Monday, January 30, 2012

Internship Opportunities in Kenya

The Organization

AAPAM is an international professional organization for those who practice, teach and conduct research or offer advisory services in public administration and management in the public and private sector, mainly but not exclusively, in Africa.

The Association conducts workshops, seminars and conferences, carries out applied research, offers advisory services and publishes a journal twice a year, a newsletters, monographs and books.

The Association is looking for interns in the following:

1. Finance Intern

2. Project Development Intern

The interns will be exposed to working in an international multi-cultural environment.

They will gain a firm understanding of public administration and management issues in Africa as well as exposure to working with donor organizations and African Governments.

Candidates will acquire technical knowledge in the area of project development and Finance including identification of programme needs, drafting financial reports and management, communication and liaison with partner organizations.

A. Project Development Intern

Background Information

The interns will be placed at the Programme’s Department.

One of the main functions is to enhance the functions of the office through project/programme development and implementation as well as effective coordination with AAPAM Chapters in Kenya and Africa.

Objective of the assignment

Working under the direct guidance and supervision of the Programme Officer, the intern will provide technical assistance and facilitation in the development and design of new projects / programmes to be implemented in Kenya and Africa.

The Intern assignments will include:
  • Assist identifying potential programmes and formulate project proposals in the relevant AAPAM service areas
  • Assist in identifying and contacting potential partners among governments in the region, and international organizations;
  • Assist in the development of workshops and training programmes for AAPAM’s members.
  • Draft internal and external reports, power point presentations or other documents and assist in responding to requests for information;
  • Assist in editing and formatting all documents produced by the unit;
Qualifications
  • A degree in social sciences, marketing or public administration
  • Familiarity with the political and general situation in the region
  • Excellent written and spoken English proficiency in French is an added advantage;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Exposure to developing private sector donor relationships for NGOs or IGOs a plus;
  • Proven analytical and drafting skills, capable of working under pressure, eager to learn;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Internet applications;
B. Finance Intern

The intern will be placed at the Finance Department.

One of the main functions is to enhance the functions of the office through project/programme development and implementation and effective coordination with AAPAM Chapters in Kenya and Africa.

Objective of the assignment

Working under the direct guidance and supervision of the Finance and Administration Officer, the intern will provide technical assistance and facilitation in the administration of financial procedures for the AAPAM Secretariat as well as its Regional Chapters.

The Intern assignments will include:
  • Assisting in ensuring that proper accounting, cash management and internal control systems.
  • Evaluation and review of project and operational budgets.
  • To update and maintaining an inventory for all AAPAM assets.
  • Inputting member’s statistics into the system.
  • To maintain members statement.
  • Monitoring receipt and utilization of financial resources and timely production of accountability reports.
Qualifications:
  • Ideally to be over 25 years of age.
  • A holder of a Finance related Degree, and at least C.P.A. II
  • Previous Working experience is not necessary.
  • Be a dynamic, self-starter with a strong sense of business, quantitative and financial skills.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Be transparent and accountable.
  • Be good with details and communication skills.
Duration of Assignment: 3 months

Remuneration: This is a non paying assignment however AAPAM will provide a stipend to candidates to cater for out of pocket expenditure.

Submission of the Applications:

Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications together with curriculum vitae and contacts of two referees to the following address to reach on or before 1st February 2012:

The Secretary General
AAPAM Secretariat
Britak Centre
Ragati & Mara Roads
P.O. Box 48677, 00100 GPO
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 020 2730555 and 2730505
Fax: +254 020 2731153

Email: AAPAM.Org@gmail.com

www.aapam.org

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