Internship at the Foundation’s Finance Department, Stage à la Direction Financière de la Fondation, Yaoundé, Nkafu Policy Institute

Internship at the Foundation’s Finance Department, Stage à la Direction Financière de la Fondation, Yaoundé, Nkafu Policy Institute

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Location : Yaoundé – Cameroon

Application Deadline : 09-Jan-23

Job Title: Internship at the Foundation’s Finance Department

Type of Contract : Internship

Post Level : Intern

Languages Required : English or French

Starting Date : 1st -Feb-2023

Duration of Initial Contract : 3 months

The Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation works to catalyze Africa’s Economic Transformation through social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health, and progressive policies that create economic opportunities for all. Our areas of work include sustainable development, science and innovation, health, leadership, education, entrepreneurship, economic and public policy. The Denis and Lenora Foundation is an umbrella non-profit institution with several departments including the Nkafu Policy Institute, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center, the Communication, and the Sustainable Development Programs .


The accounts department is seeking an Account Intern to support the department in preparing and tracking daily expenses.

Core activities

Support the processing Payment Vouchers and perform Journal entries;

Support the compilation of monthly budgets and preparation of budgetary executions;

Support CNPS & Tax declaration and payment;

Support the filing of vouchers;

Support the facilitating of field payments as assigned.

Support the maintaining of office supplies and equipment;

Scanning of document

Other accounting and office related activities as may be assigned.

Other accounting related activities;

Skills and qualification

The ideal candidate shall possess a university qualification in business and finance with strong focus on accounting

Bilingual candidates (English and French) preferred

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or finance;

Excellent verbal?and?written?communication?skills;

Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the Foundation’s values and ethical standards.

Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the Foundation.

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Respect, positive attitude, proactive and professionalism

Functional competencies:

Good with numbers and attention to details

Able to keep information confidential

Dead-lined and results oriented-person

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Proficiency in English and French.

Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint…).

Be a good communicator and team player.

Be able to multi-task, be extremely organized, and have meticulous attention to detail.

Desire to learn, take initiative, and suggest best practices with a willingness to take and implement constructive feedback and guidance.

What we offer Conditions of the Internship:

We offer three (3) months of full-time internship with leading experts and academics.

We equally offer transport allowance

In-house training and unlimited access to the internet.

Our interns have full access to research seminars, round-tables, workshops, and discussion groups hosted by the Nkafu Policy Institute and its partners, in addition to conferences on a wide range of emerging issues critical to business and policy interests in Cameroon and Africa at large.

Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship

The intern is responsible for arranging travel to and from the Yaoundé where the internship will be performed

Interns are not staff members and may not represent the Foundation in any official capacity

The purpose of the Internship Program is not to lead to further employment with Foundation but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship

Interns are required to bring their own laptop upon starting their internship

The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract and due recognition of work will be issued in writing.

How to apply

All applications will be completed ONLINE using the Application Portal. To complete your application, you will need:

A one-page cover letter indicating your research areas of interest (in PDF)

A curriculum vitae/ Resume (in PDF)

A professional photo

Deadline of applications

Complete and submit your application by 09 January 2023 at 23:59 (Cameroon time).

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