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Grants Accountant

Date: 9 Feb 2024

Location: Yaounde, 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 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 Grants Accountant will be responsible for the business planning process by participating in the annual budget process and reviewing grant proposals to ensure that they comply with Plan’s internal requirements and that a portion of the budget is allocated to cover Plan International’s regular expenses (salaries, rent, utilities…). He/she will manage the accounting and treasury by ensuring that journal entries are prepared on a monthly basis for the recovery of salary costs. He/she will also ensure that the overheads budget is recovered on a quarterly basis through payments and supporting documentation. He/she will also be responsible for financial reporting and analysis. To improve the management of grant projects and ensure maximum cost recovery. He/she will also be responsible for building the capacity of non-accounting staff to acquire knowledge of financial procedures.




The Grants Accountant must have a university degree in accounting/finance/management and three years’ experience in a similar role or in grants management. He/she must have a good knowledge of project management and good experience and knowledge of accounting and grant management regulations and procedures. He/she should also have good experience and knowledge of accounting and grant management regulations and procedures; a good team spirit (ability to work in a team) and a good command of Microsoft applications, in particular spreadsheets (e.g. Excel).

JD Grant Accountant



Location: Yaounde – Country Office

Reports to: Business Development Manager

Grade: 13

Closing Date: 12/02/2024


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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