Finance Intern Career Opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition 

Position Title: Intern, Finance

About the Role

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is seeking an Intern, Finance to support the processing and recording of payment transactions in GAIN Kenya office. This position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya office and is offered on a 6 months fixed-term contract basis.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the intern will be responsible for ensuring processing and recording of payment transactions are done in a timely and accurate manner. You will support compliance and working closely with all country office staff members.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the preparation of payment vouchers for staff and suppliers and ensuring accurate coding and support documentation as per GAIN policy
  • Processing day to day payment for the Nairobi office and maintaining all accounting documents
  • Maintaining an effective filing system for project correspondences, reports and other documents. Capturing financial data into the financial system by following all relevant GAIN regulations
  • Supporting the accounts payable and receivable process
  • Assisting in verifying staff travel advances/claims are accurate and properly supporting before raising journal vouchers
  • Assisting in preparation of bank reconciliations and following up on any outstanding items

About you

You will be fluent in written and spoken English and working knowledge of additional languages would be an advantage. The ideal candidate will possess accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail.

A Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or related fields and a minimum ACCA / CPA 1 or other relevant accounting qualification. You will be computer literate in Microsoft Office and Tally skills.

About our Offer

The salary on offer for this role is KES 22,000 per month (gross salary).

About GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the United Nations in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Due to COVID19, conflict in Ukraine and climate change, malnutrition and hunger have worsened significantly since 2019, reversing a decade of progress. There is growing recognition that our food systems need to change if we are to reverse these trends.

GAIN’s Strategy aims to transform food systems to make healthier diets from sustainable food systems accessible to all people and especially those whose are most vulnerable to shocks. By 2027, we aim to improve the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced staple foods, improve the access of 25 million people to healthier diets, and support positive food system change in 10 countries. This is bold and complex, and the only way to achieve this is to work together with partners including governments, businesses, and civil society at the country and global level. These goals, and the ways of achieving them, build on our twenty-year legacy of transforming people’s lives with improved nutrition through concerted action and effective policy change.

Our Working Culture and Environment

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations.

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

Applicants must be currently based and have the existing right to live and work in Nairobi, Kenya to be eligible to apply for this position.

This advert closes on 31st January 2024. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

How to apply

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