GIZ's Development Service seconds committed and experienced experts to German development cooperation programmes around the globe. Its development workers are in the thick of the action, working directly with governmental and civil society organisations. With their professionalism, experience and intercultural sensitivity, they support and build the capacities of the local population.
GIZ development workers are embedded in a tight-knit network in their countries of assignment. This network revolves around GIZ's offices in its more than 130 partner countries, which act as the 'nerve centres' for programme-based activities. Development workers can rely on GIZ's skilled staff members on site to support their work at partner organisations.
GIZ is the largest organisation – and the only state body – of the seven development services in Germany that are recognised by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Anyone can apply to work as a development worker for GIZ Development Service, regardless of their religious beliefs or affiliations, provided they are a citizen of Switzerland, Germany or another EU country.
GIZ has over 50 years' experience in selecting, briefing and supporting experienced professionals, both women and men.
GLOBAL COMMITMENT -– LOCAL PARTNERSHIP
They are involved in driving economic development and employment promotion within the scope of local partnerships, in promoting democracy among civil society and local authorities, supporting local development and conserving resources, helping to improve the efficiency of health systems, transforming civil conflict and building peace.
IN THE THICK OF THE ACTION
DEVELOPMENT WORKER ARE EXPERTS WITH LIMITED-TERM SECONDMENTS
Returning development workers help to actively raise awareness of development policy and promote openness and tolerance in German society.