Junior Finance Specialist

Posted about 1 year ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Job description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, with more than 23,000 employees in over 120 countries. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Our business volume is around 3.3 billion euros. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and private sector clients in achieving their objectives in international cooperation and to offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions

The government formed in Iraq in the wake of the has defined comprehensive reform measures to embark on an inclusive development path based on stable and accountable institutions and increasingly driven by the private sector. This includes public financial management and tax reforms. 

The conflict between the Syrian regime and opposition forces, which began more than ten years ago, has since become increasingly fragmented and violent. The situation of the people on the ground is becoming increasingly critical amid massive human rights violations. The stabilisation project focuses on strengthening civil society vis-à-vis the regime and extremist groups by maintaining the influence of civil society actors on the ground. This is achieved through the promotion of civil society initiatives, local consultation processes, and the reintegration of marginalised groups. Due to the security situation in Syria, the project is being implemented remotely from Erbil/Iraq.

Your tasks 

  • Supporting the Officer responsible for the commission and project Finance Manager in managing commercial aspects of the commission
  • Ensuring financial monitoring (cash, expenditures, costs, receivables, and commitments) as well as contract monitoring 
  • Supporting with financial project reporting as well as support with enquiries from the relevant country office, regional department and/or Head Office
  • Managing and processing monthly accounting with the relevant country office and ensuring sound record keeping and archiving in the GIZ document management system (DMS) and in paper form in accordance with the requirements of P+R
  • Following up and settling receivables on the project level and CO level
  • Process invoices, payments and assure that it is in line with GIZ required standards.
  • Follow up expenditures, costs and Obligos in SAP.
  • Support with cash flow monitoring.
  • Ensuring that adequate internal control systems are in place (separation of functions, cross-check principle, observation of the Code of Conduct and of procurement rules) together with the Officer responsible for the commission and the Finance Manager
  • Supporting external and internal audits and internal controls 
  • Monitoring the implementation of IC findings and action taken to address objections raised in audit reports 
  • Safeguarding the correct handling of procurement services for the implementation of the project, considering the current procurement regulations

Your profile 


  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a comparable position, with proven experience in finance administration and accounting 
  • Sound knowledge of financial monitoring (cash, expenditures, costs, receivables, and commitments), auditing policies, internal control procedures and the requirements of GIZ’s P+R
  • Experience in using  WINPACCS and SAP is mandatory.

Important notes for your application

The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (EBL-SP22-106) Junior Finance Specialist Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for. 

The use of GIZ templates is mandatory, all applications that do not use the template will not be evaluated.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.

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