Finance Intern


Location : Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA
Application Deadline :28-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Apr-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3-6 months

Background

Finance unit is fully committed to host an intern with an objective to provide opportunities to expose the intern in to the UNDP CO finance business environment.  Being one of the vital units of the CO Operations Team, the Unit believes it will be a great chance to introduce an intern into international organization’s finance particularly in UNDP finance. On the other hand, it will be a good opportunity for the intern to get on-the-job training for her/his future professional careers and gain work experience, thus to create a network of contacts. 


Duties and Responsibilities

The objectives of the internship programme are (1) to provide current student with important practical experience which complement their field of study and at the same time will benefit to Finance Unit (2) to promote better understanding of UNDP’s agenda for the incumbent via a hands-on experience and (3) to expose the students to the UNDP and its financial rules and regulations.

Under the supervision and close consultation with Finance staff, the intern is expected to:

-          Familiarize her/himself with UNDP financial rules and regulations;

-          Familiarize her/himself with CO finance business flow;

-          Assisting in preparation to internal audit;

-          Preparing bank transfer documents; submitting payments to bank signatories;

-          Preparing consolidated cost recovery reports on monthly basis;

-          Following up with internal and external customers on bank/payment details;

-          Following up with projects’ staff on supporting documents;

-          Assisting in compiling consolidated VAT report;

-          Drafting various official letters;

-          Providing assistance on filing of payment documents;

-          Archiving old documents and files;

-          Preparing reference lists to finance documents;

-          Scanning of archive documents;

-          Being engaged in other activities of the unit and

-          Any other duties as required. 

 


Competencies

·         Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;

·         Ability to follow up immediately and facilitates solutions to challenges and attention to details;

·         Ability to focus on a variety of tasks within deadlines and to work under time pressure; 

·         Strong work ethics and commitment;

·         Team player organized and resourceful.


Required Skills and Experience

§  Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in finance, accounting and/ or other related discipline;

§  Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in finance, accounting and/ or other related discipline;

§ Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) in finance, accounting and/ or other related discipline; and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

§  Excellent drafting and research skills;

§  Ability to meet deadlines;

§  Fluency in English and in Mongolian;

§  Ability to work independently with minimum supervision;

§  Excellent computer skills in MS package, internet search and design software


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.


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