Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Finance Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

  • The Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Project (NSAP) is part of the Global Program Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience, which is financed within the scope of the BMZ’s One World – No hunger Initiative aiming at the reduction of poverty and hunger worldwide.

  • The aim of the project is to improve the nutrition situation of food insecure people, particularly women of child-bearing age and their infants, in selected districts (Woredas) of Tigray and Amhara Region in Ethiopia.

    Responsibilities and Duties

  • Implementation and monitoring of an overall smooth and correct functioning of the complete accounting system of the program in line with GIZ procedures;

  • Effective coordination with colleagues at the NSAP Federal Office and GIZ-SURED Program in Tigray concerning matters related to financial transactions processing;

  • Ensures that the provided accounting services within the section are done correctly according to GIZ accounting procedures and guidelines.

  • Ensure timely payment of utility bills and withholding tax payments by checking the documents

  • Verify correctness of vouchers, including the supporting documents for payments and internal transaction vouchers.

  • Assist the cashier/accountant in daily checking of payments against the cash/bank book entries.

  • Support proper fixed asset register, update inventory records and make annual physical count.

  • Provide required documents for an auditor whenever Internal Control is conducted and assist on follow up of auditors findings.

  • Make bank reconciliations monthly and cash accountant reconciliations between WINPACCS,
    Cash Book and actual physical cash count balances.

  • Monitor the daily cash flow records, the level of liquidity and bank balances.

  • Follow-up transfers made to regions by tracking program and regional project budgets and cash flow

  • Provide technical support to project woreda on proper utilization and documentation of LSC budget

  • Follow up on and check the timely settlement of travel advances, financial agreements (FA) local subsidy contracts (LSC) and consultancy agreements
    and grant agreements.

  • Correspond with Woredas and Partners from timely submission of financial documents.

  • Ensure that unused receipts and checks are kept in safe custody.

  • Report irregularities observed, if any, to superior.

  • Attend meetings, provide finance related trainings, and support Woreda finance and focal persons

  • Treat information confidentially, specifically in the areas of personnel and finance.

  • Vehicle management (check fuel consumption and timely maintenance)

  • Perform other duties and tasks at the request of the supervisor.

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications, experiences and competences


  • University degree (BA) in accounting, business management or equivalent.

  • Good knowledge of accounting software (WINPACCS and SAP) and standard computer applications such as MS Office 365, in particular Excel

  • Capability of concise and coherent reporting along standard formats.

    Professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years working experience in the field of international finance and administration.

  • Having worked for GIZ before is an asset.

    Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • High degree of initiative and creativeness
    Very good computer skills, Microsoft Office;

  • Proven knowledge of English and Amharic language, written and spoken – Tigrigna is an asset

  • Ability to organize and prioritize several tasks at the same time.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multicultural and international team

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Email:


  • Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Title ‘Finance Officer #081/2020’ in the subject line of your email application.

  • Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers.

  • Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

  • We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position.

  • In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

  • Applications from qualified women are encouraged

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