Plan International Hiring Finance and Grants Coordinator

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Date: 18 Dec 2023

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Location: Turkana, Kenya

Company: Plan International

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1937, Plan International, Inc. (“PII”) is a globally recognized non-profit dedicated to advancing children’s rights and gender equality in both humanitarian and development contexts. With over 80 years of experience, Plan International addresses the root causes of challenges faced by girls and vulnerable children, working in 70+ countries.

The organization collaborates with children, young people, supporters, and partners to create a just world, acknowledging that the potential of every child is often hindered by poverty, violence, exclusion, disasters, and discrimination.

Plan International Kenya (PIK), operational since 1982, focuses on long-term development. Collaborating closely with local communities and governments, with a work force of 250 staffs and annual budget of $ 16 million, PIK implements programs to enhance the well-being of children, girls and young people in geographic focus of Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka-Nithi, Siaya, Kwale, Kilifi, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Tana River, Turkana, and Marsabit.

OUR STRATEGY STATEMENT

Under the current Country Strategy (July 2021 – June 2026), PIK aims to end teenage pregnancies and gender-based violence against girls. This goal will be achieved through the following thematic pillars. strategic objectives:
1.    Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR): Improve access to SRHR services and information to reduce teenage pregnancies and harmful practices in Kenya.
2.    Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence: Ensure functional child and girls’ rights protection mechanisms to prevent and respond to all forms of violence and abuse.
3.    Protecting Girls and Young Women in Crisis and Climate Change Adaptation: Minimize the impact of disasters on girls, young women, families, and communities.
4.    Youth-led and Innovative Partnerships for Job Creation: Build a stronger ecosystem for youth employment and entrepreneurship, particularly for vulnerable young women, fostering job seekers and creators.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Climate Proofing WASH services is a new 3-year project that will be implemented in Turkana County, Kenya. Turkana West Sub-County is identified as the main implementation area as it hosts the Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei Settlement, with implementation in other Turkana sub-counties based on further assessments and alignment with other initiatives. 

The Climate Proofing WASH services (CPW) is consortium led, members will combine their expertise to ensure that refugees and host communities in Turkana County enhance their resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related challenges through improved economic self-reliance and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. Interrelated barriers for achieving economic self-reliance and access to sustainable WASH are addressed through a three-pronged approach whereby

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1. local markets related to water, sanitation and hygiene are assessed and piloted if proven high potential to create access to job opportunities, including green jobs

2) socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable WASH services contribute to healthy lives and communities, and

3) policies and legal frameworks are enabling and inclusive for sustainable water governance.

A gender transformative approach is employed to challenge and address gender-related barriers for sustainable and rewarding change. Locally led development is emphasised, enabling local communities, organisations, and county government to lead, while promoting green jobs and green transition.

The target group includes young women and men and their families. Key stakeholders and actors are refugees and host communities, the County Government of Turkana, relevant agencies of the national government, UNHCR and other relevant UN agencies, local and international civil society, and a broad spectrum of private sector actors and financial institutions operational in Turkana County. 
 
THE ROLE

The Finance and Grants Coordinator is responsible for the assessment and compliance monitoring of grants systems, processes, capacity support and partnership with local partner. Analysis of budgets and expenditures of the Climate Proofing WASH services project in Turkana. This role will work with the Climate Proofing WASH Services Senior Programme Manager, the larger project team and both internal and external stakeholders. The position will be responsible for ensuring adherence to all donor compliance issues affecting the project. The role will play a critical role to ensure the project team understand the grant requirements for effective delivery of the project.  
 

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Qualifications/ experience essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either business, social sciences or international development
  • At least CPA 2 or other equivalent professional qualification in accounting
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in grants management or a similar role in INGO
  • Experience in award portfolio management and knowledge of major donors’ (USAID, DFID, Global Affairs Canada, EU, etc.) compliance requirements 
  • Experience in supporting program teams
  • Problem solving skills to identify and lead the resolution of issues
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills
  • Providing capacity building of partner organisations

Qualifications/ experience desirable: 

  • Previous experience in SAP ERP or any recognised grants management system
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Planning, management and coordination skills
  • Experience in working with multicultural teams
  • Facilitation and training skills
  • Administration and effective communication skills
  • Ability to work and interact with others at all levels
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Languages required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Click the link below to access the full job profile:

JD Finance and Grants Coordinator_Final.pdf

Equality, diversity and inclusion is 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 organisational 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 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.

Location: Turkana

Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Senior Project Manager-Climate Proofing WASH Services

Closing Date:7th January 2024

Disclaimer: Plan International is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on any basis. We also do not charge Job seekers any fees at any point of the recruitment process.

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