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The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing Administrative, conference, Security and information services (www.unon.org).
The UNON Finance and Budget internship is for 6 months.
The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the respective units in BFMS, and the direct supervision of the Team Leaders, the BFMS Intern will assist/support in:
Trust Fund Unit: Record inter-office voucher expenditures incurred by UNDP on behalf of UNON, UNEP and UN-Habitat, Adjustments in Umoja, analysis and reconciliation of ledgers, General office administrative tasks and other tasks that may be assigned.
Payments Unit: Inform Payees of claims status, Maintain statistics to monitor performance and whenever possible, client satisfaction, process DSA/Advances , Hand Carried DSA, invoices, vendor statements and other payment requests. General office administrative tasks and other tasks that may be assigned.
Treasury Unit: Deliver cheques and documents for signature by authorized signatory panel, take minutes, manage TSU library and delivery book, sorting and dispatching of receipts to UNEP and UN-Habitat, Cheque preparation and documentation, bank reconciliation. General office administrative tasks and any other tasks that may be assigned.
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
b. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
c. Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Be computer literate in standard software applications.
Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Preferred area of study: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field.