Finance and Risk Officer job at Sightsavers
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Vacancy title:
Finance and Risk Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
Monday, February 19 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 06 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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About the role
Sightsavers is a leading organisation that works in more than 30 countries to deliver eye health, NTD elimination, and disability inclusion programmes. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.
As an NTD Finance and Risk Officer, you will be responsible for the financial management of various assigned NTD programmes and proposals, with a geographical focus on Guinea Bissau, Ghana, and Liberia. You will also have day to day responsibility for the NTD Risk Management Framework process, working with the Team Director and other stakeholders to ensure risk mitigations are in place across the NTD programme portfolio.

Principle Accountabilities
Financial Management for assigned programmes
• Review new programme agreements and contracts, extracting financial requirements and setting up new programmes using existing templates and systems, such as MyCLAIMS and Power BI
• Review and provide feedback on budgets and other financial submissions prepared by partners and Sightsavers country office staff
NTD Risk Management Framework
• Under the supervision of the Team Director, responsibility for NTD programme and NTD governance group risk management processes including, but not restricted to, risk logs, internal risk reporting and supporting donor reporting
• Working with partners, country teams, Safeguarding Manager and Head of Global Security to ensure risk mitigations in place across the NTD programme portfolio
Proposal Development
• Work with Institutional Funding Lead, technical and in-country Sightsavers teams/partners to define proposal requirements and manage development of budgets, forecasts, and other required submissions to donors within the required timescales
• Ensure Sightsavers financial processes and systems are understood and properly taken account of in NTD proposal bids

To be successful in this role, you will have:
• Finance and accountancy experience, preferably working towards an accountancy qualification
• Awareness of overseas development context, gained through working in the international development, the humanitarian sector and/or relevant sector
• Experience of institutional donor or large-scale contract management
• Experience of working with partners and colleagues with a wide range of financial capacity and providing them with guidance and support
• French or Portuguese language skills an advantage but not required
• Proficiency with Excel, knowledge of Power Query and Power BI desirable
• Strong attention to detail, with a willingness to follow issues through to resolution
• Well organised and conscientious, with an appreciation of the importance of compliance and donor requirements

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months:

Level of Education:

Job application procedure
• This is a varied role, please read the full job description for further details. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
• Next steps
• To apply for this exciting new 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 will take place towards the end of February and the evaluation process will include an excel task to be completed by shortlisted candidates.
• Closing date: 18 February 2024
• As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
• Sightsavers is an employer that does not tolerate any form of harassment and has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse. All potential candidates will be subjected to rigorous background checks and controls.
• How to apply
• Please apply using the link provided below:

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Monday, February 19 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 06-02-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 06-02-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 06-02-2066
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