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Finance Intern-Portsudan
Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper.

Our mission: to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.



 Section/Unit: Finance Department
 Supervisor: Finance Manager
 Duty Station: Portsudan
 Duration: 3 months
 Closing Date: 17 Feb 2024


About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. 
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions 
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. 
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary 

The Mercy Corps Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions in Sudan including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, and grant financial management and compliance.  The Mercy Corps Finance Department ensures compliance with donor regulations as well as Mercy Corps’ internal policies and procedures.  In its role as a support to the Program Department, the Finance Department provides timely reports and assistance to the Country Director and the Program team to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively.

General Position Summary 

Working in the Finance Department under the direction of the Finance Manager Port Sudan based , the Finance Intern will assist in the processing and recording of payment transactions in timely and accurate manner. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare bank payment vouchers and ensure that all bank transactions are properly and fully documented.
  • Prepare photocopies of vouchers and other supporting documents as required for the monthly reporting package. 
  • Prepare scanning payment vouchers and other supporting documents needed for scan.
  • File all cash and bank vouchers and maintain voucher filing system such that files are updated, complete and safeguarded.
  •  Ensure that all paperwork submitted for transactions/payment is full and complete. 
  • . Deliver all paperwork of bank transfer request letter, and obtain bank statement from the bank, if required
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning 

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. 

Accountability to Beneficiaries 

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically 
    to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Supervisory Responsibility



Reports Directly To: Finance Manager

Works Directly With: Programs Team. Operations Team

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Knowledge and Experience.   

  • A university degree is a requirement, or a relevant business field is desirable. 
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office programs, particularly Excel. 
  • Accuracy in the processing of cash transactions, mathematical aptitude and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills.

Success Factors 

A clear understanding of finance and procurement ethics as well as the willingness and ability to enforce compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures is essential. A high level of personal integrity, honesty and transparency in all cash handling is absolutely essential.  The ability to interact effectively with international and national staff members is required.  A demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, meet deadlines, and process information in support of changing program activities is necessary.

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