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Accounting Professional Accounts 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.


 Section/Unit: Admin
 Grade Level: 4
 Supervisor: No
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Gedarif
 Duration: 1 Year
 Closing Date: 28 Oct 2021



On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU), GIZ is implementing a project on Vocational Training and Food Security for Refugees and Host Communities in Eastern Sudan:

To support the project, GIZ Office in Gedaref is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:

Financial Controller with a duty station in Gedaref and regular duty trips to the sub-office in Kassala and other destinations, if required. The Controller is reporting to the Head of Finance and Administration.


 Duties and 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 project 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 planning, steering, monitoring and reporting

▪ 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 problems and suggest appropriate solutions In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

B. 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 2. 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

3. Core scope of tasks Reporting and Monitoring The position holder

▪Uses On-Site 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 (Financial Monitoring) and monthly fund requisition

▪ Monthly budget monitoring through SAP and updating cash funds

▪ 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

4. 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 ON-SITE asset/management, physical stock-taking and following inventory handover protocol

5. 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 PuR framework

▪ In-depth knowledge and practical experiences with accounting software (e.g. Winpaccs, Spreadsheet)

▪ Familiar with EU donor procedures and monitoring/reporting requirements will be highly preferable

▪ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

▪ Fluency in Arabic and English (written and spoken) is essential. German language skill will be added value

▪ Ability to work in an intercultural environment

▪ Coordination and organisational skills, even under high workload

Females are highly encouregded to apply as well candidates with disblity 

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  • In English CV
  • Motivation letter




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