Junior Administrative Specialist

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives.

GIZ is looking to fill the position of Junior Administrative Specialist in the Sport for Development in Africa regional project in Zanzibar.

Duty station: Stone Town, Zanzibar, with duty travels within the region required on demand basis Terms of the Contract: Fixed term contract.



The Junior Administration Specialist’s key responsibilities will be to support the GIZ Regional Project Sport for Development in Africa (Phase 3) in:
Efficiently executing administrative processes within the projects according to the rules and regulations of GIZ
Providing logistical support to the project implementation in Unguja and Pemba according to the implementation of activities (workshops, seminars, trainings, travels etc.)
Supporting in procurement of goods and services including the booking of flights and hotels
Making sure that financial and administrative regulations for GIZ are adhered to ▪ Deputising and supporting the Administration Specialist in administrative tasks

The Junior Administration Specialist will perform the following tasks:

1. Administration

Prepares and organizes information materials, such as for conferences and meetings
Is responsible for all administrative and logistic arrangements of project activities (meetings, workshops, business trips etc.)
Helps organize events and documents meetings, workshops, and seminars inside or outside the project
Assists in creating visitor itineraries, makes travel arrangements, arranges transportation for participants, and makes hotel and ticket reservations
Creates and maintains an address file of key contact addresses
Supports in management of inventory for the projects
Co-ordinates with GIZ-Country Office for general administrative support (e.g., processes requests and inquiries for general services)
Is responsible for the filing system management as per GIZ Standard
Deputizes the Administration Specialist on a need by need basis
Follow up and processing of utility bills for the project e.g. internet, telephone etc.
Support technical team in preparing and organizing meetings, workshops, seminars, and events
2. Procurement

Ensures procurement of goods and services is done in line with GIZ guidelines and procedures
Inventory management by ensuring all assets are labelled and updated in the asset register
Support in preparation of consultancy and service contracts as requested by the projects in accordance to P&R and maintain the relevant files
Reviews and ensures that procurement procedures are adhered to and are transparent, accountable, organized and meet GIZ requirements
Coordinates the delivery goods as per the LPO and handles any discrepancies
Prepares and processes purchase orders, Local Service Orders and service contracts. Also ensures purchase orders, receiving and invoices are matched
Initiates procurement of services (Consulting contracts, Local subsidy contracts, Grant Agreements) both at the project level and the country office level
Maintain and updates the complete filing system for all LPOs according to GIZ procedures both the physical files and on DMS.
3. Accounting

Assists in monitoring monthly expenditure & planning according to the budget
First level receiving and checking invoices for processing
Voucher preparation for payment ensuring completeness and materially correctness
Ensure that invoices and vouchers are transferred to the cashier for payment
Follow up of local Receivables/Payables/Cost/Income and communicate with supervisor.
KOMP booking, coding and regular updates on onsite operations
Handles petty cash and WINPACCS
4. Other duties/additional tasks

Attends internal team meetings/workshops and writes minutes
Drafts letters and general correspondences and memos in English and Kiswahili languages
Capable of working with Excel-sheets and to translate texts into well-designed PowerPointpresentations
Arranges appointments, updates contact lists
Assists project activities and other tasks given by the regional manager, technical advisor, administration specialist
Undertakes further job training related to his/her position and duties ▪ Gathers and disseminates relevant information.

University degree in administration/accounting/office management or similar area.

Professional Experience

At least 3-5 years of professional working experience in a similar position, GIZ experience will be an added advantage.

Job Opportunity at GIZ, Junior Administrative Specialist

Additional competencies

Good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, E-Mail, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
Highly organized and able to multitask
Very good knowledge of English and Kiswahili languages
Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment and in Unguja or Pemba
Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.
Assignment period: Contract duration 1st September 2022 until 30th June 2025


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Interested candidates are requested to send their letter of application together with the CV and academic certificates

Closing date for submission: 10.08.202

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GIZ Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their gender, origin, religion/belief, disability, or any other minority group.