Job offer: Finance and Support Services Manager

Cameroon Desks
Categories : Accounting and Finance

Job Description


Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Salary: Competitive, local terms and conditions will apply 

Contract: 24 months Fixed Term Contract (renewable)

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Finance and Support Services Manager (FSSM) to join our team in Cameroon. The post-holder will oversee the management of Sightsavers Finance and Administration in the Cameroon Country Office. Reporting to the Country Director they are responsible for monitoring the country resource management and identifying risks or issues.

  • Excellent financial management and risk mitigation through compliance with local regulations and adherence to the organisational Financial Framework
  • Implementing financial management and controls; financial planning and budgeting; financial monitoring and audits
  • Monitoring and retaining accurate financial records
  • Leading support services for the country office through management of logistics and procurement of supplies
  • Delivering/overseeing administrative functions, payroll; ensuring IT equipment functions effectively. All in line with organisational policies and procedures
  • Working collaboratively with programme and finance teams to support and strengthen the financial management, accountability and capacity building of partners
  • Supporting finance and programme teams with joint review of programme/project reports, planning and analysis
  • Supporting proper financial and resource management of programmes
  • Reviewing project planning, monitoring reports, auditing of funds
Skills and Experience
  • Relevant professional accounting qualification or tertiary degree in Finance and Accounting (for example CPA/ ACCA/ MBA)
  • Extensive workpro experience ideally gained within international development in a similar role. Experience of audit and government organisations also advantageous
  • Proven work experience in financial management, programme/ project management and administration
  • Strong project financial management, budget and data analysis
  • Strong experience in grant management (for example EC, FCDO, Irish Aid or USAID)
  • Excellent communication and organisation
  • Fluent or strong written and spoken English
  • Available to travel as and when required within Cameroon
  • Ability to work independently
The FSSM role is varied and involved. Please read the Job Description for full details.

The recruitment process has three stages. First stage is a written task lasting up to 90 minutes. Successful candidates at this stage will then be invited to a virtual Teams interview, lasting up to 1 hour. A final virtual interview with the Regional Director as required. We anticipate interviewing from week commencing 13 May 2024 onwards. We reserve the right to close this opportunity early.

Next Steps

Please simply use the link provided to apply.

As an equal opportunity Employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader therefore qualified people living 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.

The deadline to apply is 2 May 2024 23.59 BST UK.


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