Development Worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for Public Financial Management & Revenue Enhancement

Zambia

Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in 120 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you've come to the right place.

  • Job-ID: V000051390
  • Location: Mansa
  • Assignment period: 12/15/2022 - 03/31/2025
  • Field: Governance
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 10/18/2022

Job description

The programme “Promoting efficient and transparent local governance in Zambia” is funded by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development to support Zambia’s decentralisation process. At the local level the programme works with the local governments in Southern Province and Luapula Province to strengthening their capacities in managing development processes, enhancing their own source revenues, promoting citizen participation and improving local public service delivery.

Your tasks

  • Provide technical advice to Samfya Council on the improvement of their own source revenue and support the implementation of pilot measures in their district
  • Provide strategic and technical advice to the Provincial Local Government Office on the implementation of measures aimed at improving financial management processes or increasing own source revenue in the district councils (such as policy implementation, capacity development measures, introduction of new systems, by-law formulation, e-billing/payment)
  • In liaison with the Provincial Local Government office, promote exchanges on and upscaling of good practices on revenue enhancement
  • Support the institutionalisation of best practices related to revenue enhancement and improved financial management
  • Promote knowledge management and organisational learning at district, provincial and project level
  • Provide technical support to Councils during budgeting and performance review
  • Provide technical support in monitoring Constituency Development funded projects

Your profile

  • University degree (at least Master’s) in Finance, Political or Social Sciences, Public Administration, Development Studies, Information Technology or comparable studies
  • Several years of work experience in public financial management and revenue collection enhancement with or at local governments, preferably on the African continent
  • Good organisational skills and an affinity for managing and documenting knowledge is expected
  • Professional experience in organisational development and process advisory desirable
  • Excellent written and oral skills are required
  • IT certification and/or programming skills are an asset
  • Fluent in English

Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Zambia.

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en.

Notes

GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.

Our benefits

As well as your basic living allowance, as a development worker you will also receive extensive additional benefits during your assignment (including a foreign service premium, family allowances, private group health insurance).You and the members of your family accompanying you will be covered by our health and liability insurance, while your family members will also benefit from accident insurance. In countries in crisis, we operate a comprehensive risk management system for your protection, which minimises personal dangers and risks.We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners.Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course.We will reimburse you for your rental costs based on the rent index for your country as well as paying you an equipment and furnishing allowance on top.As a development worker, you can use the project vehicle for trips to school or to visit a doctor or can receive a monthly lump-sum mobility allowance instead. The project vehicle can also be used for personal trips with your manager’s approval.

About us

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact

HR-Service Center
+49 6196/79-3200
kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de
Job description

The programme “Promoting efficient and transparent local governance in Zambia” is funded by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development to support Zambia’s decentralisation process. At the local level the programme works with the local governments in Southern Province and Luapula Province to strengthening their capacities in managing development processes, enhancing their own source revenues, promoting citizen participation and improving local public service delivery.

Your tasks
  • Provide technical advice to Samfya Council on the improvement of their own source revenue and support the implementation of pilot measures in their district
  • Provide strategic and technical advice to the Provincial Local Government Office on the implementation of measures aimed at improving financial management processes or increasing own source revenue in the district councils (such as policy implementation, capacity development measures, introduction of new systems, by-law formulation, e-billing/payment)
  • In liaison with the Provincial Local Government office, promote exchanges on and upscaling of good practices on revenue enhancement
  • Support the institutionalisation of best practices related to revenue enhancement and improved financial management
  • Promote knowledge management and organisational learning at district, provincial and project level
  • Provide technical support to Councils during budgeting and performance review
  • Provide technical support in monitoring Constituency Development funded projects
Your profile
  • University degree (at least Master’s) in Finance, Political or Social Sciences, Public Administration, Development Studies, Information Technology or comparable studies
  • Several years of work experience in public financial management and revenue collection enhancement with or at local governments, preferably on the African continent
  • Good organisational skills and an affinity for managing and documenting knowledge is expected
  • Professional experience in organisational development and process advisory desirable
  • Excellent written and oral skills are required
  • IT certification and/or programming skills are an asset
  • Fluent in English
Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Zambia.

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en.

Notes

GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.

Our benefits
As well as your basic living allowance, as a development worker you will also receive extensive additional benefits during your assignment (including a foreign service premium, family allowances, private group health insurance)., You and the members of your family accompanying you will be covered by our health and liability insurance, while your family members will also benefit from accident insurance. In countries in crisis, we operate a comprehensive risk management system for your protection, which minimises personal dangers and risks., We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners., Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course., We will reimburse you for your rental costs based on the rent index for your country as well as paying you an equipment and furnishing allowance on top., As a development worker, you can use the project vehicle for trips to school or to visit a doctor or can receive a monthly lump-sum mobility allowance instead. The project vehicle can also be used for personal trips with your manager’s approval.
About us

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact
HR-Service Center
+49 6196/79-3200
kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de