Sudan: Grant Accountant – Khartoum – Sudanese National

About Plan International Sudan:

Plan is an International Child Centered community development Organization with no religious, political or Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organization committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice.

Every child has a right to live a healthy, educated and protected life, and to be valued and respected by their family and communities. We make this happen by actively uniting children, their communities and other committed people to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We have been working for over 75 years to understand and tackle child poverty, violence and injustice and are now active in more than 70 countries. Together we are breaking the barriers that stand in the way of children and young people reaching their full potential.

About the Position:

To provide timely and reliable financial information’s and analysis that leads to effective decision making, financial management and internal control. Working as the team with (plan staff, partners and stockholders to help our communities face the Sudan economic situation challenges and increase Plan’s efficiency and effectiveness mobilizing grants, local and community resources and enhancement of the mobilization of adequate local, national and international.

The Grant Accountant work under supervision of Senior Financial Accountant/Grants and Capacity building to implement Plan Sudan financial action plan and solidify the financial processes and systems in the Country Office and Program Units to enable Sudan to deliver on its program strategy and accountabilities to children, communities and donors. This position is based in the Country office with 30% field visits to sub grant partners and grant projects also require attendance to country finance meetings.

Dimensions of Role:

The Grant Accountant ensures accounting system compliance with generally accepted accounting principles for auditing purposes and donor financial reporting.

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

  • Assists in oversight of financial and operational management of the grant projects and ensure projects accountability requirements.

  • Work closely with SFA/Grants and CB, and Plan Sudan country office staff and fiscal agents on internal and external financial reviews and audits.

  • Assists SFA/Grants to review donor financial report and ensure this report well consistent with the SAP details transaction report.

  • Reviews budget entries and disbursements in the grants Fund tracking sheets before approval of payment requests.

  • Provide Assistant to SFA/ grants for reviews grants budget proposal before submission to donors.

  • Make sure the financial due diligence of partners is completed as part of partner assessment processes for all grant projects.

  • Participate in grants start up workshop in financial function.

  • Monitors monthly cash forecast and cash flow for approved grants.

  • Enter the grants projects budget in SAP system.

  • Review grants POs in SAP system and make sure the PO budget well match with the project approved budget, WBS and FAD number.

  • Prepare the monthly grants budget monitoring and submit to SFA/grants.

  • Ensure that all Country office grants payment vouchers, cash receipt vouchers and journal vouchers for completeness, accuracy and consistency with attached supporting documents in compliance with the donor requirements and Plan operational manual.

  • Follow up and monitoring partners advances of grant projects and submit status report in the monthly basis.

  • Using the common cost allocation to charge the operating and admin costs (office rent, utilities, office supplies, communication.

  • Carry out regular visits to the field to support CBOs, local NGOS and other collaborators.

  • Conduct periodical monitoring and support visits for grants projects.

  • Facilitates the capacity building of community based organizations (CBOs) and Sudanese civil society organizations (CSOs).

Qualification and Experience:

Education, Experience, Qualifications

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration.

  • Minimum three years of experience with INGOs in financial accounting, auditing and grants financial accounting.

  • Experience with the donor and grants agency such as (EC, DFID, UNDP, UNICEF, ECHO and USAID).

  • Knowledge of intermediate accounting principles and procedures with strong working knowledge of Excel.

Skills/ Abilities

  • In-depth Grant Funds financial management rules and regulations.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Proven analytical skills in isolating priorities and tackling them.

  • Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently.

  • High capacity design, analysis and synthesis

  • Problem-solving ability.

Personal Qualities, Competencies, and Values

  • Responsible and energetic, Person with high integrity and honesty

  • A personal commitment to children’s development and protection.

  • Ability to perform under pressure.

  • A motivated, committed, supportive team player. Ability to work in a sensitive manner with people from all cultural backgrounds. Commitment to excellence, adaptability, innovation, building relationships, communicating effectively, coaching and mentoring, initiating action, strategic decision making, planning and organizing, leading through vision and mission.

  • A good understanding of and commitment to gender and diversity considerations

  • Sudanese nationality

Salary and Benefits:

Plan offers a very competitive salary and benefits package to its employees. The starting salary for this post is 5,630 SDG (Five Thousands Six Hundred and Thirty SDG) per month. In addition to the salary, Plan offers a generous package of benefit and different allowances including health insurance. Plan also pays additional three months basic salary every year to staff during key festivals “Eid Alfeter, and Eid Adha” and in the month when school starts in Sudan. Plan also provides a number of capacity development opportunities to its employees including Talent Management Program.

How to apply:

How to Apply:

The closing date for the applications is April 18th, 2016. Please use the title: Grant Accountant in your application. Please attach your relevant CV, a letter explaining how your skills and experiences meet the requirements of the job, your contact details including phone and emails and contact details (including name, address, email address and phone number) of two referees who know you professionally. Please note that one of the referees must be your current/most recent line manager. The complete application should be submitted to HAC – Labor Office Khartoum.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Child Protection Policy:

References checks will be carried out in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy for the successful candidate before confirming the offer. Plan will also request for Police Clearance report before confirming the offer. Plan is committed to implement its equal opportunities policy and actively encourages qualified female candidates to apply.

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