Job Opportunity at GIZ - Junior Administrative Specialist

Job Opportunity at GIZ - Junior Administrative Specialist

Junior Administrative Specialist

Job Overview

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.

Junior Administrative Specialist Job Vacancy at GIZ


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


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

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.

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