Save the Children
Finance Intern Vacancy
Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. In total, we employ around 184 staff and had an operating annual budget in 2019 of approximately US$ 12.4 million. In 2016, Save the Children established a new project office in Madagascar whose operations the Kenya CO manages.
As part of the Finance team, you will be responsible for supporting effective financial management and administration processes for the Kenya Programme with emphasis to archiving of finance documents. The Finance intern will primarily support the team with archiving of finance documents both electronic and manual filling. Other areas of support will include; Invoice tracking, Suppliers Accounts reconciliations, Updating DMS System other Finance Administrative duties as per SCI guidelines. The Finance intern will effectively interact with a diverse group of stakeholders; manage expectations and duties according to the agreed timelines.
Work Location: Nairobi.
Nationality: Kenya Nationals only
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Archiving of all finance documents- scanning and manual filling of finance documents
Assist in verification of received invoices for accuracy, documentation and proper authorization, including MPESA transactions.
Assist with reconciling major suppliers accounts and have an up to date balance.
Assist in the maintenance of a simplified invoice tracker
Stamp all Bank and Cash payment vouchers paid.
Follow up on pending receipts
Ensure files are properly labelled for easier retrieval of documents
Assist with retrieval of documents for audits
Ensure Internal controls are maintained and followed
With support from the finance office officer support both external and internal audits
Perform any other related tasks as may be assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Accountant by training who wishes to gain some practical experience
Degree in finance, accountancy or Professional Accounting qualification such as CPA/ACCA.
Excellent computer skills especially in MS Excel spread sheets and MS Word
Some experience with computerised accounting packages will be desirable.
High level of integrity and ability to work as part of a professional team
Excellent communication skills
Proven ability to handle challenging work load
Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
Commitment to Save the Children values.
Experience of working in an emergency context.
Understanding of major donor compliance regulations (USAID, Dfid, ECHO, OFTA, etc)Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.
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