Job offer: Project Accountant - Plan International

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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 know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

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Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. 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.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.


The Project Accountant assists in the preparation of the annual grant budget, monitors the impact of operating plans on the existing grant, analyses and advises the supervisor/management on appropriate action to be taken. He/she will also review project outlines and amendments to purchase orders prior to approval by the Project Manager to ensure accuracy of expenditure codes and availability of budget in accordance with the UNHCR approved project implementation plan. He/She is responsible for monitoring actual grant expenditure against UNHCR approved items on a monthly basis; alerting management to irregularities and making recommendations for renegotiation of approved grant items with UNHCR as appropriate. He/She will manage the general ledger and cash management processes and Review monthly cash forecasts and ensure that they are processed in a timely manner and that UNHCR's project funding requirements are met. He/She is responsible for reviewing UNHCR documents and verifies compliance with UNHCR requirements/processes and any discrepancies are dealt with appropriately.


The project accountant must have a university degree in accounting/finance/management. At least 3 years' experience in a similar role or in grants management and a good knowledge of project management, with good experience and knowledge of regulations and procedures relating to accounting and the management of grant funds. Good experience and knowledge of internal financial procedures and controls with good experience of project reporting requirements and knowledge of financial systems.

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.

Location: Yaounde

Reports to: Country Finance Manager

Closing Date: 02/06/2024


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