Mercy Corps Finance Intern Vacancy in Kenya

Mercy Corps Finance Intern Vacancy in Kenya


  • General Position Summary: The Finance intern will support the work of Finance functions of the AgriFin Program Office in Nairobi.

  • Working closely with Program, Operations and Finance, the Finance intern is instrumental in supporting program activities through his/her services.

  • The intern will work under the supervision of the Finance Manager

    Internship Assignment Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and maintaining an effective filing, archiving and record keeping systems both (hard copy & electronically) according to MC procedures.

  • Prepare photocopies and scans of vouchers and other supporting documents required for HQ and donor reporting.

  • Assist in ensuring proper documentation of payment vouchers and all other supporting documents.

  • Assist in ensuring efficient, timely and accurate recording, payment and tracking of accounts payable.

  • Assist in management of the office cash and office cash levels as per the office Cash Management Policy.

  • Maintain the cash advance tracking sheet, follow up on un-cleared advances and ensure advances are reconciling with general ledger records.

  • Assist in preparing and processing bank payments via checks.

  • Assist in preparing payment vouchers ensuring proper documentation and recording to accounting system on daily basis.

  • Assist in monthly amortization entries of prepaid accounts, account maintenance and reconciliations as part of month end closeout process.

  • Assist with audit related requirements.

  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Learning Objectives:

    The intern will:

  • Gain experience in Finance and accounting Processes

  • Gain experience in time management

  • Learn communication skills

    Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or any related field

  • CPA (II) qualification will be an added advantage

  • A good team player

  • A good sense of humor

    Success Factors:

  • The ideal candidate will have
    a strong curiosity for understanding. S/he will be an excellent communicator, multi-tasker, and able to work in ambiguous situations. S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures.

  • S/he will be a team-player with a positive attitude toward problem solving and conflict resolution. The successful candidate will be focused on team-building; be a strategic thinker, have strong skills in project management and maintain a sense of humor.

  • Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) listing three professional referees (including a recent supervisor) to

  • afa-hr@mercycorps.org on or before Tuesday 26th May 2020 by 5.00pm.

  • The email subject line must clearly show the job title.

  • Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

  • Please do not attach anycertificates.

    (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates)

    NB: Mercy Corps AgriFin Program does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process


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