Country Finance Interns at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Company Description

SNV is a mission-driven global development partner, rooted in the contexts and societies where we work. Inspired by the transformational principles and objectives set out by the SDGs, we are committed to building resilient agri-food systems that deliver food security and adequate nutrition; to increasing the reliability and availability of water and sanitation at an acceptable quantity and quality; and to improving access to affordable and sustainable energy for all. In doing so, we aim to strengthen institutions, markets and effective governance within and across the agri-food, energy, and water sectors, reducing gender inequalities and barriers to social inclusion, and enabling adaptation and mitigation to the climate and biodiversity crises.

We are one team of over 1,600 people, the vast majority of whom come from the contexts where we work, in more than 20 countries in Africa and Asia. Together, we are committed to effective and efficient stewardship of resources and maximising positive, lasting impacts.

Our ability to deliver results rests on our robust foundation of experience, knowledge, evidence and learning; our commitment to strengthening capacities and catalysing partnerships; and the relationships and trust of those we work alongside.

Our core values of people-centeredness and respect, equity and equality, and diversity and inclusion, are fundamental to who we are, and what we do. This is reflected in our vision and mission, and strategy, which sets out our aspirations and commitments as our compass towards 2030.

For more information on our operations in Uganda and SNV visit our website:

Overview of the Position

The Country Finance Intern is to assist and learn on the job the efficient and careful handling of cash, undertaking approved payments by both cash and cheques and maintaining the cash book up to date and reconciled. In addition, this takes initiatives to ensure that SNV funds are used in the best possible way.

Job Description


  • Assist in maintaining, keeping, and reconciling on a daily basis the cash books in efficient and effective operations of the different bank accounts to ensure that they are not overdrawn at any one time.
  • Assist in reviewing all expenditures request documents and receipts for accuracy, completeness, and correctness of codes before preparing payment vouchers.
  • Assist in Filing documents/transaction vouchers properly and in chronological order and support documentation for ease of storage and retrieval.
  • Assist in retrieving accounting information and transaction documents either from the accounting software system or box files for management and third parties.
  • Participate in the timely posting of transactions into SAP.
  • Assist in the review process of Financial Reports submitted by the Grantees
  • Assist with timely Project invoice posting in SAP
  • Assist in taking stock of activities implemented each month and ensure all related invoices have been received and posted in SAP on a timely basis.


  • A minimum of a Degree in Accounts, Finance/Business studies or the equivalent accrued working experience in a related position.
  • Internship working experience, preferably with International NGOs with good accounting and finance management skills with knowledge of computer Accounting packages and understanding of basic accounting concepts.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting, as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.

Additional Information

Additional requirements:

  • Good report writing skills with proven ability to compile case studies, practice, and policy briefs and (other) documents for learning and sharing.
  • Computer skills and software applications (email, word processing, spreadsheets, statistical programs).
  • Skills in teamwork, facilitation, and training.
  • Sensitive and committed to gender equity and diversity.

How to apply

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and motivation letter in English by clicking on the “I AM INTERESTED” tab. Deadline for submitting your application is 5th October 2023.


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