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Duration: 1 year with the possibility for extension

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German federal enterprise with worldwide operations. We support the German Government in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education activities around the globe. Through our work we assist people and societies in shaping their own future and improving living conditions.

Germany’s international cooperation with Türkiye dates back to the 1960s. The Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Türkiye signed an agreement on technical cooperation in 1970. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has maintained an office in Ankara since 1998. On behalf of the German Government and other donors like the EU, GIZ is currently supporting Türkiye’s efforts to host approx. 3.6 mio. refugees. In addition, GIZ implements climate change and energy efficiency projects and is actively engaged in EU pre-accession assistance programmes (for more information, please see

GIZ is currently looking to employ a qualified and reputable Finance Manager on a full-time contract to support the Community Centers and Local Initiatives II Project in İstanbul.

The Finance Manager’s main activities are stipulated below:

A.    Main Activities

  • Manages all contractual and financial aspects of Local Subsidies and Grant Agreements, and ensures that the administration of these financing agreements functions well in accordance with GIZ and the project standard procedures
  • Supervises project partners (NGOs and others) in complying with GIZ procedures, clarifying queries on financial reports, financial planning, and monitoring of funds, as well as accounting of granted projects
  • Conducts commercial and legal eligibility checks for recipients and follows up on audits related to Grant Agreements
  • Organizes, designs, and conducts trainings on financial aspects of Financing Agreements for project staff and NGO staff
  • Provides tailor-made advisory sessions and on-site visits to partner organisations to improve financial capacities of NGOs
  • Advises and supports the project team in tendering processes and the management of service contracts
  • Concludes service contracts with local and international consultants, consulting companies and event management agencies
  • Manages the financial planning, monitoring, and accounting of contracts under the supervision of the Project Leader
  • Effectively contributes to the management of the project finance and bookkeeping procedures in accordance with GIZ standard procedures and tools
  • Supports the successful implementation of internal and external audits of the project
  • Where appropriate and reasonable, the position holder is willing to perform tasks outside the scope of the job description

B.    Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • BA in business administration, accounting or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a comparable position
  • Excellent knowledge of funding, contracting, finance, accounting and procurement procedures
  • Well experienced in preparing financial reports and supporting documents towards donors
  • Experience with international donors, in particular the European Union
  • Knowledge of GIZ methods or implementation of ECHO funding is desirable
  • Documented training or many years of work experience as a financial expert, working in or with NGOs
  • Advanced working knowledge of ICT and analytical tools is required
  • Able to communicate effectively in English and Turkish, knowledge of Arabic is an asset
  • Outstanding verbal and very good written communication skills
  • Prepared to travel extensively all over Turkey
  • Confidential handling of data and information
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a sense for political sensitivities
  • Strong organizational skills and experience in administration
  • Dynamic personality with a dedicated focus on the delivery of quality services even under tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated with proven ability to work creatively, proactively and innovatively with limited direct supervision
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle stressful situation appropriately

GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion. GIZ is encouraging persons with disabilities to apply for the position. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate’s qualification and experience as well as local standards.


Only qualified candidates are requested to send their CV and a cover letter in English stating qualifications and previous professional experiences to (max. file size 3 MB) with the reference (Ref: Finance Manager CLIP II). Deadline for receiving applications is 15th of November 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid residence / working permit residing in Türkiye will be considered.

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