Key expert 3 (m/f/d): Contracts and Finance Expert - Make it in The Gambia

GIZ International Services
Banjul, Gambia
Apply by 17 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 5 July 2018

Job Description

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a service enterprise for development cooperation with international operations and global experience. Owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, the organisation operates as a private-sector enterprise with a development policy mandate: to make sustainable improvements to the living conditions of people in the countries we operate in. The organisation’s business area - GIZ International Services - is the vehicle for offering GIZ’s services to international clients.

GIZ International Services is currently preparing for an EU-funded project: Make it in The Gambia.

The overall objective of the project Make it in The Gambia is to contribute to socio-economic development and to nurture positive prospects for local populations and returning migrants in the Gambia.

Your profile

Qualifications and skills

  • A university degree in engineering, economics, business administration or equivalent;
  • A relevant post-graduate qualification will be advantageous.

General professional experience

  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in project or financial administration.

Specific professional experience

  • Experience in external aid projects or programmes in ACP countries: minimum 440 working days/24 man-months;
  • Experience of developing and managing donor funded projects and working with authorities and partners/ beneficiaries on associated administrative and contractual issues will be an advantage;
  • Experience in administration of programmes/activities similar in nature and complexity to those that are covered in this project will be an advantage.

Location information

The intended start date is 1st September 2018 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 36 months from this date.

Banjul will be the operational base for the technical assistance. A sub-office might be established in the Upper River Region. Experts will be required to travel across the country as and if the need arises.


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GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Please send us an updated CV in EuropeAid format in English.

About us

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.

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