The German Development Workers Act (EhfG) provides the legal basis for GIZ’s Development Service to assign experts as development workers or as Civil Peace Service experts around the globe each year.
The page on ‘Ukraine: hope in the shadow of war’ provides insights into the work of development worker Sven Stabroth.
Integrated and returning experts
Integrated experts are placed with employers in cooperation countries by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM).
The local employers pay them a salary at the going rate in the area, to which CIM adds a salary top-up.
Returning experts are managers and young professionals who have acquired professional qualifications in Germany. CIM helps them to find a suitable position in their home country.
Integrated expert Timo Pleyer talks about his work as a business scout on the page on Sustainable supply chains: live better, work better’.