Finance Internship Job in Kenya

Job Description

Overview

RTI International seeks a prospect for the Finance
Internship within the International Development Group. 

The USAID-funded Western Kenya Sanitation Project (USAID
WKSP) aims to establish a financially sustainable, transformative, and locally
owned sanitation marketplace in the eight counties of western Kenya, with a
focus on improved sanitation, fecal sludge management (FSM), and menstrual
hygiene management (MHM) products and services.

The intern will work under the guidance of the Finance
Specialist, gaining hands-on experience in day-to-day finance operations.

Learning
Objectives:


Learn and contribute to the
review and submission of monthly bank reconciliations.

Gain exposure to project cash
management functions, budgeting and reporting of USAID funded projects,
and learning about compliance with both USAID and RTI procedures

Learn how to reconcile monthly
expenses, track VAT refunds with external vendors, contribute ideas for
process improvement, and collaborate with the local office in Kisumu and
the office in DC and North Carolina.

Responsibilities

Assist the finance team in
establishing and maintaining systems for timely disbursement, accounting,
budgeting, and reporting of project funds in compliance with local and
USAID regulations.

Contribute to the preparation and
submission of monthly expense reports to the RTI home office.

Learn and contribute to
maintaining the inventory tracking system, ensuring compliance

Participate in reviewing expenses
and financial transactions to ensure compliance with RTI procedures and
terms of the agreement. with USAID and RTI procedures. 

Participate in reconciling and
following up on VAT refunds.

RTI’s Internship Program emphasizes experiential and
mentored learning experiences, providing students and recent degree recipients
an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and skills in a meaningful and
practical way. We are committed to developing the future workforce by
encouraging interns to explore various career paths in a nonprofit research
institute setting that values diversity and inclusion. Through this program,
interns will be exposed to RTI’s open and educational culture; support RTI’s mission
to improve the human condition; and build upon their career goals. 

Additional
Information

This in-person academic credit with stipend internship
will take place from March 2024 through May 2024. The internship requires a
minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business
hours, Monday through Friday. 

Qualifications

Required
Qualifications

Must be a local resident of
Kisumu, Kenya

Currently pursuing an
undergraduate or graduate degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related
field.

Must be eligible to receive
academic course credit or fulfill an academic program requirement. Please
provide document in with application confirming eligibility.

A personal mobile phone is
required

Strong analytical and
problem-solving skills.

Basic understanding of financial
management principles. 

Excellent attention to detail and
accuracy.

Effective communication and
teamwork skills.

Preferred
Qualifications

Preference for the candidate to
have their own laptop

Be able to travel occasionally
across the project target counties

It is expected that the team
members must be able to work in a fast-paced, results-driven environment –
with one team – one project concept.

The ideal candidate should be
highly motivated, entrepreneurial, resourceful, flexible, independent, and
energetic with excellent communications skills, cultural sensitivity and
has demonstrated experience supporting technical assistance projects.

How To Apply

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