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T20 – Cooperation to overcome the challenges to multilateralism?

DIE Blog - 19. September 2018 - 14:00
Three steps to follow for the T20.

The T20 summit assembled 1000 researchers from 68 countries during the past two days in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to present policy recommendations on issues such as future of work, climate action, trade and social inclusion. A joint communique was handed over to G20 Chair and Argentinean President Mauricio Macri that called for more engagement to overcome the challenges faced by multilateral cooperation in all these areas.


The discussions at the T20 Summit made very clear that achieving this goal will not be an easy task. In our view, think tanks need to step up their efforts to improve the effectiveness of the T20 as a responsible stakeholder of global governance and multilateral cooperation.

When the going gets rougher

We are in a rough international climate where the usefulness of multilateral cooperation and research-based policy proposals are increasingly doubted. Political settings in a number of countries have turned more inward-looking in the past years and “my country first” approaches are poisoning attempts to solve global challenges cooperatively. Furthermore, research-based evidence as a basis for policy decisions faces headwind in times of politics based on gut feelings and moods of the day. This is a current reality in a number of countries, including major players in the G20. The G20 currently rather assemble a variety of national interests and egos around the table. The G20 summit in Buenos Aires in 2018 is probably under an even more difficult star than the previous one in Hamburg Hamburg in 2017.

The recent discussions of trade ministers in Mar del Plata were an illustration of the difficulties lying ahead. The purpose of these technical meetings is to provide input for the leaders’ summit taking place at the end of November in Buenos Aires. The trade ministers’ communique, however, shows a low level of ambition and it seems to reflect the lowest common denominator, rather than a productive meeting. We can observe similar results so far on sustainable development or climate action. This does not augur well for the upcoming G20 summit.

The role of think tanks

In view of international negotiations increasingly deadlocked, think tanks based in the G20 and non-G20 countries must rise to the challenges of populism and more nationalist thinking. It is not sufficient in these days to draft technical policy proposals concerning the solution of global problems. Crucially, think tanks have to shoulder more and different responsibilities in a contested global governance system.

For this purpose, think tanks are increasingly networking, cooperating and sharing insights from various countries and scientific disciplines. The T20, a network of think tanks and research institutes from a broad range of G20 and non-G20 countries, was geared to creating topical task forces in order to draft evidence-based policy proposals. The relevance of these task forces increases the more they reflect the diversity of contexts, and the plurality of problem definitions and solutions that characterizes our world. Cooperation on the basis of plurality and diversity is an asset in the current situation and not a burden. The task forces not only tackle conventional questions of economics and fiscal policy, but also consider achieving the 2030 Agenda, global equality, sustainable development in Africa and climate action. As this increasingly transnational think tank network is meant to be beyond politics and does not represent special interests, it is free to deal with policy issues of great future relevance even though consensus on them may not yet seem feasible in the G20 context. The communique of the T20 and its recommendations to the Argentinean G20 Presidency show that this task continues to be important.

Think tanks, of course, cannot fully compensate for political shortcomings. They can provide recommendations, but they are not decision-makers. Furthermore, academics in think tanks are part of the elites, and as such are currently under fire. In this rather hostile climate, the T20 and other outreach groups such as the B20, C20 and W20 are important to maintain or probably rather rebuild the basis of cooperation below the level of international diplomacy. This process “under the surface” remains relevant – or even gains relevance – when agreement cannot be reached between governments. In other words: transnational action can help to keep issues on the plate when there exists a tendency to push them off the negotiation table.

Way forward for the T20

In recent years, the T20 has strengthened its focus on providing research-based policy advise, interacted more intensively with the G20 and its work streams and improved its internal working structures. While these improvements are surely necessary, they are certainly not sufficient for the T20 to fully exploit its potential as a facilitator of multilateral cooperation. In this respect, we suggest the T20 should take the following three steps:

First, the T20 should strive to further increase its impact on G20 policy-making processes. Necessary is an even stronger focus on effective dissemination strategies of the policy proposals produced by the task forces of the T20. So far, this dissemination is mainly taking place through the channels established between the chairs of the T20 and the G20 presidency. In addition, the T20 task forces should make use of its unique setup including think tank experts from various G20 and non-G20 countries and disseminate the policy advise in their national policy environments too.

