MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS TCDC), located in Usa River near Arusha, was established in 1967 to prepare Danish volunteers to work in East and Southern Africa. Today it trains over 5,000 people annually from all over the world in leadership & governance courses, development management courses, Kiswahili language and cultural orientation. For more information please, visit

MS TCDC trainings are structured around non formal and formal education programmes with strong synergies between them. MS TCDC is currently expanding its formal education programmes in response to the growing demand for transformative and value driven leadership in Africa. In order to support this expansion, we are looking for an innovative, proactive and skilled intern for Accounting to support our Finance Department.

During the internship period, the intern will be exposed to these areas:

a. Monitor staff debtors, trade debtors and creditors on a monthly basis.
b. Monitor and Audit Catering Section/Facilities Department consumption, purchase and sales and the transport operations including checking logbooks.
c. Carefully scrutinize vouchers and make sure they are genuine and properly filed out.
d. Supervision of the Cashier in all cash transactions, controlling that the cash box is balanced daily and that the cash journal is kept up to date.
e. Preparation and balancing of monthly salaries and wages for payment with assistance from the Cashier.
f. Preparation of Proforma invoices and undertakes daily Book-keeping in the Navision.
g. Monthly reconciliation of Staff Savings and Credit Society and issue of statements to members for signature.
h. Preparation and making Ad hoc reports.
i. Prepare and fill Annual returns to Tax Authorities.
j. Execute any other duties laid upon him by the Head of Finance.

Intern Profile:
• A candidate must possess or currently pursuing a Diploma or Bachelor degree in Accounting, Commerce, Finance/Banking or equivalent.
• Have passion for accountability and good governance.

Attributes and key skills:

• High level of cross-cultural skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
• Demonstrated skills in the operation of computer applications including advanced spread-sheeting and extensive working knowledge of operation of computerized accounting systems with a large organization i.e Navision, CRM.

Terms and conditions:
The internship position will be based at the MS TCDC training centre in Usa River, Arusha. The internship position is offered under MS TCDC’s internship policy with a fixed term contract of four (4) months with the possibility of extension for the maximum of one (1) year depending on the future programmatic focus and needs of MS TCDC.

To apply, submit a motivation letter about why you are the most suitable candidate for the internship position, a resume and three (3) referees to [email protected] by Monday, 19th of February, 2018. We value all applications but we can only respond to short listed candidates. While all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, women are strongly encouraged to apply.

MS TCDC strives to be an employer of choice by respecting the rights of employees, by promoting intercultural diversity and give specific preference to women!