Development Worker

at GIZ
Published May 2, 2022
Location Kindu, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  


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 Worker (f/m/d) OneHealth


Assignment period: 08/01/2022 - 12/31/2024




Field of activity


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 program’s 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, such as vaccination campaigns, setting up a livestock pharmacy

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, or a similar discipline

Professional experience in one or more areas of training veterinarians, monitoring zoonotic diseases in wildlife or livestock populations, developing value chains for medicinal plants

Work experience in animal health 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


Interested candidates can send their CV

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