Officer, Finance
  • Full Time
  • Balaka, Malawi
  • Applications have closed

Evidence Action

We are global: Across nine countries in Africa and Asia, our 700+ people are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and impact. We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background – with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused.

We have big ambitions: Over the next decade, we’re setting our sights higher: We aim to reach over 600 million people globally to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved. We believe in bold and urgent action – because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we.

We need great people:Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for people who share our passion for evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale. We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and have a bias to action and results. If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us.

Job Purpose

This position exist;

  • To ensure the integrity of accounting function and information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and booking transactions and proper serialization and safe filing of documents.
  • The position has access to organization’s confidential information that need to be protected by adhering to organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • The Officer, Finance, will act as a resource and/or coordinate resources between Field and Country office, and perform other duties as defined by the Country finance leadership.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the field office petty cash. This includes reconciliation of the petty cash, liquidation and replenishments of funds
  • Support management of assets register. Keeping track of updates made on the electronic Fresh Desk system updates by Operations Department.
  • Managing receivables from the field offices, ensuring timely liquidations in line with Evidence Action’s finance policies and procedures.
    • Keeping track of all disbursed funds for program activities
    • Submitting weekly and monthly balances status to the Associate Manager, Finance
    • In corroboration with the Accountant and operations/procurement departments ensuring that;
    • timely processing of invoices for suppliers and services providers.
    • all payments to suppliers are made on time, receipts, delivery notes are corrected and properly filed with the appropriate payment vouchers.
    • collect suppliers’ statements and reconcile unpaid invoice balances so that Procurement/Operations may initiate payments.
  • Accurate posting of approved staff liquidations onto accounting System per set timelines
  • Represent the Finance team in various program meetings where necessary in field office.
  • Reviewing staff returns ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that internal controls are adhered to in the day today office operations.
  • Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications & skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related field.
  • Ongoing professional accounting certification will be an added advantage
  • At Least 1- 2 years’ work experience in a position with similar responsibilities.
  • Strategic and tactical critical thinker with good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Confident decision maker who can communicate directions and solutions clearly to both technical and non-technical staff.
  • Understanding of the business role (operations and procurement) function within the programs and organization, and to set objectives based on that.
  • Metrics driven performance philosophy.
  • Proficiency with accounting systems, Microsoft applications.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English with good interpersonal and communication skills.

The position will be based at our Country Office in Lilongwe and will work closely with the in-country Finance function lead.

Closing date for receiving applications will be on Monday 15th July 2024 by 5pm but shortlisting will be done on rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Evidence Action does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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