Finance Intern (National)


Location : Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Application Deadline :09-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Aug-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

CORPORATE BACKGROUND:

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

 

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.

 

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  • Climate and disaster resilience

 

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable

INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND:

Under the guidance and supervision of the Finance Analyst, the Finance intern supports the provision of financial services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The Finance intern promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.


Duties and Responsibilities

 

The Finance Intern works in close collaboration with the Operations and Programme staff in the country office and with UNDP HQs staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

  • Assistance in proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports; payment execution.
  • Processing of financial documentation (vouchers, supporting documents, telephone invoices, etc.) and maintaining internal expenditures control system by ensuring that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; travel claims, monthly payment orders and other entitlements are duly processed.
  • Provision of information for reports on financial status, procedures, exchange rates, costs and expenditures and potential funding problems.
  • Follow-up with other United Nations agencies for information relating to payments.  
  • Preparation of routine correspondence, memoranda and reports in accordance with the Country Office (CO) SOP.
  • Extracting, inputting, copying and filing data from various sources.
  • Maintenance of the proper filing system for financial records and documents.


Competencies

 

 

Operational effectiveness:

  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties related to finance
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities

 

Managing data

  • Collects and compiles data with speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains data bases
  • Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative
  • Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy
  • Interprets data, draws conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support the work of others

 

Planning, organizing and multi-tasking

  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support
  • Responds positively to feedback and different points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.


Required Skills and Experience

 

Education:

Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • currently in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree; or
  • currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; or
  • have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a bachelor’s or master’s degree or equivalent studies.

 

Field of study: Finance and Accounting or equivalent

 

Skills: Good analytical skills and basic interpretation of finance and accounting;

  •             Knowledge of IPSAS and/or IFRS desirable
  •             Proficient user of Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel spreadsheets
  •             Fluency in English and Tok Pisin



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