Internship (Finance)
WorldFish , Malawi

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
May 6, 2021
Last Date
Aug 6, 2021

Job Description

Position: Internship (Finance)

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Application Deadline: 11 May 2021

Type of contract: 6 months

Language(s) required: English (excellent written and verbal skills)


WorldFish is an international, non-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. With a 45-years track record of leading-edge science, WorldFish generates research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable better livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of poor people, particularly women, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, the world’s largest global partnership on agriculture research and innovation for a food secure future. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia and with regional offices across Africa, Asia and the Pacific, WorldFish leads the cross-disciplinary CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH).

WorldFish provides a dynamic, multicultural work environment that reflects our values of gender equality, teamwork and respect for diversity. Part of WorldFish’s mission is to encourage innovation and research by giving students around the world the opportunity to work side-by-side experts to help achieving development goals such as: reducing poverty, eradicating hunger and improving nutrition through sustainable solutions in aquaculture, fisheries and agri-food systems. Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Accounts Manager, the intern will provide support to the finance department. The role is responsible for entering data in OCS, maintain project financial data in the system, Payment preparation and filing support documents in the finance department.

Main roles and responsibilities

  • Enter payments requests in OCS on time.
  • Make all payments requests to suppliers on time.
  • Upload approved payments on banking platform and E-Wallet.
  • Scan and send payment requests to HQ on time according to schedule submitted by the treasury department.
  • Stamp all processed payments ‘PAID’.
  • File all support documents in an orderly manner.
  • Track monthly office petty cash expenditure and prepare petty cash reconciliation statements for sign off by the Accounts Manager.
  • Perform Bi-monthly Bank Reconciliations.
  • Monthly reconciliation of prepayments.
  • Duties as assigned from time to time by the Accounts Manager.


This internship opportunity is open for individuals with the following skills and qualifications:

  • Part qualified ACCA II, ICAM II or Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from a reputable institution.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) in English.
  • Computer Literate, especially in excel and accounting packages.
  • Ability to effectively work in a multicultural team environment.
  • Self-starter.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • This position is an excellent opportunity to gain information and experience with an international research organization.
  • The intern will also get the chance to interact and collaborate with researchers.
  • A monthly stipend will be provided.

Location and Duration

The intern will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi. The successful candidate should be available to commence the internship as soon as possible for a duration of 6 months. This position is open to national applicants.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online by 11 May 2021:

  • A cover letter stating why you are interested in and well-suited to the position. Your cover letter should also demonstrate what you hope to gain from this internship.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contacts (telephone and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor and/or internal peer.

Screening will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

WorldFish has seven offices across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, with more than 400 staff and 27 nationalities who contribute to a dynamic multicultural work environment.

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued and we seek to have gender balance in the organization. We aim to also seek balance across other diversity dimensions.

People in WorldFish are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status or any other form of personal identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage qualified women and men from developing nations to apply.

Job Specification


Information Technology and Services - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia