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The application process

How can I apply? What documents do I need to submit? Which stages does the application process involve? Find out what is important and get some useful application tips.

Information for applicants

Which documents do I need to submit?

A CV and covering letter are required for each application. If you are invited to an interview, we will also need to see copies of your qualifications.

Can I submit my qualifications subsequently online?

Once you have submitted your application, you will no longer be able to submit your qualifications. If we require copies of your qualifications, we will request them from you.

Which language should I use for my application?

You should use the language in which the advertisement is written.

Can I make changes to my documents once I have submitted my application?

No. Once you have submitted your application, you will no longer be able to make changes or additions to it. You should therefore ensure that all the information and documents you submit are accurate and complete before you send off your application.

How can I apply online?

On our Job Portal, you will find a red button marked ‘Apply now’ attached to each advertisement. We recommend you register on our website, so that you can manage jobs within your careers portal and check on the status of applications at any time.

Can I send an unsolicited application to GIZ?

We regret we cannot accept unsolicited applications. All our vacancies are advertised on our Job Portal. Please visit the Job Portal regularly and subscribe to information about new vacancies. You will find further information on our website.

Can I have several applications running concurrently?

Yes, of course; you can apply for more than one job at the same time. However, please note that each job requires an individual application.

Inclusion: how can we support you?

If you need information relating to your personal situation or require support with the application process, you are welcome to contact our Human Resources Customer Service Centre. Enquiries are handled in strict confidence.
+49 6196 – 79 3200
Kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de  

When can I expect to hear about my application?

Please bear in mind that we take great care with selection and that this process can take some time. We will make every effort to let you know as soon as possible about your application.

What happens to my application?

The information in your application will automatically be transferred to a database and accessed by the Human Resources Department and the relevant specialist unit within GIZ. We will then contact you about your application.

What preparation and orientation will I receive for my new job?

Preparing staff for a new role is very important at GIZ. GIZ has a wide range of events tailored to providing new colleagues with comprehensive preparation for their new role. The onboarding process aims to give new employees the specialist training they need and to help them integrate in the company’s social structures and networks.

Depending on your role, location and previous experience with GIZ, the onboarding portal creates a timeline with an individual training plan for your new job. Over a period of about six months, this plan will include face to face and online provision to run alongside the mandatory and recommended training you will receive.
 

Your path to GIZ 

There are seven stages in the application process:

  1. You submit an online application and receive confirmation of receipt
  2. We consider your application
  3. You may be invited to a two-day selection event
  4. You receive feedback on the second day of the selection interviews
  5. You are offered a job
  6. You sign your employment contract
  7. Your onboarding process as GIZ begins: as soon as we receive your signed contract, you will be given access to your personal onboarding portal