Grants Finance Manager

Plan International, Mali

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th December, 2017

Job Description

Plan International is evolving in response to shifts in international development and humanitarian response. We are doing this so we can continue to make a stand for children’s rights. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Having identified girls as the most marginalised group, they will be our ongoing focus as we work towards helping 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive within their communities. As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, we are recruiting for talent across the globe.

If you are passionate about advancing children’s rights and equality for girls, and have a proven track-record of successfully working in a senior finance capacity, we’d love to hear from you.

The Opportunity:

As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing project finances and operations in accordance with relevant Global Fund rules and regulations and in line with Plan’s financial and administrative management policy provisions.

In addition, you will supervise financial management and reporting (monthly, quarterly and annual basis) on grant performance and will ensure best use of resources by managing the preparation of sound budgets.

You will ensure compliance with grant terms and obligations, fulfillment of anticipated grant-supported activities, and submission of timely financial reports.

You will prepare and facilitate the audit of the program according to Plan International and the donor requirements and schedules; conduct monthly progress monitoring and on-site data verification of Plan Internationals partners for the validation of expenses; organize monthly coordination and learning meeting with the finance teams of Plan Internationals partners.

Dimensions of the Role

  • The position of Finance Manager is an integral part of the team responsible for the overall management of all areas within the grant related to finance, budgetary management and oversight, and contracts
  • The position manages 4 staff: 1 Finance Controller, & 3 Accountants
  • The Finance Manager leads the financial services which have an average annual budget of approximately 2.5 Million Euro

Do you have what it takes?

  • In order to succeed in this challenging role you will a relevant master’s degree and/or professional qualification. You will require in-depth knowledge of Global Fund financial management rules and regulations and other key Global Fund regulations, preferably in large international development programs.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of internal financial controls and procedures, as well as previous experience working with local organizations as part of sub-grants/ subcontracts.

Our organisational values are designed to help everyone who works with us achieve our ambitious goals for children, especially girls.

  • We are open and accountable
  • We strive for lasting impact
  • We work well together
  • We are inclusive and empowering

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.


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