Finance Intern at the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)


Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) – Since 1993, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED, headquartered in Paris, France is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 34 countries towards 8 million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. Over 5,000 staff are dedicated to implementing and developing our projects.

In light of the displacement in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, ACTED office in Maiduguri is responding to the humanitarian needs. ACTED is therefore looking for candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title:  Finance Intern

Location
: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Internship
Duration: 6 Months

Background
ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,600 national staff 400 international staff, ACTED is active in 37 countries and implements more than 500 projects a year reaching over 14 million beneficiaries.
ACTED Nigeria

Present in Nigeria since 2017, ACTED teams are supporting displaced and conflict-affected populations in the North-East of the country, around Maiduguri, with a coordination office based in Abuja. The NGO provides emergency assistance to the most vulnerable populations through a variety of activities, such as building emergency shelters, distributing non-food items, assisting in the management of camps for displaced persons or providing logistical support as well as information management services to the humanitarian community.

Responsibilities
Contribute to ACTED Compliance and Accountability:
  • Provide support to the Finance Officer on controlling the compliance of the ACTED documentation by checking the accuracy, exhaustiveness and consistency of the information contained in these documents in line with ACTED and donors’ procedures for both capital and field expenses (scope to be determined by the CFM/CD); and provide discrepancies’ consolidated reports to the Country Finance Manager.
  • Support the Finance Officer in checking partners’ financial transactions and ensure correct allocations to respective budget lines through a check list; upon request, travel to the field and physically conduct a random sample of partners’ vouchers and ensure the financial transactions meet donor requirements
  • Suggest update and improvement of ACTED’s procedures in link with the CFM;
  • Support to external audits preparation.
Control of Monthly Internal Reporting Tools:
  • Accounting (PRATIC) review – between the 10th and the 15th
  • Check that:
    • the financial flows are lettered on a monthly basis in SAGA
    • flows cross-countries (including HQ) are well cross-referenced before local salaries payments
    • the Monthly InforEuro exchange rate table with the exchange rates entered in SAGA
  • Finance TITANIC review – between the 10th and the 15th:
    • Crosscheck SAGA and Allocation Tables: in case of discrepancies, send a list of corrections to be validated by the CFM for the Finance Officer to correct data in SAGA or Allocation Tables;
    • Crosscheck the Allocation Tables and the monthly forecasts in the Budget Follow Ups (BFUs): in case of discrepancies, send a list of corrections to be validated by the CFM for the Finance Officer;
    • Crosscheck the consistency of data between SAGA, BFUs, CFU and DFU;
    • Crosscheck the Red Cell Game with the physical vouchers received at Country Office Level;
    • Crosscheck the Cofounding Follow-Up is in line with the BFUs (including a cofounding section);
    • Review the monthly ATROCE: general information, template, projects data, amounts reported and instalments received (both at field and HQ level)
    • Fill the TITANIC follow-up
  • Cost Control – between the 10th and the 15th:
    • Detect possible variances on the Monthly Running Cost Follow-Up and inform CFM accordingly (through a memo);
    • Upon request of the CFM, conduct market surveys;
    • Prepare a monthly Finance Control Report
  • HR TITANIC – between the 25th and the 30th:
    • Cross-check the consistency of the analytical allocation between the Allocation Tables, the Staff Data base and the HR TITANIC.
Provide Support to the Daily Tasks:
  • Preparation of Budgets
  • Draft of Financial Sheets
  • Preparation of Financial Reports
  • Midyear and Annual Accounting Closure
  • Archiving
Expected Skills and Qualifications
  • M.Sc in Administration, Business Management or equivalent.
  • Finance and accounting skills required
  • Willingness to undertake serious responsibility and manage stress efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills, including advanced written and oral English
Conditions
  • Status: Volunteer
  • Living allowance of 300 USD
  • Lodging and food provided in the ACTED Guesthouse
  • Flights tickets in and out + Visa taken in charge by ACTED
  • Provision of medical and repatriation insurances.
Application Closing Date
9th February, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: jobs@acted.org under Ref: FI/NIA.

  

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