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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. 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.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

The Opportunity

This position is subject to funding.

The role will be based in one of the four African countries where the project is implemented, or in another country in the region (Africa) where Plan International has an office.

National candidates of the following countries encouraged to apply: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Central African Republic

The Joining Forces Alliance, reuniting the 6 biggest child rights organizations in Germany, namely ChildFund, Plan International, Save The Children, SOS Children’s Villages, Terre des Hommes & World Vision applied for an initial 16 million Euro grant from the German Foreign Federal Office (GFFO) to address major child protection in emergency issues in various conflict settings across the world between July 2022 and June 2024 under the project “Joining Forces for Child Protection in Emergences (JF-CPIE), implemented in 6 countries (Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Colombia, South Sudan, Ethiopia). All six consortium members implement in two of the six targeted countries.

The Joining Forces Alliance is preparing a 2nd phase of the “Joining Forces for Child Protection in Emergencies (JF-CPiE)”, which will be implemented for a duration of 26 months with a foreseen starting date in July 2024. The project will be implemented with the same organizations across the same countries, focusing on the gender-sensitive and inclusive integration of food security, nutrition and child protection.

Plan International Germany is the consortium lead and will contract the Global Project Manager and MERL Coordinator as well as the Finance Coordinator.

The Finance Coordinator will be responsible for all Controlling and Compliance related matters of the GFFO (German Federal Foreign Office) funded project “Joining Forces for Child Protection in Emergencies”. The contract holder will ensure a successful grant and financial management in all six countries of implementation (Colombia, Burkina Faso, CAR, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh) as well as for the global coordination activities. Doing so the position holder will interface with the Consortium Members, their Implementing Partners as well as with Plan International Inc Headquarter and Plan International Germany. The coordination with so many stakeholders requires a high-level of understanding of complex project settings and excellent communication skills.

Do you have what it takes?

This role will support the implementation of the GFFO funded project “Joining Forces for Child Protection in Emergencies”. This 13.67 Mio EUR global project is implemented in 6 countries with 6 different INGO’s.

How to apply

Please click the below link to apply:

Location: Preferred locations: South Sudan, CAR, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. However the role can be based in another country in the region (Africa) where Plan International has an office. Must be a national of that country.

Type of Role: 1 year with an additional years extension

Reports to: Country Director where the location is based and the Team Lead for the regional team Ukraine & Eastern Europe and special projects – Plan International Germany

Closing Date: 2nd June 2024

Anticipated 1st round interview: 20th and 21st June

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.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.