Counterpart International, Inc.

  • Senior Finance & Compliance Manager - Malawi

    Job Locations MW-Lilongwe
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  • Overview

    Counterpart International is seeking a Senior Finance, Administration & Compliance Manager for its USAID-supported Supporting the Efforts of Partners (STEPS) program in Malawi. Since June 2014, the STEPS program has been providing support to enhance the organizational capacity and internal governance of targeted Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including a subset of CSOs working in the HIV/Malaria sectors, enabling them to increase impact in their respective sectors, at both the local and national level. The scope of STEPS activity is accomplished through two components: 1) Organizational Capacity Development (OCD) and 2) sub-grant awards and management. With the support and guidance from the Chief of Party and the Counterpart International Headquarters staff, the Senior Finance, Administration & Compliance Manager will ensure effective management and monitoring of the STEPS program, with a focus on compliance with USAID rules and regulations and will be responsible for all aspects of financial and administration of the project.


    This position is based in Lilongwe, Malawi. Malawian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


    • Establish financial management systems, procedures and controls and review them on a regular basis to ensure compliance, transparency and effective utilization of resources.
    • Manage program budget and oversee all financial disbursements and procurement ensuring compliance with US government regulations and Counterpart policies.
    • Supervise day-to-day operations of the finance and grants team, mentoring and building their capacity.
    • Monitor program burn rate and support the development of pipelines, expense trackers, accruals and spending projections.
    • Prepare and ensure timely submission of all financial reports, records, files and cash requests to Counterpart headquarters.
    • Oversee development of key HR policies and personnel manual and ensure their adherence to local labor laws.
    • In charge of Counterpart International registration according to the local law and serve as point of contact for any related matters;
    • Institutionalize Counterpart International’s grants management best practices within the program.
    • Assess capacity building needs and provide training and technical assistance in financial management, USAID regulations to local sub-grantees.
    • Oversee grant making process from start to finish, including design and issuance of RFAs, review of proposals, and financial and narrative reporting.
    • Monitor grantee performance per sub-grant agreement requirements and accurate grant close-out procedures.
    • Preparation of monthly financial (COB) reports for HQ review by 7th of every month.
    • Prepare and send monthly car request to HQ by 20th of every month.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • University degree in Finance, Business Administration, International Development, one of the Social Sciences, or related field.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience working with international NGOs in grants management positions.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in administering grants in an international development program, including experience in grants design, negotiation, and administration of civil society related grants.
    • Thorough knowledge of and experience regarding grants administration, contracting, and procurement regulations.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. Government rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communications skills.
    • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills.
    • Ability to work well in a team environment, strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with Civil Society Organizations, USAID, project staff, and other beneficiaries.
    • Prior experience in Africa Region.


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