Temporary Financial Specialist (6 months)

Reports to: Head of Finance

Deputy: Other Financial Specialists


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state-owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

Against this background the GIZ South Africa, Lesotho and eSwatini Country Office in Pretoria is looking for a Temporary Financial Specialist.


The Financial Specialist is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures
  • Effectively coordinating with the staff of the finance team or the Commercial Affairs Department at GIZ Head Office
  • Performing tasks independently in compliance with GIZ’s Processes and Rules (P+R)
  • Financial planning, monitoring and accounting for GIZ-assisted projects
  • Giving advice to the projects, business partner and counterparts
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of department processes.


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting a motivation letter (max. 1 page) stating why they should be the preferred candidate. This should be accompanied by a detailed CV indicating nationality to: recruit-pretoria@giz.de, with the email subject line “Application for Temporary Financial Specialist” for the attention of Head of Human Resource.

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be informed.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!

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