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Team Leader- Malawi

Published on 04.05.2021

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Position : Team Leader- Malawi

About Us
We are International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a global consulting firm working some of the most complex and impactful development problems worldwide. We work on programs that help government agencies, private companies and donors improve the lives of others. At IBTCI you will be part of an inclusive team that provides expert solutions and advice to understand and address critical problems while giving you opportunities to succeed and grow.

                    Job Title:                       Team Leader                                         

                    Department/Location:  Malawi, Malawi       

                    Reports To:                    Home Office Supervisor                                    

                    Type:                              Full-Time                                                

                    Classification:               Exempt                                 

Overview: 

IBTCI is considering submission of a bid for the provision of Fiscal Agent Services (the “Services”) for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the “Global Fund”) in Malawi. The Global Fund expects the work to begin on 1 August 2021, under the terms of an existing IQC contract mechanism held by IBTCI. The duration of the contract will be 3 years. The work order may be renewed, or additional work orders agreed, subject to the internal rules and regulations of the Global Fund and the availability of resources, and upon agreement of the parties, under the terms of the IQC.  To implement the Services, IBTCI is seeking to employ a qualified Team Leader to lead IBTCI’s Fiscal Agent  team if awarded the Contract in Malawi.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

The Team Leader will oversee a team of 3-5 financial management specialists and ensure that activities are conducted in accordance with Fiscal Agent Terms of Reference. The Team Leader will have responsibility for ensuring that the grant recipients are following established accounting policy and procedures and that proper safeguards and risk mitigation measures are in place. The incumbent will:

  • Oversee a team of financial management specialists to ensure that implementers’ financial activities are conducted in accordance with Global Fund Grant Agreement requirements.
  • Build capacity of grant implementers. Assess capacity gaps and develop detailed capacity building plans that include on-the-job mentoring and group trainings.
  • Ensure that the grant implementers are following established accounting and procurement procedures.
  • Be responsible for signing off on all financial transactions, if required by the TOR.
  • Ensure implementers have adequate written policies and procedures, as well as adequate financial systems and internal controls.
  • Ensure effective internal controls are in place to protect the use of Global Fund grant monies, and ensure that all payments are eligible, justified, and represent value for money.
  • Ensure that financial records for all transactions are properly maintained at grant recipient and sub-recipient levels on a timely basis.
  • Ensure that implementer reporting to the Global Fund is accurate, timely, and in accordance with Grant Agreements and the applicable Global Fund policies and regulations.
  • Ensure that proper safeguards and risk mitigation measures are in place.
  • Mitigate the risk of fraud or misuse of grant funds and reduce ineligible expenditures.
  • Ensure the continuity of program implementation in high risk environments, and ensure that safeguards are in place with respect to Global Fund investments.
  • Take the lead in assessing systems and procedures currently in place.
  • Work with grant recipients and sub recipients.
  • Prepare quarterly progress reports to be submitted to the Global Fund that will include information on the quarterly and cumulative progress made against defined goals and objectives.
  • Keep IBTCI’s Project Manager informed of progress and problems on a weekly basis through conference/video calls and weekly progress reports.
  • Keep appropriate Global Fund officials informed of progress and problems on a periodic basis.
Required profile for job ad : Team Leader- Malawi

Minimum Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of financial management experience, preferably in the health, social or financial sector, with:
    - (i) strong Country management and team management skills, ability to prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines in complex environment;
    - (ii) an in-depth knowledge of issues relating to Country management in developing countries;
    - (iii) strong technical skills covering the key objectives that are included in the Terms of Reference.
    - (iv) strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact to effectively communicate with senior level officials, multiple stakeholders and professionals from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds; and
    - (v) Strong professional oral communication, writing and analytical skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents.
    - (vi) Experience in fraud management in donor funded programs or public/private will be an asset.
  • Must have good written and spoken English.

Education:  

A Graduate Degree, or a degree followed by a membership in an industry-recognized professional body (e.g. ACCA, CPA etc), in:
• Finance/Accounting;
• Public Administration;
• Business Administration;
• Social Science; or
• Other relevant discipline. 

A recognized Fraud management qualification (i.e. Certified Fraud Examiner) will be an asset.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Global Fund Experience.

- Fiscal Agent Services experience.

- Experience in Malawi or similar countries and context.

Job criteria for job ad : Team Leader- Malawi
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Management
Industries :
Advice, audit, accounting
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern
Experience level :
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Spoken language :
englishfluent
Number of Position(s) : 1

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