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7 Jul 2021

Accounts Intern at KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme

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Job Description

The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is based within the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medical Research – (Coast). Our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust. We conduct integrated epidemiological, social, laboratory and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding into local and international health policy. Our research platforms include state-of-the-art laboratories, a demographic surveillance system covering a quarter of a million residents, partnership with Kilifi County Hospital in health care and hospital surveillance, a clinical trials facility, a vibrant community engagement programme and a dedicated training facility. The KWTRP leadership includes the Executive Director Philip Bejon, the KEMRI Centre Director Benjamin Tsofa, the Ag. Nairobi Programme director Mike English and the Chief Operating Officer Catherine Kenyatta.

Reports to: Fiscal and Administration Manager

Job purpose:

To be trained on project accounting and administrative operations and perform any assigned tasks under the supervision and guidance of the project accountant.


  • To be trained and prepare monthly study budgets.
  • To be trained and under supervision receive and account for office petty cash.
  • Maintain complete and accurate office petty cash records and reconciliations under supervision.
  • To be trained and assist in the management of office and study supplies.
  • Effectively manage service providers and suppliers under supervision.
  • Provide administrative, operations and logistical support to ongoing study activities.
  • Manage project vehicles and coordinate transport under supervision.
  • To be trained and under supervision implement financial policies and procedures.
  • Assist in managing vendor payments and utility bills under supervision.
  • To be trained and maintain assets register and ensure that project equipment is well maintained.
  • Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Commerce or related field and CPA Part II.

Experience and skills:

  • Good communication skills, reliable, self-motivated, and self-driven.
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel spreadsheets and Word.
  • High Integrity and confidentiality

Terms of Engagement:

Appointment in the internship program will be for 6 months. This may be extended for another 6 months depending on performance.

Please Note:

  1. A stipend will be provided.
  2. The intern will be expected to take up a personal accident cover and medical Insurance cover

Method of Application

Submit your CV with names of at least 2 referees, copies of academic and professional certificates and Application to [email protected]

Include the title of the position in the subject of the email

Closing Date : 26 July. 2021


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