“I am excited to be part of the IFR4NPO to share the best practices experienced in my career as well as looking forward to expanding my skills and knowledge to areas that are beyond my career boundaries. I look forward to have a level ground acceptable by all stakeholders in NPO sector financial reporting.”

Country Champion

Owen Chitete

Senior Finance, Grants and Operations Manager at CARE International Malawi.

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Mr. Owen Chitete is an Accounting, Finance, Administrative, and Grants Project Management expert and trainer with over seventeen years of progressive experience. Mr Chitete has worked with and supported various NGOs in Malawi in building financial and grants management capabilities.

Over the past 4 years, Owen has worked and collaborated with Humentum, Niras, and GOPA Worldwide Consultant in supporting various NGOs and companies in the area of financial management capacity assessment, capacity building, and financial sustainability strategies development and governance respectively. Of late, Owen played a part in the IFR4NPO consultation process.

Prior to freelance financial management consulting, Owen also served in managerial positions at Malawi Government-owned National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) Limited, World Vision International – Malawi office, Jhpiego Corporations. In these organizations, Owen managed USAID, DoD, PEPFER, and GIZ-funded projects.

Owen is a Chartered Accountant in Malawi and holder of Masters in Business Administration.

“The IFR4NPO project represents an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact on the nonprofit sector in our country. By adopting International Financial Reporting standards tailored for the nonprofit organizations, we can enhance transparency, accountability, and efficiency in our sector. This project’s dedication to promoting financial best practices will undoubtedly empower NGOs to better serve their missions and the communities they support. I look forward to working closely with the IFR4NPO team and fellow champions to drive meaningful change, foster collaboration, and create a stronger and more sustainable nonprofit landscape in Malawi.”


Emmanuel Nyirenda

Finance Manager, Imagine Worldwide