Accounting Professional at GIZ Rwanda

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GIZ Rwanda

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion and Energy and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

The Promotion of Economy and Employment (Eco-Emploi) Programme will be implemented in the period of January 2020 until December 2022. It aims at employment-intensive growth in the selected value chain(s) namely timber industry, tourism, and film industry. It focuses on increasing the market orientation and competitiveness of MSMEs and improving the interaction of different value creation stages in the above-specified Value chain(s).

Office location: Kigali

Contract type: Full time

Contract duration: Fixed-term

A. Responsibilities

The accounting professional is responsible for

Ensure that financial administration functions well in accordance with GIZ standard procedures

Effectively coordinating with the staff of the finance team at GIZ Country Office

Financial planning, monitoring, and accounting for the Programme Promotion of Economy and Employment

B. Tasks

The accounting professional performs the following tasks:

1. Financial Services

Check vouchers and receipts of local subsidies, financial agreement contracts submitted by the partners to ensure the use of the fund in accordance with GIZ Regulations.

Check consultants’ invoices in accordance with a payment schedule

Request and follows the approval of materially correctness

Monitors receivables account and settle on the due date and if necessary, prepares reminder letters to partners for any delay in submitting justifications

Fills in local subsidies and consultants’ contracts requests form and submit all required documents to Country Office

Support country office in the assessment commercial suitability of partner organizations to benefit the funds of GIZ

In collaboration with Country, the office ensures the training of partner organization on local subsidies procedures and guidelines

Advises the program manager on the local subsidies and financial agreements matters.

In accordance with GIZ rules, file contracts elaborated on the project/program level.

2. General services for GIZ-assisted projects/programmes

The accounting professional

Assist in monthly and annual budgets and monitors deviations

Assist in quarterly/annually analyses of expenditure compared to the total project budget (budget monitoring)

Follow the implantation of audit/internal control recommendations and report without delay any all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay

3. Other duties/additional tasks

The accounting professional

During the absence of team member takes over Cash/bank book tasks

Treat information confidentially

Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience


Bachelor’s degree in accounting and auditing or similar area

Professional experience

At least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position within the frame of international technical cooperation

Other knowledge, additional competences

In-depth knowledge of accounting software

Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

Confidential handling of data and information

Very good knowledge of the European language widely used in the country, ideally a knowledge of German

Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 5th March 2020 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to

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GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please, let us know if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali,


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