Grant and Finance Manager – LEGO PlayMatters

at Plan International Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 12, 2021
Category Accounting
Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


About Plan International

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 Grant and Finance Manager to be based at Country Office. 

The Role

Plan International Ethiopia is looking for a Grants and Finance Manager for a five-year project, “PlayMatters”, funded by the LEGO Foundation. This position will be a part of the larger PlayMatters initiative to increase play-based learning opportunities for nearly 1 million pre-primary and primary school aged refugee and host community children impacted by the humanitarian crises in East Africa and living in Ethiopia and Uganda. This project seeks to build children’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative skills through play in their homes, schools, and communities and will be implemented in partnership with War Child, Plan International, Ubongo, Behavioural Insights Team and Innovations for Poverty Action.

The position holder will be responsible to support effective implementation of Grant based projects by managing the overall financial management and monitoring of the LEGO PlayMatters project through coordinating, standardizing, and consolidating budget, donor reporting, capacity building on donor compliance and Funding Agreement Document (FAD) administration.  In addition, the position holder maintains the Grants Information System and provides grants-related financial analysis.

Key relationships
The job holder has a close working relationship internally with the following departments and/or functions:
• Business Development Unit: For budget preparation on a yearly basis, as well as revision on a quarterly basis.
• Ensure alignment of all financial and narrative reporting are, based on Donor, Plan, National, and other relevant standards and are in line with compliance requirements.
• CO Logistics Team
• CO & Program Area Finance Team
The job holder has a close working relationship externally with the following departments and/or functions:
• Partners: Preparing budget, identifying capacity building needs on financial capacity and donor compliances for PA finance staff; facilitating training
• Donors & National Office: Budgeting, compliances requirements and negotiations where applicable, reporting

Job Requirements

Qualifications/ experience essential:

• Education at First Degree level or equivalent vocational study in fields such as Accounting and Finance

• At least 8 years of relevant experience as Grant Accountant / Grant Finance/Grant Manager

• Experience of International NGO grant management systems and financial regulations

• Knowledge of Grants Administration especially system management and donor compliance in reporting of diverse institutional donors (EU, USAID, ECHO, UNICEF, GFFO, DFID etc.)

Qualifications/ experience desirable:

• Demonstrated knowledge in cost recovery principles and systems, experience in implementing a cost recovery system is preferable.

• Experience in managing performance and facilitating development of staff is preferred.

Languages required

• Fluency in English language is essential

• Knowledge of Local Languages is a desirable


Applying Instructions

The closing date for the application in July 15,  2021. Qualified candidates should submit the application using the link provided below:

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

More information about Plan International can be found on

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 organization, 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 organization, 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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