Senior Finance and Risk Officer job at Sightsavers
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Senior Finance and Risk Officer

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

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Deadline of this Job:
Thursday, June 20 2024 

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

Date Posted: Thursday, June 06 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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About the role
Sightsavers’ NTD/Inclusion Finance, Risk and Support Team oversees a portfolio of over £100 million, ensuring donor compliance across finance, audit, risk, and supply chain operations. We are dedicated to delivering value and supporting Sightsavers’ mission through meticulous management of contracts and grants.

• Financial Oversight: Conduct reviews and provide feedback on financial documents for RLM and other programmes, ensuring partners and Sightsavers’ staff maintain rigorous standards.
• Collaborative Planning: Work closely with technical and operational teams to compile donor submissions, including financial reports and risk assessments, adhering to strict deadlines.
• System Integration: Align programme finances with our systems under the guidance of the Head of NTD/Inclusion Finance, producing detailed reports and Power BI dashboards.
• Donor Engagement: Participate in donor meetings, contributing to discussions and decisions that shape programme direction and funding.
• Compliance and Auditing: Oversee partner compliance, conduct audits, and support financial monitoring to ensure adherence to contractual agreements and financial protocols.

This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.
Skills and Experience
The Finance and Risk Officer will take on the pivotal role of managing the finances for the innovative Reach the Last Mile (RLM) programme. With a hands-on approach, you will ensure the day-to-day financial operations are executed flawlessly, under the expert guidance of our senior team. Your responsibilities will not only be confined to the meticulous management of the RLM programme but will also extend to providing essential budget support for upcoming proposals. This role is tailor-made for a finance professional who is eager to make a significant impact in a dynamic, supportive environment.

Jobholder Requirements
• Able to demonstrate finance and accountancy experience. Working towards an accountancy qualification a strong advantage but not essential.
• Awareness of overseas development context gained through working in the INGO sector is preferable but not essential
• Experience of institutional donor or contract management preferable

• Proficiency with Excel (including pivot tables) is required and experience of a computer-based accounting system
• Knowledge of Power Query and Power BI is 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 meeting reporting commitments
• Willingness to continuously develop skills and knowledge to remain current with donor funding developments
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally across a variety of cultures
• Experience of institutional donor or large-scale contract management including audit
• Experience of working with partners and colleagues with a wide range of financial capacity and providing them with guidance and support
• Fluent in written and spoken English. French or Portuguese language skills an advantage but not required

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months:

Level of Education:

Job application procedure
• Closing date: 9 June 2024
• 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. Please ensure to complete your application in English.
• As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
• Interested and qualified? Click here to apply

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Thursday, June 20 2024
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 06-06-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 06-06-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 06-06-2066
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