Friday, 17 April 2015

Save the Children- IT Intern

                                                   SAVE THE CHILDREN
ROLE PROFILE :IT  Intern Kenya Country office
TEAM/PROGRAMME:HR, Admin and IT Department
POST TYPE:National (6 months)

ChildSafeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with oraccess to children or young people. 


Under the general direction and guidance of the IT Assistant, provide timely and high quality IT technical support to SC staff members. The post holder will also play a big role in supporting the Area Offices with their IT requirements, through distance support from Nairobi and through facilitating local service provider support. 

Reports to: IT Assistant Dimensions:
Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS,livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition
programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2015 of approximately US$20-25 million. 

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to and a copy to indicating the Position Title on the subject line by 23rd April 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Compliance and Finance Controller Intern - Kenya

1. Background on ACTEDACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Our interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multi-disciplinary approach, which is both global and local, and adapted to each context. Our 4,000 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.

Our teams in the field implement some 380 projects in 34 countries covering the following sectors emergency relief, food security, access to health, education and training, economic development, microfinance, advocacy, institutional support, and regional dialogue, cultural promotion.Based on considerable experience addressing the needs and situations of vulnerable communities, ACTED contributes to the international agenda towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals, through a wide range of partnerships, innovative initiatives, and campaigns.

III. Position Profile
The position of International FLAT Intern

Finance duties:
  • Preparation/cross check of Allocation tables
  • Preparation /cross check of Project Budget Follow Up
  • Preparation /cross check of Monthly running cost
  • Preparation/cross check of ATROCE: project cash requirements follow-up
  • Cross-check PRATIC
  • Cross-check of Cash request
  • Cross-check of Contract Follow Up and HR TITANICS
  • Support the country finance team as otherwise required by the Country Finance Manager.
  • Support the capital HR officer in updating the national staff contracts’ database, staff personal files and leave follow up.
  • Support the Area Finance team in BFU preparation.
  • Support the Area Finance team to develop bi-monthly cash request and cash planning.
  • Verify accountability of Cash for Work payments and support program and finance teams for
  • cash for work planning and disbursements.
  • Support to Drought Early Warning System team to undertake field and training payments
  • Support the finance department in preparing the monthly cash payments schedule to ensure
  • finance team make almost all field payments
  • Support the finance department in preparing the monthly FLAT documentation package sent from the area to the capital office.

  • Prepare with the Area Logistics teams the vehicle/motorcycle/generator fuel and repair follow up.
  • Support to Area Logistics and Finance departments to close “fuel loans”
  • Verify monthly asset and stock updates.
  • Ensure weekly vehicle planning is undertaken in each base and consolidated at area level
  • Verify compliance with ACTED procurement procedures
  • Support the logistics team in updating the order and delivery follow up
  • Analyze vehicle/motorcycle/generator running costs.
  • Verify vehicle logbooks.
  • Field market surveys

IV. Qualifications:
• Postgraduate diploma in Finance/ Audit or International Relations
• Previous related work experience, preferably in the humanitarian field w/knowledge of
finance and logistics
•Postgraduate diploma in relation to the position
• Excellent English writing and communication skills
• Ability to work efficiently under pressure
• Ability to work in an unstable security environment moving
•Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions
• Ability to work independently and creatively about the land and capital

V. Conditions:
Field Intern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of all accommodation, food, guesthouse and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg., and the provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.

VI. Submission of applications: Please send, in English , your cover letter, CV, and three references to

Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Rift Valley Institute- Internship

The Rift Valley Institute ( is a small, expanding, independent non-profit organisation working in eastern and central Africa. The Institute operates at the interface between research, policy and education, aiming to advance understanding of the region and its diverse communities. RVI programmes are designed for long-term impact: shaping aid interventions, expanding space for public participation in policy, supporting local research capacity, preserving communal histories and promoting social justice. The activities of the Institute include action-oriented research, field-based training, online digital archives, distance learning, open-access publishing and support for educational institutions in eastern and central Africa. There are offices in the UK (London), in Kenya (Nairobi), in South Sudan (Juba) and in the United States (Annandale-on-Hudson). The Institute is a registered charity. RVI staff and Fellows are drawn from Eastern and Central Africa, and from Europe, Asia and America. The RVI is an equal-opportunity employer.

Title - Intern
Employment type - Four days a week
Duration - 3 months
Start date - April 2015
Compensation - Travel and lunch allowance