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Burkina Faso: Internship For Administration And Finance

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Organization: Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Closing date: Friday, 17 June 2022

Burkina Faso: Internship for Administration and Finance

The Global Green Growth Institute internship program (also called “Grow Green” Program) provides a unique learning opportunity for students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds. The program is designed for talented and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to GGGI’s operations. The program allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the Institute and provides assistance and training in various professional fields in a multicultural environment. We encourage qualified women and men, in particular, nationals of developing countries, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.


GGGI is looking for a talented individual to work with us in the BURKINA FASO COUNTRY OFFICE to support the implementation of the country office program as Administration and Finance Intern.

If you are thinking of entering the world of international organizations and green growth, an internship at the GGGI could be the ideal start for you. The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand experience of the day-to-day working at GGGI. The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on GGGI’s current operational needs. GGGI welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply. You will be given an opportunity to work directly with outstanding and inspiring Green Growth professionals, participate in workshops and meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as innovative rethinking on sustainable green growth.

The assignment will include the followings but not limited to: Location

Burkina Faso

City: Ouagadougou

Contract Type: Internship

Grade: Internship

Salary scale: Internship

Contract Duration: 3 month (1 July 2022 – 30 September 2022)

Date to close (KST): 17/06/2022

Job Reference: INT_BF15-E1-1


Provide administrative, financial and logistics support with respect to the Country Office needs

Support the preparation of administration and office operations expenditure reports

Support the logistics arrangements with respect to workshops, meetings and travel of the country office including flight and ground transportation arrangements, visa processing, accommodations, and dealing with allowances and expense claims in line with GGGI travel and resource person policies

Assist in smooth running of workshops by managing attendance lists, liaising with suppliers and managing supporting documentation and workshop reporting.

Maintain a database of all financial transactions for easy access and update: summary of transactions, reconciliation, account summary. Maintain well-organized, complete, and up-to-date files of project accounting and financial transactions, records, and documents.

Support to generate and maintain an up-to-date program data repository of the country program by compiling, cleaning, sorting out and calibrating all program related data

Support to compile and file all program related documents for document archives (inventory, library) both electronically and as hard copies

Support to update the Country Team, and/or Program Unit on up-to-date data repository and document archives and asset inventory

Support to manage the office facilities and maintain physical asset records

Build and maintain relationships with service or goods providers


Applicants to the GGGI internship program must at the time of application meet the following requirements:

Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or PhD program prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate within the last 12 months.

Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to the Institute’s work

Possess an excellent command of English.


Educational background in the field of business administration/finance/accounting or related field

Exceptional skills in building productive working relationships with colleagues, service and goods providers, government stakeholders, donors, and other partners

Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a collegial manner in a team-based context

Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point), Database, MS Project, etc., and internet use

Ability to review, synthesize information and produce high quality financial reports

Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with strong attention to detail

Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills.

An excellent command of spoken and written English. Fluency in the local language is an asset.


Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

GGGI evaluates applications based on: eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study and work experience (if any); and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work.

Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Duration: The internship program is for at least three months and up to six months. Once selected, interns must begin the internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.

Stipend: GGGI interns receive a monthly stipend of USD $500 per month (unless agreed to be funded by sponsoring institutions). All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns themselves or sponsoring institutions.

Visa: GGGI will provide a supporting letter for visa. Interns will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.

Travel: Intern will arrange and finance their travel to the internship location.

Medical Insurance: Interns must present proof of valid medical insurance to GGGI upon returning the signed internship contract.

Confidentiality: Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.

Academic Credit: Interns may get academic credit from their institution of higher education for the internship. Interns need to check with their university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.

Working Hours: interns are expected to work during normal working hours. Leave should be pre-approved by the Intern Manager, and the latter should inform the Office of HR accordingly.

Learning Outcomes: before completion of the internship, Intern Managers are expected to review the learning outcomes with the intern.

Certificate: provided upon successful completion of the internship, upon request.

Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

website: https://careers.gggi.org/vacancy/burkina-faso-internship-for-administration-and-finance-487869.html