Management Sciences for Health

Zonal and Finance Administration Officer

Job ID
# of Positions
GEN (General)
A000 - None Specified
Application Due Date
Reports To
Accounting Manager


The Zonal Finance and Administration Officer will be responsible for assisting the Accounts Manager with safeguarding the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately of the donor against fraud, loss or misuse. The F&AO is responsible for ensuring that all financial and administrative transactions are accurate and timely for processing at the Central Office, in Lilongwe, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH accounting policies and procedures, and donor requirements.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Review districts and zonal budgets, financial and administrative forms and templates, ensures complete adherence to approved work plans, budget and MSH policies
  • Ensure timely submission of liquidations each month as per policy.
  • Disburse cash or processing of mobile/electronic payments, including per diem and transport to workshop participants and recipients during program activities
  • Review and approve liquidations for completeness as per policy and USG requirements
  • Manage timely submission of weekly and monthly fuel liquidations.
  • Ensures that inventory is assigned, secured, and tracked by Administrative Coordinators at each district office and that proper compliance and controls are in place.
  • Provide support as needed to districts in administrative and financial matters, following up with Central Office support as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in Accounting or equivalent certification.
  • Registered/chartered accountant preferred.
  •    5 Years of work experience in accounting or finance required.
  • Experience working for international organizations with US Government funding preferred.
  • Experience with procurement processes that ensure strong internal controls and solid documentation trails preferred
  • Experience in the use of accounting software (QuickBooks strongly preferred).
  • Knowledge of Nonprofit accounting and fund accounting preferred.
  • Able to complete timely and accurate account reconciliations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with positive attitude, remain focused on results, and respond to changing priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with the ability to operate in a culturally diverse organization

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.


Interested candidates are encouraged to submit concise and well thought out application letters that clearly demonstrate attainment of the relevant experience and qualifications outlined above. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, with telephone contacts and three traceable referees of which one must be a previous supervisor.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Accounting Manager
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