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Finance & Operations Manager-Workforce Development for Bangladeshi Youth Activity

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Date: 11-Jul-2018

Location: BD

Company: Plan International

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 it is 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 seeks a Finance & Operations Manager for USAID’s anticipated Workforce Development for Bangladeshi Youth Activity in Bangladesh, a cooperative agreement with an expected budget of approximately $10-$25 million over five years.  If awarded, it is anticipated that the program will start in January 2019.


The goal of the Workforce Development activity is for youth beneficiaries to acquire new or better employment that aligns with Standard Foreign Assistance Indicator EG 6-1. The activity will support youth's skill development, forge linkages with the private sector to facilitate job placement, create an enabling environment for women to engage in employment, and provide continuous support to youth in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence. The workforce development activity will fill the gap in programming by targeting youth ages 15-29, with at least a fifth grade education who are out of school or ineligible to enrol in the public Technical Vocational and Education Training system


The Finance and Operations Manager will report to the COP and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for both the prime recipient and any subawards.



  • Provide oversight of financial and administrative management of the project
  • Oversee budgeting, monitoring project expenses, and timely preparation of donor financial reports
  • Develop and implement monthly project-wide financial reviews and analyses and maintain strong internal policies, process and control systems
  • Coordinate closely with Plan International USA home office staff and country office staff on internal and external financial review and audits
  • Provide compliance support to the Grants Manager and support the capacity development of sub-grantees to comply with USAID and Plan’s policies and procedures
  • Oversee daily office and satellite office operations including managing administrative staff



The Person

In order to succeed in the challenging and varied role, you will have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Possess at least a master’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related fields relevant to the responsibilities of the role.
  • At least seven (7) years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, of which at least five (5) years were working in the field of international development.
  • Experience managing providing financial or administrative support to USAID-funded programs in Bangladesh
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management, including USAID rules, regulations, and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Excellent command of English and Bengali, with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Type of Role: Fixed term contract

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Salary: Competitive salary available

Reports to:  Chief of Party

Closing Date: July 22, 2018


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.