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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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Finance Manager

Position Description

Plan is seeking applicants for a Finance Manager for an anticipated CDC-funded DREAMS program in Malawi. The Finance Manager will report to the Project Director and is responsible for overseeing project finances and administrative operations in accordance with relevant USG regulations and in line with Plan’s financial and administrative management policy provisions. The Finance Manager will supervise financial reporting on grant performance and will ensure best use of resources by managing the preparation of sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and assuring timely preparation of donor financial reports. This position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor.



  • Provide oversight of financial and administrative management of the project in compliance with donor’s rules and regulations.
  • Supervise all financial management to ensure best use of resources through sound budgeting, monitoring of project expenses, and timely preparation of donor financial reports.
  • Manage a team of finance and operations staff
  • Develop and implement monthly project-wide financial review (project tracker) and analysis, as well as provide timely and reliable financial information for decision-making.
  • Maintain strong internal policies, processes, and controls systems in order to provide timely, consistent and accurate financial and budget management.
  • Develop strategic planning, work planning, and budgeting processes.
  • Manage logistics and procurement surrounding project processes
  • Work closely with Plan International USA home office and Plan Malawi country office staff on internal and external financial reviews and audits; work closely with project finance/grants/administrative staff and sub-grantees to ensure appropriate implementation of same.
  • Prepare financial reports for donors.


Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree in finance or financial management, and/or a professional qualification in accountancy preferred. Bachelor’s degree with significant experience in project finance management may be accepted.
  • Significant experience managing programs funded by the U.S. Government, including experience managing finances for USG-funded projects.
  • Extensive experience in financial management and/or project administration.
  • In-depth knowledge of USG financial management rules and regulations and other key USG regulations, including USG 22 CFR Part 226 Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, 22 CFR Part 145 Grants and Agreements with Non-Profits, OMB Circulars A-122, Cost principles for non-profit organizations, and A-133 Audit of states, local governments, and non-profits.
  • Ability to utilize new software and financial management systems.
  • Excellent communication, management, and leadership skills.
  • Proven analytical skills in isolating priorities and tackling them.
  • Proficient English oral and written communication skills are essential

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


Location: Lilongwe

Reports to: Project Director

Grade: D2

Closing Date: 18 December, 2021


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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