Sightsavers is working towards a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where people with visual impairment and other disabilities participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.
Title: Finance and Contract Officer – Disability Inclusive Development Fund Management Team (DID FMT)
Location: Haywards Heath, UK
Salary: £30,000 - £34,000 per annum depending upon experience
Sightsavers is recruiting for a competent Finance and Contract Officer who will play a key role in supporting the day-to-day financial administration of the Disability Inclusive Development programme and ensuring that all financial requirements of the project are fully met. The role will report to the DID Finance and Contract Manager and collaborate closely with the Monitoring and Learning Officer to ensure coherence between programme and financial reporting. The role also requires close relationships with the Institutional Funding and the Planning, Performance and Reporting (PPR) teams, consortium partners and implementing partners. The post holder is expected to travel up to 6 weeks per year.
This is a new six- year DFID multi country (Bangladesh, Nepal, Jordon, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania) programme, working within a consortium of partners in ensuring sound financial and risk management oversight and guidance. From ensuring timely submissions of partner financial information, supporting and participating in finance working group meetings to supporting the with reviewing partner project budgets, fund transfers, and monthly finance reports, it’s an all-round role that will challenge and stimulate your financial management interests.
Key duties will include:
- Supporting the development, review and amendment of coordinating and implementing consortium partner contracts
- Coordinating the process for timely and accurate donor financial submissions
- Ongoing financial monitoring of consortium partner projects budgets
- Supporting the preparation of financial reports and forecasts for the donor
- Supporting day to day finance and administration tasks
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate finance and accountancy experience, awareness of overseas development (preferably gained through work in the INGO sector) and an understanding of institutional donor contract management, in particular DFID funding. Experience of providing financial training to non-finance staff (although not essential) would be useful, together with excellent numerical skills, strong attention to detail, an improvement mindset and a willingness to develop skills and knowledge.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills and it’s an involved role so please read the complete Job Description for further details. Interviews, including a short Excel-based task are anticipated to take place at our Haywards Heath offices in early May.
Closing Date: 22nd April 2019