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Organization: International Potato Center
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Mar 2018

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a highly talented Project Finance Intern for the CIP Sub Saharan Africa Regional Office in Nairobi.

The Center: CIP ( is a not-for-profit international agricultural research-for-development organization with a focus on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its vision is of roots and tubers improving the lives of the poor.

The Position: The Project Finance Intern will report to the BMGF Project Finance Specialist. The Intern will assist primarily in reviewing project partners’ financial reports, support documents and other related tasks. The position requires broad understanding of programme implementation and cross-cultural people skills.

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Assist in review of partner’s Quarterly financial reports for consistency, completeness and accuracy of documentation;
  • Compilation of documents and information for maintenance of partner’s database;
  • Compile regular summaries of partner’s verification status reports;
  • Assist in performing monthly analysis of expenditure reports from the accounting system;
  • Assist in monitoring all partners' liquidation reports (progress and final), review and verify documentation and financial report;
  • Assist in Monitoring Funding Status of each sub-recipient according to the agreements;
  • When applicable, assist with budget preparation, reviews and reallocations;
  • Assist to close all project sub-grants or contracts in advance for final report preparation;
  • Assist to close all open advances related to the project (staff, travel, research activities, payroll);
  • Provide short biweekly report on activities undertaken & emerging issues;
  • Assist in ensuring compliance to Donor regulations and award requirements;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the PMU Specialists, PI’ & Project Manager.

Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology, Business Administration or related field of study;
  • Minimum of CPA / ACCA Part 2;
  • Be a team player and able to work in a busy environment, often with tight deadlines;
  • Fluent in official language;
  • Proficient in MS Excel;
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Be a Kenyan citizen.

Conditions: This is an internship position open to Kenyan citizens only. The internship contract will be for a period of three months only (non-renewable).

How to apply:

Applicants should apply online through CIP’s Job Opportunities website ( ), including a cover letter, a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin on 19 March, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at

CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals are particularly encouraged to apply

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