Finance Officer

  • Contractor
  • Kaduna or Abuja Nigeria
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Sightsavers profile

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Location: Abuja/Kaduna, Nigeria Contract:Fixed term contract 2 years (renewable) Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

Sightsavers are currently looking to recruit an experienced Finance Officer, Eye Health to join their finance team in Nigeria. This role will be responsible for maintaining all financial records and reporting for the programme work; provide assistance with maintaining organisational policies and procedures and support day to day operational activities for the Eye Health projects/programme under the leadership of the Finance and Support Services Manager.

The post-holder in collaboration with colleagues will continually ensure quality and consistency of financial management and controls in the country office. The role supports financial planning and budgeting, financial monitoring and audits and the review of project reports, planning and analysis. The post-holder will manage all procurement needs, overseeing payroll and IT requirements for the office as required.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role within international development encompassing Financial Management, Programme Management, fixed asset management and Financial Reporting and Planning.


Hold a relevant professional accounting qualification or degree in Finance/ Accounting/related field
Proven experience working within an INGO environment; experience of audit and government organisations advantageous
Strong working knowledge in financial management, programme/project management and administration
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Fluent or strong spoken and written English
Current and ongoing right to work in Nigeria
Ability to work with minimum supervision

The Finance Officer, Eye Health 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.

The interview process will be in two stages. The first stage will be completion of a written task, lasting up to 1 hour. Successful candidates at this stage will then be invited to an on site interview week also lasting up to one hour. The interviews intended to commence from 19 February 2024 onwards.

The deadline to apply is 6 February 2024 23.59 Greenwich Mean Time UK.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please complete an application usning the link provided. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying for this opportunity.

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.

How to apply

Deadline: 6 Feb 2024

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