Senior Partnership and Finance Monitoring Officer
Location: Makati City, Philippines
Company: Plan International
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 75 countries.
Plan International Philippines is looking for a Senior Partnership and Finance Monitoring Officer who will be responsible for conducting assessment, review, monitoring, maintaining a database, and capacity building for partners in the finance, budget, and administration aspects of the partnership program. He/she will work with partners and other Plan staff to resolve any financial/compliance issues in accordance with donor requirements and partnership standards.
Further, as the Senior Partnership and Finance Monitoring Officer:
- You will lead the conduct of due diligence reviews and mutual appraisals of potential partners, especially leading the financial component of the review.
- You will review and monitor the Partner budgets and expenditures.
- You will provide monthly/quarterly financial compliance summary reports to the Finance Manager, Partnerships Manager, and other relevant staff or work units, including a summary of issues and recommendations.
- You will conduct monitoring visits to the program areas and partners to identify compliance capacity gaps, provide compliance support, and promote learning for both Plan and partner staff.
- Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization. In exceptional cases, you will be asked to support emergency response activities in the communities covered by Plan International.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
To be successful in this role you will need among other things:
- Bachelor’s degree in accountancy, finance, and business management.
- Relevant training or experience in internal accounting and budget controls, banking, purchasing, and personnel systems and audit preparedness.
- At least five (5) years’ work experience in finance, two (2) years of which were spent working with organization partners.
- Hands-on experience in financial and accounting principles, partnership assessment, partnership development, financial review, compliance, and capability building for staff and partner agencies.
- Familiar with policies and procedures for program and budget planning.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Familiarity with the use of Tagalog, Cebuano, Bisaya, or any dialects/languages in the Philippines is an advantage.
- Experience in INGO work is an advantage.
- Applicants must be based in the Philippines and a Filipino national.
- This role is primarily office based but will require regular fieldwork in various program areas.
Location: Makati City, NCR, Philippines (with field work)
Duration of assignment: Nine months, renewable
Reports to: Partnership Manager
Flexible working arrangements
Competitive compensation package (local T&C)
Equality, diversity, and inclusion are 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 organizational 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 organization, 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 the applicant’s 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.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.plan-international.org.