What requirements must you meet to become a development worker? What allowances and benefits will you receive? How will you be prepared for your assignment? The answers to these – and more – questions are outlined below.

By establishing collaborative partnerships between people and organisations worldwide development workers significantly contribute to global sustainability. Experts assigned by the development service of GIZ and actors of the partner country combine their professional experience and competencies with regards to global, sustainable development. With their professional contribution and an "external view" they support the partner organisations in overcoming development constrains and seek to find innovative solutions.
Qualified experts assigned to the development service integrate their perspectives and insights into their daily life and return their knowledge to society.

Development workers contribute, with their partners, to the programme or module objectives at the micro/ meso level. Development workers receive a service contract, including all the conditions defined by the DWs Act (EhfG). The contract is based on the following values:

  • Social Commitment
  • Democracy, human rights, equality of opportunities, the rule of law and political participation,
  • ecological, social and economic sustainability,
  • peace, nonviolence and justice,
  • solidarity, tolerance, partnership,
  • dialogue and participation,
  • global common good.

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