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Job Description

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization 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.

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

The Opportunity

The current context in South Sudan is that of a complex humanitarian and development crisis that requires a strong integration and coordination between the development, resilience and humanitarian programmes. Plan South Sudan programme is highly dependent on grant funding, much of which is for emergency response projects. The incumbent will lead the Country Programme on all issues to do with budgeting, cost recovery, cash flow management, financial risks and strategic management of grants. The CGFM is responsible to provide timely and reliable financial information and analysis that leads to effective decision-making and also to ensure full compliance with Plan’s and official South Sudan financial procedures.

Do you have what it takes?

We are looking to recruit an individual who is a fully qualified chartered accountant. You need to demonstrate significant proven experience leading country finance teams in difficult humanitarian contexts. Knowledge and demonstrable experience of complex international multi-company, multi-currency organization accounting challenges will be evaluated. We are looking for someone with significant experience in strategic financial management including understanding relevant funding sources (grants), revenue cycles, budgeting and cost estimation, balance sheets, return on investment, etc. in crises.


You must possess an outstanding ability to analyze and interpret complex data sets, both internal and external, to spot trends and patterns, opportunities, and risks, and to inform decisions and actions (even when the information is incomplete or ambiguous).

Proven experience leading finance organizations through restructuring and managing audits and excellent knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards, control mechanisms, and the reporting requirements of major international grant donors. To be successful in this role you will need to be a strong team player with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate complex technical matters effectively to a non-technical audience, be customer support orientated, with excellent technical IT and analytical skills: fluency with complex financial system / ERP and advanced Excel skills.

Essential criteria for this role include experience in the humanitarian sector, previous leadership experience in Finance, and international finance leadership experience.

For a detailed job description, please click on the link: Country Grants and Finance Manager South Sudan 2024.docx

Location: We will be recruiting globally for this role, but the individual must be based in Juba, South Sudan. Relocation support is available.

Type of Role: 2-year fixed-term contract

Reports to: Country Director

Closing Date: 27th June 2024

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.

This position is no longer open.