15 June 2017

Finance Officer UK Charity Jobs - Sightsavers

Job Title:   Finance Officer
Organisation: Sightsavers
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator

About US:
Sightsavers is an International Development Organization which works with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities in over 33 developing countries across Africa, Asia and America. Sightsavers seeks to achieve a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.

Job Summary: The Finance Officer will be responsible for operational management of project funds e.g. budgeting/forecasting, documentation and spending as per the PFAs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • The incumbent will prepare monthly journals and ensure financial records are complete and accurate.
  • The post holder will work with the project coordinator to ensure that partners fund requests and monthly partner financial reports are made promptly and undertake other general finance duties as required and facilitate the smooth running of accounting and project finance activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:   
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or equivalent qualification, eg. ADA or ADBA etc.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in accounting/ procurement and office administration role
  • Excellent computer skills especially Word, Excel and e-mail/internet
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written English)
  • Excellent accounting, communication, IT and written skills
  • Experience with donor financial regulation

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a filled application form to jobs@sightsavers.org indicating the position title on the email subject line.

Deadline: 19th June 2017

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