SOS Children's Villages Zimbabwe

Finance Intern x 1

Attachment & Internship Jobs

Job Description

Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages International (CVI) is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at the risk of losing it.

SOS Children's Villages Association of Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International - a worldwide children's social welfare organisation, providing vulnerable children without homes with a family home and educational opportunities as well as strengthening families to reduce poverty.

1. Position title: Finance Intern x 1
Working location: Bulawayo
Duration: 12 months
Vacancy Ref: (SOS 26/1/24)

Mission of the position:
SOS CV Zimbabwe is looking to recruit an accounts student for 2024 attachment period. The mission of this position is to undergo work related learning with the SOS CV Zimbabwe Finance team. The Internship Programme offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain practical work experience and transferrable skills whilst giving back to the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Duties and Responsibilities
The Volunteer will assist the Finance department in:
• Providing summary reports of the business transactions to facilitate preparation of Financial Statements;
• Maintaining complete files of financial documents;
• Ensuring accurate and complete records of financial transactions;
• Providing support during audits by internal and external auditors;
• Facilitating submission of procurement documents to procurement office and distributes proof of payment;
• Processing payments and banking timeously;
• Updating the inventory and assets registers;
• Ensuring compliance with systems of internal control in all facilities in the location.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications and competencies
• Applicants should be currently studying towards a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a recognized or reputable institution. The student should be cleared by their Institution for internship.
• Good O' Level passes inclusive of Maths and English. At least 3 A' Level passes.
• Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university/education records.
• In the event that you have immediate relatives working with SOS Children’s Villages, you need to declare the relationship.
• Have no other relatives in your reporting line of authority for the discipline you are applying for.
• Be at least 18 years old.
• Additional consideration will be given to any professional experience relevant to the function you’re applying for.
• Ability to develop effective work plan and priorities in order to meet business objectives
• Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key internal customers and other stakeholders
• Good analytical, numerical and mature problem-solving skills
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Good team player, positive attitude, flexible mind, comfortable in working in a multi-cultural setting

How to Apply

How to Apply
Applications supported by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and copies of academic certificates, clearly indicating the position being applied for in the email subject line, should be submitted electronically not later than 02 February 2024. Applications that are late do not have a CV or certificates attached will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the reference number of the position in the subject line of the email.
E-mail: Applications including at least three traceable referees should be sent to:

Volunteers and interns do not receive a salary, but we pay a monthly stipend to cover for travel/transport expenses.
SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.

“Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security”