Finance Graduate Intern : Catholic Relief Services

  • Harare

Catholic Relief Services

DUE : 09 JAN 2023

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States of America. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard of race, religion, or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding. Registered in Zimbabwe under the PVO Act, certificate number 6/2002, CRS has been supporting program activities in Zimbabwe since 1989 and has long-standing relationships with Church and non-Church partners and communities throughout the country. Zimbabwe program implements projects through 14 partner organizations in 30 districts in the areas of health, OVC, education, food security and agricultural livelihoods, and peacebuilding. CRS seeks to fill in the following position that has arisen.

The successful candidate will provide timely & comprehensive information, clerical, as well as accounting services to assist the Finance Department in executing its processes and delivering services that support high-quality programs of serving the poor and vulnerable groups. As part of an experienced Finance team, s/he will deliver quality support by applying clearly defined accounting and financial reporting processes, procedures, and service standards.

Completing standard financial documents (vouchers, debit advices, wire transfer requests, checks, etc.) following a sample template or using a portal in line with prescribed guidelines and circulate as needed.
Providing administrative and clerical support to financial transactions processing which includes but not limited to preparing, typing, photocopying, and scanning related documentation.
Filing accounting and financial reporting documentation as instructed.
Compiling supporting documentation (liquidation/receipt package) to support processing of financial transactions. Communicating with staff, subrecipients, partners, suppliers and following up on required documents.
Performing data entry function of financial transactions and recording following validation by next-level Finance staff.
Keeping custody of various documents (e.g. blank/undelivered checks, fuel coupons, etc).
Responsible for filing, packaging, and submitting records for archiving.
Monitoring the shared drive of uploaded payments for processing and providing feedback to initiators where required.
Assisting with external audits (i.e pulling, scanning, and filing documents)
Share supporting documents with auditors.
Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or any other related field.
At least 1-year Industrial Attachment working experience in a similar environment.
Experience working in an international NGO environment will be an added advantage.
Experience using MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required as well as knowledge of a financial accounting package or software.

Those who meet the above criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes names and email addresses of three traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for, i.e., “Finance Graduate Intern” in the email subject line.
Please submit your applications by Monday, 09 January 2023, to The Country Representative at the following email address

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
CRS does not charge application fees or processing fees to potential applicants or any fee throughout the recruitment process.

Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

By applying for this job, the candidate understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect. Further, s/he understands that if successful, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate the candidate’s behaviors related to safeguarding-related topics.