Job Title: Finance Intern - Uganda
from Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development
Position: Finance Intern Contract duration: 6 months Location: Kampala, Uganda Starting Date March
I. Background on ACTED
ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.
ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 32 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. ACTED has a 110 million € budget for over 370 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org.
II. Country Profile
Capital Office : Kampala National Staff : 108 International Staff : 7 Areas : 2 (Northern Uganda, Karamoja) On-going programmes : 9 Budget : 2.4 M €
ACTED has been active in Uganda since May 2007, both in the northern region and Karamoja. In the North, ACTED supports the early recovery process with a specific focus on the needs of returning populations displaced by years of conflict. It also expands access, retention, equity and quality of primary education. In Karamoja, the focus is enhanced food security and resilience to disasters, especially droughts, as well as improving the primary education sector. ACTED focuses its intervention on strengthening livelihoods through improved resource management, conflict mitigation and capacity building. In Northern Uganda, as internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned home and gained access to land, ACTED is working with farmers on infrastructure and capacity development to rebuild agricultural livelihoods. In the Karamoja/Pokot area, ACTED responds to severe food insecurity caused by the drought in the Horn of Africa, providing support to agro-pastoral communities to increase their purchasing power and protect their assets, reducing vulnerability to natural disasters. As part of its integrated cross-border strategy between Uganda and Kenya, ACTED maintains its community-driven disaster risk reduction (DRR) focus and promotes conflict mitigation to ensure peaceful and sustainable access to shared resources. In 2013, ACTED maintains a strong focus on this approach and looks at extending it further along the border with Kenya. ACTED continues working with community-level structures and initiatives such as the APFS, the CDMCs or the DEWS to continue building the communities’ resilience to disasters.
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
Field Intern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg., and the provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.
How to apply:
VI. Submission of applications:
Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to email@example.com Ref : FI/UGA/SA
ACTED Att: Human Resources Department 33, rue Godot de Mauroy 75009 Paris FRANCE
Fax. + 33 (0) 1 42 65 33 46