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Grants Manager (US-AID Marawi Response Project)

Date: 26-May-2022

Location: Iligan City, Philippines

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’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.

 

Plan International Philippines is currently implementing a three-year cooperative agreement implemented by Plan International USA to increase opportunities for individuals and communities affected by the Marawi Siege to actively contribute to increasing the self-reliance of internally-displaced persons (lDPs) and their host communities in a manner that reduces the threat of violent extremism.

 

Plan International seeks a dynamic leader and project strategist to fill the role of Grants Manager.

 

The Grants Manager will oversee a team that manages the Marawi Response Project subgrants pool in accordance with USAID and Plan International best practices.

 

Further, as the Grants Manager:

 

  • You will mentor and support the grants management team. The team is composed of seven (7) members.
  • You will allocate the budget needed for in-kind grants.
  • You will improve and maintain the project’s grants manual and ensure appropriate documentation of all sub-awards.
  • You will collaborate with the technical team to ensure that the sub-granting activities further the project’s objectives.
  • You will design and facilitate the capacity development of sub-grantees to ensure proper financial and program reporting and adherence to the donor and Plan policies.
  • Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization. In exceptional cases, you will be asked to support emergency response activities in the communities in your assigned covered areas.

 

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

 

To be successful in the role you will need among other things:

 

  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated professional experience in financial/Grants management or demonstrated equivalent combination.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or financial management; a Master’s degree and/or a professional qualification in accountancy is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sub-granting compliance requirements; experience in managing a grants pool is highly preferred.
  • Previous experience in post-conflict areas and regions; working experience in Mindanao is highly preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in English required
  • Previous work experience in similar projects and or organizations is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.

 

 

Location: Iligan City, Lanao del Norte

Type of Role: Project-based (until December 2022)

Reports to: Chief of Party

Flexible working conditions

Competitive compensation package (local T&C)

 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands 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 ideas.

 

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

 

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.