GIZ Irish Embassy Jobs – Finance and Administration Manager

Organisation: German
Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job-ID: 14145
About GIZ:
As a federal enterprise, GIZ
supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of
international cooperation for sustainable development.
The Embassy of Ireland has
agreed with the Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda to upgrade
facilities in 21 primary schools in the 7 districts of Karamoja to support the
objective of equitable access to basic education for Karamojong children. The
Embassy of Ireland Uganda invited GIZ International Services to submit a
proposal to support the upgrading of the facilities in the 21 schools.  The
Karamoja region is a semi-arid area and is the least socially and economically
developed region in Uganda. As many as 80% of the Karamojong live below the
poverty line where the generalised poverty level for Uganda is around 23%. In a
region where over seventy percent (70%) of the population can neither read nor
write, the education performance of pupils at all levels is the poorest in
Uganda. The enrolment levels at primary level are below 50%, below 10% at
secondary level and primary completion rates are running at about 10%.

About Project Goal: The overall objective of the project is to
contribute towards the delivery of high quality, cost-effective education
facilities in 21 primary schools in the 7 Karamoja districts. A full assessment
of the needs of all 21 schools was undertaken by a team of engineers from the
Construction Management Unit of the Ministry Of Education and Sports in March
2012 and the outcome of the assessment will inform the scope of works for this

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Management of financial transactions and
  • Preparation of monthly reports (internal
    and External) and invoices to the Client
  • Preparation of Project accounts in
    accordance with GTZ IS rules and regulation
  • Office management, application of GIZ
    rules in all areas of administration (travel, human resources,
    documentation, etc.)
  • Oversee human resource management and
    ensure official regulations are followed including deduction of mandatory
    contributions to various state institutions and income tax.
  • Oversee administrative processes (travel
    requests and reimbursements, fleet management, communication between the
    sites, IT, set-up of meetings, air ticketing and hotel bookings, etc.)
  • Organization of insurances and other
    legal requirements for the operation of the project.
 Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • University degree in business
    administration or equivalent
  • At least 10 years professional
    experience in finance and administration in donor funded projects
  • Profound knowledge of finance and
    administration processes of GIZ-IS and Irish Aid
  • At least 5 years working experience in
    Africa Sub Sahara
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Please
    note that we basically can only receive and process applications sent via
    our e-recruiting system. Should you not be able to do so, please contact
    the person named in the job advertisement.
  • To
    enable us to assess your existing skills and qualifications as part of our
    internal selection procedure, please complete the questionnaire on your
    competences when you apply online. 
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    submitting an application, please check your spam/junk folder regularly
    for incoming messages, as emails from our e-recruiting system are treated
    as spam by some providers. 
  • We
    welcome job applications from people with disabilities.
How to Apply:
Please click on GIZ’s website
link below to visit site and review all job requirements and express interest.
Be keen to turn on the English version of the website IF you are not conversant
with German.
Contact department:
Gertraud Faltermeier
++49 – (0)6196 – 79 – 1410
Deadline: 24th May 2013

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