NORAD Framework Agreement Finance Officer

Project Background

Tikwaniritse ndi Kuteteza ma Ufulu a Ana (TiKuMA Programme) is building on the previous Norad framework, the vision of the programme is that all children enjoy their right to education and are protected through strong community and government systems by 2028. Contributing towards this vision, Save the Children (SC) and GAYO with other partners will create hubs of excellence in the two districts of Balaka and Mchinji, to generate experience and evidence for replication and scale. To achieve this, we will work with civil society, government actors, and children themselves within three interrelated thematic areas: A strong government system is accountable, responsive, inclusive, and transparent in respecting, protecting, and fulfilling the rights of children (Child Rights Governance), Children are protected from child marriage, sexual and gender-based violence, teenage pregnancies and emotional abuse and have their sexual and reproductive health and rights fulfilled (Child Protection) and children access and complete quality basic inclusive education with improved competencies in foundational literacy and numeracy (Education). This 5-year programme has been developed based on a situation analysis that included 4 consultations with 250 children including 16 with disabilities, in 4 districts and co-designed with partners

Job TitleNORAD Framework Agreement Finance Officer
Reporting toFinance and Administration Manager
Staff reporting to this postNone
Work stationMchinji
Type of Contract2 years (Renewal based on performance and resource availability)

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Finance Officer to join our team. The successful candidate shall assist in monitoring and reporting the organization’s finances and resources ensuring the financial controls are accurate, effective, and compliant with the internal controls

Key Responsibilities:

1. Financial Management and Reporting:

  • Preparation of financial reports   in accordance with the donor and statutory requirements
  • Supporting and mentoring the non-finance staff and other stakeholders in financial management, and management of institutional and project cash flow ensuring that there are enough financial resources for effective and efficient operation.
  • Regular review of the institution’s internal control system to ensure that organizational resources and assets are safeguarded.

2. Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Assist the Finance and Administration Manager in the preparation of projects and the organization’s  annual budgets and forecasts
  • Assist the project team in monitoring and reporting on budget performance (Budget versus Actual)

3. Financial Analysis:

  • Support the finance and administration in analyzing financial data to inform strategic decisions
  • Support the Finance and Administration Manager and management in  identifying   areas for cost savings and process improvements

4. Accounting and Bookkeeping:

  • Maintenance of accurate and up-to-date financial records ensuring they are timely and properly filed
  • Processing of payments within stipulated lead times ensuring all supporting documents are attached and are in compliance with financial regulations and standards.
  • Timely reconciliation of records including banks, payables, and receivables to timely track possible risks of fraud and errors

5. Audit and Compliance:

  • Providing support during internal and external audits ie timely provision of the requested information to avoid audit delays and questioning costs
  • Keep a tracker of all audit recommendations and ensure they are implemented in a timely

7. Treasury Management:

8. Risk Management:

  • Assist in the identification of financial risks and development of mitigation strategies


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in finance and accounting
  •  (Strong knowledge of financial principles, practices, and regulations
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in financial software and systems (e.g., QuickBooks, Xero, SAP)
  •  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively

Method of Application

  1. Applicants must send a cover letter detailing why they’re the best fit for the position, copies of academic qualifications, and a well-detailed curriculum vitae with relevant skills and experience 3 traceable referees
  2. Closing date for receiving applications will be 14th June, 2024 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  3. These should be addressed to:

The National Coordinator: Girls Activist Youth Organisation, P.O Box 208, Mayard, Mchinji.



Duly note that GAYO does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.

GAYO is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. GAYO is an equal opportunity

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