Project Finance Officer - NTDs - Two Year Fixed Term Contract
Sightsavers implements projects in over 30 countries in Africa and South Asia. The NTD Project Finance Officer is based within the NTD (Neglected Tropical Diseases) Finance team which manages a portfolio of large NTD grants and contracts. We are looking for a Finance and Risk Officer to monitor and review our projects. This role will support the NTD Finance Managers on these and other upcoming programmes. The initial focus will be upon DFID Aidmatch CATCH and USAID Act to End NTDs East. This role is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to build their understanding of project financial monitoring as they will have the opportunity to become involved in financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, donor and partner contractual requirements, cash flow and audit.
The Project Finance Officer will work closely with our overseas country offices and with colleagues overseeing management reporting. Income and expenditure on projects will need to be reflected in Sightsavers' financial systems. You will also need to complete reviews of grants, contract-related income and monitor the use of restricted funding. The roles will also coordinate the development of budgets for large scale grants, ensuring that maximum cost recovery is achieved and supporting the quarterly Programme Oversight report of allocated projects.
You will be a proactive and thorough finance professional with excellent numerical skills. A comfortable decision-maker, you will also have a good sense of when to escalate issues. Quick to notice irregularities, you do not lose sight of the bigger picture. You enjoy solving problems and have a keen eye for improvement. A clear communicator, you adapt your language and pace to suit your listeners and are able to communicate effectively and professionally across a variety of cultures. You can demonstrate finance and accountancy experience and have proficiency with Excel, especially pivot tables. An awareness of overseas development- gained preferably through work in the INGO sector would be beneficial. Ideally you also have experience of providing financial training to non-finance staff (although this is not not essential) and a hunger to develop skills and knowledge.
Please read the complete Job Description for further details of the duties and professional skills required.