19 Jun 2012


Plan International in Laos – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYBokeo, Laos

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Job Description

Plan International in Laos
Plan International is growing! We are looking for Lao National who has enthusiastic, dedicated development professionals interested in long term careers with a major international children’s NGO.
Plan, one of the world’s largest children’s INGOs, works with children and poor communities in 48 developing countries. In Laos, Plan works in two poorest and one poor District in Bokeo Province, in basic education, early childhood development, health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, and promotion of children’s rights. Plan has no religious or political aims or affiliations. Visit www.plan-international.org for more information.
Plan is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, members of ethnic groups and people with disabilities. Plan offers competitive salaries and long-term employment opportunities for all posts.
Responsibilities will include
• Maintain daily book keeping records
• Follow up daily expenses
• Make payments, including per diems and costs for training courses
• Reconcile weekly and monthly cash and bank balances in the account and submit to Country Finance Manager for validation
• Assist in monitoring to ensure that all payment requests are in compliance with approved budgets, account codes
• Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and financial statements in the required formats
• Coordinate with financial audits
• Train partner organization staff and school and village committee members on procedures to manage grants from Plan, including procurement, record keeping, and reporting, with follow-up support, in line with Plan’s Community Managed Project procedures
• Follow up all on cash advances by Plan Laos to communities and partners
Skills, qualifications, experience
• Degree level education or equivalent demonstrated ability essential (strong preference for Business Administration or related discipline)
• Excellent computer skills (including Word and Excel) essential
• Fluent written and spoken English and Lao essential
• Good communications and training skills essential
• Ability to work effectively as member of a team essential
• Ability to liaise and negotiate effectively with government, suppliers, service providers and other agencies essential
• Ability to manage own time and to set and meet priorities and deadlines without close supervision
Essential Experience in a rural development INGO an advantage
• Fluency in one or more of the ethnic group languages of Bokeo a major advantage
• Commitment to gender equity and to the rights of the child
• Willingness to travel to and stay in remote villages frequently

How to Apply

• Strong commitment to the equal rights and participation of girls and women is essential
• Strong commitment to the Rights of the Child is essential
Plan does not tolerate child abuse. All Plan staff are selected and employed in line with the conditions of Plan’s Child Protection Policy. These include appropriate reference and background checks.
Applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No correspondence or telephone calls will be entered into.
• Short listed candidates will be required to attend panel interviews and other selection procedures.
Send resume/CV, with cover letter and names and contact details of three referees including salary expectations for each position, to Plan International Laos, PO Box 6026, Vientiane, Lao PDR, or to PlanLaos.JobVacancies@plan-international.org , Please state in cover letter how you learned about the job – through emails, Vientiane Times, INGO Directory, Job to day website, friends or other websites.

Job Categories: FINANCE. Job Types: Full-Time.

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