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Finance Officer - Ukraine Crisis Response

Date: 15-Nov-2022

Location: Bucharest, Chisinau, Kyiv or W, Poland

Company: Plan International

Who are Plan International? 

 

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

 

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

 

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.

 

How have Plan International responded to the Ukraine Crisis?

 

Since March 2022, Plan International has been responding to the crisis in partnership with civil society organisations in Poland, Romania, and Moldova to meet the needs of those affected by the crisis as well as host communities, and we are also extending operations in Ukraine itself.

 

We are supporting an integrated education and child protection response, incorporating mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), with cash and voucher assistance (CVA) as a modality. 

What can you bring?

 

As Finance Officer, you'll be supporting the finance and accounts function in the Ukraine Crisis Response by ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and value for money transactions. 

 

You'll be

  • Supporting petty cash replenishment vouchers and validating petty cash count on a regular basis as per Plan financial guidelines  

  • Supporting the posting of the country office finance returns by working closely with program team, accountant and country finance manager for allocation methodology

  • Supporting monthly cash forecasts for the country office

  • Drafting financial reports for internal and external stakeholders as requested

  • Support auditing process by compiling necessary documentation 

  • Prepare third party payment documents and ensure that they are complete and accurate  

 

You'll have:

Essential  

  • Experience and/or education in a finance field: accounting; reporting; grants finance; financial planning and analysis for example. 

  • The ability to communicate clearly, effectively and as appropriate to the audience.  

  • Knowledge of internal controls, audit and/or financial management.  

  • MS Excel proficiency 

  • Solution focused; able to prioritise, deliver on time and cope with ambiguity.  

  • Working knowledge of written and spoken English.  

  • Team player, values interculturality and diversity

 

Desirable  

  • Knowledge and experience in using SAP 

  • Qualified or part qualified accountant  

  • Some understanding of the humanitarian sector and ways of working.  

  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft D365.  

 

Who are we looking for? 

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and idea.

 

Due to the emergency nature of our response, and the critical need for colleagues to begin in-country ASAP, we are only able to accept applications from local candidates, or candidates who have the pre-existing right to enter Poland, Romania, Ukraine or Moldova visa-free for at least 90 days.

Where will I be based? 

You’ll be based in one of the country offices in Chisinau, Bucharest, Warsaw or Kyiv.

 

Why join Plan International? 

It’s an exciting time to join as we shape our longer-term strategy and presence within each of the response countries. You’ll have a direct impact on women and children affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

 

Closing date: 9th December 2022

Contract duration: 6 months with potential to extend

 

Please note, interviews will take place on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to close this advert once sufficient applications are received. During our emergency response, there may be a delay in hearing from us; at Plan International we appreciate the time invested in application processes and aim to respond to every candidate in due course.

 

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. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

 

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.