Development Worker (m/f/d) as Technical Assistant at the National Observatory on Climate Change (ONACC), Yaoundé, GIZ

Development Worker (m/f/d) as Technical Assistant at the National Observatory on Climate Change (ONACC), Yaoundé, 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 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.





Assignment period:

01/01/2023 – 08/31/2024


Rural Development

Type of employment:


Application deadline:


Job description

The Support Programme “Changes in the Cameroon Cotton Basin – Rural Development Support Program” (ABC-PADER) of GIZ is the result of joint cooperation between Cameroon, Germany and the European Union (EU). It started in September 2020 and is co-funded by the EU and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. It aims to improve the economic performance of private actors in agriculture and livestock by taking into account production systems adapted to climate change. More specifically, the programme contributes to reinforce employment in rural areas and the sustainability of production systems to climate change. Achieving these objectives requires the implementation of activities and measures through the following outputs: (1) Land tenure security and sustainable land management; (2) Agricultural finance and entrepreneurship; (3) Improved sustainable productivity through climate-smart agriculture; (4) Sector policy and inter-institutional dialogue.

Your tasks

The main purpose of the Technical Assistant’s mission is to support ONACC in order to contribute to the strengthening of certain internal processes, in particular in connection with organisational development and the improvement of the system of popularisation of climate information to target groups

Support the process of developing innovative popularisation tools based on the digitisation of data, information and climate services

Provide support for the development of relations with partner institutions at the national and international level, specialising in issues related to climate change

Support the partner structure (ONACC) in the design and implementation of a strategy for mobilising financial and technical resources for the accomplishment of its missions

Support the process of developing new activities and innovations aimed at strengthening technical and administrative staff capacities

Support the partner structure in the development of projects and submission to technical and financial partners

Support process of the developing annual planning documents of ONACC

Your profile

University degree in social or scientific sciences; Knowledge of climatology, geomatics or carbon finance will be an asset

Experience in capacity building and organisational development

Experience in networking organisations aimed at achieving defined objectives; development of communication and awareness-raising tools

Experience in setting up projects and seeking funding

Experience and mastery of computer software and digitalisation

An open-minded, proactive and flexible face of unexpected challenges

Passionate about the work and perseverance in front of difficulties

An interest in climate change issues

Fluent in French and English

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.

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


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.

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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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