Head of Finance

Reports to: Head of Finance and Administration

Deputy: Senior Finance Specialists, other Unit Heads (Band 5)


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.

The GIZ South Africa, Lesotho and eSwatini Country Office in Hatfield, Pretoria is looking to fill the position of “Head of Finance”.

RESPONSIBILITIES - see full job description download below

The Head of Finance is responsible for:

  • Managing the Finance Unit within the GIZ Country Office in Pretoria to ensure efficient services to all GIZ Projects, Programs and Clusters, Head Office and other GIZ Country Offices.
  • GIZ South Africa, Lesotho and eSwatini´s finance function including day-to-day operations as well as strategic direction and the continuous and measurable improvement of the unit´s service and quality compliance.
  • Efficiently and effectively dealing with queries about issues in his / her / their section
  • Performing tasks in compliance with GIZ’s Procedures and Rules (PuR).
  • Correctly providing services within the team in accordance with GIZ’s requirements.
  • Ensuring that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard processes and procedures.
  • Financial planning, monitoring, and accounting for GIZ Office and GIZ projects, programs, and clusters.
  • Monitoring of all GIZ bank accounts, fund drawings and allocations
  • Effectively coordinating with the staff of the finance team and the Commercial Affairs Department at GIZ Head Office.


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
  • Proof of eligibility to work in South Africa (copy of SA ID).

Applications should be submitted to: recruit-pretoria@giz.de with subject line “Application for Head of Finance” for the attention of Head of Human Resources.

Closing date for applications: 04 July 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!

Full job description download below.