Terre des Hommes Netherlands Finance & Administration Intern Jobs in Kenya

Terre des Hommes Netherlands Finance & Administration Intern Jobs in Kenya

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a Finance and Administration Intern Kenya, full time, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel in the country.

This is a learning position, open to applicants who can prove the right to live and work in Kenya. Engagement period will be for six months.

Who we are

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) prevents child exploitation in developing countries, rescues children from exploitative situations and ensures that these children can continue their development in a safe environment.

Terre des Hommes is a rights based organisation. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the cornerstone of all our programmes.

What we do

Terre des Hommes Netherlands focuses its long-term development work on (Worst Forms of) Child Labour, Child Migration and Child Trafficking, (Commercial) Sexual Exploitation of Children and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Children (including Child Abuse and Child Marriage) and on Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises.

For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes Netherlands develops and implements programmes, through local partner organisations while at the same time, building and providing technical capacity to partners in child protection, with a special focus on the TdH-NL’s thematic areas.

In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Our approach

Terre des Hommes Netherlands addresses the above mentioned issues through five types of interventions: prevention of the worst forms of child exploitation, prosecution of those who perpetrate crimes against children, promotion of a safe and conducive social/economic/legal context for children, provision of services to ensure safe and enduring reintegration of child victims; and partnership & participation to strengthen civil society in the promotion of children’s rights and include meaningful participation of children.

Objective of the position

  • The objectives of this position is to provide a learning environment for an aspiring finance and accounting professional, while contributing to the finance, administration and logistics function.
  • We are looking for a bright hands-on Finance and Administration Intern to be a key member of the Finance team.
  • The candidate in this role will gain a wide range of knowledge and experience during the 6 months he/she will be with TdH-NL.

    Position within the organisation
  • The Finance and Administration Intern works with the Country Team Kenya, and receives hierarchical leadership from the Finance and Administration Officer to whom he/she reports.
  • He/she will, in close collaboration and consultation with the country and regional team, advise and act on the development, implementation and monitoring of the various projects under the child protection programmes in Kenya.
  • This will be done in close collaboration with, and support to, the project partners in Kenya.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • Assist in the maintenance of financial statements
    in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports for self- and co- implemented projects
  • Assist in the preparation and consolidation of the budget forecasts for co-implemented projects.
  • Support in reconciling bank accounts for self-implemented projects.
  • Assist in raising of payment vouchers for both operations and projects expenses.
  • Assist in review of cash request and imprest declaration ensuring all documentation is complete and accurate as per TdH-NL guidelines.
  • Assist in the procurement process of co-implemented projects for the Kenya country office.
  • Filing of all supporting documents for administration and projects and ensuring the filing system of the organisation is in order.
  • Assist in project and country office logistics i.e travel arrangements.
  • Assist in office administration e.g filing, photo copies, etc.
  • Assist in preparing supporting information for project audits.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in finance, economics, accounting or any other relevant degree.
  • Relevant professional qualification i.e.
  • ACCA/CPA is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of MS Excel/Google sheets is essential.
  • Previous experience is an advantage but not required.


    Driving for quality

  • Sets high demands to the quality of own work and that of others; constantly strives for improvements.
  • Level 1: Applies the specified quality requirements within own work and repairs mistakes.

    Planning & Organizing

  • The effective alignment of activities, time and resources to achieve objectives.
  • Level 1: Plans and organises own work in a logical way


  • Possessing an eye for detail and doing things precisely as required.
  • Level 1: Has an eye for detail with regard to own work and that of others and in the way work is completed.

    Customer Focus

  • Anticipates and researches the expectations and requirements of the customer, connects with these and delivers added value
  • Level 1: Discovers the customer's issue and delivers a suitable solution

    Our offer

  • TdH-NL offers the selected candidate a competitive allowance.
  • Commencement of the internship will be immediately.

    How to Apply:
  • Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, not later than by Tuesday, 5th March 2019.
  • Recruitment for this position is on a rolling basis hence applications will be reviewed as received and interviews conducted.
  • For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.
  • Kindly also note that due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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