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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Country Accountant or Project Accountant or Finance coordinator
Bamenda / Buea / Yaoundé / Bertoua / Maroua / Garoua
A concise statement, capturing the primary reasons that this role exists and a clear articulation of the context of the role.
How will this role contribute to creating lasting change for children?
Responsible for providing financial and operational support to Country Office / Projects and Program Units by facilitating timely request of funds.
Performs general accounting functions primarily, encoding of transactions in Plan International integrated Software (SAP), cash payments to staff and third parties (, maintenance of subsidiary accounting records, preparation of financial reports and provision of assistance on other accounting related functions.
Dimensions of the Role
This section provides a summary of the size and authority of the post. It covers the size of the budget held, the numbers of direct reports, other key stakeholders who may depend on it, the type of communication required, the external representation involved and the reach of the role.
Under the supervision of the Country Accountant / Project Accountant of the Finance Coordinator, the Account Assistant will have to perform the below main activities :
This section is critical for clarifying expectations of the role, providing the framework for its relationship with colleagues and providing areas of accountability against which performance can be managed.
This should include a series of brief statements that define the end results required. E.g. drive, contribute, identify, manage, responsible for, advise / coach, build, develop, provide, conduct, oversee, establish, participate etc.
Statements should ideally be worded so that they will lead to thoughts of measurement. For example, it is better to state something like "achieve maintenance standards" than "undertake maintenance".
The former leads to a measure against the maintenance standards.
This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring 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.
This section refers to people inside and / or outside of the organisation that the post-holder needs to have contact with, and why.
This should include virtual presence.
Has high contact with all country office and program unit Account staff to perform his / her assignment
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
This section details the skills, knowledge and expertise the postholder will be required to demonstrate in doing the job well.
This should include clear levels of technical expertise and skills that support our work at national, international, and global level.
This position does not requires travel within Plan program units and outside the country.
Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
We strive for lasting impact
We work well together
We are inclusive and empowering
In this section, state typical office environment , or conditions such as must work outside in an extremely hot and humid climate .
Also note if any protective equipment is required.