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A. Main Activities

1. Financing Agreements

Financial Contract Management Specialist is a key member of the Finance Department, and responsible for managing the financial aspects of grants, ensuring compliance with grant agreements and GIZ financial regulations and guidelines.

The specialist:

  • checks the incoming payment requests and financial reports from the partners in the frame of financing agreements (grant agreements and local subsidy agreements) ensuring accuracy, correctness, and completeness.
  • ensures that the grant funds are utilized effectively and in accordance with organizational and regulatory requirements.
  • prepares the payment/settlement voucher.
  • maintains related data systems and/or Excel lists.

2. Invoice checking
Financial Contract Management Specialist:

  • checks the incoming invoices for formal, factual, price and tax correctness.
  • votes and clarifies the facts in case of discrepancies.
  • prepares the vouchers for payment/settlement.
  • records the invoice verification in SAP.
  • monitors the document run.
  • substitutes in the bank and cash payment.
  • regularly monitors real accounts (liabilities, receivables) related to purchases, contracts and financing agreements and reports regularly to the projects and the management.
  • carries out invoice checking tasks using SAP and regularly prepares financial documents.
  • supports the copying, distribution, filing and archiving process.

3. General services for GIZ-assisted projects/programmes 

Financial Contract Management Specialist:

  • supports the projects in financial matters to ensure compliance with GIZ rules, regulations and standards.
  • trains office and project staff in financial matters with constant feedback after the invoice verification process

4. Other duties

Financial Contract Management Specialist:

  • reports all problems with financial administration and compliance without delay.
  • is responsible for filing in accordance with GIZ rules.
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

B. Required qualifications, competencies and experience


  • University degree in Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or in a similar field.

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years of proven professional experience
  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience in the financial management of grant agreements or relevant field.

Other Knowledge, additional competencies

  • Native in Turkish, business fluent in English. German knowledge is an asset.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Information and Communication Technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
  • In-depth knowledge of and hands-on experience with various accounting software (WINPACCS, SAP).
  • Ability to handle data and information confidentially.
  • Strong organizational skills and experience in administration
  • 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 situations appropriately.


Interested and qualified internal candidates are requested to apply through our Job Portal by filling in the digital application form as well as submitting their CV in GIZ Turkey’s format and a cover letter in English, stating their qualifications and previous professional experiences.

The deadline for receiving applications is the 06th of November 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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