Internship: Finance

UN Children's Fund, Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th July, 2019

Job Description

Background and justification

UNICEF Kenya country office moved offices from Block D to Block Q in May 2018. In April 2019, the office archives were also moved from the Limuru premises to premises near the office in Gigiri. Because of these two major movements, diverse categories of documents require sorting and arrangement for ease of access.

UNICEF Kenya country office Finance Unit maintains files of Partners Designated Officers Forms from IPs. These forms are not systematically filed by the Sections. Finance Unit as the last check point on the correctness of the FACE forms needs to make sure these documents are systematically filed. A database containing the information on current IPs and their PDOs needs to be developed to help ease verification of signatures appended on the FACE forms during the advancement and liquidation of DCTs from the Implementing Partners. This exercise will give additional assurance to the office that the DCT requests for funds from the implementing partners are signed by the authorized/designated officials of the IPs.

Finance needs to develop and regularly maintain a database on these TAs and their age and submit to the Finance Associate in charge of payroll deductions for upload in the payroll system monthly.

Further, UNICEF Kenya implemented the PUSH and TRACK system to help in monitoring and managing the movement of invoices in the office to avoid unnecessary delays in the payment process. Delays in the processing of invoices could pose a reputational risk for the office. There is a therefore a need to ensure that the movement of documents in the PUSH and TRACK is marched by physical movement/submission of documents to Finance for uploading in the Service Gateway to ensure accuracy of the reports that are generated by the PUSH and TRACK system.

Scope of work

Under the supervision and guidance of Finance/Accounts Officer, the intern will carry out the following tasks:

  • File BCM documents, HACT related payment documents including those for liquidation of DCTs.
  • Systematically file and assist in managing Finance Unit Archives, identifying and categorizing all documents that are over 10 years old that should be destroyed/disposed. Should also detect any gaps in the files and Identify any misplaced documents occasioned by the office and archive movements.
  • Help maintain a system for managing Partner Designated Officers Files and Database. Maintain repository/share point for Finance Unit including records of IP registration, spot checks;
  • Together with the Budget Associate, help clean up GL accounts for KCO and ESARO ensuring that there are no entries/items outstanding/older than 2 months;

Help in tracing and following up documents that are submitted to Finance through the PUSH and TRACK system but there is a delay in submitting the hard copies for processing.

  • Work Relationship: The intern will work closely with the Finance and Admin. teams. Intern will also be expected to work with different outcome teams and zone offices and will develop positive working relationships with partners, stakeholders and overall UNICEF staff.
  • Payment schedule: To be paid a stipend of KES 30,000/- (Thirty thousand Kenya shillings) per month, being contribution towards the intern’s out of pocket expenses such as transport costs, etc.
  • Required qualifications: Secondary School completion

Desired competencies:

  • Core values required: Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion and integrity:
  • Core competencies: Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results


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