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Development Worker (f/m/d) OneHealth Full-time Job

1 year ago   Medical & Healthcare   Kindu   1.8K views Reference: 774
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Development Worker (f/m/d) OneHealth

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:V000049484
  • Location:Kindu
  • Assignment period:01/01/2023 - 12/31/2024
  • Field:Forestry, Biodiversity, Oceans
  • Type of employment:full-time
  • Application deadline:10/23/2022

Job description

The GIZ Program "Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Forest Management" in the Democratic Republic of Congo implements activities in the Maniema Province related to OneHealth. The project aims to improve the technical and institutional capacities of local actors involved in the programs activities for OneHealth. The "Institut Supérieur d'Etudes Agronomiques et Vétérinaire" (ISEAV) in particular plays a major role in the Maniema Province, as it not only trains future veterinarians, but also supports the provincial authorities in vaccination campaigns and awareness campaigns in the field of wildlife and livestock health. With the assignment of a development worker, the program aims to improve the competencies of ISEAV and thus contribute to improved monitoring and control of zoonotic diseases in the Maniema province.

Your tasks

  • Building the technical as well as institutional capacity of ISEAV in their OneHealth department
  • Supporting the ISEAV team on planning and implementation activities related to OneHealth
  • Supporting the ISEAV team on developing value chains for traditional medicinal plants
  • Supporting the ISEAV team on setting up a "monitoring system for zoonotic diseases
  • Facilitating a regular exchange of lessons learned between ISEAV and the various local actors involved in the protection of local wildlife
  • Maintaining an exchange with the One Health staff of the other two program sites (Bukavu et Kinshasa)

Your profile

  • University degree in one of the following areas: Veterinary medicine, biology, zoology, agronomy, forestry or a similar discipline
  • Professional experience in one or more areas of human capacity building, monitoring zoonotic diseases in wildlife or livestock populations, developing of agricultural or forestry value chains
  • Work experience in animal health or agriculture in francophone Africa or regional experience in sub-Saharan Africa is an advantage
  • Excellent intercultural and communication skills
  • Willingness to work under basic conditions
  • Good French language skills; knowledge of Swahili, German and/or English is an advantage

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 DR Congo.

The security situation requires heightened vigilance. Tailored security risk mitigation measures are in place for GIZ staff in country. 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. The working environment is subject to special restrictions on the freedom of movement. 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.


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.

Willingness to travel on a regular basis is required.

For general questions from dependent partners about local employment - please contact us at: [email protected]

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.

Company Description
As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. Together with our commissioning parties and partners, we generate and implement ideas for political, social and economic change.
GIZ works flexibly to deliver effective and efficient solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
For GIZ, the 2030 Agenda is the overarching framework that guides its work, which it implements in close cooperation with its partners and commissioning parties.

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