Terre des Hommes Netherlands Finance & Administration Intern Jobs in Uganda

Terre des Hommes Netherlands Finance & Administration Intern Jobs in Uganda

Closing date: 16 Jul 2019

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

This is a learning position, open to applicants who can prove the right to live and work in Uganda. Engagement period will be for 5 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 Netherlands 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 the (Worst Forms of) Child Labour, Child Trafficking and Unsafe Migration, (Commercial) Sexual Exploitation of Children and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Children (including Child Abuse and Child Marriage).

Its Humanitarian Assistance programme centres around Child Protection in emergency settings, specifically child exploitation as a result of 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 it partners in child protection, with a special focus on 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 its focal issues through five types of intervention: 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 objective of the Finance and Administration internship is to provide a learning environment for an aspiring finance and accounting professional, while contributing to the finance, administration and logistics function within the Uganda Country Office.

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 5 months (s)he will be with us.

Position within the organisation

The Finance and Administration Intern works with the Uganda Country Team, and receives hierarchical leadership from the Finance and Administration Manager to whom (s)he reports.

(S)he 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 Uganda.

This will be done in close collaboration with, and support to, the project partners in Uganda.

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 preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports.

  • Assist in preparation and consolidation of the budget forecasts for the partners.

  • Support in reconciling bank accounts.

  • Assist in the raising of payment vouchers for both operations and projects expenses.

  • Assist in review of cash requests and imprest declarations and ensuring all documentation is complete and accurate as per TdH-NL guidelines.

  • File all supporting documents for administration and projects and ensure 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 filling, photo copying, etc.

  • Assist in preparing supporting information for project audits.

  • Perform any other duties 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.


    A. Driving for quality

  • Set high demands to the quality of own work and that of others; constantly strive for improvements.

  • Level 1: Applies the specified quality requirements within own work and repairs mistakes.

    B. Planning & Organising

  • The effective alignment of activities, time and resources to achieve objectives.

  • Level 1: Plans and organises own work in a logical way.

    C. Care

  • 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.

    D. 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.

  • The successful candidate should be able to start the internship immediately.

  • Terre des Hommes Netherlands offers the successful candidate a competitive internship allowance

    How to Apply:

    Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by email to: uganda@tdh.nl clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, not later than Tuesday, 16th July 2019. 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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