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17 Jul 2023

Project Finance Coordinator at Plan International

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Job Description

Location: Geita, Tanzania

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.


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.


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan has over 80 years’ experience and works in more than 75 countries across the world. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.

Plan International has been working in Tanzania since 1991. Our work supports marginalised children and youth, especially adolescent girls, to grow up physically and mentally healthy and ready to shape their future. We create an enabling environment and empower girls to be active drivers of change in realising their rights. We prioritise working with partners, and ensuring all of our work is evidence based

The Keeping Adolescent Girls in School (KAGS) project is a 5-year Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC’s) funded project, aiming at addressing key barriers inhibiting adolescent girls from realizing their right to safe, quality and gender-responsive education, with a particular focus on their unique needs and barriers associated with participation in primary and lower-secondary school. The project’s Ultimate Outcome, ‘Adolescent girls realize their rights to safe, quality, gender-responsive education’, will be achieved by employing a three-pronged, rights-based, gender-transformative approach to tackle demand- and supply-side barriers, while strengthening local level governance and building improved linkages between education, health and child protection systems


The Finance Coordinator will coordinate KAGIS project payable and receivables in Geita and Kigoma. She/he will be responsible for overseeing, organizing and maintaining the financial documentation and records, systems and processes of the project, including accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and benefits, record keeping, banking, insurance and all related financial and office administration. She/he will handle and resolve inquiries regarding suppliers’ payments and keep spreadsheet for reconciliation purposes. This position report to the Finance Manager and supervises drivers.

Dimensions of the Role

Review and post transactions on SAP, ensuring correct coding and accuracy.
Prepare monthly financial reports to be shared with the Finance Manager for review, and when needed.Reconcile project expenditures on SAP with the financial report.
Support with the month-end closure
Monitor all financial transactions and recommend ways to increase effectiveness of same
Maintain all records to ensure smooth transaction for all financial processes
Assist program staff in budget preparation and ensure completeness and accuracy and validate unit cost
Ensuring spending is in line with the approve budget Provide technical support to the partners including, and review of accountabilities submitted for accurate submission of financial reports and exercise of fiduciary responsibilities.
Reviewing requisitions and payments before approval
Supporting Administration department in proper asset management.
Proper filing and maintaining of the supporting documents to be used during an audit.
Reconciliation and filing of bank statements on a monthly basis with appropriate approval.
Ensure procurement process are well followed
Maintain and update the asset register on regular basis Handling project bills problems and disputes, and ensuring accurate billing of suppliers
Maintaining confidentiality of information
Undertake other reasonable tasks as directed by Finance Manager



Collaborate with other departments to provide administrative support to the project team
Fiscal Oversight

Oversee the accounting processes to ensure internal controls and financial procedures are well considered
Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
Oversee cash flow, asset management, and banking relationships

Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets, including analysis of revenue and expenses as well as forecasts.
Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting
Cash and budget management

Prepare monthly project cash forecasts in a realistic manner
Review Cash Disbursement vouchers
Monitor proper use of petty cash fund
Review purchase requisitions and orders.
Review payment packages for budget availability and correct coding.
Monitor budget versus expenditure.
Ensure timely processing and disbursement of payments to legitimate suppliers.
Financial reporting

Manage general ledger accounting system
Ensure Accountability in Preparation, review, consolidation and submission of correct and complete project reports on time
Coordinate the availability of any audit document needed.
Participate in year-end process and prepare year end reports
Internal Financial Controls enhancement

Ensure adherence to financial controls, processes and procedures.
Follow up finance-related audit actions
Participate in Quarterly physical asset and inventory verifications
Field Support Visit

Training of partners’ finance staff.
Verification of direct benefits distribution to communities

Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of Safeguarding policies.
Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
Ensure compliance to COVID-19 and other outbreaks safety measures

Compliance to Global Polices

Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEIP) 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 Plan and Partner’s 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
Communications and Working Relationships:


This position works closely with Financial Coordinator at PU level (medium)

This position works closely with finance team of implementing partner organizations (high)

Key relationships

Programme Unit & Country Office
Head of finance and grants Manager
Functional networks within Plan including counterpart at Plan International Canada

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Required experience and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce or related field
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Minimum of 3 years proven skills in senior finance management in reputable and comparable organizations.
Experience of no profit sector including management of grants
Experience of managing grants within contractual conditionalities
Proficiency with accounting software and excellent Excel skills.
Knowledge of financial reporting
Strong understanding and knowledge of Cash Flows, Budgetary Controls and government compliance
Proven ability to make complex and time-sensitive decisions in the best interests of the organization.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of gender transformative approach in budgeting
Demonstrated knowledge in developing of grant budget
Knowledge in supervising multiple partners with complex relationships

Analytical and problem solving skills
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft applications and accounting packages
Ability to work under multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
Meticulous attention to detail with superb organizational skills
Excellent communication skills, with demonstrated ability to write financial reports
Excellent communication skills.
Fluent spoken and written English and Kiswahili

Hardworking with capacity to work independently with minimum supervision
Honest, integrity, open and transparent personality.
Working towards achieving a team goal
Be able to Respect all groups of people in the community and culturally sensitive
Persuasive and able to work with different cultural settings
Motivated, energetic and strives to develop and support other
Result oriented and able to work independently and as part of a team.
Working for the best interest of the organisation and children
Appreciate of child rights and gender equality


Knowledge and experience with Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC’s) project management
Solid proficiency in SAP
Experience managing and knowledge of project that support girls’ education
Strong presentation, team-building and interpersonal skills
Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.
Commitment to girls’ development and a values-driven work environment.
Operate in a high-pressure deadline-driven environment with professionalism
Managing project with strict reporting deadlines
Working with the project team and ensure project results are achieved timely without compromising quality
Good command over conflict resolution while maintaining important relationships: Capability to resolve conflicts
Plan and schedule own work and selecting appropriate methods/tools for delivery.
Understanding of data privacy standards
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.
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.

Physical Environment

Working environment will include both typical office environment and field environment
The position requires regular field travels, at least 30% of the work

Level of contact with children

Low contact: No interaction or low frequency of interaction with children

Location: Geita

Reports to: Finance Manager

Grade: C2

Closing Date: 27th July 2023

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Closing Date : 22nd July, 2023.

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