Country Finance Manager - Sudan

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The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization 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.

The Opportunity

Sudan has, since April 15th, 2023, had an active conflict running across many areas of the country. This necessitates a move from a chronic humanitarian and development approach to one that is largely based on responding to an acute humanitarian crisis. Plan International Sudan has a country budget of some USD 15 million and a staff of just under 200 people.

The purpose of this role is to provide leadership and technical oversight to the finance department. The post holder will also be expected to engage externally with NOs and donors as necessary and play a full part in the strategic and daily life of PIS, as a senior member of staff.

The post holder will work with finance staff and program staff, to improve communications and ensure deadlines are adhered to and that quality accounting is undertaken. In addition, there is a need to ensure that the structure of the finance department is fit for purpose and that staff are adequately supported and experienced to undertake the roles that they have or will occupy, if a restructure is undertaken.

Do you have what it takes?

We are looking to recruit an individual who is a fully qualified chartered accountant. You will need to demonstrate significant proven experience leading country finance teams in difficult humanitarian contexts. Knowledge and demonstrable experience of complex international multi-company, multi-currency organization accounting challenges will be evaluated.

We are looking for someone with significant experience in strategic financial management including understanding relevant funding sources (grants), revenue cycles, budgeting and cost estimation, balance sheets, return on investment, etc. in crisis situations.

You must possess an outstanding ability to analyze and interpret complex data sets, both internal and external, to spot trends and patterns, opportunities, and risks, and to inform decisions and actions (even when the information is incomplete or ambiguous).

Demonstrable experience in strategic financial management including understanding relevant funding sources (grants), revenue cycles, budgeting and cost estimation, balance sheets, return on investment, etc. in crisis situations.

Proven experience leading finance organizations through restructuring and managing audits

To be successful in this role you will need to be a strong team player with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate complex technical matters effectively to a non-technical audience, be customer support orientated, with excellent technical IT and analytical skills: fluency with complex financial system / ERP and advanced Excel skills.

Essential criteria for this role include previous experience in the humanitarian sector, previous leadership experience in Finance, and international finance leadership experience.

For a detailed job description, please click on the link: Country Finance Manager Sudan 2023.docx

Location: We will be recruiting globally for this role, but the individual must be based in Khartoum, Sudan. Relocation support is available.

Type of Role: 2-year fixed term contract

Reports to: Country Director

Closing Date: 14th November 2023

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.

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