Second, there is much potential for the various engagement groups to strengthen the exchange with each other in order to influence the G20 process. In the past two years, engagement groups such as the B20, C20 and T20 have issued joint statements on climate change that were received positively by a number of G20 governments. There is further potential of the working groups of the engagement groups to come together and develop joint policy proposals. The joint work of the T20 and the W20 on gender equity serves as an example. This cooperation, of course, is not easy as engagement groups represent different societal stakeholders and often compete with each other for influence. The T20, which does not see itself as an advocacy or interest group, can help to bridge these differences and enable cooperation between different engagement groups.

Third, the T20 needs to step up its efforts to better engage with society. Sharp thoughts and public engagement is needed and not only technical advice. Academics clearly have a public role to play to discuss and explain the benefits as well as the challenges of multilateral cooperation.


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Project Manager (m/f), Ouanaminthe (Haiti)

epojobs - 19. September 2018 - 13:35

The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of a worldwide community assisting victims of conflicts and disasters and people affected by social or health related crises.
The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement provides vulnerable people with assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. The German Red Cross assists in disaster response, rehabilitation and capacity building projects on appeals of their sister organisations within the Movement.

In close cooperation with the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) and other partners in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the GRC has been conducting project measures in various regions in Haiti since 2004.

GRC is currently seeking for an experienced Project Manager (m/f):

Place of assignment:    Ouanaminthe, Haiti (place of residence Dajabon, Dominican Republic)
Duration of contract:     Asap until 31.12.2019

The project is funded by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly implemented with the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) and Dominican Red Cross (DRC). It aims to improve the living conditions of deported people, refugees or Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and their host communities in the border location Ouanaminthe between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It supports access to basic needs and psychosocial counselling, transport and family reunification as well as support services and aims to improve competences and access to income generating activities. Further operations are community based disaster management actions and mitigation measures including e.g. the cleaning of drainage canals and maintenance of infrastructure and finally to improve health and sanitation practices. It finally aims to reinforcing capacity and structures of the local Red Cross structures for support services in the region.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Ensure compliance of the project with GRC and BMZ strategies, guidelines and standards;
  • Monitor the project implementation according to agreed budget and plan of action, provide technical and managerial guidance to the project coordinator and ensure timely reporting;
  • Manage the BMZ funded project in close cooperation with the GRC headquarter in Port au Prince and the Haitian Red Cross and Dominican Red Cross as national counterparts and implementing partners;
  • Coordinate, liaise and maintain a close working relationship with major stakeholders in the region;
  • Safeguard the regular collection and analysis of field data and oversee monitoring of program results and activities through the establishment of an M&E system;
  • Ensuring accurate project budgeting, financial management and expenditure tracking according to GRC and donor (BMZ) requirements;
  • Narrative and financial reporting in compliance with GRC and donor (BMZ) policies and regulations;
  • Supervision, mentoring and capacity building of project team (up to 15 people);
  • Drawing on lessons learnt to develop best practice and oversight of the continuous learning process and best practices including reflection and planning through team meetings and stakeholder workshops;
  • Fostering ownership and contributing to the maintenance of a joint team spirit and positive working environment.

Required Skills:

  • At least 5 years working experience in project management of international development-oriented projects;
  • Experience in implementing and managing donor funded projects (knowledge of BMZ requirements will be a strong asset);
  • Experience in conducting baseline studies;
  • Experience in participatory methods and community development;
  • Strong project management skills, particularly PCM, reporting and monitoring;
  • Working experiences in restoring family links (RFL), Income Generating Activities (IGA), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), WASH - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene preferable;
  • Profound knowledge and proven experience in M&E;
  • Experience in cooperating with local organizations and capacity building among communities and partners (preferably in the region);
  • Assertive, with high intercultural sensitivity;
  • Experiences in working with the Red Cross / Red Crescent movement is a strong asset
  • Readiness to work in remote areas;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Ability and agreement to adhere to the Red Cross Red;
  • Ability to work effectively in multicultural environments;
  • Oral and written fluency in French and English, German would be a strong asset;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Ability to complete a thorough medical screening process 'working abroad under specific climate and health conditions';
  • Readiness to go on assignment without partner / no family-post;
  • Valid driving licence.

