outlined below.


  1. Processing monthly payroll for LN employees
  2. Keep financial records and perform financial procedures (e.g, receipts, payments requests, petty cash).
  3. Maintain the accounting reporting process, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of ledgers and all supporting documentation and compliance with finance and procurement regulations.
  4. Maintain accounting records, ensuring they are complete, accurate, well archived and safeguarded.
  5. Ensure agreed reporting dates are maintained according to LN policies.
  6. Manage office insurance policies
  7. Work alongside the program support officer to ensure adequate budget preparation on a weekly basis and confirm monthly budget estimates and monthly budget reviews.


  1. Support the efficient running of the LN office daily operations.
  2. Maintain vehicle maintenance, fuel monitoring, mileage monitoring, and leadership of support team.
  3. Assist the Country Director in the adherence to local labour requirements, laws and standards.
  4. Assist the Country Director in managing employee misconduct under the guiding principles of LN HR policy.
  5. Assist in recruitment drives, job offer letters, and induction of initial employees in line with LN processes.
  6. Monitor contract employment status for all LN employees and maintain personnel records.
  7. Assist the Country Director and program support officer to ensure all performance reviews are scheduled and adhered to.
  8. Disseminate all HR learning resources, manuals and relevant materials to LN employees.


  1. Diploma in Business administration. A degree in a related field such as business or finance have an added advantage.
  2. Previous accounting, management, and leadership experience.
  3. An excellent knowledge of English and strong knowledge in computer use (Microsoft, Excel)
  4. Willingness to work within and alongside faith-based organizations and to attend weekly devotions.
  5. Ability to work full-time, 5 days per week, (45+ hours per week)

Compensation and Benefits:

  1. Competitive salary, including health coverage.
  2. Food and accommodation will be provided during visits outside Lilongwe.

To Apply

Your application must consist of a cover letter and a CV with at least two references and copies of relevant certificates.

Please submit all applications via email to by December 29, 2020.