Finance Officer for – SNNP – Plan International

Plan International is looking for qualified applicants for the following open position

Finance Officer for – SNNP

Date: 21-Oct-2020

Location: Hawassa, SN, ET

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

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.

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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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

This role will ensure that all financial transaction of Program Area will captured in the system; all tax related commitments are settled and ready for future reference. He/She will be responsible for all financial transaction including record keeping documentation, reporting and dealing with both internal and external auditing. The post holder is expected to divulge his/her responsibilities in trustworthiness and integrity and with a clear commitment to Plan’s core values and humanitarian principles.

Dimensions of the Role


The post holder is responsible for all record keeping, reporting and compliance issues of programs/projects funds.


  • Prepare cheque after checking all financial documents are reviewed & approved.
  • Prepare payment voucher, cash receipt, withholding tax voucher for suppliers, purchase order, journal vouchers, and submit the hard copy to be reviewed & approved.
  • Prepare monthly budget vs Expenditure reports per source and update the PAM and PA Finance coordinator for timely utilization.
  • Prepare Monthly payrolls for all SNNP-PA staffs timely basis.
  • Keep filling systems in which documents could be readily available, easily traced and ensure that all documents fulfil the appropriate source document.
  • Conduct surprise cash counts handled by PA cashier and report to the Program Area Finance Coordinator directly and to program area manager in dot line on regular basis.
  • Responsible for the timely settlement of cash advance to the programs/projects and report to the Program Area Finance coordinator if there is any delay;
  • Perform timely payment of Tax and Pension fund specific to Program Area Office.
  • Engage in partnership document review and liquidation
  • Performs any other duty assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.


Dealing with Problems:

The post holder will engage in various PA and sub-office transactions processing coming from programme coordinators/officers and this needs strong knowledge of case management and how to prioritize the same.


Key relationships


  • High level of communication with Program Coordinators/officers, Grant Finance coordinator at Country office and Program Area Manager.


Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

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  • A minimum of BA degree in Accounting/Business Management with five years of practical experience in similar organization.
  • Basic knowledge of Finance role
  • High level of communication both written and oral.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Computer applications like Excel, Word, Access and Power point.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English



  • Grant management and reporting skill;
  • High level facilitation skill;
  • Knowledge in bank correspondence and mode of payments;
  • Supervisory skill and high level of integrity;
  • Be loyal to organization procedures;
  • Dependable and accurate in all reports


Level of contact with children


  • Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction


Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are inclusive and empowering


  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.



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Interested applicants can apply for this position on the website by Clicking Apply For This Job below


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Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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. 


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