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Accounting Assistant
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The GIZ Office in Khartoum is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Duty Station: Khartoum
Closing Date: 23 Oct 2018

GIZ assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. GIZ offers demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development worldwide. Our actions are guided by the principles of sustainability. We advocate for human rights, equal opportunities and integrity, and we promote market-oriented, ecological and social economic development.

The GIZ Office Khartoum is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position: Accounting Assistant for the GIZ Office Khartoum

The GIZ Office Khartoum has been re-established in March 2018. GIZ Offices are the central element of GIZ’s field structure. The GIZ Office provides human resources and commercial support services for projects in their areas. Furthermore, the GIZ Offices perform internal audits of the project administrations in the public-benefit sector.

A. Responsibilities:
The Accounting Assistant provides support in:

  • dealing with all questions arising in this area;
  • identifying relevant problems and issues and assisting in formulating implementation-oriented solutions;
  • further developing instruments and assisting in introducing innovation and change;
  • managing knowledge by disseminating and documenting know-how, experience and information.

B. Tasks:

1. Managing the daily cash fund:

The Accounting Assistant

  • is responsible for cash based on the vouchers collected daily;
  • reconciles the cash book and cash account daily;
  • reports any surplus or shortfall in cash;
  • reports without delay if the cash holding reaches a minimum level.

2. Internal control:
The Accounting Assistant

  • is involved in drawing up the annual internal controlling schedule and reports.

3. General services:
The junior accounting professional

  • maintains an inventory for the office;
  • bills/processes overtime applications from office and project/programme staff;
  • processes settlement of applications for the reimbursement of travel expenses;
  • draws up and updates the fee schedule for (national) individual appraisers.

4. Other duties/additional tasks:
The Accounting Assistant

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

** Please note that any tasks and responsibilities carried out by the accounting professional are subject to change at the request of management.

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience:


  • qualification in business administration with a focus on accounting or related area

Professional experience:

  • at least 2 years’ professional experience in a comparable position

Other knowledge, additional competences:

  • basic knowledge of accounting software
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • very good knowledge of Arabic and English, ideally a knowledge of German
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

How to Apply:
submit the following documents in soft copy only, in English:
• CV (max. two pages)
• motivation letter (one page)
to: giz-recruitment-sudan@giz.de

* Position must be entered in subject line in the e-mail.
* Additional documents may be requested at a later date.
* If you do not hear from GIZ until the 31st of December, your application was not further considered.

We actively encourage applications from women and people with disabilities.


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