Grant Compliance Officer
Date: 7 Feb 2024
Location: Yaounde, Cameroon
Company: Plan International
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 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
The Grants Compliance Officer is responsible for ensuring compliance with donors’ statutory rules and regulations in the portfolio assigned to him/her.He/She shall act as the focal point for all major compliance issues related to the assigned donor portfolio. He/she will provide support on key compliance issues related to the assigned donor portfolio, acting as a focal point where necessary, and will have a good knowledge of donor regulations and strong analytical and interpretation skills. He/She must develop and maintain strong relationships with key staff from different donors and NGOs, as well as with internal CIP stakeholders: Programmes, Finance, ERM, etc. as required;and inform programme and finance stakeholders of any changes in donor compliance rules and assess the impact on CIP programmes. He/She shall engage with UPs, as appropriate, to provide information and develop solutions on key donor compliance issues and shall work closely with the Programme Unit, Grants and Business Development Managers and Grants and Compliance Team to develop policies, guidelines, tools and templates for the CIP, as required, to ensure optimal implementation of donor compliance requirements. He/She in collaboration with the Programmes and Grants Unit and the BDM, serve as the donor expert in the development of sub-grant and sub-contract templates for the assigned donor portfolio to support partnership working. and ensure quality assurance is provided to selected processes for internal compliance. For example, manage and conduct compliance audits to ensure that internal grant review and approval processes are adhered to. He/She will also work closely with programme and grant units to develop and deliver training on donor compliance issues and represent the ICP in external forums liaising with NGOs, donors and partners as appropriate. He/She shall Ensure that Plan International’s global policies on Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully integrated in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy, including relevant implementation standards and guidelines applicable to their area of responsibility.
- ABOUT YOU
As a Grant Compliance Officer, you must have a university degree in finance/economics/accounting with a certificate in audit or donor compliance. With 5 to 7 years of relevant professional experience and proven knowledge and prior experience of multilateral and bilateral donor grants and contracts. He/she must have proven expertise in the interpretation and application of statutory and regulatory language in the execution of awards and contracts of donor entities and in maintaining up-to-date knowledge of changes in the language, application and implementation of that language. He/She must have a good command of French and English and previous experience with large international non-profit organisations is preferred.
Kindly consult the below link for a detailed Job Description for this position:
Location: Country Office, Yaounde
Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract
Reports to: Business Development Manager
Grade: Hay Level 12
Closing Date: February 11th, 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.
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