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Accounts Assistant

Date: 3 Apr 2024

Location: Garoua, Cameroon

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


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.


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 Opportunity


The Accounts Assistant is charged with assisting the Global Fund (GF) financial operations support function in the areas of business planning, accounting and treasury, financial reporting and internal financial controls for GF project. You will also ensure conformity with GF reporting requirements and the stringent compliance standards established by the GF agreement with Plan International Cameroon for the implementation of this project. As the Accounts Assistant you will be charged with monitoring the actual grant expenditures against GF line items on a monthly basis, and alert management on any irregularities.


The Individual/About You


Qualifications/Experience & Skills: As the Accounts Assistant, you should be holder of a University degree in either Accounting, Finance, Management, or Economics. Also, having at least three (03) years working experience – preferably in an international organization – will be of value to meeting your objectives on this role.

Your sound experience and knowledge on internal financial control and procedures, knowledge on accounting and grants fund management, regulations, procedures and working in the North Region will be an advantage.


Languages Required: Proficiency in French and English (written and spoken) are essential.

Please, follow this link to review the full Job Description: JD Accounts Assistant GF – Garoua




Location: Garoua

Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract of Twelve (12) Months – With Possibility of Renewal

Reports to: Project Accountant/Finance Coordinator

Grade: Hay Level 11

Closing Date: April 10th, 2024


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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