Save the Children Finance Intern Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy: Finance Intern

About us: For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. 

We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. 
Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. 
 
We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. 
We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. 
Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office is looking to recruit for the following position:

Job Title: Finance Intern
 

Team / Programme: Regional Office Support Services Team
Location: East and Southern Africa Regional Office – Nairobi
 
Grade: Intern
Type of Contract: National
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
 
Role Purpose: The Finance Intern is part of Save the Children’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office. The Finance intern will provide Financial support to the Finance Assistant and Finance Coordinator.
 
Scope of Role:
 
Reports to: Finance Coordinator
 
Dimensions: Save the Children works in 12 countries in East Southern Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Ethiopia) with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $290 million each year

The East & Southern Africa Regional office currently hosts slightly over 100 personnel. This role focuses on Financial Management for the ESARO regional office.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None

Key Areas of Accountability:

1) Assist the Regional Finance Officer in ensuring the Regional Office Finances are recorded in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Assist with preparation of vouchers for claims and expenses
  • Maintain physical financial files and records.
2) Assist in the maintenance of accounts payable and accounts receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate records.
  • Maintain a schedule of utility payments and ensure they are paid on time
  • Process supplier invoices and maintain an analysis of past payments. Assist in the maintenance of a simplified procurement tracker 
  • Conduct assessment of the various service providers to ensure cost benefit advantage is maintained
3) Perform any other related tasks as may be assigned.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
 

Accountability:
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
Collaboration:
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • Displays consistent excellent judgement
Qualifications and Experience
  • Accountant in training who wishes to gain some practical experience
  • Recently completed or studying for a 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.
How to Apply

Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter to EA.recruitment@savethechildren.org

Application closes 11th May 2016 at 5:00pm.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. 
All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

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