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  • Posted: May 20, 2022
    Deadline: May 27, 2022
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  • The name Helen Keller is known around the world as a symbol of courage in the face of overwhelming odds, yet she was much more than a symbol. She was a woman of luminous intelligence, high ambition and great accomplishment who devoted her life to helping others. Helen Keller, our co-founder, envisioned a world without barriers to human potential. Guided by her fierce optimism, we have been working on the front lines of health and well-being for more than 100 years. Working in 19 countries across Africa and Asia-as well as in the United States-we are dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition, and diseases of poverty.
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    Finance Intern

    Helen Keller International is a global health organization dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition and diseases of poverty.  Cofounded by Helen Keller – and guided by her fierce optimism and belief in human potential – the organization delivers life-changing health solutions to vulnerable families where the need is great but access to care is limited.  In the US, Africa, and Asia, Helen Keller’s proven, science-based programs empower people to create opportunities in their own lives and build lasting change.


    OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Finance Intern will assist the Country Office Finance Team in ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Helen Keller policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency.  The FI is aware of, and adheres to, Helen Keller’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Prepare payment vouchers.
    • Assist to properly code all transactions.
    • Assist in Processing payment of expenses, including per diem and retirements.
    • Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
    • Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general voucher.
    • Maintain accounting files.
    • Tracking and following up on outstanding advances and assure timely reconciliation.
    • Other tasks as requested by supervisor.

    KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

    • University Degree in Accounting or equivalent certification from a Business Technical School.
    • Experience as an Accountant or understanding of key aspects of accounting.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets
    • Specific qualification in management of a large and busy office
    • Familiarity with the PEPFAR or interest in learning about public health issues
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multitask
    • Ability to respond to new challenges in a flexible and thoughtful manner

    Terms & Conditions

    This is a local posting in Nigeria, and as such, is subject to local terms and conditions.

    In the spirit of our founder and namesake, Helen Keller

    is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is fully valued.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

    We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: nigeria.recruitment@hki.org using the position as subject of email.

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