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Working for GIZ in Germany

As an employee of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, you will be doing meaningful work and will collaborate with commissioning parties and partners to develop effective and efficient approaches. Your commitment and expertise in Germany will help achieve change worldwide, creating a liveable future.

Our Germany-based staff are the backbone of the company, and your work will help ensure that we can implement projects around the world. You will use your specialist expertise to support colleagues and partners worldwide.

Would you like to use your knowledge and skills in an international environment? Are you interested in using your negotiating and interpersonal skills to advise ambitious partners? Or perhaps you would like to share your experience of project management, finance or human resources with us?

GIZ offers an opportunity for individual self-development under modern working conditions. The latest technology means you can work from home on a regular basis. And we offer flexible working hours to help you achieve an optimal work-life balance. Digital exchange formats across units, projects and country borders create a close-knit, team-based working environment and promote openness and collegiality. And it goes without saying that GIZ pays an attractive salary, including 13 monthly salary payments each year, plus excellent benefits.

The option of regular job moves both in Germany and abroad means you will also develop your professional skills and intercultural competencies, gaining experience that will enrich every aspect of your life.

Are you interested in GIZ’s work? We look forward to receiving your application.  

What conditions do I need to meet to work for GIZ in Germany?

The conditions vary from job to job, and you can find the detailed job specification in individual job advertisements. For most positions, you will have to submit a full application (including at least a CV and a covering letter).

What benefits will I enjoy if I work for GIZ in Germany?  

  • You will enjoy flexible working hours and mobile working arrangements to enable you to balance your career with family and care responsibilities.
  • GIZ is committed to a family-friendly workplace and offers a range of part-time working models, its own nursery in both Bonn and Eschborn, and parent-child offices in Berlin, Bonn and Eschborn.
  • You will receive 13 monthly salary payments and be entitled to 30 days’ leave a year (for full-time employees).
  • Your salary will be in line with GIZ’s company collective bargaining agreement. GIZ also provides a company pension scheme, and you will be able to take advantage of our employee savings scheme.
  • A travel pass, the ‘JobTicket’, enables you to travel to work on public transport without charge, helping to mitigate climate change.
  • The company also offers health courses, seminars, e-learning provision and even massage to help you achieve an optimal work-life balance.

The following video provides further information about the benefits you will enjoy as a GIZ employee based in Germany:

Benefits package in Germany – what Isabell has to say

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