Development Worker (m/f/d) as Technical Assistant at the Regional Delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the North Region (MINADER Nord), Garoua, GIZ

Development Worker (m/f/d) as Technical Assistant at the Regional Delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the North Region (MINADER Nord), Garoua, 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:

12/01/2022 – 08/31/2024



Type of employment:


Application deadline:


Job description

The “Support Programme for Rural Development in cotton regions of Cameroon” (ABC-PADER) of GIZ is the result of a joint cooperation between Cameroon, the EU and the Federal Republic of Germany. 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, to the sustainability of production systems to climate change and to conflict-sensitive land use planning. In order to achieve these objectives, the following five products are implemented: (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; (5) Professional training in the agricultural and livestock sector.

Your tasks

Support the Regional Delegation of Ministère de l’Agriculture et du Développement Rural (MINADER) Nord in initiatives to optimise land use (agricultural land and cattle areas) and by assistance to avoiding and/or mitigating conflicts among different groups (farmers, cattle breeders, groups practicing transhumance, migrants, etc.)

Support to the reinforcement of activities of user committees in selected watershed basins in order to contribute to the securing of agricultural areas and the prevention of agropastoral conflicts

Continuation of initiatives to support the structuring of the seed-producing sector; in particular support to the innovation platform to be set up and capacity development of actors in the field of seed and grain production in regard to regulations (certification process, networking with centres/schools on the corresponding professional areas, etc.)

Development of statistical data collection and management tools, including updating of tools and capacity development of staff being part of data collection structures and agents as well as development of synergies with the Society for the Development of Cotton in Cameroon to capitalise on production data, support to the setting up of the innovation platform

Institutional support to the Regional Delegation, particularly in the organisation of events (e.g. agricultural fairs) and communication with the team implementing ABC-PADER’s activities

Support of the Regional Delegation in the elaboration of the annual performance report

Accompanying the Regional Delegation in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities of programmes implemented in the region

Your profile

University degree in agronomy or a similar field of specialisation in the context of land use management and multi-stakeholder coordination

Professional experience at a similar post or in the field of land use management and multi-stakeholder coordination

Experiences in the field of sector, network or platform organisation

Experience of working in the field with different target groups such as rural populations in Africa, agents of ministries and training structures in rural areas as well as private partners

Good skills in animation of rural target groups and methods of facilitation

Experience in the elaboration of sensibilisation and communication tools

Business fluent in French and fluent in English; German knowledge is an asset

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.

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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.

Driving licence 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.

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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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