Project Manager (m/f/d) for Education & International School of Sustainable Chemistry

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

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  • Location:
  • Assignment period:
    09/01/2019 - 11/15/2020
  • Field:
    Social Sectors
  • Type of employment:
    full- or part-time
  • Application deadline:

Job description

The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) is a new international institution, hosted by GIZ, which develops and promotes Sustainable Chemistry solutions worldwide. The ISC3 initiates and supports education, innovation and transformation to contribute to the urgent societal challenges. Therefore, ISC3 has established a Research & Education Hub at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg along with an International School of Sustainable Chemistry - we strive to roll out the curriculum to further education sites worldwide. Be part of it and establish the international network of partners and hubs to strengthen the international education and innovation co-operations on Sustainable Chemistry.

Your tasks

  • Evaluate existing academic network and infrastructure for deepening cooperations
  • Support scouting activities and initiation of partnerships with lecturers and institutions worldwide
  • Work out joint international programs for establishing international school at further locations
  • Jointly work with the ISC3 Research & Education Hub Team to implement and further develop the project of the new ISC3 International School of Sustainable Chemistry
  • Support preparation of contracts and partnerships and project manage selected new collaboration initiatives
  • Support conceptual development of business models of the International School - map possibilities and draft concept papers
  • Support in creating standardized processes from sourcing to closing
  • Support organization workshops, summer schools and other training and promotional events


Your profile

  • Master / MBA in the field of Education Management or comparable degree program or scientific degree with sound knowledge in education management
  • Sound business development skills and practical experience in the areas of higher education
  • Several years of relevant project management experience, ideally including developing or transformation countries
  • Preferably, initial professional experience in the field of teaching
  • Personal interest in sustainable development. Initial knowledge in sustainable chemistry, clean technologies and circular economy
  • intercultural mindset and interest in interdisciplinary work
  • Very good MS Office knowledge and comfortable with digital tools and online platforms
  • Creativity and enjoyment of high-tech, industrial topics, chemistry and life-sciences
  • Strong communicative skills, confident demeanour and comfortable with team-work in a fast-paced environment
  • Pronounced organizational talent and high analytical competence
  • Fluent spoken and written English and German. Chinese, French or Spanish are a plus



The willingness for regularly business trips is expected. GIZ operates worldwide. As part of the GIZ team, you are prepared to take on international assignments and pass on your expertise.

This position can generally be filled in part-time 80%.

Information about the project

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

You can get an overview of our benefits packages here.

Our benefits

We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our locations in more than 130 countries., Diversity and respect are key elements of our corporate culture: GIZ promotes and supports every individual and in this way safeguards the individual opportunities for all employees, irrespective of sex, nationality or religion. Naturally, our management team is made up of both men and women., During the preparation phase, you will receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions. This ensures you are as well prepared as you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to expand and develop your personal network., We are happy to support your professional development, for example with the training provision of the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ), the leading provider of international skills development., We are convinced that employees need a healthy balance between their private and professional lives. This is why we offer childcare allowances and support to accompanying partners. Our family-friendly nature also extends to situations where relatives are in need of care. As part of its family-friendly staff policy, GIZ aspires to support employees while they are carrying out their work., Our flexible working hours offer you the time and the flexibility to reduce the overtime you work in agreement with your manager. If necessary, we will find even more flexible working hours for individual employees., We take your wishes into account when it comes to your daily working schedule. We offer diverse part-time formats including flexi-time to be agreed on a daily, hourly or monthly basis., Do you need a longer period off? We have a special part-time block model which also allows you to take a leave of absence lasting several months. You can save up your working time credit over a longer period and work it out within the framework of an exemption., Our corporate healthcare management is available to all employees. The range of classes at our Bonn and Eschborn locations include fitness boxing, yoga, back fitness or Zumba, for example – there’s something for everyone here. , You will receive a medical check-up, as well as detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every two years, you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany. It also provides advice for ergonomically designed workplaces. , We set common objectives for the new year in our annual employee meetings. If you achieve these objectives, you may receive an additional variable payment., We want you to be able to get to your workplace in a simple and environmentally friendly manner; we will therefore support you financially with a job ticket., If your family is not able to relocate with you, we will provide you with support for your additional expenses with a separation payment. For example, you will be able to pay for travel and food and drink costs or costs for running two households which arise because your home is located elsewhere than where you are working.

About us

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.


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