Kenya: Regional Finance & Support Services Officer – ECSA Region

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Organization: Sightsavers
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 May 2018

Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind enjoy the same rights as people with sight. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.

Position: Regional Finance & Support Services Officer (RFSSO) (24 months Fixed Term Contract)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya or elsewhere within the East, Central & Southern Africa Region

Salary: Competitive, Local terms and conditions will apply**

The Regional Finance & Support Services Officer will, under the direction of the Regional Finance & Support Services Manager (RFSSM), be responsible for enhancing the East, Central & Southern Africa region’s financial management and compliance by providing support and guidance to Country Offices in financial management, monitoring compliance to financial policies and procedures and supporting implementation of policy and audit recommendations, providing back-end support in financial management of donor contracts, direct support to regional partners and support the building and strengthening of financial and administrative systems.

The RFSSO will work collaboratively with the RFSSM, global teams and Country Office financial management to review and strengthen the existing financial and administrative systems, policies and processes in place throughout the region. They will work closely with Country Offices to support implementation of internal and external audit recommendations, provide ad-hoc direct support in Finance and Support Services to Country Offices when required and review drafted project financial reports and confirm their alignment to Sightsavers internal accounting requirements. They will also support Country Offices as needed on; donor budgets, implementation of partner organisations monitoring/financial review visits, perform timely first reviews of monthly management reports and providing administrative support as required.

In addition to the above, they will perform the administrative role for services provided from the region, such as oversight on insurance covers for Country Officers as well as support recruitment and induction of finance and support services staff in the region.

The role requires substantial experience in financial and grant management and working in partnerships with governmental agencies and civil society organisations. Experience in an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) environment would be an advantage and successful candidates will need to have a relevant professional accounting qualification or degree in Finance/Accounting. Experience of programme/project management and administration is preferred alongside demonstrable experience in project finances including budgets and data analysis.

How to apply:

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from

Completed Application forms should be sent to**

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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