Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon Contract: Fixed term contract 2 years (renewable)
Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply
About the role Finance Support and Service Officer
Sightsavers are looking to recruit a Finance Support and Service Officer to join their Cameroon finance team. The Finance Support and Service Officer provides finance management support for the Country Office under the leadership of their Finance and Support Service Manager.
Knowledge, skills, and experience
In collaboration with colleagues the Finance and Support Service Officer will continually ensure quality and consistency of financial management in the country office. They will support the monitoring of country resource management and identify risks or issues to the Programme Manager.
Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Financial management: administering petty cash; analysing invoices; processing journals, processing payments to suppliers, supporting the preparation of budgets and forecasts; filing accounts; submitting monthly reports to FSSM; preparation of monthly funds for programme teams; reviewing partner financial reports; supporting all financial monitoring visits to partners.
The FSSO will ensure financial management and risk mitigation are compliant with local regulations and adhere to the organisational Financial Framework by implementing financial controls, planning, and budgeting. The role leads support services for the country office by managing logistics of procurement supplies, managing payroll, and working with programme and finance teams to review programme/project reports, planning and analysis, auditing of funds provided and grant management reporting.
- The preferred candidate will hold a relevant professional accounting qualification, for example ACCA and hold a degree or diploma in finance, accounting, or related field
- Proven work experience of programme finance within an INGO
- Proven experience working with Government organisations
- Strong project financial management, budget, and data analysis
- Excellent written and spoken communication
- Ability to work with minimum supervision
- Ongoing right to work in Cameroon
- Strong English, written and spoken
- Previous experience working within international development with an international NGO is desirable
The Finance Support and Service Officer 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.
Closing date: 15 December 2023
The recruitment process will be in two stages. First stage will be a written task to be issued week commencing 2 January 2023. Successful candidates will then be invited to attend a face-to-face interview week commencing 9 January 2023.
How to apply
Please go to our website and click on the Apply Here icon. Please complete your application form in English. We are particularly keen to find out what your motivations are to join us here at Sightsavers.
As an equal opportunity Employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader therefore qualified people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Sightsavers is an employer that does not tolerate any form of harassment and has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse. All potential candidates will be subjected to rigorous background checks and controls.