Development worker (m/f/d) Modernization of civil regiztration Cameroon, Douala, Agent de développement (h/f/d) Modernisation de l’état civil Cameroun, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Development worker (m/f/d) Modernization of civil regiztration Cameroon, Douala, Agent de développement (h/f/d) Modernisation de l’état civil Cameroun, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

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 more than 130 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.





Assignment period:

03/15/2022 – 08/31/2023



Type of employment:


Application deadline:


Job description

The support programme for the modernisation of civil registration (PAMEC) is a German-Cameroon programme active since 2018 .The project supports the modernization of Cameroon’s civil registry system in 16 municipalities and at national level. It supports digitalization, better cooperation between different structures and levels, awareness-raising among the population, change management and human capacity development. Partners are municipalities in three regions of Cameroon and national officials in charge of the civil registry in the Ministry of Decentralization. In this context, GIZ-PAMEC would like to strengthen its cooperation with especially the BUNEC regional offices, as one of the main stakeholders of the collaboration between the national level, BUNEC, and the local level, the municipalities. BUNEC is the in 2017 created governmental structure responsible for the implementation of the rehabilitation of the CRVS system in Cameroon.

Your tasks

Supporting the municipalities and civil registration centers

Organisational development of communication, planning & monitoring, strategies, knowledge management etc.

Human Capacity Development at of the responsible government agency and through the pool of trainers of this agency to other stakeholders

Support the agency in mayor digitalisation efforts

Create synergies with other GIZ programmes and other donors

Organise multiparty exchange platforms, with the health sector, civil society, justice sector, traditional leaders etc.

Human Capacity Development of local Civil registration and vital statistics staff

Awareness-raising & communication towards the population and specifically disadvantaged groups as well as improve the accessibility of the system on municipal level

Your profile

University degree or technical background in political sciences or public administration

First experience in local governance, decentralization and planning

Experience in advocacy, participatory processes and local governance issues

Good understanding of decentralization issues and local administration

Previous experience in (central or west) Africa is an asset

Previous experience with digitalization projects is an asset

Good German, English and French skills

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 Cameroon.

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. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. 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.

At the site of operation, the particulate pollution occurs to be many time higher than the European acceptable limit. As part of the selection process and during the recruitment examination you will be informed of appropriate protective and behavioral measures.


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.

A prerequisite for the conclusion of the agreement is the lifting of the restrictions currently in force in the company on the possibilities for travel and business trips in order to contain the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 virus.

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.

Our benefits

We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners.  Your work will begin with an onboarding and preparation phase that will give you initial insights into GIZ and lay the groundwork for your upcoming assignment, establishing new contacts and building up your network.       Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course.  As a development worker, you can use the project vehicle for trips to school or to visit a doctor or can receive a monthly lump-sum mobility allowance instead. The project vehicle can also be used for personal trips with your manager’s approval.      As well as your basic living allowance, as a development worker you will also receive extensive additional benefits during your assignment (including a foreign service premium, family allowances, private group health insurance). To enable you to get ready for your assignment as a development worker and your outward journey, you will be given outward journey leave following your preparation time in Germany. We will cover a large portion of the childcare costs for dependent children under 14 who are accompanying you if your partner is not doing so and is not a development worker or integrated expert themselves. Most nursery and school fees are paid. We will reimburse you for your rental costs based on the rent index for your country as well as paying you an equipment and furnishing allowance on top. You and the members of your family accompanying you will be covered by our health and liability insurance, while your family members will also benefit from accident insurance. In countries in crisis, we operate a comprehensive risk management system for your protection, which minimises personal dangers and risks.

About us

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. It includes a specific technical and personal preparation. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued – regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.


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