Development Worker (f/m/d) as Advisor at the Regional Delegation of Public Health in the Region of “Littoral” to strengthening the Health Information System in Cameroon, Agent de Développement (f/m/d) en tant que Conseiller à la Délégation Régionale de la Santé Publique de la Région du “Littoral” pour le renforcement du Système d’Information Sanitaire au Cameroun, GIZ

Development Worker (f/m/d) as Advisor at the Regional Delegation of Public Health in the Region of “Littoral” to strengthening the Health Information System in Cameroon, Agent de Développement (f/m/d) en tant que Conseiller à la Délégation Régionale de la Santé Publique de la Région du “Littoral” pour le renforcement du Système d’Information Sanitaire au Cameroun, 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:

06/01/2022 – 10/31/2023


Public Health

Type of employment:


Application deadline:


Job description

The GIZ health project “Supporting the Health System and Familiy Planning for Resilience in Cameroon” aims to improve the supply of the population with health services, such as sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as psycho-social support. The project is working in the Littoral Region, and works together with the Regional Delegation of Public Health (the regional public health authority), and supports the development and the use of the national health infomation system “District Health Information Software (DHIS2)”.

Your tasks

Training of employees of the regional delegation of public health and selected districts in the areas of data survey methodologies and quality management of data

Advising the regional delegation of public health on data analytics based on the electronic data base DHIS2

Supporting the collaboration with technical advisors on interregional and national level in order to improve the flow of data

Your profile

University degree in social or health sciences, or in a relatable subject; ideally with a major in quantitative data survey methodologies

Work experience with the use and maintenance of data bases; knowledge of DHIS2 is of advantage

Knowledge of or experience with monitoring and evaluation of health programmes are of advantage

Ability to work in a team and networking skills combined with the talent to think conceptually and analytically

Structured work style with a high degree of self-organisation and flexibility

Openness to other cultures and good adaptability skills

Fluency in French and at least good English skills; knowledge of German or other languages is of advantage

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 the Rebulic of 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. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. 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.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office.

Place of residence: Douala, capital of the Littoral region and the economic center of Cameroon, with around 3,375 million inhabitants (2020) the largest city in Cameroon.

There is an international and domestic airport in Douala and public transport intercity buses and national air traffic with good connections to the capital Yaoundé, as well as good connections by bus to the other regions of Cameroon

Climate: Douala is located in the tropical climate zone. The average annual temperature is 26.2 degrees Celsius and the average annual rainfall is 3847 millimeters. Temperatures are between an average of 24.6 and 27.6 degrees Celsius all year round. During the rainy season from June to October there is a lot of precipitation.  August is the rainiest month with an average of 768 millimeters. It stays drier between November and March.

Health care: Good medical care with specialists, clinics

Supply options: good infrastructure, electricity and water networks; Internet is sometimes unstable

School situation: there are several international schools.


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.

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Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment – in particular also regarding COVID-19.

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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