Technical and Finance Lead at Plan International Ethiopia

  • Company: Plan International Ethiopia
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Addis Ababa Jobs
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Plan International is an independent non-profit organization that advances children’s well-being and equality for girls. Working in building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years and present in 70 countries, Plan International strives for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children while working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International Ethiopia is looking for  Technical and Finance Lead   for SNNP Program Area who will be reporting to the  Chief of Party .

Dimensions of the Role

The Technical and Finance Lead will support the Chief of Party in the management of the USAID-funded Community Worker Wellness project in Hawassa, Ethiopia. S/he will be in charge of providing technical, financial, and managerial leadership including technical oversight, financial management and administration and grants management. S/he oversees coordination of field operations, provide support in the management of sub-grantees, and ensure that activities meeting USAID and Plan standards. The position is contingent upon award of the project and approval by USAID.


  • Provides day-to-day leadership and high quality delivery of the project: field operations, administration, logistics and procurement
  • Manages, in coordination with the COP, relationships and work with implementing partner organizations
  • Manages donor relationships and serves, along with the COP, as the primary project representative
  • Oversees the development of project reports, annual work plans, and other documents as required by USAID and the Government of Ethiopia
  • Facilitates knowledge management, communications, and information flow for the project
  • Maintains a working knowledge of project budgets and expenditure, and sets up and implements appropriate systems for project financials
  • Serves as Acting Chief of Party when the Chief of Party is unavailable
  • Ensures compliance in reporting to USAID, Plan International, Plan US National Office (USNO) and Government of Ethiopia counterparts

Job Requirements

Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

  • Ethiopian National; experience working in Hawassa/SNNPR preferred
  • Master’s Degree in related filed
  • Must be capable of fulfilling role of Chief of Party in that person’s absence
  • Experience managing donor funds such as USAID, DFID and GF, including multi country grants
  • Substantial related experience working in project financial management for NGOs
  • Strong knowledge of international donor requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements
  • Fluency in English and Amharic (both spoken and written)

How to Apply

The closing date for the application is  May 19, 2019 . Qualified candidates should submit their application with the below link.

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that:

·         Applications and CVs written in English will be accepted and

·         Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

·         Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

More information about Plan International can be found on  http://

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

As an international child centered community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

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. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.  Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


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