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Finance Intern, SARMAAN at Sightsavers Nigeria

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Intern, SARMAAN

Location: Kaduna
Contract: Fixed Term Contract 15 month / year fixed term contract
Reports To: SARMAAN Programme Coordinator
Directorate: Operations, Performance & Finance
Direct Reports: N/A

About the role

  • As the Finance Intern, you will work with the team to ensure programme implementation is effectively done and that all field expenditure is done in accordance with donor requirements, generally accepted accounting principles and Sightsavers policies.
  • You will assist in a wide range of tasks which the team undertakes in the implementation of the project.
  • The internship provides you with an opportunity to acquire experience in programme financial monitoring.

Job Purpose

  • The internship role is expected to provide the role holder with an opportunity to acquire experience in programme financial monitoring.
  • The SAARMAN finance intern will work directly with finance team and SARMAAN programme coordinator during the internship period.
  • The job holder will work with the team to ensure programme implementation is effectively done and that all field expenditure is done in accordance with donor requirements, generally accepted accounting principles and Sightsavers policies.
  • S/He will assist in a wide range of tasks which the team undertakes in the implementation of the project.

The main developmental opportunities in the assignment:
The capacity of the job holder will be built on:

  • The development and documentation of the project implementation plans.
  • The documentation, filling and archiving of documents (programme, monitoring and financial reports) in appropriate storage filling methods.
  • Innovative implementation of activities for programme delivery and achievement of organizational objectives.
  • Arranging and coordinating programme meetings and activities, also ensure reports are written and submitted within the expected timeframe.
  • Preparation of payment vouchers, cashbook and bank reconciliation statement, partners financial report and donor report.
  • Periodic verification of physical assets, bank transactions and collection of bank statement.
  • The gathering / photocopying of supporting documentations for payment vouchers and coding and filling of payment vouchers in arch file accordingly.
  • The process payment to vendors, per diem and transportation for participants during field activities.
  • Tracking and following up on all outstanding advances to ensure timely retirement.
  • Logistics for activity preparation and travels.
  • Compliance and risk management.

Finance Intern Key Duties and Accountabilities

  • Development and documentation of the project implementation plans.
  • Documenting, filling and archiving of documents (programme, monitoring and financial reports) in appropriate storage filling methods.
  • Implementation of activities for programme delivery and achievement of organizational objectives.
  • Arranging and coordinating programme meetings and activities, also ensure reports are written and submitted within the expected timeframe.
  • Preparation of payment vouchers, cashbook and bank reconciliation statement, partners financial report and donor report.
  • Gathering / photocopying of supporting documentations for payment vouchers and coding and filling of payment vouchers in arch file accordingly.
  • Process payment to vendors, per diem and transportation for participants during field activities.

Skills (Special training or Competence)
About you:

  • As the successful candidate you will have an understanding of, and a commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities
  • Have a good level of computer literacy and be fluent in English.
  • Computer literacy and use of excel.
  • Fluent in English language Core behaviours

We would expect the following:

  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
  • High degree of integrity
  • Active listener
  • Teachable
  • Good team player
  • Takes correction well

Salary

  • Local Terms and Conditions apply

Deadline: 20th March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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