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Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan International aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively.
 
RESA 009/2012 –Regional Financial Controller 

About the Role

In the RESA region, we implement programs in 12 countries which are in Eastern and Southern Africa (RESA). Our vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan policies and procedures ensure that the welfare of children come first.
 
This post is part of the senior team in Finance and will provide senior management with accounting, treasury, financial and internal control practices/ systems, provide maintenance of its financial records and the preparation of its financial reports.
 
The position reports to the Regional Finance Manager (RFM) to implement global and regional financial
strategies. 

This is a national position on permanent and pensionable terms, It will be on grade E on Plan’s pay scale and will be based in our Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, requiring significant travel to countries, which may account to 30% of working time.
 
Dimensions of Role:
  • Manage 3 staff in the Regional Office Finance Department and interacts with 12 Country Finance Managers and their teams.
  • Support the implementation of global and regional financial strategies in the region and provide timely and reliable financial information and analysis that leads to effective decision making.
  • Contribute to RESA’s Region’sstrategic objectives for Finance by ensuring effective business critical support information is in place and contribute to maximize the availability of resources for programs by cost effective financial processes and other operating activities by timely and accurate management reporting.
  • Provide support to country Finance teams in order to improve overall transparency and accountability in Plan’s external financial reporting.
  • Review and consolidate regional finance reports .
Main responsibilities:
  • Develop and oversee a high performing team composed of Business Analyst, Regional Office Accountant and Assistant Accountant in the Regional Office and Country Finance Managers across the region.
  • Consolidate and review planning inputs for the Region, monitoring key monthly, quarterly and annual financial performance measures of country offices and regional office.
  • Prepare and/or review business plans and funding requests from countries and departments within the region, challenging the assumptions and quality of the data and presenting these on behalf of the region to International Headquarters for funding and approval
  • Prepare financial reports and analysis across the region.
  • Provide leadership in putting in place appropriate financial controls processes, procedures and systems and ensure that they are adhered to.
  • Follow up finance audit related actions, implement global financial, systems, policies and procedures within the region
About you
 
Qualifications, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives
 
Qualifications: Graduate with Bachelor of Commerce, CPA or its equivalent.
 
Skills: Business communication, Negotiation, Problem solving, Strategic thinking, Analytical, Time management, team building, facilitation and presentation, Statistical.
 
Behaviours: Striving for high performance, Strategic thinking and innovation, Decision making and risk management, Influence and communication, Building effective teams and partnerships, Developing people, Self awareness and resilience.
 
Reference and background checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy.
 
Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.
 
Please submit a full CV and two names of referees to plan.resajob@plan-international.org 

Closing date will be Thursday September 13th 2012 at 12 noon. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

This is a follow up advertisement and those who have already applied need not re-apply.

Regional Disaster Risk Management Specialist (RDRMS)
 
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Ref: RESA 010/2012
 
Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan International aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively.
 
In the RESA region, Plan International implements programs in 12 countries which are in Eastern and Southern Africa (RESA).
 
Location: Based in any Region of Eastern and Southern Africa (RESA) Country
 
Reports to: Regional Disaster Risk Management Manager
 
Job Grade: E on Plan salary scale
 
Internal links: Country, Regional and International DRM Units
 
Purpose of Job
 
The role is responsible for leading Plan Countries in the Eastern/Greater Horn of Africa preparedness and response to slow onset disaster. 

The role will ensure child-centered DRM/R initiatives that strengthen the capacity of children, youth and communities in mitigating the impacts of disasters through partnerships and linkages with appropriate actors. 

S/He will ensure that Plan Country Strategic Plans and Country Programs and overalls Plan’s Child- Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach is reflected in disaster preparedness and responses.

Key Result Areas
 
Ensure that:
 
1. Plan RESA Countries are better prepared to effectively respond to slow onset disasters
 
2. Plan RESA countries have in house response capacity to be deployed in first days of disasters
 
3. Plan RESA DRM programmes are coordinated from effective networking and fundraising
 
Competencies / Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree or Post Graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (development studies, rural development, economics, community development, agriculture, public health, disaster risk management) with experience in disaster prevention, preparedness and humanitarian response, etc
  • Training in humanitarian frameworks (Sphere, HAP, People in AID and Good Enough Guide)
  • Fluency in English language (writing/spoken/reading);
  • Excellent knowledge of computer application software
Desirable Skills and Competencies
  • At least five years experience working for a reputable international humanitarian and development organization in emergencies.
  • Experience in management of slow onset disasters in a conflict or post conflict environment preferably in the Greater Horn of Africa;
  • Experience in working in multi-country DRM programming.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and persuasion skills.
  • Flexible, reliable, culturally sensitive, positive attitude, ability to work under pressure, and a feel for the way Plan operates and our target groups.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field (DRM and humanitarian issues in general).
Reference and background checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy. 

Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.
 
Please submit a full CV and two names of referees to plan.resajob@plan-international.org
 
Closing date will be Wednesday 12th September 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Those who applied when the position was initially advertised need not re-apply.

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