Finance and Contract Officer – Disability Inclusive Development Fund Management Team (DID FMT)

  • UK, Haywards Heath

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 (DID) 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.

Salary: £30,000 – £34,000 per annum depending upon experience

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.

About the Role

The role also requires close relationships with the Institutional Funding and the Planning, Performance and Reporting (PPR) teams, consortium partners and implementing partners.

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
About You

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. The post holder is expected to travel up to 6 weeks per year.

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: 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.

Sightsavers is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of adults at risk and children as a priority. This is reflected in our pre-employment checks and requirement to verify and check the identity and references of all applicants.

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