ACTED Finance Intern Job in Kenya

Finance Intern – Kenya

Closing date:  23 Jul 2012

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development

Department: Finance
Position: Finance Intern 

Contract duration: 6 months 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya 
Starting Date: June 2012

I. Background on ACTED

ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.

ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 30 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. 

ACTED has a 100 million € budget for over 340 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. 
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II. Country Profile

Capital Office : Nairobi 

National Staff : 28 
Areas : 2 (Pokot, Middle Juba) 
On-going programmes : 6 
Budget : 1.3 M

ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post election violence. 

Since 2009, Nairobi has been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in Southern Somalia aimed at supporting vulnerable famers affected by recurrent droughts. 
In 2010, ACTED’s mission in Kenya/Somalia sought to address the needs of pastoralist and farmer communities of North Central Kenya and South Somalia arising from multiple shocks such as adverse climatic conditions and disease outbreaks, through emergency food and non-food items distribution. 
In the wake of this emergency context, ACTED also promoted the adoption of sustainable community-based solutions, emphasizing livelihood strengthening and diversification, natural resource rehabilitation and management, good hygiene practices and access to sanitation facilities. 
ACTED is developing its programs in South Somalia, focusing on building capacity to respond to emergency outbreaks, as well as ensuring local populations are integrated into longer term projects aiming at improving their livelihoods. 
This will occur in the form of food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihood support to vulnerable agro-pastoral and riverine communities. Today, ACTED’s teams and resources are mobilized on the front of dire needs in our areas of intervention in Somalia and Kenya, as well as other areas in the Horn of Africa.

III. Position Profile

The finance intern works under the supervision of the Finance Officer and/or Country Finance Manager
His/Her responsibilities will be has followed:

  • Control that operations respect existing financial procedures and manage accounting files for the Country Office; 
  • Analyze financial data and create management indicators ; 
  • Support Country Coordination through analysis of project running costs, follow-up on resource allocation, and finance training
IV. Qualifications:
  • Msc in Administration, Business Management or equivalent. 
  • Finance and accounting skills required 
  • Willingness to undertake serious responsibility and manage stress efficiently 
  • Excellent communication skills, including advanced written and oral English (or French for francophone countries)
V. Conditions:

Field Intern benefits include: – 300 USD per month living allowance – Coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg – The provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.

How to apply:

VI. Submission of applications:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to

ACTED Att: Human Resources Department 33, rue Godot de Mauroy 75009 Paris FRANCE

Fax. + 33 (0) 1 42 65 33 46

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