GIZ Junior Accounting Professional in GIZ Office Cairo

  • GIZ Office Cairo in El-Zamalek, Cairo Full Time

Job Description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmBH

(German Development Cooperation)


GIZ Office Cairo

Project No. 95.9072.0-001.00


Job Vacancy Announcement for the position of Junior Accounting Professional

Starting date: Preferably by the 17th of September, 2017

Duration of contract: 1 year, subject to renewal

About GIZ

The wide range of services offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are based on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and on tried and tested management know-how. We are a German federal enterprise and offer workable, sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic and social change processes.

Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). However, GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries and public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. We are equally committed to helping our clients in the private sector attain their goals.

The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2014 our business volume exceeded two billion euros. Around 70 per cent of our local workforce of 16,410 people is national personnel working in over 130 countries. In our capacity as a recognized sending organization, we currently have 785 development workers in action in partner countries. In addition, CIM, a joint operation of GIZ and the Federal Employment Agency, placed around 1,000 integrated and returning experts with local employers abroad in 2014 while providing them with financial support and advisory services.


About GIZ Egypt

Since 1956 GIZ has been present in Egypt implementing projects on behalf of the German government. We thus contribute to the economic and social stabilisation of the country. GIZ Egypt currently employs around 210 national and 50 international experts.

Our programmes in cooperation with the Egyptian government focus on the areas of renewable energies and energy efficiency, sustainable economic development for employment, water supply and sanitation, irrigation and waste management, youth, women and families and urban development.

The GIZ Office Cairo supports the implementation of projects by providing logistic, financial, and personnel services.

To examine Egypt’s projects’ portfolio, please visit us on

Salary band 3 –

Junior professional 3A

Junior Accounting Professional

Reports to:

Finance and Accounts Manager.




A.   Responsibilities

The Junior Accounting Professional provides support in

  • dealing with all questions arising in this area
  • identifying relevant problems and issues and assisting in formulating implementation-oriented solutions
  • further developing instruments and assisting in introducing innovation and change
  • managing knowledge by disseminating and documenting know-how, experience and information


The Junior Accounting Professional performs the following tasks:

B.  Tasks

1.   Accounting Service

The Junior Accounting Professional

  • is responsible for cash & bank payments  based on the vouchers collected daily
  • reconciles the cash book and cash account daily
  • reports any surplus or shortfall in cash
  • is responsible for Transfer funds to the projects
  • reports without delay if the cash holding reaches a minimum level
  • reports without delay to the person responsible for accounting on all problems in financial administration and compliance with rules
  • prepares transfers and/or other bank documents and checks these before execution
  • makes monthly payments and foreign currency transactions and optimises these
  • is responsible for administrative aspects of financial management, e.g. bank withdrawals, direct debit orders
  • is responsible for filing financial administration documents and treating information confidentiality in accordance with GIZ rules


2.  Financial service

The Junior Accounting Professional

  • carries out projects journals bookkeeping in accordance with GIZ orientation and Rules
  • monitors real accounts (payables, receivables) and reports regularly to the Officer Responsible for the Contract and Cooperation (AV) and the Finance Manager
  • photocopies and scans documents as needed


3.   Internal Control

The Junior Accounting Professional

  • checks the vouchers and receipts submitted by the projects/programmes for completeness and allocation to cost units and categories, and corrects these where necessary
  • assists in carrying out internal controls in accordance with GIZ’s internal controlling rules


4.   General services

The Junior Accounting Professional

  • bills/processes overtime applications from office and project/programme staff
  • processes settlement of applications for the reimbursement of travel expenses


5.    Other duties/additional tasks

The Junior Accounting Professional

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management 

C.   Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • Qualification in business administration with a focus on accounting or related area.

Professional experience

  • Initial experience (internship or similar) in this area.

Other knowledge, additional competences

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

D.   Application procedure

  • Kindly send your applications in English by e-mail to by maximum Saturday, the 19th of August, 2017. The application should include a motivation letter and an updated CV.
  • Only e-mail applications mentioning the subject title “Junior Accounting Prof. - GIZ Office – your name” (e.g.: Junior Accounting Prof. - GIZ Office – John Doe”) will be considered.
  • The position can be filled as soon as possible, preferably by the 17th of September, 2017.
  • The work location will be at the GIZ Office Cairo in El-Zamalek, Cairo.
  • The position is for candidates with Egyptian Nationality and holders of Egyptian work permits only.