Finance and operations manager | Malawi | 2019

Chemonics seeks a finance and operations manager for the anticipated USAID-funded Malawi Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests activity (“Tiphike Mwa Makono”). This five-year activity will promote sustainable forest management and energy options to maintain forest cover and reduce land-based emissions in Malawi. By increasing the demand for alternative and efficient energy options and technologies, and the supply of sustainable wood fuels from well-managed forest resources, the activity will help Malawi reduce unsustainable tree cutting in both public and customary forests, improve forest cover, and conserve associated watersheds. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Financial management, grants management, compliance, and other operational and administrative duties in compliance with USAID cooperative assistance rules and regulations
  • Oversee management of all HR, procurement, and grants administration activities
  • Provide guidance and management support to keep procurement and activities on track, within budget, and in compliance with the contract, Chemonics policies and procedures, and applicable federal, USAID, and local regulations


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum eight years of increasing responsibility in administrative and financial management of large-scale, complex international development assistance programs
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with finance and accounting procedures, regulations, and systems for USAID projects
  • Experience with personnel management and human resources systems, policies, and procedures
  • Experience managing and mentoring subcontractors and grantees preferred
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and in a team environment with a broad range of local and international personnel and partners
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills; experience mentoring and supervising staff at all levels
  • Knowledge and experience of the procurement process from solicitation to award
  • Extensive experience in development and managing a donor-funded grants program
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) to implement, analyze, monitor, and manage goals, inputs, outcomes, and achievements
  • Proficiency in Dynamics 365 Office products preferred
  • Ability to develop working relationships and trust with public and private organizations
  • Fluent English; excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Proficient Chichewa or other applicable language preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Application instructions:

If you are interested in this opportunity, submit your application at the link here by March 20, 2019. For any other inquiries or if you have any issues with the application, please send us an email at Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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