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Internship – Finance
Contribution Accounting and Donor Financial Reporting Branch (FINC)
Corporate Finance Division
HQ Rome, Italy
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill an intern position in the Contribution Accounting and Donor Financial Reporting Branch (FINC) of the Corporate Finance Division, based in Rome, Italy.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DIVISION
FINC is responsible for ensuring accountability to donors on the utilization of contributions and to support financial management through the accounting for contributions, project analysis and reporting. The objectives of the Branch are to (i) ensure timely and accurate reporting to donors, (ii) improve financial management in accounting for contributions, income and expenditures and (iii) support the financial management of projects.
The Branch foresees increase in volume of verification exercises and requires temporary support in the form of an intern to augment its current capacity while bringing in a new idea and way of thinking to the Branch. The intern will work under the supervision of the Finance Officer.
GENERAL INFORMATIONTitle of Post: Internship Supervisor: Finance Officer Unit: Contribution Accounting and Donor Financial Reporting Branch (FINC) Country: Italy Duty Station: Rome [Remote internship may be considered] Duration of internship: 8 months Expected Start Date: 01.10.2023
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The intern will have the following responsibilities to support on financial reporting and verification:
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCECurrently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme from a recognized university OR recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognized university; University course attendance in the past 12 months.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Ability to review a variety of data, identify data discrepancies, accuracy and attention to detail in preparation of reports, advanced Excel and data processing skills, accounting and/or finance related working experience.
Excellent written and spoken English is required (proficiency/level C).
SUPERVISION (Level/Methods of Supervision)
Under the direct supervision of Finance Officer.
Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, weLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.
At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:Understand the FINC roles and functions in the entire contribution life cycle.