Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Lilongwe
Position Title:
Financial Management Specialist - Open to All Interested Applicants /All Sources
Open Period:
03/11/2019 - 03/24/2019 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0402 10
Not Specified
Work Schedule:
Full-time - N/A
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Lilongwe, MI
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Human Resources Office
+2651773166 ext 3356


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees ( before you apply.


The U.S. Mission Lilongwe, Malawi is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for position of Financial Management Specialist.

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Not Required



This position serves as Financial Management Specialist for the Financial Management Centre (FMC) at Embassy Lilongwe. The primary role is to function as Senior Financial Specialist in the areas of budget, accounting and vouchering. The position assists in developing financial strategies, long range financial plans, preparing budgets of a complex nature, and creating standard operating procedures to improve management and internal controls. The position directly supervises two budget analysts, an accounting technician and three voucher examiners. The job holder receives supervision from Financial Management Officer.

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE: At least five years of experience performing complex accounting and budgeting tasks, where at least two years were at a supervisory level is required. At least three of the five years must have been USG work experience and one of the three years USG work experience must have been equivalent to the next lower level.


1. Knowledge of regulations and procedures affecting the financial aspects of post management.
2. Must be able to understand financial management implications of changes in priorities, tempo, and direction of programs and projects and be able to recommend appropriate adjustments to financial plans.
3. Knowledge of computerized accounting systems.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in accounting, budgeting, and/or management is required.


LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluency) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required.


1. Must be able to relate funds management with the mission, programs, and projects of the post.
2. Must be able to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point & Acess) at an advanced level.
3.Must be able to use the Web-ICASS software, Web-RABIT, and the Regional Financial Management System (RFMS).

All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications and complete a mandatory probationary period for LE Staff.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Benefits and Other Info


Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs) and locally-resident EFMs working at the U.S. Mission Lilongwe, Malawi may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


(3) FS on LWOP and CS in LWOP **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS in LWOP status with re-employment or reinstatement rights back to their agency or bureau.

What is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc? (


1. The Mission may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current employees of the Mission who have not successfully completed their initial probationary periods are not eligible to apply. Current employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory or MBC score of 100 points or less, on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current employees of the Mission hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment. This does not apply for employees on a PSA (Temp), or those are hired on a When Actually Employed (WAE) or intermittent work schedule.

4. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

To apply for this position applicants must electronically submit the documents listed below to be considered for employment. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible and qualified.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button available on the link;

For more information on how to apply visit the our website;

Required Documents:

• Copy of required Bachelor`s Degree or proof of Completion of university level education training resulting in the earning of a Bachelor's degree.
• Residency and/or Work Permit for non-Malawians or Citizen Identification or any form of identification for Malawians.
• Updated CV or resume.

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language, skills, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission Lilongwe, Malawi.