U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Grants Finance Specialist Jobs in Malawi

U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Grants Finance Specialist Jobs in Malawi


  • The Job holder is a specialist responsible for oversight, at post level, of the finance aspects of CDC’s cooperative agreements portfolio and provides auditing technical assistance to Implementing Partners to ensure compliance with federal appropriation and assistance law; and tracks the submission and follow-up of annual audit reports to the Office of Grants Services (OGS) based at CDC Headquarters. The Job holder works with Implementing Partners to design,
    plan, and execute periodic system audits. The job holder provides training and mentorship to the financial and administrative staff of Implementing Partners with focus on local indigenous organizations and CDC staff as needed.

  • The job holder provides routine reports to administrative and technical managers and project officers on the compliance of Implementing Partners to inform decision making for funding levels and/or administrative restrictions. The job holder routinely coordinates with Implementing Partners and fiscal agents to ensure that fiscal agents outline a clear plan for building capacity and transferring skills to the permanent staff of the recipient entity. The incumbent reports to the Grants Management Branch Chief.

    Qualifications and Evaluations:


  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Commerce, Economics or Finance is required.


  • The incumbent must possess 5 years’ experience in finance management. This includes experience as an auditor, which must involve financial management and audits of non-profit organizations and/or governmental entities.

    Job Knowledge:

  • Incumbent should have expert knowledge in the conduct of audits for non-profit organizations and/or governmental entities receiving USG grant funding.

  • A detailed knowledge of overall management principles, guidelines and procedures related to the administration of cooperative agreements,
    as well as related audit and accounting requirements, is required.

  • An in-depth understanding of the structure and functions of the CDC’s role and function in support of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is required. The job holder must also have a detailed knowledge of the host country operational environment, including a good understanding of host government laws and
    regulations regarding public health-related implementing agreements.

    Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV English (fluency in both written and oral) is required.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Incumbent must be able to work independently to assess inconsistencies in complex financial data and to assist technical staff in review of budgets for technical projects.

  • Incumbent must possess standard personal computer skills with extensive experience using word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint,
    and databases.


  • All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

  • The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; U.S. Embassy Lilongwe Grants Finance Specialist Jobs in Malawi

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