Job Summary

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. Our 19,506 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national personnel, work in around 120 countries (December 2017). GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. From 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently 280 national and 51 international employees and 4 integrated specialists are working in the country (as of 31.12.2018).

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

GIZ. Working together for change

The Controller performs the following tasks:

Advisor Finance Co-Financed programs
In order to improve the management and to ensure the quality of  implementation and auditing, the Co-Financed programs should be  supported by: 
  • Advice on all financial and administrative issues 
  • Streamlining of processes and procedures
  • Development of a standardized structure and auditing

As Advisor you are involved in the proper financial and administrative management of the Co-Financed programs in Nigeria. 
In particular, your range of tasks includes the following activities:
  • Assistance on the financial and administrative preparation  and implementation of the programs 
  • Quality assurance of financial auditing towards the  commissioning partners 
  • Development of standardized procedures and guidelines for  implementation and auditing of Co-Financed programs (cost  control structure, settlement structure, manual, etc.) 
  • Ensuring the regularity of financial implementation of the  programs 
  • Organization and steering of external audits
  • Qualification of employees in Co-Financed relevant questions
Quality Assurance
  • Financial motoring and processing of all appraisers and consulting firms contracts
  • Financial motoring and processing of all Financing agreement contracts
  • Financial motoring and processing of all Local subsidy contracts
  • Financial motoring and processing of all service contracts
  • (Cleaning services, Internet services, rents)
  • Financial motoring and processing of all frame work  contracts.
  • SAP invoice check (Cosoft & Prosoft)
  • Processing of travel claims (local & international trips).
  • Responsible for the filing of Cosoft and Prosoft contracts in accordance with GIZ rules
Internal control
  • Carries out internal controls in accordance with GIZ’s internal controlling manual
  • Checks the vouchers and receipts submitted by the projects/programmes for completeness and correctness,allocation to cost units and categories where necessary
  • Advises on financial quality aspects of projects
Payroll Administration
Proper filing of payment and posting vouchers into payroll.

Monitoring of all open items
Monitors real accounts (payables, receivables) and reports regularly to the Head of Administration.

Required Competencies
  • MBA in Accounting, Business Administration or Economics.
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional experience at least 5 years in a comparable
  • position preferable within the EU organisation.
  • Must have expertise on co-financings.
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Very good knowledge EU procedures (regulations and
  • procedures, financial management and administration)
  • Competence in financial management and financial monitoring
  • of programs / projects
  • Experiences in consulting programs
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting software
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related
  • software, phone, email, the internet) and computer
  • applications.
  • Confidential handling of data and information
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed
  • Good communication skill.
Submission Guideline:
You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation  as one document with complete contact details via email to:  
(Please include vacancy no.086 in mail subject)

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