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Manager, Grant Financial Management & Compliance (Bilingual – English and French)

PLAN Canada


Plan International Canada

Reports to:

Senior Compliance Manager


Toronto (Mount Pleasant & Eglinton) or Ottawa

About You

Are you passionate about equal rights for all children and equality for girls? Can you see yourself being an integral member of a team that works towards transforming lives in developing countries?  Are you confident that you can contribute to an international project team to help deliver quality projects?

Are you experienced in financial management?  Have you had success with financial management and reporting with other non-profit or international organizations focused on International Development?  Are you a trusted team member with a collaborative working style and an ability to engage with diverse stakeholders adding value to organizational excellence and encouraging creative problem solving?

Why a career with Plan?

A career with Plan International Canada offers individuals a meaningful experience that drives professional development and a rewarding opportunity to use their skills and talents to help make a difference in promoting child rights to end child poverty.  Are you ready for an opportunity to join one of the largest International NGOs in the world, creator of the award winning “Because I am a Girl” global movement, working to end gender inequality and promote girls’ rights? Are you excited about playing an important role in determining the future of millions of children and families globally?

Employees at Plan International Canada’s National Office strive to make a difference in the lives of children and their families through sustainable, child-focused community development.

Joining our dynamic team of experts and specialists can change your life too!
Our unique culture fosters a supportive, flexible workplace where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. As a member of a diverse, dynamic, high-performing team, each Plan employee is driven to learn, valued for their contribution and approaches each day excited to make an impact.
We are proud of our award winning corporate culture validated by our Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice award for 2015 and 2016 and Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures since 2012.
Join our high performing team and change your career…change the world!
The Organization

Founded in 1937, Plan International is one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan International strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Because I am a Girl is Plan International’s global movement to transform power relations so that girls everywhere can learn, lead, decide and thrive.

Plan Canada’s Toronto and Ottawa-based offices support programs that are implemented in more than 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas.  Plan has a dedicated staff of over 200 employees whose role is to support quality programming in the areas of health, education, water and sanitation, economic security, gender equity, child protection and participation, and humanitarian assistance.

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The Position

Working collaboratively within a cross-functional team you will be responsible for contributing to the quality implementation of complex multi-million dollar grant funded projects.

We are looking for a candidate that can bring a strong financial acumen to the oversight of a wide range of projects across multiple countries; someone who is able to assess the financial health of projects and identify any compliance risks as well as develop risk mitigation strategies with the team. Our successful candidate will have experience with financial management and donor reporting for grants with other non-profit and/or international organizations, ensuring compliance to donor agreements and/or contracts and donor audits. The ability to work with stakeholders from all parts of the world will be critical.   

What does success looks like?

  • Lead on the financial oversight and donor financial reporting for a variety of multi-million dollar projects and ensure the project team understands the financial health of the projects
  • Develop strong working relationships within project teams both in Canada and abroad
  • Develop strategies to minimize financial and compliance risk from the onset of the project and monitor the impact of these strategies
  • Manage the compliance and adherence to terms and conditions that are outlined in donor agreements and contracts and effectively communicate those terms and conditions to the project team to ensure a solid understanding of compliance requirements
  • Create innovative ways to build financial acumen in the team and improve financial management, reporting processes and audit readiness.   

As our ideal candidate you will have

  • An aptitude for grant financial management
  • A proven track record in project financial management or a similar role in a non-profit and/or international development organization with hands on experience in financial reporting for donors and donor audits
  • Bilingual (French and English) language skills are required
  • Excellent computer skills, with an emphasis on excel
  • Coaching & mentoring skills to build the financial management capacity of project team members
  • The ability to influence others by fostering strong relationships
  • A flexible and adaptable work style; open to collaboration with strong personalities and professionals; thrive in a fast-paced evolving work culture
  • A passion for mission driven work and personal values aligned with those of Plan International Canada’s corporate values

How to apply:
To express interest in this exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization and a high performing team please forward your CV and covering letter, outlining your skills, experience and salary expectations to  by October 4, 2017. Please reference Manager – Grants Financial Management and Compliance in the subject line

Plan International Canada is an inclusive workplace, and is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity.

Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted. 

Consistent with our Child Protection Policy the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the work term.  Proof of eligibility will be required.

Plan International Canada sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Thank you for your interest in a career at Plan


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