Finance and Resources Officer (Malawi)
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Pay band: 4/H (Locally engaged contract) Post Duration: 2 Years Fixed Term Contract Eligibility: Existing legal status to live and work in Malawi / Location: Lilongwe, Malawi / Deadline for application: 15 August 2019 (23:59 UK Time).
The British Council in Malawi has a 2 years fixed term contract opportunity for an experienced Finance and Resources Officer. The successful candidate will  be responsible for timely and accurate accounting transactions, adjustments and reconciliations to corporate and audit standards. S/he will be working with the Head of Operations Manager, to ensure finance and procurement systems and procedures run efficiently to corporate standards in the whole operation. The post  holder will manage the day to day facilities maintenance in Lilongwe and support supplies to the Blantyre office.

The post holder will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi.

The Role:

Finance and Resources Officer (Malawi) (2 years fixed term contract)

The Opportunity:

This role seats within the Business Support Service (BSS) function and is responsible for effective and efficient office management ensuring that the business is operating in a fully functioning environment.  It is one of the two roles that supports smooth running of business and compliance with finance process and policies through timely and accurate financial and facilities management.

Role Requirements:

  • 2 years working experience as an Office Administrator or Accountant or similar.
  • Basic accounting knowledge 
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.  

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Finance and Resources Officer (Malawi).pdf

British Council Behaviors.pdf

British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 15 August 2019 (23:59 UK time)  

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.  

Due to the critical nature of this role, candidates who do not align their work experience and skills with the Role Profile and Guidance Notes will not be shortlisted.

About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.  

We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.