Chifide Producers and Marketing Cooperative Society Limited is a membership-based horticultural organization formed by smallholder farmers around Matope Trading Centre in Neno district. With funding from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), Chifide is implementing a project whose aim is to improve the nutrition wellbeing of its members particularly those with Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) conditions as well as improving the social-economic and building strong resilience of its members. The Cooperative will establish a demonstration site under the Integrated farming System (IFS) Model which will act as a learning centre for its members as well as the main cooperative production and aggregation centre. Through the same grant, Chifide intends to recruit a management team to help in the management of the demo-site and its operations. The cooperative is therefore looking for self-motivated and qualified Malawians to fill up the position for Cooperative Accountant at the Cooperative Office as follows:


Reporting to: The Cooperative Manager

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Timely preparation of quarterly disbursement requests
  2. Budget management
  3. Coordinating the procurement process
  4. Facilitate and participate in all key USADF and Cooperative trainings and meetings,
  5. Facilitating internal pre-audits and external audits
  6. Working hand in hand with ‘Partner Office’ finance team in managing the Grantee finances
  7. Advising Board   and Management    on     best financial management practices in compliance with national laws and also ADF laws
  8. Timely remittance of all taxes and other related mandatory remittances to national regulatory bodies
  9. Monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts and submitting to donor through partner office
  10. Ensuring that all cooperative accounts are up-to-date


Qualifications and Experience

  1. Minimum of a Diploma in accounting
  2. At least 2 years work experience in managing donor funded projects
  3. Computer literacy is essential;
  4. Excellent organizational and communication skills both verbal and written;
  5. Be a self-starter;
  6. Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  7. Knowledge of an accounting package will be an advantage
  8. Willing to work and stay in rural areas (close proximity to Chifide Offices)

Method of Application

All interested applicants with the required qualifications and experience should send their applications enclosing copies of relevant certificates and Curriculum Vitae (CV) with names of three traceable referees, mobile numbers and e-mail addresses to: The Chairperson, Chifide Cooperative Society Limited P.O Box 2, Zalewa. Applications can be delivered by hand at Chifide Cooperative, near Matope Trading Centre, 30 km North East of Zalewa (along Lilongwe Road), Neno district or be sent via email to: chifidecooperative@gmail.com

Closing date for receiving the applications is Friday, 26th April 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Qualified ladies are encouraged to apply. Chifide Producers and Marketing Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.

NOTE: Transportation and other related costs by candidates will not be reimbursed.