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The GIZ Office in Khartoum is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position: (Junior) administrative and logistics professional. For the project “Strengthening the Capacities for Reconstruction in Darfur”
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ is implementing the project “Strengthening the Capacities for Reconstruction in Darfur” to promote employment in North and West Darfur. The project aims at creating job opportunities by promoting vocational training and the growth of artisan workshops in El Geneina and El Fasher. The programme is designed to contribute to two areas of intervention:
(1) establishing business development services (technical and non-financial services) to artisan workshops, especially those that provide vocational training to young people.
(2) improving the quality of informal demand-oriented vocational training. In order to upgrade informal vocational training, trainees of artisan workshops receive complementary basic and advanced technical trainings at two technical secondary schools. Supported trades are among others welding, plumbing, construction, electricity, restaurant management and leather.
GIZ cooperates with a series of stakeholders in West and North Darfur State including ministries of education, the departments of labour, technical secondary schools (TSS), craftsmen’s unions and microcredit institutions. Currently the project is Khartoum-based with frequent travels to El Fasher and El Geneina.
The (junior) administrative and logistics professional is responsible for:
• Organisational and administrative issues related to the implementation of the project’s activities.
• Filing documents in reference files or the internal file structure in line with GIZ’s regulations.
• Liaising with partners on behalf of the project, especially with regard to the organisation of the project activities, trainings, duty trips of partners to Khartoum.
• Distributing information and documents to partner organisations and trainees.
• Transport/fleet management for and during the project teams’ missions to North and West Darfur.
• Local procurement (e.g. stationaries and other materials) for project activities.
• Dealing with invoices, cheques, letters, cash payments and documents.
• Assisting with financial planning, monitoring, and accounting for GIZ-assisted projects.
• Coordinating effectively with colleagues and the office in Khartoum.
In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:
1. Administration & Finance:
• Handling of correspondence and drafting of letters and documents according to needs.
• Updating the filing system on a daily basis.
• Drafting of consultancy contracts and local subsidies to be processed at project’s level.
• Handling of a database on prices, rates and locations of accommodation, food, catering services, workshop rooms etc. and monitoring the availability of accessories and stocks.
• Handling/preparation of procurements in accordance with guidelines.
• Keeping the inventory of the project updated.
• Processing settlement of applications for the reimbursement of travel expenses.
• Handling cash and bank including reconciliation.
• Monitoring real accounts (payables, receivables) and reporting regularly to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation.
• Preparing monthly and annual budgets, and monitoring deviations.
• Submitting the end-of-month accounts from the project accounting, cash books and account balance vouchers to the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation.
• Assisting with creditor and debtor administration, including local subsidies and agreements with national appraisers and preparing financial contributions.
2. Logistics, Coordination & Liaison:
• Preparing/organising the logistics for all movements in El Fasher/El Geneina necessary for the project’s activities (incl. ensuring registration, safety and insurance for rented vehicles).
• Ensuring a close and frequent monitoring of the project vehicles’ logbooks and fuel consumption.
• Preparing and organising internal meetings and external appointments.
• Communicating and liaising with governmental and private sector project partners.
• Communicating and liaising with UN organisation (UNAMID and UNHAS) regarding the transport and accommodation of project staff, experts and partners.
• Assisting international experts coming to Darfur in all logistic and administrative issues.
• Maintaining several lists e.g. of staff on assignment, participants of workshops etc.
3. General tasks:
• Interpreting and translating (Arabic-English) for project team members on their mission and of administrative and project related documents as required.
• Performing other duties and tasks at the request of management.
C. Required qualifications, competencies and experience:
• BA in business administration, accounting, auditing or similar area.
• At least 3-5 years of professional experience in a comparable position.
• In-depth knowledge of finance and accounting, inclusive software.
• Confidential handling of data and information.
• Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
• Good management and organisational skills.
• Ability to work proactively and in a dependable, responsible manner with great attention to detail.
• Very good communication skills.
• Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.
• Fluent written and oral knowledge of Arabic and English, German is an asset.
Please note that any tasks and responsibilities carried out by the administrative and logistics professional are subject to change at the request of management.
We actively encourage applications from women and people with disabilities.
Please submit the following documents in soft copy, in English:
• CV (max. two pages)
• Motivation letter (one page)
to E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional documents may be requested at a later date.
Only applications with subject line “Application: Admin El Fasher” will be considered.
If you do not hear from GIZ until the 15th of May 2018, your application was not further considered.