Job Summary

Coordinate and follow-up on administrative requests pertaining to contracting

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

GIZ. Working together for change

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).


The GIZ Programme “Skills for Youth Employment in Nigeria (SKYE)”

supports the diversification of the economy in Nigeria through the

promotion of demand oriented technical and vocational training and

education (TVET). Hereby the project is focusing mainly on the agriculture

and construction (Housing) sector.

The strategy of the project is to improve the synergy between measures

on the supply side of the job market (vocational qualification) with those

of the demand side (e. g. technology transfer and development,

consultation of producer groups and processing companies) in order to

enable TVET providers to develop and implement in market- and target

group oriented qualification offers.


The junior accounting professional provides support in

Maintain financial and management procedures for the


Deal with all questions arising in the area of job function

Coordinate and follow-up on administrative requests pertaining to contracting

Further develop instruments and assist in introducing

innovation and change

Manage knowledge by disseminating and documenting knowhow, experience and information

Managing the daily cash fund

The junior accounting professional

Is responsible for cash based on the vouchers collected daily

Reconciles the cash book and cash account daily

Reports any surplus or shortfall in cash

Reports without delay if the cash holding reaches a minimum

level Internal control

The junior accounting professional Is involved in drawing up the annual internal controlling schedule and reports

General services

The junior accounting professional

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete

Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying documents to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records

Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, tracking expenditure against individual projects and for Support preparation of service contracts requests in line with organizational guidelines and regulations

Support technical staff in the preparation of the monthly budget

Ensure that Projects staff are informed and applying updated

O+R guidelines for administrative and financial requests.

Maintain inventory for the programme

Bill/process overtime applications from office and project/programme staff

Process settlement of applications for the reimbursement of travel expenses

Draw up and updates the fee schedule for (national) individual

appraisers monitor all receivables and liabilities and ensure that they are settled promptly


Required qualifications, competencies and experience

Formal Education

A degree in Accounting or a related field of study

Professional Experience

At least two (2) years relevant experience

Basic knowledge of accounting software

Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related

software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer

applications (e.g. MS Office)

Knowledge of administrative procedures and systems,

managing files and records, and other office procedures

Accounting Principles and Practices

Standard office practices and procedures

Detail oriented and ability to work under minimal supervision

and to show initiative and resourcefulness

Ability to work well and cooperatively within a diverse

(culturally, ethnically) work community

A good sense of diplomacy and tactfulness

An ability to persist even in the face of challenges and obstacles

English language proficiency (written and oral) is important for this position.

(Please include vacancy no. 055 in mail subject)

GIZ Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer; both men and women are

encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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