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Date Posted: 15/Jun/2017
Deadline: 28/Jun/2017

WaterAid Nigeria has recently completed its 2016-2021 country programme strategy which sets a 5 year building block towards delivering a more influencing led programme over a 15 year horizon. This new country strategy rather than  reflect a progression from previous country programme strategies, outlines key shifts in focus required to catalyse change and achieve maximum impact for our work in Nigeria.  

 

Finance and IT Intern 

Reports to:   Head of Finance & Information Technology (HFIT)  
Supervises:   None  
Salary Grade`:  Intern allowance  
Duration:  12 months  
Location:  Country office, Abuja 

The Finance & Information Technology team in WaterAid is typically tasked to maintain highest standards of stewardships and accountability by developing tools, processes and systems for recording, tracking and reporting financial transactions in a transparent and systematic manner; supporting financial capacity building for WaterAid staff and partners and potentially to wider WASH sector actors to achieve sector strengthening goals and for ensuring availability of finances required to deliver our work. The finance & IT team will also be responsible for ensuring WANG optimizes informational technology solutions to achieve other organizational goals in programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting; people and logistics management, fundraising and communications etc.   
Creating the FIT intern role within the larger space of WaterAid Nigeria Internship programme is an opportunity for young professionals to learn, develop and grow their skills while gaining exposure  through work in an international development organization and potentially,  becoming part of a crop of professionals with experience relevant to the international development arena or applicable to other professional sectors.  

Key Accountabilities  

  • Cash management  
  • Ensure accuracy, security and documentation of petty cash and cash receipts. Be the custodian of office petty cash.
  • Ensure that petty cash is maintained at agreed minimum levels through collection of cash from bank when required.
  •  Support in postings of transactions into SUN, Vision and other systems/ templates.
  • Support in monthly reconciliations, remittances and payments. 
  • Filing and documentation
  • Support in management and keeping of accounting records, files and other documentation. 
  • Stamp “paid” on all paid payment vouchers and supporting documents 
  • Support the process to ensure accurate and adequate documentation and recording of WaterAid Nigeria income and expenditures. 
  • Support in internal controls
  • Send monthly update to staff on status of staff advances
  •  Reconcile and explain all outstanding balance on staff debtor and creditor account. 
  • Support in partner financial management 
  • Support in processing of partner funds transfer
  • Other roles as may be assigned.  

Person Specification  
Skills / Abilities / Personal Qualities

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Attention to details-Ability to follow precise procedures and complete routine tasks/activities without errors
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Ability to use information and determine best fit option relative to costs and benefits of potential actions to determine most appropriate one option 
  • Initiative — willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Written and Oral Expression — Excellent ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and speaking so others will easily understand.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others; Keen sense and appreciation of priorities and deadlines
  • Flexibility-Ability to adapt to difficult situations (e.g. unforeseen change in context) 

Qualifications and Experience  

  • Education Essential Desirable ï‚· B.Sc or HND in Accounting or Business Administration or any  social sciences discipline ï‚· Student membership of a professional accounting body ( ICAN, ACCA etc)   
  •  Experience / Specific Knowledge Essential Desirable ï‚· Completion of National Youth Service
  •  Scheme not more than 5 years before date of application. ï‚· Basic computer skills Microsoft Word and Excel  ï‚· Excellent computer skills particularly 
  • Microsoft Excel ï‚· Prior work experience in an accounting or finance related role

 

 

