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Finance Intern

Danish Refugee Council(DRC)
Category : Accounting/Audit/Taxlay Experience(s) : 0 Year


The Finance Intern will facilitate the efficient and effective financial operation of DRC operation. The incumbent will ensure compliance with the DRC operations Handbook alongside donor policies, procedures, guidelines and rules. She/he will seek and receive policy guidance/instructions and support from the Senior Finance Officer and the Accountant in their respective areas of responsibilities. You will be reporting directly to the Senior Finance Officer.

About Danish Refugee Council(DRC)

DRC is an International non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. In Uganda, DRC assists the refugees from neighboring countries mainly DR Congo and South Sudan in the South West, West and West Nile region of the country. DRC’s assistance to refugees have been both emergency assistance to address the short term influxes from the neighboring countries as well as to address the sustainable solutions for the refugees. DRC is also the lead of a Consortium (Save the Children, ZOA, and CEFORD) for the implementation of an EU Trust Fund project in the refugee settlements in West Nile (Rhino camps, Adjumani and Kiryandongo settlements).DRC has recently secured funding from DFID for the refugee program in West Nile.

Key Duties and Responsibilities  

  • The incumbent will manage accounting files/ vouchers for the Country Office
  • Prepare vouchers for Cash and Bank payments
  • Prepare cheques and maintain the cheque register
  • Ensure completeness and correctness of documents before any payment is made
  • Scan financial vouchers on monthly basis
  • Responsible for verifying vouchers received from the field offices
  • Tasked with maintaining file register for finance files held in Kampala office and guesthouse storage space
  • Work closely with Logistics Department, follow up on receipts from Suppliers

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • The applicant for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Finance Intern job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or the equivalent of the professional qualification in Accounting with at least Knowledge in CPA or ACCA level 2
  • No experience is required
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Computer literate (MS Word, Excel and other accounting software)

NB: This position is 3 months, with possibility of extension to six months.

How to Apply

All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications including;

  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your cover letter, updated CV and academic certificates by email to with the subject line as “Finance Intern – Kampala.”

Deadline: 10th February 2017

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