UN World Food Programme Finance Intern Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Finance Intern Jobs in Kenya

About WFP

WFP works to save lives and change lives through the provision of food assistance and resilience-building programs. In line with SDGs 2 & 17, WFP operations have ventured into different modalities of food transfer and capacity-strengthening to end hunger by 2030 and to revitalize global partnerships for sustainable development.

The WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilization, and management support to WFP operations and activities in ten countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.

Job Purpose

Part of the finance strategy 2019-2024 is to build up team of professional staff through application of innovative approaches and beliefs in enhancing human capital as enabler to this success. Finance unit at RBN has embarked on various initiatives aiming at improving the service provision and ensuring the efficiency in transaction processing in addressing stakeholders’ expectations.

The two key roles will ensure that payments to both staff and external vendors are actioned on time and accurately. In order to fully achieve this target, a little stretch is required for the staff in coming up with a standardized way of handling the processes without halting other parallel processes. An intern project will be designed along these initiatives.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months, preferably in finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related fields or other related fields or

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master’s degree) from a recognized university, undertaking the programmes mentioned above, and have attended classes in the past 12 months,

  • Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset.

  • Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet, and other software packages. Proficiency in Excel and fair knowledge of pivot tables. Office
    365 proficiency an added advantage

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    What you will do:

    Monitor and reconcile the RB Invoice tracking system

  • Ensure weekly reports to focal person for review and onward dissemination to units for action

  • Flag any issues that need resolving in the ITS system

    Support the finance associate with the vendor reconciliation process

  • Ensure that the accounts for the regular vendors are monitored to ensure timely payments and reconciliations

  • Follow up on statements of accounts to ensure timely closure

    Maintenance of the finance physical and digital repository files.

  • Scan and maintain finance documents to digital repository files

  • Maintenance and proper filing of physical finance records

  • Ensure all documents are neatly filed and readily accessible when required for reference

  • Parking journal vouchers in the WINGS financial system for posting

  • Support the finance associate with review and preparation of financial documents for payment processing:

  • Timely and accurate preparation of financial documents as assigned

  • Support with the departmental reporting requirements

    Key Competencies Required for the Success in the Role

  • Ability to bring up innovative ideas and creative mind-set

  • Ability to draft short reports

  • Timely vendor payments

  • Finance documents digital repository is updated

  • Ability to park financial journal vouchers in the system

  • Ability to prepare payment documents for processing

    Training Components

  • Initial induction to WFP Finance processes

  • Continuous on the job training

  • Regular feedback on work progress

  • Over the course of this assignment, the intern is expected to develop/refine practical accounting processes and communication skills

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Finance Intern Jobs in Kenya

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