Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) – Finance Intern.

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Job TitleFinance Intern
Unit/ProjectYetu Initiative
OfficeAga    Khan    Foundation,    Courtyard    Building, Nairobi
Period6 months

About Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), established by His Highness the Aga Khan in Switzerland in 1967, is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). In East Africa, since 1974, AKF works with partners to improve the quality of life by promoting and developing innovative solutions to development challenges. AKF responds to local and regional priorities by developing and implementing effective programming, measuring and documenting results, and sharing its lessons with governments, donors, and development actors to influence policy and practice. Reflecting the complex and multi-faceted nature of development, AKF programs in the region encompasses Education, Health, Early Childhood Development, Economic Inclusion, Civil Society Strengthening, Agriculture, and Food Security.

About Yetu Initiative

Yetu Initiative or simply Yetu (meaning “ours” in Kiswahili) is a partnership project funded by the Aga Khan Foundation and USAID. Since inception in 2014, Yetu has worked with civil society organizations (CSOs) rooted in the communities they serve to advance the principles of self- reliance and locally sustained development. To ensure sustainability and community ownership, Yetu trains CSOs on how to mobilize local resources – not just money, but in-kind contributions of time and assets. Yetu enables CSOs to build better community engagements, and strengthen linkages and trust with like-minded Kenyan organizations, businesses, foundations, governments, and individual citizens.

Job Objective

To support Yetu Initiative finance work


The finance intern will directly report to Yetu Initiative Finance Manager but may also be assigned duties by Yetu Director and AKF Regional CFO.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Preparing payment requests for Yetu activities including participants reimbursements, mileage claims, champions payments and other expenses while ensuring supporting documents are adequate and complete.
  • Follow up with staff time sheets ensuring they are completed and submitted monthly.
  • Supporting Yetu staff with surrender of travel expenses and per diem claims.
  • Reconciliation of staff travel advance accounts and providing regular updates on the status to the staff.
  • Preparing VAT refund claims for USAID where necessary
  • Filling of finance documents.
  • Any other assignments that may be given


  • A university degree preferably in accounting
  • CPA level II is desirable


  • Attentive to details
  • Hard working and results oriented
  • Able to deliver quality work within tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication and team working skills

1. How to Apply

Candidates interested in this internship opportunity with AKF should submit a two-page CV by Wednesday 8th June 2022 to with subject tittle as ‘’Application For Yetu Finance Intern’’. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network




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