Sightsavers Finance and Risk Officer Position


Finance and Risk Officer


Location: Abuja
Contract: Two-year fixed term contract
Deadline  9th June, 2024.

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.


Job Description:

  • Working alongside the NTD Finance and Compliance Manager, you’ll oversee the financial management of diverse NTD projects, focusing particularly on Nigerian initiatives.
  • Your role covers a range of efforts from Trachoma eradication to Onchocerciasis/Lymphatic Filariasis elimination and research projects, crucial to our major donors.
  • You’ll conduct partner reviews and assist in financial planning for future proposals.

Review and Feedback:

  • Provide feedback on budgets, financial reports, and other submissions prepared by partners and Sightsavers country office staff for assigned NTD programs in Nigeria.

Audit and Monitoring:

  • Conduct audit and financial monitoring processes with NTD program partners in Nigeria.
  • Work under the supervision of the NTD Finance and Compliance Manager and coordinate with other NTD finance colleagues as needed.

Partner Compliance:

  • Ensure partner compliance by completing risk checks.
  • Confirm that partner funding agreements and amendment letters are in place.

Data Accuracy:

  • Ensure accurate entry of budgets and financial reports into the MyCLAIMS program management system.
  • Verify that financial records reconcile with underlying data sources, such as SUN accounts.

Financial Reporting:

  • Collaborate with the Finance and Compliance Manager to prepare financial reports for donors and NTD senior management.
  • Include budgets, financial reports, forecasts, narrative reports, asset registers, risk registers, and delivery chain maps within specified timelines.


  • Demonstrated finance and accountancy experience.
  • Awareness of overseas development context (preferable but not essential).
  • Experience with institutional donor or contract management (preferable).


  • Excellent numerical skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel (including pivot tables) and computer-based accounting systems.
  • Desirable knowledge of Power Query and Power BI.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
  • Willingness to continuously develop skills and stay current with donor funding developments.
  • Effective and professional communication across diverse cultures.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to issue resolution.
  • Organized and conscientious, emphasizing meeting reporting commitments.


  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • French language skills are advantageous but not required

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • International development
  • Charities
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Reporting & Analysis
  • Project planning
  • Fostering inclusivity
  • Process Implementation.
  • Non profit organisations
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Project Management
  • Program Coordination


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  • To apply for this exciting opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal.
  • We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.
  • 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.
  • 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