Finance and Grants Compliance Specialist


Plan is seeking to recruit a Finance and Grants Compliance Specialist.

Dimensions of Role:

Financial measures or statistics relevant to post such as budget; list of direct and indirect reports

The Finance and Compliance Sub-Grant Specialist’s role within this team will be to monitor and provide grantee support on financial management and contractual compliance to local women’s rights organizations. The Finance and Compliance Sub-Grant Specialist will focus on financial management and compliance capacity development to multiple women’s rights organizations and sub-grant recipients.

The position is based in Accra, within a Plan International Office and in addition requires extended travel to Plan field offices (up to 50%).

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Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required:

Gained through education, training, & experience

Knowledge and skills

  • MBA  in Finance and related field
  • Fluent in oral and written English.
  • Progressive experience in financial reporting and analysis.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office, Internet and databases.
  • Coaching & mentoring skills for building project the capacity of women’s rights organizations on quality financial management and compliance.
  • Superior skills in building productive working relationships with team colleagues, field offices, donors and partners.
  • Understanding of project management cycle. 
  • Flexible approach to deal with ambiguity.
  • Understanding of feminist principles, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.
  • Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment, track project performance, meet deadlines, and ensure high-quality deliverables.


  • Minimum of 5years’ experience in finance, accounting, grants analysis
  • Progressive experience in financial reporting and analysis, risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Proven experience in developing financial and program management tools and processes, including financial reporting budget guidance, work plans and monitoring templates.
  • Solid understanding of compliance requirements of donor government agencies such as Global Affairs Canada; multilateral agencies (UNICEF, AfDB, etc.) and/or charitable organizations / Foundations preferred.  
  • Experience leading or participating in financial audits. 
  • Hands on experience reviewing complex contracts and agreements. 
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  • Passion for feminist principles, mission driven work and personal values aligned with Plan International.
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making in complex situations.
  • Commitment to working transparently and with integrity.
  • A process-oriented working style, with the ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership qualities.


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Closing Date: 31st January, 2023

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