Development advisor in the program "Biodiversity and Sustainable Forest Management"
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.

For our operations in Kindu/Democratic Republic of the Congo, we are looking for an

Development advisor in the program "Biodiversity and Sustainable Forest Management"

Assignment period: 03/01/2023 - 04/30/2025

Field of activity
The GIZ program "Biodiversity and Sustainable Forest Management" supports, within the framework of one of its intervention areas, the improvement of planning, implementation and mediation skills of the structures/actors involved in local governance processes. In particular, local authorities (ETD - Entités territoriales décentralisées) as well as community committees (CLDs - Comité Locale de développement) are supported at the provincial level in the implementation of their development plans with a focus on improving the sustainable use of natural resources in the peripheral areas of the Lomami National Park.

Your tasks
As part of your service as a development advisor, you will take on the following tasks:
• Improvement and strengthening of the competencies of local development actors in the field of community development planning
• Support of two community committees in the planning and implementation of concrete development measures
• Supporting the community committees in the acquisition and management of funds for the implementation of development measures.
• Promoting a regular exchange of experiences between the different development actors at the local level
• Exchange with the interdisciplinary teams in the three offices (Kindu, Kinshasa, Bukavu) of the program.

Your profile
• University degree and professional experience in one of the following fields: social sciences, international development, environmental sciences, forestry or comparable discipline
• Working experience with civil society organizations in the context of participatory development planning
• Good knowledge of planning and implementation of community projects
• Work experience in Francophone Africa is an advantage/ regional experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is an advantage
• Strong intercultural and communication skills
• Fluent in French, Business fluent in English or German

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 12/14/2022.
For further information:
You can find the full job advertisement and further detailed information in our job market on the GIZ job and career pages at, Job-ID V000052612.
Organisation Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH
Einsatzort Kindu, Dem. Rep. Kongo
Art der Stelle Entwicklungshelfer
Themenbereich Umwelt, Entwicklungshilfe, Internationale Projektarbeit, Natur- und Artenschutz, (Umwelt)pädagogik, Wald
Aktivitäten Internationale Projektarbeit, Praktischer Naturschutz, Projektmanagement, Beratung/Planung
Angebote Verpflegung, Unterkunft, Anreisekosten
Ausbildungen keine
Zertifikate keine
Gesprochene Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch
Bezahlung bis 3000 EUR pro Monat
Vorraussetzungen Computerkenntnisse, Studium, Berufserfahrung, Selbstständiges Arbeiten
Kenntnisse Computer: Allgemein, Email / Internet
Vorausgesetzte Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch
Beginn der Stelle 01.03.2023 — 
Dauer der Stelle nach Absprache
Gültigkeit der Stelle unbefristet
Weitere Bewerbungsinfo If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 12/14/2022. For further information: You can find the full job advertis
Bewerbungsfrist 14.12.2022
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Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn