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NGO Intern Job in Kenya - Finance

International Rescue Committee: A global leader in humanitarian assistance, the International Rescue Committee works in more than 40 countries offering help and hope to refugees and others uprooted by disaster, conflict and oppression.

The IRC has been in Kenya since 1992 providing life-saving services such as health care to refugees and vulnerable local communities. Currently, the IRC works in two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, in northern Kenya. The IRC supports communities in Turkana and Garissa Counties as well as in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. 

Through its Peace Initiative Kenya (PIK) program it is also working in several counties throughout Kenya. 

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender
based violence, livelihoods and governance. 

Applications are invited for the following position:

Finance Intern
Sector: Finance 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time 

Job Purpose / Objective:
 IRC Kenya is working to achieve optimal performance in terms of program quality strengthening operations and finance department by emerging tools, systems and staff capacity to adhere to IRC policies and procedures and donor compliance.

Summary of Key Functions

 The Finance Intern will offer services in Finance dept by assisting in the following tasks:-
  • Assist in the retrieval and filing of documents neatly .
  • Assisting in processing of payments in Finance dept by writing cheques, facilitating approvals and preparation of remittances.
  • Assist in compiling accruals for closing grants and preparing journals.
  • Assisting the Finance Assistant in maintain the payments register and ensuring all incoming payments are recorded by the relevant staff
  • Rubber stamping ‘paid’ on all documents once cash vouchers are signed and cash disbursed and before filing.
  • Maintain an organized and well documented (all files must be labeled properly and visibly) and sequential filing system for all cash disbursement vouchers.
  • Assist in reconciling supplier statements and ensuring all balance are up to date
  • Compilation of commitments for input in BVAs
  • Be receptive to the training IRC will give to develop your technical and professional competence
  • Be adaptable and flexible with a view to taking on board new tasks and new assignments in due course
  • To act at all times in accordance with US and Kenyan Law and Standard accounting practice.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
Required Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business Administration with minimum CPA II qualification
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • Work experience in a similar position.
  • Knowledge in Excel
  • Knowledge of SUN accounting software applications is an added advantage
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

International allowances are not available for this position.

Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

 Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: or report to the nearest police.

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