Administrative Specialist - Good Financial Governance in Africa (GFG) Programme

Reports to: Programme Manager

Duration: Until 31 January 2025

Salary Band 4A


The Good Financial Governance in Africa (GFG) Programme promotes transparency and accountability in public financial management and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Its objective is to foster Good Financial Governance in Africa, more specifically that ‘change agents’ in the areas of taxation, budgets, financial control, and legislative financial and budgetary supervision are empowered to support systemic changes in African countries.

The GFG Programme is a regional program with its reach across the African continent and it promotes an efficient management system of public finances is considered a public good and benefits the African population.

The backbone of the programme is the partnership with networks of African government officials in the areas of taxation, budgeting and fiscal oversight to support their aim to strengthen public financial management capacities across Africa: the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) and the African Organisation of Public Account Committees (AFROPAC). The Programme also supports the African Union Commission (AUC - ETTIM) under the Multi-Donor Action (MDA) on Fighting Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) in Africa that is Co-funded by BMZ, EU and Finland (MFAF). The programme supports these partner organisations in offering knowledge, training and exchange opportunities to their members to develop and implement joint standards and improve financial governance.

The GFG Programme is looking for an Administrative Specialist to provide team organisation and administration services and perform the following:              

 RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS (see full job description download below)

The Administrative Specialist


  • Ensures that information is exchanged between project/programme staff in different locations (Pretoria - South Africa, Yaounde - Cameroon, Abuja - Nigeria & Germany), partners and other institutions,
  • Accompanies the programme manager or other team members to meetings if necessary,
  • Prepares/ organises internal communication (meetings etc.) and the documentation thereof.


GIZ will only assess applications which meet the following criteria:

  • 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: with subject line “Application for Administrative Specialist” for the attention of Head of Human Resources.

Closing date for applications: 02 November 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!