GRC offers you a compensation package according to the collective employment agreement of the GRC as well as an expatriation allowance during your mission. We will provide you with an accommodation. In addition to a full insurance package (health insurance for residence abroad, private accident insurance, private liability insurance, luggage insurance) GRC is as well covering a home flight within a 12-month period of assignment, regular R&R and medical check-ups before and after your mission as well as Psychosocial Support Service. Before your assignment, as well as during and after your mission, you will benefit from a comprehensive training package and receive the necessary briefings.

Kindly apply by submitting your application by using the GRC online application system DRK HRnet ( until 09.10.2018.

Please indicate Ref. No. 2018-105 with your application.

Further information on our recruiting procedure can be found on our homepage.

Kategorien: Jobs

Mitigating the adjustment costs of international trade

DIE - 19. September 2018 - 13:33
This articles examines possible policy responses to the adjustment costs related to international trade. It argues that, contrary to the conclusions drawn from frictionless neoclassical models, the costs of adjusting to trade are large and persistent and may be a cause of the increase in the political resistance to trade. The existing mechanisms specifically designed to mitigate the adjustment costs related to trade are inadequate, and they are often a source of inefficiency and inequity since trade shocks are only a part of the economic uncertainty affecting workers. The article also argues that the most promising policies are those that extend the social safety net where necessary, protecting workers from all shocks, not just trade shocks, and those that facilitate the mobility of factors of production across sectors and regions. Many of the latter policies should be pursued anyway to improve the nation’s competitiveness. As has become increasingly evident over the past year, protectionism and unfair trade practices can also be a source of trade shocks affecting exporters in partner countries, underscoring the importance of maintaining an open, rules-based and predictable trading system.
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Die UN verhandelt endlich einen #BindingTreaty zu #Wirtschaft und #Menschenrechte! ...

Twitter - 19. September 2018 - 13:01

Die UN verhandelt endlich einen zu und ! Die EU bringt dazu ein frustrierendes Statement beim ein: … Wir sehen dies als bewussten Störung des -Prozesses.

Neue Präsidentin der UN-Generalversammlung fordert, die Vereinten Nationen den Menschen näher zu bringen

Vereinte Nationen - 19. September 2018 - 12:44

19. September 2018 - Die diesjährige Sitzung der UN-Generalversammlung (UNGA) wurde am Dienstag von ihrer Präsidentin eröffnet, die sich während ihrer Amtszeit besonders dafür einsetzen will, die Weltorganisation den Menschen näher zu bringen und ihre Teilhabe und Unterstützung für die Vereinten Nationen zu stärken.

In ihrer Eröffnungsrede zur 73. Sitzung der UNGA, die 193 Mitglieder umfasst, sagte Präsidentin María Fernanda Espinosa, dass der Bedarf an stärkerer globaler Führung im Dienste des Multilaterismus, für friedlichere, gerechtere und nachhaltigere Gesellschaften, ihre Arbeit antreiben. 

„Lasst uns zusammen eine Welt schaffen, die gleichberechtigter und freier, nachhaltiger und naturnaher sowie inklusiver und unterstützender ist“, betonte sie. 

Espinosa, die im Juni zur UNGA-Präsidentin gewählt wurde, folgt Miroslav Lajčák, dem Präsidenten der 72. Sitzungsperiode. Sie ist erst die vierte Frau in der Geschichte dieses UN-Organs, die diese Position innehat, und die erste Frau aus der Lateinamerika & Karibik - Region.

