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Finance Officer (Marawi Response Project)

Date: 17-Jan-2019

Location: Iligan City, 10, PH

Company: Plan International

Plan is an international, child - centred community development organization without religious, political or governmental affiliations. Founded in 1937, Plan works in over 50 Countries globally.


The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization 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’s 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


The USAID funded Marawi Response Project will utilize a needs-based approach to contribute to USAID's goal of supporting the integration or return of internally-displaced people (IDPs) from; the Marawi Crisis.  The program's objectives will be to (1) provide locally-driven and community-centered approaches that improve the economic and social conditions of IDPs from Marawi and its environs and establish the conditions for communities to successfully undertake longer-term planning of their communities; and (2) strengthen community cohesion through developing or strengthening community institutions or structures capable of effective, participatory leadership and governance and increasing the capacity of  communities, civil society and local governance actors to develop constructive relationships that decrease the risk of further conflict.


The Finance Officer provides operational support related to finance and accounting. He/She facilitates budget monitoring, cash disbursement, and financial records keeping to ensure smooth implementation of projects and programs. He/She facilitates SAP system transactions. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Review of procurement SAP outputs such as Purchase order and Goods receipt note entry integrated into the financial payables packages before approval of authorized managers, to ensure appropriate codes and details were captured in procurement SAP process before invoicing;
  • Review Community Project Requests (CPRs), Community Advance Payment Requests (CAPRs), Request for Payment PRs), Cash Advances, Liquidations/ Reimbursements, and Petty Cash Fund Replenishment;
  • Issues official receipt for all collections regardless of source and prepares deposit for all collections received within the day;
  • Furnish all required financial documents during audit season or as necessary.



The Person


  • University graduate in Accounting or Finance Management
  • Relevant training in computer operations and financial management
  • Has a minimum of three years' work experience in the areas of accounting or financial management
  • Has mastery and/or exposure to SAP financial and procurement process
  • Experience working with USAID projects or other international donors preferred
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions.
  • This role is based in Iligan City, Philippines. Local applicants are preferred



Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact short-listed candidates for further screening. Due to the urgency of the position, we will contact qualified applicants for immediate interview and may offer the job to the qualified candidate before the recruitment period ends.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young Adults Policy. As an international child-centered community development organization, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization 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 operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.


Plan policies and procedures always ensure the welfare of children comes first. 

For more information on Plan International and its programs in the Philippines, please visit our website: Our recruitment and selection policies and procedures ensure our commitment to gender equality and keeping children safe.