Graduate Finance Intern at International Rescue Committee (Abuja)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

 

Job Title: Finance Intern

Reference No.: req11399
Location: Abuja
Sector: Finance
Employment Category: Intern
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Scope Of Work

  • The Intern reports to the Finance Manager in Abuja, the FCT. He/She supports the Finance Manager in managing all aspects of day to day operations of accounting department in the Abuja office,
  • He/she will assist in the implementation of Finance policies, procedures and systems and Ensure compliance with IRC procedures and guidelines.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with making payments to suppliers, contractors and program staff based on approved documents and in line with authority delineation.
  • Prepare and process day to day financial transactions and implement internal control procedures in keeping with IRC policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the collection of financial needs for the office each week
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing of all financial documents.
  • Collects credit tax receipts from FIRS.
  • Submits mandates to the bank for processing.
  • Ensure scrutiny of the entire bill for accuracy and receipt of goods before process for payment.
  • Be responsible for documentation, preparation of cash disbursement voucher for all cash transactions related to the station office
  • Ensure all transactions are in compliance with IRC accounting policy, Donor restriction and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all financial and other job related information.
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing of all financial documents.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor

Finance / Budgeting:

  • Act at all times in accordance with local law and standards of accounting practice.
  • Review budget with the aim of gaining a clear understanding  of budget guidelines and instructions
  • Review funding allocations to enable proper guidance to programs and proper coding.
  • Provide training to program staff on finance issues.
  • Produce monthly and quarterly reports to be reviewed by your supervisor

 Common Duties

  • Attend and participate in trainings identified/organized by your supervisor
  • Follow any new procedures and guidelines designated in circulars from Country Director
  • Assist where necessary in undertaking activities that aim to prevent the occurrence of sexual abuse and exploitation of refugees by IRC and other humanitarian workers.
  • Report any violations of the IRC Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Code of Conduct (in-country and World-wide) as per the IRC reporting mechanism. The reporting of violations is an obligation on the part of all staff members
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor

Qualification
Work Experience: Previous experience in similar role is an added advantage.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong data collection, analysis, and report writing skills required;
  • Experience in report writing, data collection and analysis;
  • Demonstration of good presentation skills will be an added advantage
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with groups of diverse backgrounds.
  • Must have good verbal communication skills in local languages and working knowledge of English Hausa, Fulfulde and Kanuri;

Language Skills:

  • MUST be able to communicate and write in English, Hausa, Fulfulde and Kanuri

Working Environment:  

  • Describe the work environment of the office “Standard office work environment” will be applicable for most jobs in the U.S.) and if applicable, the housing.   For example, internet connections, electricity, amenities, group housing, etc.  Include travel requirements.
  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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