Internship (Finance)

WorldFish , Lilongwe, Malawi

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th May, 2021

Job Description

WorldFish is an international, non-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. With a 45-years track record of leading-edge science, WorldFish generates research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable better livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of poor people, particularly women, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, the world’s largest global partnership on agriculture research and innovation for a food secure future. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia and with regional offices across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, WorldFish leads the cross-disciplinary CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH).

WorldFish provides a dynamic, multicultural work environment that reflects our values of gender equality, teamwork and respect for diversity. Part of WorldFish’s mission is to encourage innovation and research by giving students around the world the opportunity to work side-by-side experts to help achieving development goals such as: reducing poverty, eradicating hunger and improving nutrition through sustainable solutions in aquaculture, fisheries and agri-food systems. Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Accounts Manager, the intern will provide support to the finance department. The role is responsible for entering data in OCS, maintain project financial data in the system, Payment preparation and filing support documents in the finance department.

Main roles and responsibilities

  • Enter payments requests in OCS on time.
  • Make all payments requests to suppliers on time.
  • Upload approved payments on banking platform and E-Wallet.
  • Scan and send payment requests to HQ on time according to schedule submitted by the treasury department.
  • Stamp all processed payments ‘PAID’.
  • File all support documents in an orderly manner.
  • Track monthly office petty cash expenditure and prepare petty cash reconciliation statements for sign off by the Accounts Manager.
  • Perform Bi-monthly Bank Reconciliations.
  • Monthly reconciliation of prepayments.
  • Duties as assigned from time to time by the Accounts Manager.


This internship opportunity is open for individuals with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Part qualified ACCA II, ICAM II or Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from a reputable institution.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) in English.
  • Computer Literate, especially in excel and accounting packages.
  • Ability to effectively work in a multicultural team environment.
  • Self-starter.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


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