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Global Assurance Senior: Plan International

Dimensions of the Role

Reports to Global Assurance Manager (primarily to the Regional GAM who is the line manager and to other GAMs on an assignment basis)
Post has no direct reports but manages less experienced team members and secondees on assurance assignments
Executes assurance assignments regionally and occasionally globally as per GA assurance planning, based upon key systems, processes, policies and controls
Plans and carries out assurance assignments across a large geographical area and multiple countries in diverse work environment and varying risk levels
Accountabilities

Ensures that assignments are completed on time and budget and produces reports and completed working papers in line with GA quality standards
Acts as a team member on various projects or deliverables to implement the strategy as a member of the GA Department as agreed with the GA Manager
Influences change within and across the organization to strengthen risk management, accountability and effectiveness and support management in improving operations and provide a platform for learning across Plan
Champions select technical areas to ensure knowledge management and quality assurance are maintained across the department.
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Key relationships

High level of interaction

Members of the Global Assurance team within the region
Global Assurance Managers and Seniors from other regions
Regional Directors, Director of Sub Regions, Country Directors and Country Office Managers and staff to address their assurance needs
Medium level of interaction

National Organisations (fundraising offices), and Global Hub to address their assurance needs
External

Local partners, community members, and government representatives
Technical networks and professional bodies to exchange knowledge on relevant areas
Collaboration with external auditors and other external specialists or consultants
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge

Knowledge – A combination of these, but not necessarily all

Knowledge of principles of auditing and/or risk management [essential]
Understanding of typical core business operations such as but not limited to finance, procurement, human resources and information technology [essential]
Bachelor’s degree [essential]
Good understanding of project and programme management (ideally but not exclusively in international aid and development sector) [desirable]
Knowledge of quality management (i.e. ISO) or business process improvement (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma) [desirable]
Knowledge of the international development sector, ideally with awareness of program approaches in development organisations [desirable]
Comfort with Information Technology and business analysis for system design, selection and implementation and keen to follow emerging technologies [desirable]

Skills – All are essential

Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and knowledge of another language (French, Arabic)
Strong analysis and problem solving skills
Good influencing and negotiation skills
Good facilitation and presentation skills
Good interpersonal skills – ability to work with a diverse range of people in a multicultural environment
Strong team leader– ability to work with people from different backgrounds within and outside the department to deliver assurance assignments
Good planning and organisation skills – ability to deliver assignments on time with tight deadlines and within budget and sets priorities and time parameters to accomplish tasks and projects

Created: July 12, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Expiry Date: July 26, 2019






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