Business Development and Strategy Intern 

JOB DESCRIPTION
Position: Business Development & Strategy (BDS) Intern Reporting to: Director of Business Development Supervising: None   Key Working Relationships: Business Development & Strategy team, other Country Programme staff. Salary band: NA  Location:  Country Office, Abuja-Nigeria Duration:  One year fixed   
Introduction WaterAid Nigeria has recently completed its 2016-2021 country programme strategy which sets a 5 year building block towards delivering a more influencing led programme over a 15 year horizon. This new country strategy rather than  reflect a progression from previous country programme strategies, outlines key shifts in focus required to catalyse change and achieve maximum impact for our work in Nigeria.   
The Business Development & Strategy Directorate will drive work on WaterAid Nigeria’s strategy, planning, and reviewing the performance and impact of our programmes. The team encompasses communications & campaigns, learning & knowledge management and fundraising. WaterAid Nigeria’s ability to raise and manage funds will be pivotal to the success of the Country Programme strategy.   
The WaterAid internship is intended to be a learning and development opportunity for young professionals to gain exposure and build skills through work in an international development organization and potentially, build a crop of professionals with experience relevant to the international development or other professional sectors. 

Overall Job Function:

  • The post holder will be expected to perform a wide range of duties using independent judgment and initiative to determine approaches or actions to take in non-routine situations.  In broad terms, the holders will provide administrative and operational support for monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management activities, Country Programme fundraising activities, communications and campaign planning etc.   
  • S/he will be required to interpret guidelines using policies and precedents. Most importantly S/he will be able to demonstrate sufficient professional and personal maturity to be entrusted with what in many cases will be sensitive information.  

 

Key Responsibilities:

A key responsibility of the intern will be to provide support to the BDS department and the CP at large, in a number of capacities and activities. These will include:

  • Deliver learning and knowledge management projects/initiatives including but not limited to writing reports; collation, documentation, filing and sharing  knowledge management / learning products .
  • Work collaboratively with fund raising team as may be required to deliver Country programme fundraising initiatives /projects. 
  • Review and update the tools and templates utilised for reporting on all aspects of WANG programmes to ensure consistency, relevance and user friendliness both to staff and partners.
  • Development of quantitative and qualitative indicators for measuring WANG performance on different programme areas.
  • Monitoring and evaluation initiatives.
  • Directly supervise data collection from programme – supported businesses using data collection tools (sales, records etc) and make suggestions on improvement to monitoring tools and data collection systems.
  • Monitoring of the sanitation marketing activities and tracking the learning outcomes for dissemination to wider stakeholders
  • Work with Communications and Media colleagues with updating and maintenance of databases (stakeholder, publication, media hits); preparations for and implementation of campaigns, updating the advocacy scrapbook and putting advocacy packs together.
  • Act as liaison with People & Organizational Development department in seeking /securing support as may be required for delivery of day to day BDS department activities
  • Support the Director, Business Development & Strategy and members of the BDS team with other duties as may arise. 

Skills / Abilities / Personal Qualities

  • Ability to maintain confidentialities and quickly build trust- Demonstrate ability to manage information with appropriate discretion and respect for sensitivity.
  •  Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Willingness to learn : Demonstrating a willingness to learn new ideas using a combination of learning approaches ; 
  • Self motivation and Initiative — Ability to inspire oneself to take on challenging tasks and commitment to deliver work of excellent quality.
  • Written and Oral Expression — Excellent ability to communicate information and ideas in writing and speaking so others will easily understand.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others; Keen sense and appreciation of priorities and deadlines
  • Flexibility-Ability to adapt to difficult situations (e.g. unforeseen change in context)
  • Attention to details – Ability to carry out assigned responsibilities to expected quality with minimal errors. 

Education  
Essential

  • Completion of a 4 year undergraduate degree course in arts, social sciences, business or natural sciences business administration or related field from a reputable university. 
  • Completion of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme no more than 5 years before date of application 

Desirable
A Masters degree in any of the fields listed as essential.  

Work Experience / Specific Knowledge

Essential

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills.  
  • Demonstrate a keen aptitude and appetite for learning and personal development
  • Demonstrate WaterAid values
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of people.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the field. Computer proficiency (Office software, internet and email 

Desirable
Interest in development career in development/NGO sector   

Interested candidates should send their CVs and Cover letters on a single word document

Please note :The word document should be saved in the applicants's name.

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