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Plan International Hiring Assistant Project Accountant

Plan International Hiring Assistant Project Accountant

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and promoting equality for girls. We believe in the inherent power and potential of every child, which is often hindered by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination—issues that disproportionately affect girls. Collaborating with children, young people, supporters, and partners, we work towards creating a just world by addressing the root causes of challenges faced by girls and vulnerable children. Our commitment extends from supporting children’s rights from birth to adulthood to enabling them to face crises and adversity. Leveraging our extensive reach, experience, and knowledge, we drive changes in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels. With a history of over 85 years, we have built impactful partnerships for children and operate in more than 80 countries.

Vacancy: Assistant Project Accountant at Plan International

Location: Tarime, Tanzania

Organization: Plan International

Role Purpose:

The position is accountable for the financial management of the Mellita Coffee Project, aiming to enhance the skills, economic opportunities, and resilience of women and youth engaged in coffee farming in Tarime. The role involves ensuring an effective internal control system, accurate accounting, and financial reporting in compliance with donor financial guidelines. The role also includes facilitating the capacity building of partner finance staff on compliance and ensuring timely advance settlement and payments.

Dimension of the Role:

This operational-level role focuses on the Mellita Coffee Project, involving day-to-day finance activities to enhance program delivery, operational efficiency, and compliance with Plan International policies and procedures. Key responsibilities include:

  • Performing transactions and corrections
  • Maintaining filing and audit trails
  • Managing month-end and year-end closures
  • Overseeing cash and assets management
  • Providing support for audits
  • Managing payment processes and apportioned costs
  • Ensuring compliance with government laws, donor requirements, and Plan policies and procedures

Location: Tarime

Reports to: Project Coordinator and Grants Accountant

Level: 12

Closing Date: 23rd March 2024

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:

Plan International is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of its work. The organization aims to reflect the diversity of the communities it serves, providing equal opportunities to everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Plan International promotes a culture of inclusivity, striving to create a workplace environment rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. The organization actively fosters a culture aligned with its commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights, and inclusion.

Child Safeguarding:

Plan International recognizes its duty to ensure the safety of children. The organization is committed to taking all necessary measures to prevent harm to children and does not tolerate any action that may contribute to endangering or harming children. Various pre-employment checks will be conducted in line with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. The organization also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, which involves seeking information from applicants’ previous employers about findings related to sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment.

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Recruitment Procedures:

Applicants acknowledge their understanding of the recruitment procedures, including the organization’s commitment to keeping children safe. Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.

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