Finance and Risk Officer

  • CDD
  • Dakar, Sénégal
  • Les candidatures sont actuellement fermées.

Site Sightsavers


Sightsavers implements projects in over 30 countries in Africa and South Asia working to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities.

Job Title: NTD Finance and Risk Officer

Salary: Local terms and condtions apply

Location: Senegal or Zambia

Contract: Two Fixed Term Contract

Hours: This is a full-time role with some flexibility around hours worked and some home working

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.


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

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.

Skills and Experience

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.

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.

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