The purpose of the REFRESH activity is to conserve the freshwater biodiversity of Lake Malawi to restore the natural fisheries productivity, which largely underpins the food and nutrition security of the rural and urban populations by targeting the lakeshore districts of Karonga, Rumphi, Likoma, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Salima, Dedza and Mangochi. Its sub-purposes are a) the targeted Lake Malawi’s aquatic habitats are healthy and well-managed b) the endemic fish
populations of targeted parts of Lake Malawi are healthy and self-sustaining and c) the fisheries in the targeted parts of Lake Malawi are managed sustainably by 2024.
Primarily, the REFRESH activity will aim to achieve the following outcomes;
Please note that the position will be contingent upon award of funding.
The Director of Finance, Contracts, and Administration (DFCA) will be responsible for the overall financial and contractual management of a USAID flagship biodiversity project in Malawi and supervise the financial and administrative team. S/he will oversee the effective and appropriate use of financial resources of the project, develop effective mechanisms to monitor the expenditures, and lead financial forecasting and planning. S/he will ensure implementation of administrative, financial, and human resource policies in line with USG regulations.
The DFCA is expected to have demonstrated high level financial and administrative management experience. S/he is responsible for and will serve as primary coordinator for all aspects of project activities related to finance, administration, compliance, and sub-grants management.
Grants and Contracts Administration: