Finance and Contract Manager – DID Fund Management Team

  • UK, Haywards Heath

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. The role reports to the Associate Programme Director and is 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.

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

The Disability Inclusive Development (DID) programme started in July 2018 It 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. These are 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. These include 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. It will involve establishing 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. This includes expenditure reports and forecasting, along with producing quarterly internal management accounts and contributing to annual project reporting with focus on Value for Money (VFM).

About You

You 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. Prior knowledge of institutional donor or large scale contract management would be very useful.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent numerical skills and  be highly proficient with Excel. You have a strong strategic approach to all areas and are positive in 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.

Interview date: We anticipate that interviews will take place in early May

Closing Date: 28 April, 2019

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How to apply

To apply for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as two separate documents to [email protected].

We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply. Find out about our commitment to inclusion.

We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

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