Head of Finance Job 2023 at Lilongwe by UNDP

Head of Finance Job 2023 at Lilongwe by UNDP Career. UNDP, an international NGO operating in Malawi, is currently searching for a highly qualified Head of Finance to join their team.

Head of Finance Job 2023 at Lilongwe by UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasizes developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity. Headquartered in New York City, it is the largest UN development aid agency, with offices in 177 countries. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states.

Vacancy Post Name:

  • Head of Finance

Number of Vacant Post

  • 01 (One)

Organization Name:

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Last Date to Apply

  • 06th March 2023

Job Location

  • Lilongwe, Malawi

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields with additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of master’s degree.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Finance/Accounting/ Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, or related field OR Professional qualification (CIMA/ACCA).

Experience Required

  • Minimum 2 years (Master’s degree) or 4 years (Bachelor’s degree/Professional qualifications CIMA/ACCA holders) relevant experience at the national or international level, including providing financial management services and/or managing staff and operational systems;
  • Hands on experience with web-based management systems;

Required Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Chichewa essential;
  • Other UN official languages are an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and monitoring of budgets; regular analysis and reporting on the budget approvals and the delivery situation;
  • Establishment of the projects’ budgets preparation/modification monitoring system, control of budgetary status versus authorized spending limits and budget delivery levels;
  • Project business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance;
  • Continuous analysis and monitoring of the financial situation, presentation of forecasts for the project to the board and technical committees, monitoring of financial exception reports for unusual activities, and transactions.
  • Analysis and elaboration of proposals for the internal expenditures’ control system, which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, and transactions are correctly recorded and filed;
  • Organization and conduct of training for the Finance Focal Points in the IP and RPs staff on Finance;
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in Finance during project implementation;


  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.

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