CIM international placements

Would you like to help shape change and get to know new countries? Do you want to share your expertise while you continue to learn more yourself?

Well, what are you waiting for? Apply now! Lots of exciting and varied challenges await you in the countries partnering international cooperation with Germany.

Run jointly by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Federal Employment Agency, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) has been providing its special blend of development and labour market policy expertise since 1980. CIM places experts with employers in developing countries and emerging economies.

Placing integrated experts - what we offer experts from Germany and other EU states

Are you highly qualified with extensive career experience? Are you eager to make a contribution, interested in other countries and looking for a challenge in the field of international cooperation?

Integrated experts are specialists from Germany and other EU member states who put their skills to good use in key positions in developing countries and emerging economies. They work directly for an employer in the country of assignment on a local contract and are fully integrated into the local structures – hence the name ‘integrated expert’. Once the placement process has been completed, integrated experts are paid a salary that is based on customary local rates which is topped up by CIM (through GIZ).

Further information on what an integrated expert's work involves Integrated experts.

Placing returning experts – what we offer experts from developing countries and emerging economies

You are from a developing country or emerging economy and, having studied, trained, or worked in Germany, are now considering returning to your country of origin? Would you like to use your international contacts, your professional qualifications and your intercultural skills to foster sustainable development in your country of origin?

Our service package for returning experts is aimed at managers and junior experts who have acquired professional qualifications in Germany. CIM can help you find the right job. For example, we offer individual advisory services to help you plan your return and your future career, and can assist you with your job search.

Further information on the placement of returning experts 

CIM places highly qualified individuals with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, and is the ideal partner if you are looking for a responsible, development-related position. 
We recruit on behalf of national institutions, private businesses, chambers, associations and non-governmental organisations. Local employers in our partner countries seek sound technical expertise, but also good social skills, so we expect a lot from our applicants. 

Check out CIM’s website to find out more about placements as an integrated or returning expert along with information on how to apply