Sunday, 19 June 2016

Project Finance/Admin Intern

Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on women’s empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation.
We are looking for a motivated individual, who is enthusiastic about the work we do and is looking to work within a dynamic team. The Girls' Opportunities for Advancing Literacy 2 (GOAL 2) focus on institutionalizing and scaling the successes from GOAL 1, to ensure that Adolescent girls (15-19) across Kano state are better equipped for the school-to-work transition as a result of improved financial literacy, vocational choices and life skills.
Mercy Corps seeks to engage interested and qualified candidate for an internship position with the GOAL 2 Project based in Kano state.
As part of the responsibilities of the Finance/Admin intern, the successful candidate will
undertake finance and administrative duties, working in close collaboration with project staff and under the direct supervision of the Senior Grants & Finance Officer and technical supervision of Mercy Corps in-country Finance team based in Abuja.

Essential Job Functions
  • Support in the collation, review of all beneficiaries’/vendor payments by ensuring that payments are made on time and in accordance to approved budget
  • Ensure proper documentations of beneficiaries/vendor liquidation of payments are completed on time
  • Support in filling of finance and procurement documents
  • Provide weekly update and monthly financial reports for the tracking of payments, expenditure and activity budget by the Project Manager
  • Effectively assist project staff in making logistics arrangements for project activities including for workshops, training, travel, meetings etc.
  • Work closely with project staff in preparing and managing supplies, includes requisitioning, local purchase and clearance
  • Manage the operation of the office equipment and maintain records of usage and issues
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing requested tasks as needed.

Knowledge and Experience
  • A relevant Degree/HND qualification in Social Science (Accounting, Economics etc) is essential.
  • A demonstrated ability to process information into action as not to delay program activities
  • Ability to use a computer well and knowledge of any accounting software will be an added advantage
  • An interest in learning the finance ethics and donor compliance standards for international organizations is essential
  • Fluency in written and verbal English required.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CV's and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements

Job Level
Job Type
Minimum Qualification
Preferred Years of Experience
Application Deadline
2 months from now