In ihrer Ansprache hat Espinosa ihre sieben Prioritäten skizziert, die sie in Absprache mit den Mitgliedsstaaten festgelegt hat und die die kommende Sitzungsperiode prägen werden: Förderung der Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter; Umsetzung der neuen globalen Vereinbarung zu Migration und Flüchtlingen; Schaffung anständiger Arbeitsmöglichkeiten; Schutz der Umwelt; Stärkung der Rechte von Personen mit Beeinträchtigungen; Unterstützung des UN Reform-Prozesses; und die Erleichterung des Dialogs.

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Mainstreaming Trade to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals - 19. September 2018 - 12:31

The WTO is central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set targets to be achieved by 2030 in areas such as poverty reduction, health, education and the environment. The SDGs put significant emphasis on the role that trade plays in promoting sustainable development and recognize the contribution that the WTO can make to the 2030 Agenda. By delivering and implementing trade reforms which are pro-growth and pro-development, and by continuing to foster stable, predictable and equitable trading relations across the world, the WTO will play an important role in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals, just as it did with the Millennium Development Goals before them. This report identifies steps which would help to ensure that international trade contributes to accelerating progress in achieving the SDGs. Source: WTO

In the WTO iLibrary:

    • Click to download PDF – 7.74MB PDF
    • Click to Read online and share READ

WTO (2018), Mainstreaming Trade to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals, World Trade Organization, Geneva,

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Online-Bibliothek der Welthandelsorganisation WTO iLibrary

Weblinks - 19. September 2018 - 12:24


  • Auf haben Sie Zugriff auf Studien, Arbeitspapiere und Datenbanken der World Trade Organisation. Dazu gehören Berichte zur Streitschlichtung, WTO Trade Policy Reviews, World Trade Reports und aktuelle Daten zum Welthandel, einschließlich der wichtigsten Ein- und Ausfuhren der WTO-Mitglieder sowie angewandte Zölle. - Karsten Weitzenegger

Tags: wto, handel, handelsabkommen, trade, bibliotheken, bibliothek

by: Karsten Weitzenegger

Nahrung, Jobs und Nachhaltigkeit - Was Afrikas Landwirtschaft leisten muss

Weblinks - 19. September 2018 - 12:16


  • Berlin-Institut für Bevölkerung und Entwicklung:
    Afrika südlich der Sahara ist die Weltregion mit dem niedrigsten Pro-Kopf-Einkommen und dem höchsten Bevölkerungswachstum. Nur durch wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und neue Perspektiven für die Menschen kann der Kontinent der Falle entkommen, in der ihn Armut und hohe Kinderzahlen gefangen halten.
    Der kleinbäuerlich geprägten Landwirtschaft kommt dabei eine Schlüsselrolle zu. Zurzeit vermag sie zwar die eigene Bevölkerung nicht zu ernähren. Sie hat aber die Chance, von europäischen Erfahrungen und Innovationen zu profitieren und Fehlentwicklungen zu vermeiden. - Karsten Weitzenegger

Tags: bevölkerung, entwicklung, nahrung, Nahrungsmittel, ernährung, Ernährungssicherung, nachhaltigkeit, landwirtschaft, rural, afrika, afrika-studien

by: Karsten Weitzenegger

UN-Vertreter besorgt um fragilen Frieden im Südsudan

welt-sichten - 19. September 2018 - 12:13
Selbst kleine Kinder wurden erschlagen: Die Gräueltaten im Südsudan sollen ein Ende haben. Doch die bange Frage ist, ob der neue Friedensvertrag dieses Mal hält.

