Finance and Contract Manager – DID Fund Management Team

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
£42,000 – £46,000 depending upon experience
08 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people 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 Manager – DID Fund Management Team

Location: Haywards Heath, UK

Salary: £42,000 - £46,000 depending upon experience

Sightsavers have a new opportunity for a Finance and Contract Manager to develop, manage and quality assure a robust financial and contract management system for the DID programme. Reporting to the Associate Programme Director and responsible for the Finance and Contract Officer, this is a great time to join the team and help shape the financial, contract management and reporting systems for the DID programme.

The Disability Inclusive Development (DID) programme started in July 2018 and is a £30m DFID funded commercial contract managed by Sightsavers DID Fund Management Team (FMT). The DID programme is managed using a payment-by-results and New Engineering Contract (NEC3) contracting model. It is also adaptively managed. The DID consortium consists of 11 partners who work on innovation and scale projects across the programme’s four thematic areas, health, education, livelihoods and stigma & discrimination, across six countries, Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria and Tanzania. The DID FMT is responsible for management key components of the DID programme: Finance and Risk, Monitoring, Learning and Adaptation, Governance, Consortium contract management and Donor relations.

About the Role

The post holder will manage the core project budgeting process from development through to finalisation, establish output targets to properly reflect budgeting by liaising with programmatic colleagues and provide reviews of expenditure for all consortium and implementing partners and countries.

This role is also responsible for the timely delivery of accurate donor financial submissions, including expenditure reports and forecasting, along with producing quarterly internal management accounts, contributing to annual project reporting with focus on Value for Money (VFM) and further contributing to annual project reporting focusing on VFM.

About You

You will have proven finance and accountancy experience, and a qualification or part qualification in accountancy is desirable. A background in overseas development or within the humanitarian sector is also advantageous, as is prior knowledge of institutional donor or large scale contract management.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent numerical skills, be highly proficient with Excel, have a strong strategic approach to all areas and be positive in further developing the skills and knowledge to remain current with donor funding developments.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details about the role and the DID programme. 

Closing Date: 22nd April 2019

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