Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit Assistant for Office Administration and Finance Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit Assistant for Office Administration and Finance Jobs in Ethiopia

  • In this context, the TC project pursues the objective of creating sound conditions for the implementation of participatory land consolidation procedures.

  • As such, the framework conditions for increased agricultural productivity are improved, and thus contribute to improving the living conditions of smallholders as well as to economic development in the concerned rural areas.

  • Hence, the target group is the rural population in the selected project areas, and in particular landowners whose agricultural productivity is impaired by the fragmentation of their land.

    Activities will be carried out in the following intervention areas

  • Strengthening the competencies of staff of relevant national and regional authorities and civil society organizations

  • Development and piloting of participatory procedures and guidelines with Ethiopian authorities/organizations

  • Support in the development of legal frameworks to ensure a constitutional approach to land consolidation.

  • In selected pilot areas, sensitization and communication measures for the local population will be carried out in coordination with other TC projects and support will be provided for the training of land consolidation committees (LCC) as well as for voluntary parcel swaps.
  • The project’s implementing partner is the Rural Land Administration and Use Directorate in the Ministry of Agriculture.

  • The assistant will report to and be supervised by the team leader.


    The assistant is mainly responsible for

  • General office administration according to GIZ internal regulations

  • Up to date bookkeeping and monitoring of expenses


    Administration & finance

    The assistant

  • Carries out tasks according to GIZ regulations;

  • Secures a smooth workflow providing all necessary work materials to team members;
    Oversees necessary action for office space

  • Prepares financial reports regularly and upon request assists with creditor and debtor administration, including local subsidies and agreements with national appraisers

  • prepares transfers and/or other bank documents and checks these before execution

  • makes monthly payments and foreign currency
    transactions and optimizes these
    is responsible for administrative aspects of financial management, e.g. bank withdrawals, direct debit orders

  • checks unexpected entries in the cash book
    prepares the monthly payroll for GIZ national personnel

  • is responsible for deducting taxes, social security and adjustment payments

    Other duties/additional tasks

    The assistant

  • photocopies and scans documents as needed
    reports without delay to the persons responsible for office administration and accounting on all problems in financial administration and compliance with rules
    is responsible for filing administration and finance documents and treating information confidentially

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

    Job Requirements


  • Diploma or comparable professional education in administration, accounting or similar;

  • Fluent command of the English and Amharic language,

  • Computer literacy (MS package, and internet-based research)

  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize/prioritize workload under tight deadlines

  • Discipline and punctuality;

  • Resilience and patience;

  • Availability for in-country duty travel to project sites

    Professional experience

  • At least 1-2 years’ work experience in a comparable position;

  • Experience with international organizations, government entities and NGOs are highly appreciated.

    Other knowledge, additional competencies

  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

    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 ‘Assistant for Office Administration and Finance #099/2020’ in the subject line of your email application.

  • Due to large number of applications we categorize 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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