Endlich faire Landrechte

Welthungerhilfe - 19. September 2018 - 12:10
Ein Gewinn für die Bürger: Liberias neu überarbeitetes Landrechtsgesetz ist ein großer Schritt in Richtung Frieden und Ernährungssicherheit. Zum ersten Mal gestaltete die Zivilgesellschaft ein Gesetz aktiv mit.
Kategorien: Ticker

Philippinen## Taifun Mangkhut hat Häuser und Ernten zerstört - 19. September 2018 - 12:05

Berlin. - Taifun Mangkhut hat auf den Philippinen vor allem Ernten und Häuser zerstört. Durch den Sturm wurden im wirtschaftlich schwachen Norden der Hauptinsel Luzon Felder teilweise komplett vernichtet, zehntausende Häuser sind unbewohnbar. Insgesamt sind bis zu einer Million Menschen schwer betroffen. "Taifun Mangkhut hat die Ärmsten der Armen getroffen und vielen Menschen alles genommen", berichtete Martin Keßler, Leiter der Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, am Mittwoch in Berlin. "Im Norden der Philippinen leben die Familien häufig in einfachsten Hütten, die dem Sturm nicht standhalten konnten."

Event in #Hamburg: Studienpräsentation mit Pat Mooney: Agrarindustrie 4.0: Digitalisierung und Konzernmacht in der Landwirtschaft 

Twitter - 19. September 2018 - 12:00

Event in : Studienpräsentation mit Pat Mooney: Agrarindustrie 4.0: Digitalisierung und Konzernmacht in der Landwirtschaft 

Projektleiter (w/m/d) des Vorhabens Amazonienfonds für Wald- und Klimafonds (Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien)

epojobs - 19. September 2018 - 12:00

Projektleiter (w/m/d) des Vorhabens Amazonienfonds für Wald- und Klimafonds

JOB-ID: P1525V004J02

Führungskraft - Befristet


Als Bundesunternehmen unterstützt die GIZ die Bundesregierung dabei, ihre Ziele in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit für nachhaltige Entwicklung zu erreichen.

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Projektmanagement und Implementierung aller mit der Auftragserfüllung verknüpften Aufgaben und Zielsetzungen einschließlich Mitarbeiterführung auf der Grundlage der Prozesse und Instrumente, Regeln und Orientierungen der GIZ
  • Kommunikation mit den Auftraggebern, dem Bundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) und dem Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
  • Beratung des politischen Projektpartners BNDES zur effektiven Ausgestaltung des Amazonienfonds (Nationally Determined Contribution - NDC) und bei der Einführung neuer Umsetzungsmechanismen (blended finance, Digitalisierung)
  • Beratung bundesstaatlicher und nationaler Umweltbehörden sowie Nichtregierungsorganisationen bei der Planung und Umsetzung transformativer Projekte im Sinne der brasilianischen Wald- und Klimapolitik
  • Vernetzungsarbeit mit strategischen Partnern wie beispielsweise dem amazonischen Gouverneursforum und mit anderen Vorhaben der GIZ in Brasilien, speziell im Tropenwald-Portfolio sowie mit der Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
  • Akquise neuer Kofinanzierungen für das Vorhaben und für das Tropenwaldprogramm der GIZ in Brasilien (Impact Investors)
  • Aufgaben zur Planung, Strategieentwicklung und zum Monitoring sowie zur Berichterstattung und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
  • Leitung der administrativen und kaufmännischen Aufgaben des Vorhabens

Ihr Profil

  • Abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium in Wirtschafts-, Sozial-/ Politikwissenschaften oder Umwelt/Klimawissenschaften
  • Mehrjährige Durchführungserfahrung im Auftragsmanagement der internationalen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, vorzugsweise in den Arbeitsfeldern Umwelt/ Klima/ Walderhalt
  • Mehrjährige Berufserfahrung mit/in Entwicklungsbanken und mit Finanzinstrumenten wie Zuschüssen und Krediten
  • Ausgewiesenes Überblickswissen zu Climate Finance (REDD+), Forest Landscape Restoration, Land-Use-Change, Low Carbon Agriculture, Impact Investors, blended finance u.a.
  • Ausgewiesene Regionalerfahrung in Amazonien, seinen relevanten Institutionen und Stakeholdern
  • Beratungs-, Kommunikations- und interkulturelle Kompetenz, insbesondere in der Politikberatung hochrangiger Partner; Verhandlungsgeschick auf lokaler, bundesstaatlicher, nationaler und internationaler Ebene
  • Fließende Deutsch-, Portugiesisch und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Sie sind dienstleistungsorientiert, mit diplomatischem Geschick und sicherem Auftreten
  • Sie sind innovationsorientiert und bringen dies aktiv in die Zusammenarbeit ein



