Senior Grants Accountant - South Sudan

Juba | Sudan

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

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 have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International South Sudan is highly dependent on grant funding, much of which is for emergency response projects. As Senior Grants Accountant you will support the Country Finance Manager on all issues to do with grants projects budgeting, cost recovery, cash flow management, financial risks, reporting and strategic management of grants. The position is responsible for providing timely and reliable financial information and analysis of grant funded projects that leads to effective decision making and also to ensure full compliance with Plan’s financial procedures.

The key purpose of the post is to ensure that a sound accounting, financial management, internal control systems and procedures are in place for the smooth running of Plan’s grants finance portfolio in South Sudan.

You will ensure that the monthly reports for all grants are produced in timely manner, analyzed, shared with each budget holder and that all spending remains in line with the budget/project delivery timeline avoiding the risk of under/(over)spend on any budget lines and all costs are allocable and allowable.

The environment in South Sudan is exposed to security risks so there is a possibility of evacuations in case of escalation of the military conflict. As such, South Sudan is currently a non-family duty station.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this role you will require a University degree in Accounting or a professional qualification such as CIS , ACCA or equivalent.

Proven experience in a similar role in an INGO environment

Excellent knowledge of grants management in complex environments

Experience in capacity building for staff development – both Plan and NGO partners

Strong knowledge in the use of SAP and other Accounting Corporate software

Advance level skills in computer usage-Excel, PowerPoint and E-mail systems

Knowledge of South Sudan’s business/working environment and/or post conflict context would be an advantage

Excellent English skills both written and verbal.

Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location: Juba, South Sudan (With at 50% of the work time spent in the Field)

Type of Role: One year fixed term contract.

Salary: Circa $47,000 USD per annum plus benefits

Reports to: Country Finance Manager

Closing Date: Sunday 14th May 2017

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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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Juba | Sudan
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Cash-Based Interventions
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-14

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