Project Finance Officer at Sightsavers 2023

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. We do what we do because 80 per cent of blindness in the world is avoidable, and we think that’s astoundingly unfair. We do it because people with disabilities deserve the same opportunities as everyone else. For more in depth information about our work and current projects, visit our policy and research pages

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Sightsavers Kenya Programme Advert

  • Location: Kenya
  • Company: Sightsavers
  • Closing Date : 31 March. 2023

Purpose of role

Reporting to the Finance and Support Services Manager (FSSM), the post-holder will be responsible for finance compliance and risk management for various projects. The focus being economic empowerment of persons with disabilities through formal employment and increased equitable access to health services, education, and jobs/self-employment for people with disabilities.

About the role of Project Finance Officer

Sightsavers Kenya are looking for a highly skilled, driven and results orientated Project Finance Officer to join their team. If you are an agile accounting professional with experience within international development and looking to progress your career in a dynamic environment this opportunity is for you.

Key responsibilities and not limited to:

  • Working with project staff and partner organizations to assist them in planning, budgeting and financial management
  • Overseeing partners’ financial reporting, budgeting, auditing, and compliance to agreed donor rules and regulations and Sightsavers procedures and policies
  • Building financial and budget management capacity of partner organisation through training and support
  • Improving the capacity of Sightsavers programme staff to understand and uphold both Sightsavers and donor financial policies and procedures
  • Proactively manage contracts and risk within respective projects and programmes.

Knowledge, skills and experience for Project Finance Officer


  • Proven work experience within international development holding fully qualified status with CPA or equivalent
  • Or tertiary degree in finance and accounting with part qualification with CPA
  • Proven track record of working in a busy accounting department with working knowledge of audit, grant management, contract management
  • Highly numerate
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and financial software packages
  • Excellent communication and organisation
  • Ability to work alone and in a team
  • Adaptable and reliable


  • Previous experience within an international development organisation in a similar role advantageous
  • Sun System knowledge
  • Familiar working closely with institutional donors such as RFID, USAID, GIZ advantageous

How to Apply the Sightsavers Kenya

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