About the job
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 its 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 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The primary purpose of this role is to ensure that sound accounting, financial management, internal control systems, and procedures are in place for the smooth running of Plan’s operations in Sierra Leone in the Integrated School Feeding programme implemented across 5 districts in Sierra Leone.
The role will ensure:
· That all financial reports are reviewed as accurate and consolidated in a timely manner in line with donor requirements
· That disbursement of all Plan funds is done in line with Plan procedures
· That all financial issues are dealt with as outlined in Plan procedures and controls, as well as international accounting standards, provisions, and regulations.
Significant time will be spent working to ensure financials are accurately reported internally and from partners. The Operations Manager will work closely with the Head of Operations of Plan International Sierra Leone to ensure the Integrated School Feeding programme fully complies with the law of the land in relation to taxation, employment, and other relevant regulatory requirements. Direct reports are (i) Grants and Finance Coordinator; (ii) Procurement Coordinator and (iii) District Logistics Coordinators and Administration Coordinator. Budget management and expenditure authorisation levels will be in line with Plan International Sierra Leone’s Delegation of Authority matrix.
Do you have what it takes?
Operations Manager must have Skills and knowledge to achieve following:
· Ability to adopt new software and financial management systems
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
· Demonstrated decision making and risk management capabilities
· Problem solving skills
· Good team player
· Good negotiating, facilitating and influencing skills
· Good communication skills both oral and written
· Good accounting, analytical and judgment skills
· Ability to deliver to tight deadlines
· Ability to facilitate participative processes
To see the full job and person specification, please click on the below link.
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone – 50% travel required in country
Type of Role: 13-month Fixed term contract
Reports to: Team Leader
Closing Date: 29/08/2021
Anticipated 1st round interviews: 2nd &3rd September
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.
- Salary Offers Very Attractive + other services
- Experience Level Manager
- Total Years Experience 5-10