Junior Finance and Administrative Officer at the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Apply for Jobs in Port Harcourt & South South States
Apply for Jobs in Abuja & Middle Belt States
Apply for Jobs in Lagos & Western States

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Agency for International Cooperation) is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries.

In Nigeria, GIZ’s portfolio includes among others, a programme to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in its regional integration goals. The programme aims to strengthen sector-specific capacities in the areas of Peace and Security, Customs and Trade as weir as Strategic Management and Organizational Development in the ECOWAS Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Junior Finance and Administrative Officer
Vacancy No.: 105
Location: Abuja
Organization: GIZ Nigeria, Skills for Youth Employment in Nigeria (SKYE)

GIZ. Solutions that Work:

  • 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 approximately 23,500 employees, almost 70 percent of whom are national personnel, work in a round 120 countries (July 2020)
  • GIZ has worked in Nigeria since 1974. From 2004, GIZ has maintained a country office in the capital city Abuja. Currently 361 national and 66 international employees, 19 regional staff, 4 integrated specialists and 3 development workers are working in the country (June 2020).

The Project
Skills Development for Youth Employment (SKYE) Programme:

  • Skills Development for Youth Employment (SKYE) Programme: 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 on the agriculture, construction, automotive, ICT and other sectors.
  • The strategy of the project is to improve the synergy between measures on the supply side of the job market (i.e.offer of skills labor after vocational qualifications, formal and informal TVET and Agricultural-VET (ATVET) measures) with those of the demand side (i.e. promotion of a pro-employment environment in the private sector through e.g. job centers, job fairs, short-term training and internship programmes, etc.).

Responsibilities & Tasks
The Finance and Administrative Officer is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all accounting- and administrative processes relating to the project run smoothly and in accordance with GIZ regulations.
  • Regular reconciliation of cash and bank books.
  • Good communication within the daily work with colleagues from the programme, the line manager and the country office.
  • Supporting and advising colleagues and partners in all matters of accounting and administrative processes according to GIZ standards.

The tasks of a Finance/Admin Officer are:

  • Daily recording of income and expenses into winpaccs.
  • Monthly reconciliation of cash and bank book.
  • Process bank payment via online banking platform.
  • Prepare payment voucher and raise cheques.
  • Peview bank and cash invoices to insure arithmetic correctness.
  • Handling advance payments.
  • Treasure forecast.
  • Deduction and remittance of WHT
  • Handling of receivables and liabilities and error sheets.
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

  • B.Sc in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or similar area of study.
  • Relevant professional qualification is an added advantage.
  • Relevant professional qualification is an added advantage.

Professional Experience:

  • Maximum of 3-year professional experience in a comparable position.
  • Work experience in GIZ or similar international organization will be an added advantage.

Desired Additional Qualifications, Competencies and Experiences:

  • Confidential handling of data and information.
  • 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.
  • English language proficiency (written and oral).
  • Detail oriented and ability to work under minimal supervision and to show initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Willingness to undergo further training in accordance with the tasks.
  • Ability to work well and cooperatively within a diverse (culturally, ethnically) work community.
  • A good team player who is willing to take on responsibility.

According to GIZ salary scale for Band 3.

Application Closing Date
13th December, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details to: recruitment-nigeria@giz.de using the Job Title and Vacancy No. as the subject of the email.


  • Please include Vacancy No. 105 in the subject of the mail
  • GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity.
  • All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, and religion are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here