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Kampala, Uganda



October 5, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy, and water to local contexts. SNV has over 1,600 staff in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2022-2030), SNV will aim to deepen partnerships with financial institutions, governments, and private sector to expand our impact driven finance portfolio. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline and catalyse partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy and water systems which enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all.

Job Title

Country Finance Interns at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Job Description

The Country Finance Intern is to assist and learn on the job the efficient and careful handling of cash, undertaking approved payments by both cash and cheques and maintaining the cash book up to date and reconciled. In addition, this takes initiatives to ensure that SNV funds are used in the best possible way.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assist in maintaining, keeping, and reconciling on a daily basis the cash books in efficient and effective operations of the different bank accounts to ensure that they are not overdrawn at any one time.

  • Assist in reviewing all expenditures request documents and receipts for accuracy, completeness, and correctness of codes before preparing payment vouchers.

  • Assist in Filing documents/transaction vouchers properly and in chronological order and support documentation for ease of storage and retrieval.

  • Assist in retrieving accounting information and transaction documents either from the accounting software system or box files for management and third parties.

  • Participate in the timely posting of transactions into SAP.

  • Assist in the review process of Financial Reports submitted by the Grantees

  • Assist with timely Project invoice posting in SAP

  • Assist in taking stock of activities implemented each month and ensure all related invoices have been received and posted in SAP on a timely basis.

Qualifications and Competencies


  • A minimum of a Degree in Accounts, Finance/Business studies or the equivalent accrued working experience in a related position.

  • Internship working experience, preferably with International NGOs with good accounting and finance management skills with knowledge of computer Accounting packages and understanding of basic accounting concepts.

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.

  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.

  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.

  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.

  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting, as necessary.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, and coaching.

  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.

Additional requirements:

  • Good report writing skills with proven ability to compile case studies, practice, and policy briefs and (other) documents for learning and sharing.

  • Computer skills and software applications (email, word processing, spreadsheets, statistical programs).

  • Skills in teamwork, facilitation, and training.

  • Sensitive and committed to gender equity and diversity

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