Intern – Finance

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About DRC   
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 35 countries around the world. DRC is one of the largest protection actors in Kenya, actively coordinating and advocating for improving the protective environment for refugees and host communities.  DRC implements Protection monitoring, Child Protection and GBV prevention and response programmes in its areas of operation to address protection issues faced by displaced and non-displaced at-risk groups and individuals. The programme also aims to identify and build synergies with DRC´s Economic Recovery sector to facilitate durable solutions and Humanitarian Disarmament & Peace Building activities to enhance to respond to the needs of communities affected by acute crisis as well as those in protracted displacement situations.

Overall purpose of the role:
The Finance Intern will provide support to the Country Office Finance department in Payment processing, Journal preparation and documentation, and in compliance with DRC Operation Handbook and donor rules.

Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities:

  • Register and scan all invoices and all invoices documentation into DRC Dynamics at point of payment (Invoice Stagging).
  • Maintain electronic files of scanned documents.
  • Preparation of all relevant journals into DRC Dynamics.
  • Confirm that all documents are complete and duly authorized before processing payments.
  • Maintain a proper filing system of all financial documents within the Country Office.
  • Assist with Cash & Bank reconciliations.
  • Retrieve documents required during audits, working closely with audit focal person.
  • Back filling for the Finance Officer and the Finance Assistant during periods of absence.
  • Any other task assigned by the Supervisor.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce, Business management or related fields and at least part I certification in CPA or ACCA
  • At least one year’s relevant experience in a similar role with NGO
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Experience working with ERP systems (Dynamics) will be an added advantage
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills in English is require

Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili

Key stakeholders:
SMT, Programs, Support service

About you:  
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Contract: One-year contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment.
Availability: November 2023
Duty station: Nairobi.

Application and CV:  
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.
DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Please remember to upload both a letter of application and your CV and do not attach any written recommendations.
Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 9th October, 2023
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels.  In light of this, Female candidates and are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.  We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.
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