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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Financial Controller Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Financial Controller

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
31st of March 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
GIZ assists the German Government in achieving its objectives ill the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development worldwide. Our actions are guided by the principles of sustainability. We advocate for human rights, equal opportunities and integrity, and we promote market-oriented, ecological and social economic development. We work to shape a future worth living around the world.
Deutsche Geseilschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU), GIZ is implementing a project on Vocational training and Food Security for Refugees and Host Communities in Eastern Sudan: To support the project, GIZ Office in Gedaref is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:
Financial Controller with a duty station in Gedaref and regular duty trips to the sub-office in Kassala and other destinations, if required. the Controller is reporting to the Head of Finance and Administration.
The Financial Controller will be responsible for:
  •  the development of project budget and calculations
  •  financial planning
  • the overall financial monitoring
  •  the financial reporting to EU and BMZ
  • ensuring that financial regulations of GIZ and EU are complied with
  • interfacing with the HQ and the GIZ office
  •  Facilitating Internal and External Audits
  •  advising the officers responsible for Commission
The Financial Controller performs the following tasks:
Finance and accounting
  •  accounting and financial management (planning, monitoring, reporting) for the two above mentioned projects
  • monitoring of all service packages (Leistungspakete)
  • budgeting planning and monitoring of budget
  • managing, updates, and monitors the monthly budget and financial plans
  • checking WinPaccs journals for AVs: compiling correction sheet
  •  rebooking of EU and BMZ related expenditure
  • monitoring of obligos
  • settlement of co-financed project including adaption of OuR and EU rules and regulations,
  • preparing for the cash request regarding EU funding, preparing request for payments to EU
Financial monitoring, reporting and controls
  • calculation for new co-financed projects, expenditure planning
  • calculation of modification offers, offers for follow-on phase, special funds .
  • expenditure planning, Cost Control
  • supporting the project managers and senior project staff in planning the program's cash budget
  • monitoring of commission value
  • familiarizes with specificities of EU procurement rules and regulations
  • preparation and follow-up of EU and GIZ audits
  • elaborating financial reports
Other duties/ additional tasks
  • monitoring of contracts
  • preparation of international grants, financing agreement and subsidies
  • interfacing with HQ and GIZ office
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of the management
Required qualifications, competences and experience Qualifications
  • University degree in relevant specialization and qualification in business administration is desirable (equivalent of BA or MBA)
Professional experience
  • At least 2 years’ professional experience as Financial Controller or in a comparable position in the East Africa region
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • working experience with SAP, WINPACCS, cost control
  • very good knowledge English: German and Arabic is an asset
  •  in-depth understanding of financial planning and accounting
  • Working experience in the GIZ is preferred
  • Working experience for EU co- financed projects is preferred
  • broad experience of financial planning, monitoring and reporting
  • willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed
  • corresponding measures are agreed with management
Job application procedure
If you do not hear from GIZ until the 15th of May 2018, your application was not further considered.
To be submitted only in soft copy in English: CV, Cover and Motivation Letter to: E-mail:  the position applied to has to be entered in the subject
The application shall not be bigger than 1MB. References and degrees will be requested if required and shall not be sent via e-mail.