Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Intern at the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) , 4/27/2016

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is a continental membership forum for African lawyers and lawyers’ associations. PALU was founded in 2002, by African Bar leaders and eminent lawyers, to reflect the aspirations and concerns of the African people and to promote and defend their shared interests. It brings together the continent’s five regional lawyers’ associations, over fifty-four national lawyers’ associations and individual lawyers.
Description of the Position
The Finance Intern will assist in the development and implementation of PALU’s activities within its Finance Department.
Key Responsibilities
  1. Ensure transactions are properly booked into QuickBooks accounting system;
  2. Carrying out weekly and monthly bank reconciliation;
  3. Making timely payments of relevant bills and expenses;
  4. Assist in preparation of organization and project budget;
  5. Calculate employees’ salaries, deductions and contributions;
  6. Prepare and file payroll summaries, journal and reports;
  7. Control and follow up on staff imprest retirements;
  8. Maintain petty cash
  9. Assist in annual and project audits;
  10. Assist in preparation of annual financial reports and project financial reports;
  11. Ensuring implementation of financial policies and procedures.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge
  1. Relevant finance and accounting qualifications from an accredited college or university;
  2. Excellent working knowledge of QuickBooks;
  3. High level of professionalism, Cultural sensitivity and attention to detail;
  4. Ability to work under pressure as circumstances dictate;
  5. Availability for weekend meetings and flexible hours as necessary;
  6. Proficiency in software applications, in particular e-mail, word processing, database and spreadsheet software (MS Office).
Professional level oral and written English communication skills required (knowledge of French, Kiswahili or any other AU language would be an added advantage).
Location of placement
Arusha, Tanzania.
Start date
As soon as possible.
PALU does not give remuneration, however you will be given a monthly transport allowance
Application Procedure
Applications that meet the above requirements should include the following information:
  1. A cover letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae with contact details of three referees. Reference must be available on request;
  3. Certified Copies of Relevant Certificates;
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. PALU is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and minorities. All applications will be considered in strict confidentiality.
Applications and further queries may be sent by email or hand delivered to:
Pan African Lawyers Union
Attn: Human Resources Officer
No. 3 Jandu Road, Corridor Area, Off Njiro Road
P.O. Box 6065, Arusha – Tanzania.
Tel/Fax: (+255 27) 254 3192
Deadline for receipt of applications is 27 April 2016, 16:00 EA time.


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