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Finance Officer (Learn and Stay Protected Project)

Date: 18-Mar-2023

Location: Maguindanao del Norte, 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 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.




According to Plan International’s Child, Early and Forced Marriage study in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) areas, girls in poor households are often forced to engage in child early and forced marriage as a family’s temporary way out of poverty. The study concluded that dowries from these are perceived as a temporary relief from the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19.


The Learn and Stay Protected Project was designed to lessen the impact of economic and inequality challenges brought by Covid-19 on the education, protection and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs of married and at-risk girls and young women, so they can participate in rights-claiming and talk about issues where they feel disempowered, in safe spaces, and with the protection of their families and communities.


In line with this project, Plan International invites competent, experienced, and committed professionals to fill the following position. 


The Finance Officer will provide operational support related to finance and accounting. He/ She facilitates budget monitoring, cash disbursement, records keeping, and financial reports to contribute to the smooth implementation of the project.


Further, as the Finance Officer:



  • You will invoice all approved financial payables, requests for payments, cash advances, reimbursements, and petty cash replenishment packages by encoding all necessary related information in the online finance system.
  • You will review Project Requests (PRs), Payment Requests (PRs), Cash Advances, Liquidations/ Reimbursements, and Petty Cash Fund Replenishment.
  • You will prepare and submit monthly and quarterly reports on time and weekly reconciliation of cross charges.
  • You will furnish all required financial documents during audit season or as necessary.
  • You will facilitate online system transactions for budget monitoring purposes.
  • 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. 





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



  • Graduate of Accounting or Business Administration or another related course.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of work or voluntary experience in the areas of accounting or business administration.
  • Knowledge and application of accounting principles (GAAP), auditing standards (GAAS), governmental accounting standards (GASB), and governmental accounting systems.
  • Relevant training and experience in the use of various online or offline financial computer programs and applications.
  • Knowledge and exposure to SAP financial and procurement process is an advantage.
  • Able to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity; have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Familiar with the use of different technological resources such as computers, software, multimedia, the internet, and the like.
  • Well-planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision-making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.
  • Applicants must be based in the Philippines and Filipino nationals.


*This is for anticipated hiring. The project will start in March 2023.



Location: Maguindanao del Norte, Philippines. The project covers the municipalities of Datu Blah, Datu Odin, and Upi

Type of Role: Project-based (until February 2025)

Reports to: Project Manager

This role is office-based.

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.

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