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Liaison Professional

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:


 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 15 Nov 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 Liaison Professional is responsible for:

  • customs declarations
  • vehicle registration
  • visa, travel and work permissions
  • informing projects and programmes on time about the status of customs matters coordinating effectively with colleagues in the administrative, finance and technical division and if required with Head Office


The Liaison Professional performs the following tasks:


  1. Customs declarations, visa and travel permits
  • prepares and submits all necessary papers for duty-free import of goods monitors and controls deliveries by ship monitors release of goods and further processing
  • organises and coordinates the collection of goods
  • enters information in the customs declaration database, prepares statistics if needed processes applications, visas and other necessary permits required assists experts and their family members in obtaining a local driving licence
  • helps experts obtain IDs and other documents, makes copies of all documents (including the official passport etc.) and files these at the GIZ office
  • maintains a list of all experts on assignment in the country
  • provides travellers with all the necessary information for their inbound travel
  • maintains and updates a database of prices, rates and locations of residential areas, houses and apartments to assist staff looking for accommodation
  • updates a register of estate agents and collects information about satisfaction with the services provided
  • handles letting agreements, recommends estate agents to experts follow up of receivables


2. Vehicle registration

  • organizes initial registration, tax and insurance for project vehicles
  • forwards registration and insurance papers to the responsible project/programme staff documents completed registrations and monitors the status of vehicle registration (official and private vehicles)
  • notifies responsible project or programme staff of the need for initial registration and insurance, and assists them in gathering the documents required, if necessary
  • processes accident insurance claims against local and German insurance companies in cooperation with Head Office


  1. Administrative services
  • informs GIZ staff in the country in question about issues in the respective working area informs and assists GIZ staff in the respective working area
  1. Other duties/additional tasks
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:



  • At least BA in business administration, accounting, auditing or similar area


Professional experience

  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position


Other knowledge, additional competences

  • outstanding knowledge of finance and accounting, inclusive software
  • knowledge in customs related matters
  • very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • confidential handling of data and information
  • fluent written and oral knowledge of Arabic and English, German is an asset


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

We actively encourage applications from women and people with disabilities.

Closing date: 15th of November 2019

If you do not hear from GIZ until the 30th December 2019, your application was not further considered.

Please submit you CV of maximum two pages and a cover letter of maximum one page to                 giz-recruitment-sudan@giz.de    ; subject line “Liaison Professional”.

The application shall not exceed 1MB. Please also desist from sending any further certificates or attachments. References and degrees will be requested if required.


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