Role: International Development Cooperation and ODA Expert Senior Technical Advisor

Reports to: Senior Portfolio Manager GIZ

Duration: 24 Months


The International Development Co-Operation (IDC), a Chief Directorate within the Budget Office of the National Treasury of South Africa, is responsible for the overseeing, coordinating, mobilising and managing official development cooperation in South Africa.

The German Government via GIZ intends to support the South African National Treasury through the secondment of one long-term national expert to the IDC on a 60% working time basis and a combination of training and human capacity development.

The IDC ensures enhanced development cooperation coordination with Development partners, government departments and non-state actors through established forums such as bi-lateral consultations, development co-operation forums and inter-departmental dialogue to enhance accountability and transparency.

The support received from international development partners takes the form of grants, concessional loans and technical assistance. The focus of the ODA has changed over time from interventions directed at policy and strategy improvements to intervention targeting the

IDC is in its operations guided by a people centred development approach, while maintaining the country’s ownership and leadership and in this process targeting the most vulnerable and the most in need. Partnerships with its stakeholders are in good faith, for the benefit of all concerned and entered into bona fida with an understanding of mutual accountability and transparency achieved by management for results.

Working on improving the institutional capacity of the South African National Treasury the successful candidate will contribute to strengthened capacities for the management of ODA both within the SA government and with its inter-national development partners.

The alignment of ODA and the budgeting process will allow SA to improve overall governance and accountability on aid thus enabling SA to achieve its strategic objectives in regard to the value add of development aid to SA.


The Senior Technical Advisor is expected to undertake the following tasks:

  • Advise on and support the adherence to compliance criteria to ensure the smooth release of funds from development partners, as well as for the line departments that are being supported using ODA resources.
  • Liaise within the National Treasury (Economic Policy, Public Finance, Intergovernmental Relations, Asset and Liability Management) to ensure the alignment of new support to the budget priorities and, to comply with obligations and compliance with the donors regarding programme design;
  • Coordination of dialogue and other meetings and exchange formats with the development partners as per individual agreements and programmes;
  • Contribute to the mid-term reviews and programme end evaluation requirements of partners;
  • Provide support within the IDC unit for processes that enhance accountability, transparency and reporting on ODA
  • Identify training and capacity development needs and implement relevant measures
  • Identify further potentials for improved efficiency and effectiveness in dialogue with IDC’s chief director.


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting:

  • A motivation letter (max. 1 page) stating why they should be the preferred candidate and the value added they will bring to the project.
  • A detailed CV indicating their residency status.

Applications should be submitted to: with subject line “Application for IDC/ODA STA” for the attention of Head of Human Resources.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!

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