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We’re looking for dynamic, results-oriented individuals with a commitment to improving the well-being of children in Malawi to join our team!



New York

Director of Finance and Operations



Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Operations will oversee Yamba Malawi’s financial, administrative and operations functions across offices in New York and Lilongwe. A key member of the management team, the Director of Finance and Operations will be a strong leader who is detail oriented, a self-starter and a creative problem solver. 



  • Oversee monthly reconciliation of expenditures with outsourced bookkeeping service

  • Work with Executive Director, team leaders and board to develop annual organizational and departmental budgets

  • Prepare financial statement regularly and present to the ED and Board of Directors

  • Work closely with leadership team to ensure the organization is achieving all financial targets

  • Develop financial models and projections for organization

  • Develop budgets for grant applications and donor reports on expenditures

  • Track annual revenue targets with fundraising team and adjust as needed

  • Manage bank accounts and track expenditures

  • Coordinate the annual audit process with external auditor


  • Manage and improve organization systems including technology, financial reporting, human resource management, and accounting

  • Ensure compliance with all national and international regulatory requirements

  • Serve as main liaison with pro-bono legal counsel; oversee execution of all contracts

  • Assist the Executive Director in management of the Board of Directors meetings and communications

  • Serve as the point of contact for all liability and insurance matters; coordinate and monitor all liability policies to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and adequacy to mitigate organizational risk

  • Oversee facilities and technology, ensuring efficient and comfortable daily operations

  • Oversee Salesforce database for donors and program data

  • Directly supervise Development and Operations Assistant

Human Resources

  • Oversee annual performance reviews

  • Manage payroll and employee benefits

  • Manage recruiting and hiring process for new employees and coordinate the on-boarding process

  • Foster an organizational culture that attracts and motivates an exemplary, diverse staff, supports their growth and development, and enables collaboration, continuous learning, and high performance

  • Manage employee relations and human resource issues as they arise

  • Staff development including managing professional development opportunities, retreats, etc

  • Update employee handbooks (New York and Lilongwe) as needed, orient staff to content and ensure compliance

  • Manage internship program


  • Commitment to Yamba Malawi’s mission

  • 3-5 years of senior-level work experience in non-profit administration, organizational development, project management, or related field preferred

  • Must be a logistically-oriented systems-thinker with strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to be a hands-on solutions-focused team player

  • Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent organization skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet aggressive deadlines

  • Discretion, diplomacy, and the ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity is critical

  • Ability to effectively communicate across offices on two different continents

  • Experience in contract negotiation and management, and stakeholder engagement

  • Knowledge of non-profit legal rules, regulations, and guidelines

  • Experience with Quickbooks and Salesforce strongly preferred

  • Strong Microsoft Excel knowledge a must

  • Supervisory experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA, MPA or equivalent preferred


 Please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to and include “Director of Finance and Operations” in the subject line. No phone calls or LinkedIn requests please.





Development Intern



Yamba Malawi is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented self-starter to support the events team and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Organization as a whole. This person will be highly organized and be a creative problem-solver.


  • Assist in the planning and execution of internal and external events

  • Draft and compile materials for internal and external meetings

  • Conduct research on prospective individual and institutional donors who are aligned with Yamba Malawi’s mission

  • Liaise with Young Professionals Committee on events and volunteer initiatives

  • Provide support to the Development team in implementing donor stewardship strategy

  • Assist with photo editing and tagging


  • Must be passionate about the mission of the Organization

  • Recent graduate or current undergraduate or graduate student

  • Ability to handle multiple time-sensitive tasks simultaneously and prioritize tasks appropriately

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with databases preferred but not required

  • Available at least 20 hours a week (in the office at least 3 days a weeks)


Please send your cover letter and resume to and include “Development Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls or LinkedIn requests please.




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