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Financial Controller

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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 in Khartoum is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:


 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 21 Feb 2019


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.

 Duties and responsibilities:


The Financial Controller is responsible for

  • ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures
  • effectively coordinating with staff of the finance team or the Commercial Affairs Department at GIZ Head Office
  • cash payments and deposits at the bank
  • financial planning, monitoring and accounting for GIZ-assisted projects



  1. Financial services, Invoice Checking and Obligo Reduction

The Financial Controller

  • Checks and prepares invoices
  • Reduces Obligos
  • Completes the procurement files with copies of invoices, Winpaccs number as well other relevant information
  1. Internal control

The Financial Controller

  • checks the vouchers and receipts submitted by the projects/programmes for completeness and allocation to cost units and categories, and corrects these where necessary; including Financing Agreements and Local Subsidies
  • advises on financial aspects of projects
  • carries out internal controls in accordance with GIZ’s internal controlling manual
  1. General services for GIZ-assisted projects/programmes

The Financial Controller

  • prepares monthly and annual budgets and monitors deviations
  • prepares quarterly/annually analyses of expenditure compared to total project budget (budget monitoring)
  • prepares financial contributions
  • assists with the transfer of funds to projects
  1. Other duties/additional tasks

The Financial Controller

  • reports all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay
  • is responsible for filing in accordance with GIZ rules
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
  • is responsible for filing administration documents and treating information confidentially
  • photocopies and scans documents as needed
  • reports without delay to the line manager on all problems in financial administration and compliance with rules

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • BA in accounting and auditing or similar area

Professional experience

  • at least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • in-depth knowledge of accounting software
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • confidential handling of data and information
  • 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

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

We actively encourage applications from women and people with disabilities.

Closing date: 21st of February 2019

If you do not hear from GIZ until the 15th of April 2019, your application was not further considered.

Please 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.

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