Illegale Entwaldung, veränderte Bodennutzung und flächenintensive Landwirtschaft zählen zu den größten Verursachern von Treibhausgasen in Brasilien. Brasiliens nationale Klimaschutzpolitik sieht vor, die illegale Entwaldung des amazonischen Regenwalds bis 2020 um 80% und bis 2030 auf null zu verringern. Der im Jahr 2008 von der brasilianischen Regierung gegründete Amazonienfonds gilt als weltweit erfolgreichster, ergebnisbasierter nationaler Finanzierungsmechanismus für REDD+ (Reduktion von Emissionen aus Entwaldung und Walddegradierung).

Das GIZ Projekt unterstützt den Manager des Fonds, die brasilianische Entwicklungsbank BNDES (Banco de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social), in der effektiven Umsetzung des Amazonienfonds. Nach einer institutionellen Strukturierungsphase stehen die Nachhaltigkeit des Fonds sowie seine Ausgestaltung im Rahmen der neuen brasilianischen Klimazielsetzungen hinsichtlich der Agenda 2030 im Vordergrund.

  • Standort: Rio de Janeiro
  • Tropisches Klima mit hohen Temperaturen im Sommer
  • Gute med. Versorgung
  • Internationale Schulen vorhanden
  • Sicherheit: Rio de Janeiro ist ein Familienstandort, allerdings herrscht eine hohe Kriminalität, was Einschränkungen im Alltag mit sich bringt und besondere Vorsichtsmaßnahmen erfordert. Bezüglich Sicherheit und Gesundheit wird empfohlen die Hinweise des Auswertigen Amtes zu befolgen.

Bitte haben Sie Verständnis dafür, dass wir Bewerbungen grundsätzlich nur über unser E-Recruiting-System annehmen und bearbeiten können. Nach Bestätigung der erfolgreich erstellten Bewerbung bitten wir Sie, Ihren Spam / Junk Ordner regelmäßig zu überprüfen, da E-Mails unseres eRecruiting-Systems von manchen Providern als Spam eingestuft werden.

Die GIZ möchte den Anteil von Menschen mit Behinderung im Unternehmen erhöhen. Daher freuen wir uns über entsprechende Bewerbungen.


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welt-sichten - 19. September 2018 - 11:36

Greenpeace:## Industrie-Lobby will strengere EU-Klimaziele verhindern - 19. September 2018 - 11:36

Berlin. - Der europäische Industrie-Lobby-Verband Business Europe, zu dem auch der Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI) gehört, will sich einem strengeren EU-Klimaziel offenbar widersetzen. In einem internen Papier vom 13. September, das Greenpeace zugespielt wurde, schlage Business Europe seinen Mitgliedern unterschiedliche Strategien vor, wie eine von der EU-Kommission diskutierte Anhebung des Klimaziels für das Jahr 2030 angegriffen werden könnte, berichtete die Umweltorganisation am Mittwoch in Berlin.

International Organization for Migration: Programme Assistant, 27.9.

