Procurement and Contracting Specialist - (PaISSA)

Reports to: Senior Finance & Administration Manager

Duration: 01 January 2024 – 30 September 2025


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.

As a way to enhance collaboration, efficiency, quality as well as staff development in the field of administration and finance management across GIZ’s governance and violence prevention projects in South Africa, it was decided to bundle admin and finance capacities in one bundled structure. In the core topic “Peaceful and Inclusive Societies”, the South African portfolio comprises three bilateral projects and one regional project, agreed to between the Governments of South Africa and Germany:

  1. Transparency and Integrity Project (TIP);
  2. Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention (VCP III);
  3. SDG-Initiative (SDG-I); and
  4. Partnerships for Prevention of Gender-based Violence in Southern Africa (PfP II).

In all four projects, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is responsible for the implementation of the development contributions on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with two projects, TIP and VCP III, being co-funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC), respectively.

The PaISSA bundled structure in Pretoria is looking to fill the position of a “Procurement Specialist”.

RESPONSIBILITIES - full job description download below

The Contracts and Logistics Officer is responsible for:

  • Managing all contractual, procurement and financial tasks of the programme in line with GIZ rules and regulations.
  • Managing logistics for partner events initiated by the Programme;
  • Supporting participants of events (flights, accommodation, per diems, visas etc);
  • In all tasks, she/he shall manage the Programme resources and assets responsibly and according to GIZ Rules and Orientations.


GIZ will only assess applications which meet the following criteria:

  • Suitable candidates should apply by submitting a
    • Cover Letter (concisely 1 page) clearly stating your motivation for applying for the position and as well as salary range expectation.
    • 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 Procurement and Contracting Specialist” for the attention of Head of Human Resources.

Closing date for applications: 06 December 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!