Paid Internship - Practical Action Eastern Africa

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Paid Internship - Practical Action Eastern Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya

Practical Action Eastern Africa, an international NGO that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries, is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate to fill this position to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Date of expiry17th Aug
LocationNairobi, Kenya
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusTemporary
Other termsThis is a 6 month internship

We are looking for a qualified graduate intern to join our Practical Action Consulting (PAC) team.  The intern should be prepared to work in a fast paced team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of finance, accounting, administrative support and exposure to project management and development work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the PAC team and the finance department on making out payments for PAC contracts as and when required, preparing and tracking invoices for PAC assignments, reviewing PAC financial reports (budget vs expenditure), liaising with finance on financial reporting aspects for PAC assignments, assisting the PAC team in requesting for work floats, assisting the PAC team in accounting and reconciling expenses for work floats taken, raising requisitions and sourcing for quotations from service providers, preparing account accruals whenever necessary and submitting the PAC timesheets to Finance.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of Expression of Interest (EOIs), concepts and proposals. This will also include editing and formatting of consultant CVs and PAC project references.
  • Supporting the preparation of PR materials i.e. case studies, leaflets, capability statements etc. as well as implementation of PR events.
  • Liaise with the PAC team and PA’s Communications Officer to develop content for PAC’s website.
  • Liaise with Practical Action’s IT department to upload all PAC project documents onto Share Point.
  • Upload PAC consultant CVs to the PAC CVs database.
  • Conduct desktop research on prospective donors and clients including newspapers and magazines to track opportunities.
  • Assist the team in maintaining an up to date project pipeline and report.
  • Participate in team meetings as and when required.
  • Undertake any other Practical Action relevant duties assigned from time to time by the line manager.

For the detailed job description go to the download section.

If you have the experience, skills and the ability we are looking for and you have interest in enhancing your career in the field of Finance and Accounting, please send your motivation letter and updated CV by email:  no later than 16th August, 2017. Indicate: “PAC Intern” on the email subject.

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