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Project Finance and Risk Officer

Employer
Sightsavers
Location
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Salary
£28,000 – £33,000 per annum, depending upon experience
Closing date
25 Apr 2021
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Job Details

Project Finance and Risk Officer 

Sightsavers is recruiting for a Project Finance and Risk Officer  who will support the day to day administration of the Inclusion Works programme ensuring that the financial requirements of the project are fully met.  This role involves close collaboration with the Institutional Funding teams, the Planning, Performance and Reporting (PPR) team consortium partners and implementing partners. The Finance and Risk Officer will work closely with Country Office staff and other support teams to ensure that this and other projects funded by donors run smoothly.  The post holder would be expected to travel up to 5 weeks per year.

Contract: 12 Month Fixed Term

Location: Haywards Heath, remote working until further notice

 

About the role:

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

 

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.

About you:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • finance and accountancy experience
  • awareness of overseas development (preferably gained through work in the INGO sector)
  • an understanding of institutional donor contract management, in particular FCDO (DFID) funding
  • excellent numerical and Excel skills
  • strong attention to detail
  • an improvement mindset and a willingness to develop skills and knowledge.

This role may be for you if:

  • you are proactive by nature and have initiative.
  • you are comfortable taking decisions and have a good sense of when to escalate issues.
  • you enjoy solving problems and have a keen eye for improvement.
  • you are comfortable working in an international context and travelling to the countries we work in.

Please note that there will be an expectation that you can occasionally visit our offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex (RH16 3BW)

 

Benefits

In addition to being an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London, we offer some fantastic benefits.  Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts.

 

Next steps

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. We anticipate that remote interviews, including a short Excel-based task will take place in mid-May 2021.

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Company

Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Find Us
Telephone
01444 446600
Location
35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH16 3BW
GB
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