Finance & IT Intern - Nigeria

WaterAid is looking for a Finance and IT Intern to contribute to our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities. This is an opportunity for young professionals to learn, develop and grow their skills while gaining exposure through work in an international development organisation and potentially, becoming part of a crop of professionals with experience relevant to the international development arena or applicable to other professional sectors.

  • Deadline : 28 Jun 2017

It's hard to believe that nearly 60 million people - 31% of the Nigerian population - do not have access to safe water; while 71% of the population lacks access to basic sanitation; that's over 130 million people without a toilet! Around 45,000 children under the age of five in Nigeria die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by the nation's poor levels of access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

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 outlines key shifts in focus required to catalyse change and achieve maximum impact for our work in Nigeria.

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 organisation and potentially, becoming part of a crop of professionals with experience relevant to the international development arena or applicable to other professional sectors

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 WaterAid Nigeria optimises informational technology solutions to achieve other organisational goals in programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting; people and logistics management, fundraising and communications etc.

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

  • Cash management;
  • Filing and documentation;
  • Support in internal controls;
  • Support in partner financial management

Critical attributes and essential qualifications and experience for success in this role include:

  • The ability to maintain confidentialities and quickly build trust - Demonstrate ability to manage information with appropriate discretion and respect for sensitivity;
  • Paying attention to detail;
  • Organising, planning and prioritising work;
  • Support in partner financial management

Essential educational qualification include a B.Sc or HND in Accounting or Business Administration or any social sciences discipline.
The candidate must have completed the National Youth Service Scheme not more than 5 years before date of application and must have basic computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel)

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Interested candidates are required to send a suitability statement and the most recent copy of their detailed CV to [email protected] by 28 June 2017. The submission must indicate the position title as subject in the subject line of the email.