gesinesjobtipps - 19. September 2018 - 11:30
Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title: Programme Assistant (AVRR Counselling)
Duty Station: Berlin, Germany
Reference Code: VN-DE1-2018-38
Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G5
Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term (40hrs/week)
Estimated Start Date: October 2018
Closing Date: 27 September 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and in direct supervision of the National Project Manager and Liaison Officer the incumbent will be responsible for providing counselling services for migrants in Germany, with a particular focus on Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance with organizing and delivering the AVRR counselling service to migrants in Germany;
  • Provide up-to-date, objective and reliable information on the situation in countries of return, and by doing so, assists in migrant’s informed decisions on return or other available options;
  • Provide information and counselling concerning the offers of support for AVR as provided by the REAG/GARP programme, ZIRF Counselling and FAP programme;
  • Visit, provide briefings to, and counsel migrants in appointed accommodation areas in relation to AVRR and what it entails for migrants throughout the process;
  • Assist with the implementation of tailored interventions for individual cases seeking AVRR information, counselling support, and return;
  • Provide information concerning partner organizations, state-run and private contact points and local relief organizations and arranging contacts with these institutions for persons seeking information;
  • Provide information on relief offers, governmental support and/or private services to potential returnees (current programme promotes reintegration, potential direct assistance, Medicare and counselling service in the Country of Origin);
  • As required, initialize support concerning return and reintegration (within the scope of IOM programmes);
  • Liaise with employees of the Public Authority for Aliens and hold consultations with the donors;
  • Organize and prepare regular meetings and joint thematic events targeting other migration actors in different locations in Germany;
  • Support the development and implementation of a strategy to inform the target group about possibilities of the voluntary return through the existing programs;
  • Support the coordination of the different AVR activities of IOM Germany and ensures activities and interaction with migrants are in line with IOM Principles for Humanitarian Action;
  • Perform any such other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or CoM.
Required Qualifications and Experience


University degree in Political Science, Migration Studies, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with three years of relevant professional experience, preferably in similar roles;


Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with five years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in project management an advantage;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge on migration with a focus on implementing and processing AVRR activities in Germany is an asset;
  • Experience with national, regional or international public bodies and knowledge about the AVRR landscape in Germany would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.


Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and German. Knowledge of other official IOM language an advantage.

Required Competencies

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

This post is subject to local recruitment. Only persons holding a valid residence and work permit for Germany will be eligible for consideration.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application including a cover letter not exceeding more than one page, CV and relevant certificates and references by email to Due to the volume of applications received, IOM Germany Human Resources will not be able to respond to all inquiries about the application status and will only contact shortlisted candidates.

Posting period

From 13 September 2018 to 27 September 2018

International Organization for Migration / Germany
Human Resources
Lisa Rauscher


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Dr. Nina Scheer MdB (SPD): wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, 30.9.

gesinesjobtipps - 19. September 2018 - 11:29

Für mein Berliner Abgeordnetenbüro suche ich zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/einen wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter in Teilzeit.

Aufgabenschwerpunkte (u.a):

  • inhaltliche Vor- und Nachbereitung von Gremien- und Ausschusssitzungen aus den Bereichen Umwelt- und Klimaschutz, Energie sowie Recht und Verbraucherschutz und Außenhandel
  • Recherche und zielgruppenorientierte Aufbereitung von Fachinformationen, insbesondere im Bereich Umwelt und Energie
  • Korrespondenztätigkeiten


  • abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium, M.A. oder äquivalent
  • Kenntnisse der parlamentarischen Abläufe, insbesondere mit Blick auf die Ausschussarbeit, idealerweise Hauserfahrung
  • fundierte umwelt- und energiepolitische Kenntnisse
  • selbstständige Arbeitsweise und Fähigkeit zu wissenschaftlichem Arbeiten
  • sehr gute mündliche und schriftliche Ausdrucksweise
  • Teamfähigkeit und Verantwortungsbewusstsein
  • Identifikation mit den Werten der Sozialdemokratie

Bitte übersenden Sie bei Interesse Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen (als zusammenhängendes PDF-Dokument) bis spätestens 30. September 2018 per E-Mail an: Für Rückfragen steht Ihnen Anika Habersaat, Büroleiterin und persönliche Referentin, unter 030/227 73538 zur Verfügung.


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Gesines Jobtipps sind handverlesen und für Jobsuchende sowie Arbeitgeber*innen kostenfrei.
Und ich verdiene mit ihnen meinen Lebensunterhalt – durch freiwillige Zahlungen.

Bitte unterstütz mich mit einem Betrag Deiner Wahl. Danke!

Der Beitrag Dr. Nina Scheer MdB (SPD): wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, 30.9. erschien zuerst auf Gesines Jobtipps.


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