Finance and Support Service Officer (FSSO) – Burkina Faso

  • International, Burkina Faso

Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply

Contract: 2 year Fixed Term Contract

With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the ELMA Foundation (United Kingdom) and Virgin Unite, Sightsavers supports Burkina Faso in an Accelerated Trachoma Elimination Program. The objective of this new program is to fill some existing gaps and to help at least ten countries, including Burkina Faso, to eradicate trachoma and to stimulate eradication efforts in several other countries over the next five years.

The FSSO will be in charge of assisting the Finance & Support Service Manager and programmes team in the financial and administrative management and the follow up of projects in compliance with donors and Sightsavers rules and procedures.

The post holder will give support in financial control and risk management and ensure the conformity to the organisational Financial Framework, which include (but not limited too) Financial Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Audits, and monitoing and retention of financial records. The role will also offer project and programme management by supporting , administrating and strengthening accountability and the capacities of partners in line with Sightsavers Partnership Development policies.

Other duties include collaborating with finance and programme teams for joint reviews of project reports and analysis, provide grant management support and implement HR policies and procedures like payroll and training needs.

The ideal candidate will have a relevant professional accounting qualification or bachelor’s degree (or similar) in Finance/Accounting. Have extensive work experience in a similar role, preferably within an INGO environment, and a background in financial management, programme and project management.

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

Closing Date: February 17, 2019

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How to apply

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