Administrative and Financial Officer

Admin, Secretarial and Clerical, Business and Administration
Addis Ababa  
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

Administrative and Financial Officer

GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #74/2019

GIZ- Biodiversity and Forestry Programme


As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.

 In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on the commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors. GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit a cashier for the Biodiversity and Forest programme as specified below.


Position:     Administrative and Financial Officer

Place of Work:    Addis Ababa (with trips to Ilu Babor Zone, Oromia)

Application deadline:    April 28, 2019


Summary of duties and responsibilities


  • Special coordination of all administrative and financial issues of the project
  • Delivery of all kind of administrative and financial services to the programme
  • Coordination of administrative and financial affairs – focus on sustainable delivery chains
  • Follow up all administrative and financial affairs in the daily project life
  • Support to the head of Finance at BFP



Special coordination Task

  • The accountant coordinates her/his work closely with the project manager, head of finance and the controller
  • She/He focuses on the sustainable delivery chain project and takes over responsibility in Addis and in the field

Delivery of all kind of administrative and financial services

  • To promote the flux of information between all administrative processes
  • To make sure, that all concerned technical personnel is well informed about financial flows and the rules and regulations of GIZ in the project
  • To ensure the approval and completion of all check payment requests
  • To prepare check and check payments’ vouchers with necessary journal entry according to GIZ chart of account


Coordination of administrative and financial affairs with focus on sustainable delivery chains

  • To make sure, that field and HQ staff are always well acquainted with GIZ rules and regulations related to financial and administrative affairs
  • To assume at any time the financial affairs for the project
  • To coach technical staff in the field, having the overview on the financial flows


Support of the head of Finance

  • To oversee relations to the bank account operations
  • To support the head of administration and finance in preparing financial information status

  Other Duties/Additional Tasks

  • To report immediately all problems on integrity, involving finance to the management of the programme
  • To control the filing for the financial section and to keep information confidential
  • To make sure, that procurement and financial filing is related and connected at any time and for all operations
  • To assist in and/or carry out other tasks, as assigned
  • To undertake further job training related to his/her position and duties, if required

Job Requirements

Required Entry Qualifications and Competencies

  •   Degree (Master is an asset) in financial affairs, accounting, commerce or similar;
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience as cashier and accountant and is familiar with international standards in accountancy and cash flow
  • Thorough experience in working together with other administrative departments (administration, coordination, HR management, technical advisory services);
  • Thorough experience in getting rules and regulations communicated and implemented;
  • Good mastering of the English language


How to Apply

Application procedure:

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

Note: –

Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Administrative and financial officer #074/2019’ 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.

  Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

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