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Regional Fund Management Specialist Job in Kenya

Organization: Plan
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 Dec 2016
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 is 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 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Regional Fund Management Specialist
The Role
The Fund Management role exists to support implement of all agreed initiatives towards income diversity, growth and improvement of fund management across RESA. The specialist will therefore support countries strengthen their capacity to handle pre and post-acquisition fund management processes and adhere to Plan policies and procedures. Ultimately, the aim of the role is to help position RESA countries as recipients of choice for Donors and NOs including demonstrated capabilities for handling complex grants and funds compliance standards. The function also partners with other departments especially programme management and Finance in analysing performance against grants, Plan policies and standards, fund management related risk monitoring and donor reporting and liaison.

The Person
You have demonstrated experience in fund management working with various donors and good experience in programme management. Experience in grants management and compliance, donor relations, project management, proposal development, financial management, risk management, and understanding and knowledge of programme design is essential. Demonstrable expert knowledge in understanding of the development sector is critical.
You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Social studies, Accountancy, Financial management or business administration and a recognised relevant professional qualification with a minimum five (5) years’ experience working in senior management in the NGO sector. Working experience of ERP based systems and accounting software such as SAP is an asset. Knowledge of diverse key donor and grant requirements, the ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment is an asset. Background knowledge in finance/accounting, risk and compliance management is essential to the role.
How to apply:
Closing Date: December 9, 2016
This position is open to Kenyan Nationals only.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The position title should be the subject of your email application. Applications should be sent to:

References will be taken and background and antiterrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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