Contract duration: 6 months
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Starting Date: ASAP
Background on ACTED
ACTED 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 multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.
Our 3,300 staff is committed in to responding to emergencies worldwide, to supporting recovery and rehabilitation, towards sustainable development.
Our teams in the field implement some 340 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.
Capital Office : Nairobi
National Staff : 28
Areas : 2 (Pokot, Middle Juba)
On-going programmes : 6
Budget : 1.3 M
ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post election violence. Since 2009, Nairobi has been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in Southern Somalia aimed at supporting vulnerable famers affected by recurrent droughts.
In 2010, ACTED’s mission in Kenya/Somalia sought to address the needs of pastoralist and farmer communities of North Central Kenya and South Somalia arising from multiple shocks such as adverse climatic conditions and disease outbreaks, through emergency food and non-food items distribution.
In the wake of this emergency context, ACTED also promoted the adoption of sustainable community-based solutions, emphasizing livelihood strengthening and diversification, natural resource rehabilitation and management, good hygiene practices and access to sanitation facilities.
ACTED is developing its programs in South Somalia, focusing on building capacity to respond to emergency outbreaks, as well as ensuring local populations are integrated into longer term projects aiming at improving their livelihoods.
This will occur in the form of food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihood support to vulnerable agro-pastoral and riverine communities.
Today, ACTED’s teams and resources are mobilized on the front of dire needs in our areas of intervention in Somalia and Kenya, as well as other areas in the Horn of Africa.
III. Position Profile
The finance intern works under the supervision of the Finance Officer and/or Country Finance Manager
His/Her responsibilities will be has followed:
- Control that operations respect existing financial procedures and manage accounting files for the Country Office;
- Analyze financial data and create management indicators ;
- Support Country Coordination through analysis of project running costs, follow-up on resource allocation, and finance training
- Msc 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 (or French for francophone countries)
- Field Intern benefits include: – 300 USD per month living allowance – Coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg – The provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
How to apply:
Submission of applications:
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to email@example.com