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Finance - Various Roles - Ukraine Crisis Response

Date: 24-Sep-2022

Location: Various, Flexible

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?

 

We know that this crisis will have devastating long-term effects on women and children in the region and Plan International will play a vital role in responding to these needs as we continue to establish operations in each of the four countries. We plan to transition from the current support provided globally by Plan International’s teams to locally based, longer term staffing.

 

We are therefore looking for a range of finance professionals to join our Finance Hub, for 6 to 12 months (with potential to extend) to help shape the future of Plan International’s presence in the region.

 

If you have a background in finance, reporting, accounting or administration – we can’t wait to hear from you! Humanitarian experience is not essential, and we’re looking for various levels of seniority.

 

Required skillset 

  • Experience or educational background in any finance field e.g. accounting, reporting, grants finance, financial planning and analysis 

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to adapt style to various audiences 

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

  • MS Excel proficiency 

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

  • Working knowledge of written and spoken English 

  • Desire to join a multicultural, diverse and driven team of humanitarian workers! 

 

Who are we looking for? 

We strongly encourage qualified women, citizens of Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine to apply, including those who have been displaced as a result of the conflict. 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.

 

Full job descriptions can be found here: 

Where will I be based? 

You’ll be based in one of our programme countries – Moldova, Romania, Poland or Ukraine, with potential to travel.

 

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.

 

How do I apply?

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter stating the position you are interested in.

 

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.