Intern – Accounting and Finance
PROJECT: Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Cameroon
The purpose of the Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) – Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) project is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of USG-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Population and Reproductive Health. In supporting USG-funded global health activities, PSM will develop and manage a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain.
At the country level, GHSC-PSM supports country strategies and priorities that fall under the following three project objectives:
Global Commodity Procurement and Logistics
Systems Strengthening Technical Assistance
Global Collaboration to Improve Long-Term Availability of Health Commodities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Intern assists the Accountant in all aspects of project accounting and financial management. S/he oversees the processing of accounting transactions per the general principles of accounting and adheres to the Chemonics Field Office Guide to Field Accounting and Compliance. S/he must also follow USAID and Chemonics policies, procedures, and regulations.
As Intern, s/he is responsible for the following principle duties and responsibilities:
Assisting with research and scanning of accounting vouchers for filing both electronically and in hard copy format, in accordance with Chemonics standards and filing systems.
Handling sensitive or confidential information with honesty and integrity.
Prepare and/or review payments to ensure that all supporting documentation and approvals are accurate.
Review copies of all receipts for all expenses.
Facilitate provision of information and documentation during audits.
Review expense reports.
Review procurement transactions to ensure that all supporting documentation and approvals are accurate.
Support the Operations Associate in subcontractor management by reviewing and monitoring monthly subcontractor invoices.
Evaluate value added tax (VAT) reports to ensure accuracy and compliance.
Ensure all transactions comply with USAID rules and regulations.
Support the Finance and Operations teams as a liaison to other administrative and technical components to prepare activity budgets.
Explain generally accepted accounting principles, USAID, and Chemonics regulations to staff and consultants, as necessary.
Taking on additional tasks or projects to learn more about accounting and office operations as assigned by the supervisor.
Required Skills and Qualifications
Currently studying or a recent Graduate in Accounting, Finance or Management
Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets and preparation of graphs, tables, charts with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is necessary.
Professional level in English and French.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
Duration of Assignment
06 months non-renewable
Location of Assignment
The location of assignment is Yaoundé, Cameroon
The Intern will report directly to the GHSC-PSM Cameroon Project Accountant
Please send electronic submissions of your CV and cover letter to GHSCPSMCameroonHR@ghsc-psm.org by October 16, 2019. Please include "Intern – Accounting and Finance" in the subject line.
No telephone inquiries, please.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.