Mercy Corps Operations Intern Vacancy in Kenya
Mercy Corps Operations Intern Vacancy in Kenya
About Mercy Corps: Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.
General Program Summary:
The challenges in agriculture in Africa, particularly for the smallholder farmers producing 80% of it’s’ food for consumption, are complex, and no single solution exists to reverse age-old issues around markets, infrastructure, poverty and exclusion.
Digital solutions can provide relatively low-cost solutions that reach scale quickly, open new markets, and surpass the traditional brick-and-mortar approach to customer acquisition and the distribution and sales of products and services.
Over the past six years, AgriFin has worked both to build capacity of fintech and agtech innovators to scale and worked to broker partnerships for them onto larger digital platforms, typically hosted by banks, mobile network operators, large agricultural enterprises and government.
Digital platforms are evolving as drivers for impact and viability in delivery of key services for agriculture and also for scale up of young, breakthrough technology providers.
Digital platforms can host multiple service providers, working to offer “end to end” services to drive transformation in agricultural markets and impact for smallholders, while decreasing risks and increasing revenue models for fintechs, agtechs and other market actors.
Mercy Corps’ AgriFin Digital Farmer( ADF II) program will work to reach five million smallholder farmers across Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria – 40% of whom are women – living on less than $2.00 per day, who will utilize DFS and/or DIS as a result of this project.
In partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates and Bayer Foundations, ADF 2 seeks to support the expansion of digitally enabled services to 5 million smallholder farmers, delivered by growing ecosystems of diverse service providers and building farmer income, productivity and resilience across by 50% while reaching 40% women.
ADF II will continue to target farmers who work across a wide variety of crop, livestock and fish value chains, most of whom have diversified production systems growing multiple crops for both home consumption and sale.
The program is expected to have positive impacts for farmers and direct partners providing services to farmers and ecosystem actors adopting learnings from program activities.
Results and learning from this body of work can be found on the www.mercycorpsagrifin.org website.
We are presently looking for a committed and dynamic graduate trainee to take up the position of an Operations Intern.
General Position Summary
The Operations Intern will be engaged for a 3-month period and will be required to support the work of the
Operations and Admin function in the AgriFin Program Office in Nairobi.
Working closely with the Finance, Program and MERAL teams.
S/He will be instrumental in supporting program activities through their services.
Internship Assignment Responsibilities:
Assist in compiling documents required for processing payments and preparing payments requests.
Assist in maintaining an effective filing and record-keeping system both (hard copy & electronically) according to MC procedures
Assist in reviewing documents provided by vendors (procurement documents and Invoices) for accuracy.
Support in the procurement of operations and admin items.
Assist in processing internal approvals for procurement and payment documents.
Support in ensuring that all operations and admin contracts are well tracked and renewed on time using the contract database tracker.
Assist in asset management and maintaining updated asset register forms.
Support in periodic asset spot checks and verification against the asset management system’s data
Support in the migration of asset management to a new asset management system
Assist in compiling documents required for processing of monthly operations payments requests.
Assist as required in preparation of documents for the purchase of office supply items.
Support as required in staff travel arrangements and this includes flight and taxi
Under the direction of the Admin and HR Assistant assist with day-to-day admin duties
Support in setting up an online admin filing system.
Knowledge and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Business related field (Preferably in commerce, Procurement and Operations)
Professional qualification e.g., CPA (II) qualification will be an added advantage
0 – 1 Years of relevant experience
Tech savvy (Microsoft Office and Google suite) Any specialized training will be an added advantage
A detail-oriented individual who can spot and identify errors with the ability to provide solutions
A good team player with a positive attitude toward problem-solving and conflict resolution
Highly pro-active and self-disciplined
Ability to take feedback constructively for continuous growth
A tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures
Ability to work and perform in ambiguous situations
Excellent computer, verbal, and written communication skills, including report development, writing, and editing.
Excellent inter-personal skills.
Excellent attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Operations Intern Vacancy in Kenya
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