Finance and Administration Intern to Dakar, Senegal

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Indrykket: 17.10.2019

Røde Kors, Udlandet

A great opportunity to gain hands-on experience on the financial aspects of Danish Red Cross’ humanitarian work in Africa

The Danish Red Cross Sub-regional office for Africa in Dakar is looking for a motivated Finance and Administration intern to be part of our Finance team. The intern will support the Administration Officer in the administrative and financial day-to-day management of the office. The candidate in this role will also participate in the administrator financial needs analysis and propose collective rules. In close collaboration with the regional team, the Finance and administration intern will support the sub-regional office in all matters related to the sub-regional office and programs’ finance management.

Your tasks
The intern will be an integrated part of the regional sub-office in Dakar. Tasks will include,

  • Support to consolidate the finance and administrative organisation and the operating framework in the Dakar office
  • Provide support to the sub-regional office in aspects related to the program finance management
  • Assist in drafting reports (phase-out projects, terms of reference, etc.)
  • Assist in writing detailed budgets and budget notes for new projects / project proposals
  • Provide support in the quality assurance of programme-related documents in English;
  • Support in setting up a physical filing system for key documents and staff related documents
  • Support in improving the inventory lists (Regional office)
  • Support the Deputy Head of Region on other administrative tasks as necessary
  • Assist French speaking staff in understanding DRC SOPs (finance and procurement)
  • Provide, if necessary, written translation support (French to English and vice versa)
  • Assist with reporting and collecting of case stories.

You will learn about the financial support the Dakar office brings to Danish Red Cross offices in Africa and the way we work with the Red Cross National Societies. You will be supervised and supported by the Administration Officer.

Requirements
We expect that you work independently, are action driven and provide an effective service delivery. You are well structured and resourceful, interested in humanitarian work and want to be part of the Red Cross.

We also expect you to have a,

  • Relevant academic background: Business College – SPRØK or similar
  • Time-management and organizational skills
  • Excellent command of English and good (average) French and fluency in Danish is a requirement.
  • It is required to have an internship agreement with the university in place prior to the start of the internship, thus, enrolment in a relevant master programme e.g. social science, political science, African studies, development studies or similar, is a requirement of this position.

We offer
As an intern with the Danish Red Cross in the Africa region, you will get the chance to gain first-hand experience of what it is like to work for the world’s largest humanitarian organization. You will learn about Red Cross’ work in West Africa and receive ongoing supervision and support by the Dakar team of professionals.

You will get to work alongside professionals who are experts in their field and gain valuable and relevant work experience within a dynamic workplace. At the same time, an internship with the Danish Red Cross in the Africa region will provide you with an opportunity to apply what you have learned during your academic programme in a challenging, yet inspiring setting.

The internships begin in February 2020 and ends in June/July 2020 and runs for about 6 months. The weekly hours are 37. The internship is unpaid; however accommodation, vaccinations and insurance are covered by the Danish Red Cross. Before arriving at the internship, a thorough training by the Danish Red Cross will be undertaken in Denmark and online.

Further information
If you wish to know more, please contact: Senegal: Regional Migration Coordinator, Jo-Lind Roberts-Sene - [email protected]

We need to have your application no later than the 27 October.
Ansøgningsfrist Søndag den 27. oktober 2019
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