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Finance and Risk Officer at Sightsavers

Position:      Finance and Risk Officer

Office location: Kaduna (15 months fixed term contract)

Job purpose

The Finance & Risk Officer will be a member of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust coordinating team in NCO will report to the Finance and Risk Manager. He/she win be responsible to support with in-country financial oversight, maintaining consolidated programme accounts, cash flow management, payment processes and ensuring that the risk mitigation strategy is applied throughout. The Trust supported project in Nigeria. This resource will work closely with the Finance and Risk Manager, the Director of the Coordinating Unit and implementing partners to ensure the financial principles of the contract are complied with and that proper accounting records are maintained for reporting to The Trust

Principal accountabilities

Financial Management

Ensure financial control and managing risk

Ensure conformity to the principles of the contract with specific emphasis on:

  • Financial Management & Controls o Financial Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Financial Monitoring & Audits
  • Monitor and Retain financial record
  • Verify claims by partners and recommend for payment
  • Support the preparation of monthly invoice to send to DFID
  • Ensure compliance to local regulations and governance requirements

Programme Management

  • Support, administer and strengthen financial management, accountability and capacities of partners in accordance with the principles of the contract
  • Develop and provide grant management support
  • Ensure proper financial monitoring of partners including audit of funds provided
  • Jobholder entry requirements – the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required
  • Knowledge (Education 4 Related Experience).
  • Relevant professional accounting qualification or degree in Finance/ Accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience ideally in an INGO environment but experience of audit and government organisations would also be advantageous
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in financial management, programme/project management and administration

Closing Date: 3rd November 2017

How to Apply

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from http://www.sightsavers.org/vacancies and return the completed application form and equal opportunities form as two separate documents to jobs@sightsavers.org


The salaries for all the roles will be based on local terms and conditions. We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.

Please not that due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to send out individual acknowledgments for submitted applications. We will therefore only be able to contact you in the event that you are short listed for interview. If you are not contacted within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion

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