Avis de Recrutement : Finance and Support Services Officer-ASCEND


Job description

Job title: Finance and Support Services Officer-ASCEND

Job location:  Conakry-Guinea

Reports to:    Finance & Support Services Manager

Department:   Finance & Performance

Job purpose

Sightsavers is looking to recruit an experienced, dedicated and proactive Finance Officer to join the ASCEND programme in the Guinea Conakry office.

This is an exciting opportunity for a finance professional with extensive Programme Finance experience within Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD’s), Nutrition or Public Health and a background in INGO’s to join Sightsavers.

The Finance and Support Services Officer will oversee and supervise the development and co-ordination of Sightsavers’ Finance & Support Services and the ASCEND Programme.

As Finance Officer, you will be responsible for a range of financial support functions including:

  • financial planning
  • financial management
  • risk mitigation
  • budgeting
  • monitoring
  • auditing
  • writing reports and reviews of programme and project reports
  • implement financial management and controls
  • plan, analyse and retain accurate financial recordS

You will ensure compliance and adherence to organisational frameworks and will work collaboratively with programme and finance teams to identify areas for growth and improvement.

In addition to financial support, you will provide support on programme functions, such as:

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  • ensuring project documentation and procurement policies are up to date and in line with partners policies
  • managing of project vehicles and all related insurance and paperwork
  • supporting training and coaching, providing donor reporting and liaising with partners

Utilising your experience of Financial Management and Programme and Grant Management, you will collaborate with the programmatic teams for joint review of project/programme reports, planning and analysis as well as grant management support and project monitoring and audit.

The Finance Officer role will suit a candidate with a relevant Professional Accounting qualification or degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent experience. You will be experienced with communicating with key stakeholders and will have worked with government organisations and within an INGO

This is a highly involved role, and this is not an exhaustive list of duties or requirements. For further information please refer to the Job Description.

Closing date: 30 August 2020

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 14 September at the Guinea Conakry office. This will be a two-stage interview process with a short-written task. Social distancing and hygiene measures will be observed.

To apply, and for further details about the role, please follow the below link. Please be aware that you will be prompted to include your CV or Cover Letter, please ignore this. Only information included in the online application form will be considered.


As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply. Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Sightsavers is not willing to accept unsolicited agency CVs. Sightsavers is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

Closing Date: 30 August 2020


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