Grant Finance Officer (2 year fixed term contract)

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Circa £30,000
02 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Finance & Legal
Full Time
Contract Type

Based within the central Planning, Performance and Reporting (PPR) team at Sightsavers, the Grant Finance Officer plays a key role in monitoring Sightsavers projects funded by Institutional donors (governments, large private foundations and trusts).

This role involves close liaison with the Institutional Funding team, who has overall responsibility for fundraising and donor reporting. The role also involves close working relationships with country offices of Sightsavers who are accountable for the implementation of project activities.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good level of financial and accountancy expertise, either through experience or qualification, and will have an awareness of overseas development context gained preferably through working in the INGO sector. Experience of institutional donor contract management would be preferable, especially EC, USAID and DFID funding.

The ideal candidate will also be well organised, proficient with excel, have strong attention to detail and possess excellent numerical skills. French language skills would be advantageous for this role but not essential.


Closing date: 26th September 2016

Interviews:  6th & 7th October 2016