Junior Finance Specialist

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Brief introduction.

As a service provider with worldwide operations in the fields of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ works with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. The goal of GIZ is to support the capacity development of people, organizations and institutional structures in the partner countries so as to enable them better their living conditions through their own efforts. Under Administration and finance Cluster GIZ is searching for a Junior Finance Specialist based in Hargeisa Somaliland.

A. Responsibilities and duties

The Junior Finance Specialist is responsible for

  • Seeing that the services within the programme are provided correctly and in accordance with GIZ Administrative and financial management procedures.

The Junior Finance Specialist performs the following tasks:

  1. Financial services

The Junior Finance Specialist

  • assists with creditor and debtor administration, including local subsidies and agreements with national appraisers.
  • prepares transfers and/or other bank documents and checks these before execution.
  • is responsible for administrative aspects of financial management, e.g. bank withdrawals, direct debit orders.
  • checks entries in the cash book.
  • Ensuring accuracy, proper allocation of budget lines, cost category and correctness of vouchers and proper documentation.
  • Timely closing and submission of vouchers monthly (before the 5th of each month) to the GIZ Office accountants
  • Follow-up on receivables
  • Invoice checking
  • Payment monitoring for finance management purposes
  • Calculation of travel claims
  1. Managing the daily cash fund

The Junior Finance Specialist

  • 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.

Additional Responsibilities

Financing Agreements/Local Subsidies contracts.

  • Processing of all the financial accounting from the partners and ensuring correctness and submitting to controlling office for further processing.


  • Bachelor of Commerce / BA in Business administration, Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Outstanding knowledge of Finance and Administration
  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g., MS Office).
  • Very good knowledge of the English language.
  • Native Somali language
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

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