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Finance Intern

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. 

Background Information - Job-specific

The internship is learning and working opportunity that targets fresh gardautes. The intern will assist the Finance Officer and provide support to the Ethiopia operational hub (ETOH). The intern will be exposed to practical learning and working experiences that foster development of his /her path. The Intern will work full time and follow the same working hours as UNOPS employees.


Functional Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions: 
  • Treasury and payments functions
  • Accounting and administrative support
  • Financial reporting and control
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Provide support on achievement of the following results:.

  • Proper filing of financial documentations,
  • Assist in the preparation of payments,
  • Assist in review of payments by checking supporting documentations and verify the adherence of                    internal procedures,
  • Prepare project financial reporting,
  • Assist in budget preparation
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Finance Officer.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A.  Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting & Finance is required.

B. Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience.
  •  Language Requirements:  Fluency in written and oral English and local language is required.

C.  Key Competencies

Personal Competencies

  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to acquire new knowledge and being flexible.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to produce quality result in time.

Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Functional competencies

Personal Competencies

  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to acquire new knowledge and being flexible.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to produce quality result in time.

Functional Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills


Contract type, level and duration

  1. Contract type: Internship
  2. Contract duration - Six months

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-29

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