Placing German and experts from the EU with employers worldwide

The fields of work covered by integrated experts are as varied as the challenges they face in different regions. No matter what the specialism, if the position is relevant to development policy, CIM/GIZ can find the right expert for employers in developing countries and emerging economies.

Who does CIM/GIZ work for?

CIM/GIZ places integrated experts on behalf of the German Federal Government. Most of its work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), although it also receives commissions from other federal ministries. These include the following programmes:

Most integrated experts work in one of the following sectors:

  • education
  • democracy, civil society and public administration
  • health and social security
  • infrastructure, transport and communications
  • agriculture and food security
  • environment, climate and energy
  • water management, wastewater/waste disposal
  • economic development and employment

When deciding whether to recruit an integrated expert, the crucial factor initially is the need for such skills in the country of assignment. Only when the necessary expertise is not available locally and when requested to do so by the employer does CIM/GIZ look for the right person on the German and EU labour market.

Shared development objectives

When placing individuals with a high degree of specialization, CIM/GIZ takes account not only of demand from employers in its partner countries but also the regional and thematic priorities agreed between Germany and those countries. As a result, integrated experts often work in the context of projects implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Government in the respective countries of assignment.