Plan International is an international child-centred community development organisation working in 70 countries, 51 of which are developing countries. With a focus on long-term sustainable development, as well as relief in emergencies and humanitarian aid. Plan International works in a participative way with children and families across a range of programmes including education, health, household economic security, protection and water/sanitation. Advocacy cuts across all programmes.
Established in 2001, Plan International (Spain) is a dynamic organization that supports Plan’s International work worldwide, with a particular focus on Child protection. Funding is received from a variety of sources including child sponsorship, Spanish Government and Regional Governments and also multilateral donors (EU, UN).
In addition, Plan Spain strives to raise awareness of development issues through development education, advocacy, the media and events.
Key responsibilities include:
-Support the fundraising teams in the preparation and review of project proposals and ensure they are in compliance with the required rules and regulations. To know the announcements and requirements for public funding opportunities in order to present on time and in the right way the proposal for the granting of public funds.
-Participate in Grant agreement administration and financial management including: Creating and reviewing financial compliance checklist , conducting initial assessment of financial management systems and provide extra training around fund accounting and reporting set up, compliance briefings, briefings on the importance of maintaining support documentation and report findings to stakeholders. Ensure reconciliation of grant actual expenditure vs. grant budget, grant receipts vs. actual expenditure and budget variance analysis.
-Grant monitoring, including visits to the field to check on progress, consistency and level of compliance. Proactively identify problem areas or potential problems, making recommendations to address issues before they impact the project; develop action plans and follow up with the stakeholders to ensure the problems have been addressed. Manage the donor’s post-closing audit (evaluation and financial audit). Work with stakeholders to respond to the audit findings and highlighted risks and project evaluation concerns.
-Conduct training and capacity building to address grant management competency gaps.
-To support any donors’ requirements from previous implemented projects.
-To travel and gather necessary information for the projects’ preparation and monitoring, from the competent areas in each Plan International program Country Offices, in order to ensure the required quality during the implementation period.
-To carry out the projects formulation to be submitted to call for proposals from public institutions and other funding organizations.
-To monitor submitted project proposals in other to fulfil any requirements from the public donors in each case by the public donor.
-To prepare the final justification of the funded projects in order to accomplish the requirements following the guidelines in each case established by the public donor. To manage foreseen evaluations and audits.
-To interact with other areas of Plan International (Spain) in order to response needs arise concerning subjects from his area.
Competences for the position:
Communication and relationship abilities, planning/organization, problem solving, negotiation abilities, results orientation, donor orientation.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in International Cooperation and knowledge in Programme management is a must.
Experience in Africa region will be valuable.
Specific education in social subjects (International Cooperation, human rights, children rights...)
High English level. French level will be a plus.
Proficiency in Excel.
Other conditions of the position:
· Willing and able to travel up to 35% internationally, sometimes with short notice.
Please send application and cover letter to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the reference (PR-DSC-15) in the subject message.
Deadline 22nd January (the position can be covered before deadline)