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Internships & Volunteer Positions

From time to time, internship positions will be listed here. If you’re interested in interning with International Rivers, contact us via iwinkler@internationalrivers.org and sign up for our jobs and internships alert listserve.

Open Positions


Program Finance Coordinator, Southeast Asia Program

Location:                   Thailand

Status:                       Full-time, 18-month fixed contract, with possible extension                 

Applications by:        6 December 2022

Start Date:                 February 2023

International Rivers works to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. We seek a world in which healthy rivers and the rights of local river communities are valued and protected, water and energy needs are met without degrading nature or increasing poverty, and people have the right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.

International Rivers is recruiting a Program Finance Coordinator for the Southeast Asia Program based in Thailand. The Program Finance Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the program’s accounting, finances, budgeting and reporting process aligned with International Rivers’ and donors’ policies and requirements. The successful candidate will also provide capacity-building to partners on financial management and reports. The role requires close coordination with International Rivers’ Southeast Asia Program Director and staff and the Acting Head of Finance and finance team    

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Southeast Asia (SEA) Program Financial management and coordination

  • Complete monthly reconciliation of accounts: cash receipts, journal vouchers, account payable, cash disbursement
  • Prepare timely SEA payroll preparation and maintenance by electronic transfer for approval by SEA Program Director/Acting Finance Director    
  • Track and manage documentation of staff expenses and reimbursements, and compile monthly accounting reports
  • Monitor and review program and partner budgets
  • Assist the Acting Finance Director/SEA Program Director in financial reporting, including     preparing project/program and grant reports as required by the SEA Program Director to ensure effective and timely management of fund expenses and activities.
  • Ensure implementation and compliance with International Rivers’ financial policies and procedures and funders’ requirements
  • Facilitate and provide financial capacity-building of SEA program staff and partners to ensure staff and partners understand and comply with International Rivers’ and donors’      requirements.
  • Work with Acting Finance Director and SEA Program Director to prepare annual and grant budgets and monitor progress towards financial objectives
  • Work with Acting Finance Director and SEA Program Director to complete audits
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Skills and Experience Required:

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field, or equivalent experience 
  • Understanding of Thailand’s tax laws and Thai Financial Reporting Standards (TFRS)  
  • At least five years experience working in a program finance role, preferably with a non-profit organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to produce financial reports and budgets
  • Interest in environmental integrity, social justice and the mission of International Rivers
  • Strong spoken and written English skills; fluent in Thai
  • Advanced Excel skills;
  • Experience using accounting software
  • Strong time management and organizational skills

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a Thai foundation and demonstrated understanding of financial requirements of Thai foundations
  • Experience with MIP fund accounting
  • Demonstrated experience in providing financial capacity-building for staff and partners

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references to: jobpost@internationalrivers.org and include in the title of the email ‘Application for SEA Program Finance Coordinator”.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 6 December 2022. For any queries, please contact jobpost@internationalrivers.org

International Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class, disability status, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation.


Project Consultant – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Position Background

International Rivers is an advocacy organization working with local and Indigenous communities in the Global South to promote environmental justice. The success of our mission ultimately hinges on a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and governance structure. We seek to embed DEI into all of our functions, policies, and practices and create and sustain a culture of inclusion and dignity that promotes workplace well being. 

In 2020, International Rivers conducted a review of the organization’s safeguarding policies, resulting in an improved organizational handbook and set of trainings for staff. In January 2022, we launched a comprehensive review and revision of  operational, management, and governance procedures and practices. 

International Rivers seeks assistance to systematically assess, prioritize, and improve our workplace culture, policies and practices through a DEI lens. Specific objectives include: 

  • Assessment with staff, management team, leadership, Board to identify priority areas of for transformative change and create implementable plans in line with organizational goals for this FY and beyond
  • Ability to increase productivity, workplace satisfaction, and retention across organization
  • Ability to attract and retain staff from minority and underrepresented backgrounds in our US and regional offices
  • Alignment between operations and governance 
  • Operationalization of recently renewed and expanded policy commitments with our partner organizations 

Background of International Rivers

International Rivers protects rivers in the Global South and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. With offices in Thailand, India, South Africa, and Brazil, we work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable planet. 

Our unique strategy entails building institutions for water governance while ensuring that the community rights and decisions are respected. Our long-term goal is a world in which healthy rivers and the rights of local communities are valued and protected, water and energy needs are met without degrading nature or increasing poverty, and people have the right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.

Role Dimensions

Status: 3-6 months, but may be extended/adjusted 

Location: Remote

Reports to: Executive Directors

Minimum qualifications, skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) with DEI professional certificate, Master’s preferred
  • Prior experience as a DEI Consultant or Project coordinator for an international NGO or CSO, experience with advocacy organizations preferred
  • Willingness to work with an international team across 14 time zones
  • Interest in or some knowledge of sustainability and human rights issues

Competencies

  • Strong written and verbal command of English
  • Good analytical skills, as well as an eye for detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfortable working across communities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and international environment

How to apply

Interested groups or individuals are welcomed to apply. All applications should include:

  • CV and cover letter expressing your interest in this opportunity
  • Top level plan of how you will meet/deliver on the ToR
  • Your quote in USD, indicating the daily or monthly rate with anticipated number of hours, or a whole project fee
  • Samples of your DEI programs

Please email your application to jobpost@internationalrivers.org with the Subject Line: DEI Consultant.

Please note that we are only able to contact those candidates invited for an interview.

Closing date for applications is: TBA

International Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, class, disability status, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation.

Interns


If you are a student with opportunities for an internship to be compensated by a fellowship or academic credit from your educational institution, you are welcome to send your resume, a cover letter detailing your interest in our work and the specific internship requirements to contact@internationalrivers.org.

Volunteers


If you have skills and experience you would like to contribute to our work on a volunteer basis, you are welcome to write to contact@internationalrivers.org. Most of our volunteer opportunities are based out of our California headquarters and include help with database administration and communications.

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