Finance Assistant

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the local community in integrated HIV/AIDS in Chiradzulu District and Cervical Cancer projects Blantyre districts.


MSFF is looking for its Blantyre Coordination office:


Workplace                     :        Blantyre

Type of contract           :        6 month Fixed term contract with possible extension

Start date
                       :        January 2021


Main purpose of the position


Execute administrative and finance related tasks and follow up of project accountancy to support the Finance and accountancy Manager following MSF standard and procedures, in order to ensure legal compliance and keep a strict control over monetary resources to achieve project objectives

Main responsibilities

  • Implementing Cash management procedures in order to ensure the highest control and security, assisting the Project Fin Manager in the prevision of monthly treasury and planning in order to ensure the coverage of daily needs, advances on salaries, payroll, etc
  • Processing the payment to suppliers and keep strict on all documentation involved, informing the administration manager of any sort of disparity
  • Carrying out all accounting tasks and activities, classifying, preparing and filing of all accounting pieces in accounting software, in order to ensure strict control of all expenditures and the reliability of statements and documentation
  • Following up of all expiring rental contract dates and inform the Administration Manager in order to leave enough time to arrange a renewal or look for some other alternative.
  • Making all administrative information available to the staff (posting, meetings, etc.), supporting the Project Finance Manager in translating documents into local language and assisting in meetings upon request.
  • Any other administrative task delegated by the Project Finance Manager.


                 Desirable Finance, Business administration Diploma  

:                  Essential Local Language and English

                Essential previous working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs.

                                    Desirable experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries.
                                    Must be registered with an Accounting Board

Knowledge:               Computer Literacy (Excel, Word)

How to apply

Documents to provide:

  • Cover letter, Updated CV, ID Copy and relevant certificates

Deadline for submission of application:  18th December 2020


Application should be submitted to:

Coordinator Human Resources

Médecins sans Frontières France

P.O. Box 2736

Blantyre – Malawi

E-mail address:
[email protected]

With in object: 202012_FINANCE ASSISTANT   

NOTE:   Please clearly indicate the position title on the application. Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. MSF is an equal opportunity employer: all applicants will be equally considered under the same criteria and expectations. MSF does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees: if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration on 0992 962 251 or email: [email protected] as soon as possible.

Skills Required

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