Finance & Support Services Officer – 2 year fixed term contract at Sightsavers

The Guardian 1 August 2016

Finance & Support Services Officer – 2 year fixed term contract

Our vision is of 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 has an exciting vacancy for a Finance & Support Services Officer (FSSO) who will join the team in our Tanzania country office and be responsible for assisting the day to day financial management and support services.
The FSSO will be responsible for the financial administration of various duties such as fund requests, reviewing and providing appropriate coding for claims/invoice, preparation of monthly payroll and preparation of monthly finance reports.  You will ensure data is entered accurately for financial transactions as well as monitoring other financial duties such as monthly petty cash vouchers and travel expenses.
As part of the role you will be responsible to maintain financial documents and produce monthly Country office payroll reports for the Country Director and Finance & Support Services Manager (FSSM).
This is an integral role within the Country office to ensure the programmes are fully supported where you will have excellent project management experience along with the ability to work with partners and manage budgets and grants efficiently.
The candidate should have relevant professional accounting qualifications (CPA/ACCA) or a degree in finance/accounting and can demonstrate experience of working within a similar role.  Experience of working for an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) is preferable..  Excellent communication skills is essential along with strong IT skills.
Closing Date: August 21, 2016

How to apply

To apply for this post, please download our application form (download in Large Print here) and return the completed application form and equal opportunities form (download in Large Print here) as two separate documents to
We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.
We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview, shortly after the closing dates. We very much regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. I am sure that you will understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

Please attach APPLICATION and EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES form only. NO CV’s accepted




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