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Junior Accounting 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: Gedaref
 Closing Date: 03 Dec 2019


On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ is implementing the project “Food Security and Water Supply for Refugees and Host Communities in Gedaref and Kassala”.

The programme has three areas of intervention and aims at improving the livelihoods of the local population, refugees, and migrants:

  1. Improving Food Security and thereby increasing agricultural yields;
  2. Improving the nutrition security through the production of vegetables;
  3. Improving the supply of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Responsibilities

The position holder is responsible for:

  • The position holder is responsible for the below tasks:
  • Managing an area of responsibility that forms part of the projetc objectives, team agreements and/or agreements with the superior
  • Assisting project initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of target groups
  • Advise supervisor on all task when implementing GIZ rules and regulation
  • Advise supervisor in the field of project's planning, steering and monitoring
  • Independently implement goals and requirements set by the line manager
  • Make decisions which have a short-term effect within a limited project area/ unit
  • Assist supervisor to identify day to day problem and suggest appropriate solution

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

  1. Tasks
  1. Core scope of tasks

Accounting and Financial Service

The position holder

  • Receives, processes invoice (including invoice for LS and FA) and collects/checks necessary documents
  • Ensuring compliance, checks invoice, ‘Arithmetical Correction’ and follows standard procedures
  • Communicates with suppliers/vendors regarding invoice processing if necessary
  • Ensures that all Finance related matters, procurement, contracts and financing are handled at the highest possible level, with full compliance of GIZ/Donor and EU policies and procedures
  1. Core scope of tasks

Audits: Internal Control and External Control

The position holder

  • Prepares for Internal control, Error sheet response, feedback and follow up, shares learning within team and colleagues
  • Coordinates with external/internal auditor/internal controller and follow up
  1. Core scope of tasks

Reporting and Monitoring

The position holder

  • Uses OnSite Cost Control for financial monitoring
  • Prepares and monitors of payment schedule of contracts/procurement
  • Monitors liability and source tax payment to Government Revenue Account
  • Monitors receivable/obligo and follow-up with staff/vendor
  • Monitors FIMO and monthly fund requisition
  • Monthly budget monitoring through SAP and updating Barmittel
  • Generates financial reports for HoF, HoA, AV/DV, CC and CO
  • Generates, monitors and ensures accurate and prompt drawing up of financial reports in accordance with the appropriate guidelines, e.g. EU, GIZ, and Partner Ministry
  • Monitors and ensures the proper planning according to budget, expenditure, and inventory
  • Checks financial reports, budget, liquidity planning and do correction/rebooking if required
  • Provides guidance and training for local financial experts and project partners in line with GIZ/EU policy to enhance national staff capacity
  • Conducts in-house training sessions in the offices to uplift the capacities of administrative compliance
  1. Core scope of task

Genal Duties

The position holder

  • Ensures calculation and processing of local/international travel advance/settlement of the cluster colleagues
  • Ensures Inventory posting to onSITE asset/management, physical stock-taking and following inventory handover protocol
  1. Other duties/additional tasks

The position holder

  • Corresponds with bank regarding new bank account opening, If any
  • Prepares project Handing-over documentation for AV and other staffs
  • Liaison with project’s team members on time about the status of accounts, particularly in the event of delays
  • Liaison and coordinate effectively with accounts, contract/procurement colleagues and related any other unit at GIZ Country Office
  • Supports HoF, AV and FM in all sort administrative tasks, deadlines, follow-up and preparation/upgradation of cluster related databases
  • Coordinates task with team members, colleagues in Coordination Office and regional colleagues to speed up the process and solving issues effectively
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Commerce major in (Accounting/Finance) or equivalent
  • Chartered Accountancy/equivalent professional qualification completed/partial completed from a reputed firm/institute will be preferred

Professional experience

  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience in a relevant position
  • Project based experience in international (aid) organization
  • Experience with GIZ and/or EU will be highly preferable


Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Service orientation and flexibility to cater diverse range of requirements from different projects within the GIZ OuR framework
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experiences with accounting software (e.g. Winpaccs, Spreadsheet)
  • Familiar with EU/DFID donor procedures and monitoring/reporting requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in Arabic, English (written and spoken) is essential. German language skill desirable
  • Ability to work in an intercultural environment
  • Coordination and organisational skills, even under high workload

Closing date: 3rdofDecember 2019

If you do not hear from GIZ until the 30thDecember 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 “Junior Accounting 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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