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Finance Officer (Audit And Compliance) At Sightsavers

Date Posted: 17/Aug/2019
Deadline: 01/Sep/2019

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.

Finance Officer (Audit and Compliance)

Contract: 2-years Fixed Term Contract

Job Description

  • The Finance Officer will monitor compliance to organisational financial policies and procedures both for the Nigerian Country Officer and other downstream partners under the ASCEND NTD programme.
  • The role will ensure that partners meet the contractual obligations as agreed with DFID for the funding of project including advising management on possible risks and mitigation’s.
  • As the Finance Officer you will ensure financial control and manage risk for partners and that all conform to the organisational financial framework, policies and procedures. You will ensure that local regulations and governance requirements are adhered to, as its relates to the contractual obligations to DFID.
  • You will undertake financial monitoring of partners activates, support the Compliance and Risk Manager to review budgets and forecasts of downstream partners and ensure they are in line with contractual agreements, disseminate and educate employees on the financial regulations and contractual risks and how it impacts on the organisation and the ASCEND programme if not complied with.
  • Furthermore, you will perform risk assessments to understand the risk level tolerance, significance and scope, investigate irregularities and non-compliance issues, and collaborate with other departments to create a culture of compliance


  • As the successful candidate you will have a relevant professional accounting qualification or /Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting, with a Masters degree being an added advantage.
  • You will have significant similar working experience, ideally in an INGO environment (a background of audit and government organisation would also be advantageous), you will have knowledge of financial management, programme & project management and administration, possess Project Financial management and data analysis skills and the ability to represent Sightsavers with key external stakeholders.
  • A good standard of English language skills is required for this role.

Local Terms & Conditions apply 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form" and "Equal Opportunities Form" by clicking the link below and return as two separate documents to: [email protected] using the "Job title" as the subject of the email.

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