29 Sep 2022

Junior Accountant at Giz Rwanda

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Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Junior Accounting Professional for Economic Inclusion of Refugees and Host Communities Program.

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, Energy and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

The Economic Inclusion of Refugees and Host Communities (ECOREF) project (Special Initiative Refugee) is a joint Rwandan-German Development Cooperation project implemented by GIZ, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project aims to improve the economic inclusion of refugees from Mahama, Mugombwa, Kigeme and former Gihembe refugee camps and residents from neighboring communities. The project facilitates interventions in the following fields of action: (1) improvement of framework conditions at the national and local level, (2) business start-ups and expansions particularly in the refugee camps and surrounding areas, (3) professional development for young refugees and the youth from neighboring communities and (4) psychosocial support to support a pathway towards self-reliance.

In order to fulfil the increasing finance and administration transactions record, as well as GIZ’s finance and administration processes and rules, we are looking to recruit a Junior Accounting Professional to support the SI Refugee team.

LocationECOREF Project Office at Kimihurura, Kigali

Fixed Term: one year (with possible extension)

Position: One (1)

The Junior Accounting Professional performs the following responsibilities and tasks:


The junior accounting professional provides support in:

  • dealing with all questions arising in finance and accounting
  • 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
  • Ensuring documentation of administrative and financial procedure


The Junior Accounting Professional will perform the following tasks:

Managing the daily cash fund

The junior accounting professional

  • is responsible for cash based on the vouchers collected daily
  • reconciles the cash book and cash account daily
  • reports any surplus or shortfall in cash
  • reports without delay if the cash holding reaches a minimum level
  • Collecting and preparing vouchers that eligible for reimbursement by the client

Internal control

The junior accounting professional

  • is involved in drawing up the annual internal controlling schedule and reports

General services 

The junior accounting professional

  • maintains an inventory for the office
  • bills/processes overtime applications from office and project/programme staff
  • processes settlement of applications for the reimbursement of travel expenses
  • draws up and updates the fee schedule for (national) individual appraisers

Other duties/additional tasks

The junior accounting professional

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

Qualifications and professional experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on accounting, finance, or related area.
  • 4 years’ experience in this area.

Other knowledge and additional competences

  • basic knowledge of accounting software
  • good working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications, specifically e.g., MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams) and WINPACCS Cash book
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Kinyarwanda. Fluency in French is an asset.
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

Method of Application

Interested candidates should submit their applications (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates and references) until 12th  October 2022 at 4:00 PM ,by e-mail to [email protected] All attachments should be put together in one PDF file not larger than 2 MB. Please quote the job title in the subject.

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 consider, 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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