The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lusaka is advertising  a full-time job as a desk officer in the area of development cooperation

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10.05.2023 - Job Vacancies

The position is offered for one year, starting on 1st September 2023, with the option to be extended on the basis of a permanent contract.

The position is offered for one year, starting on 1st September 2023, with the option to be extended on the basis of a permanent contract.

Main duties:

  • Monitoring of specific projects (including on site inspections) as well as administering funds for the combat against Covid-19 and for Humanitarian Aid
  • Representing the German Embassy in joint and separate fora of GRZ and cooperating partners representatives with regards to the above-mentioned issues
  • Representing the German Embassy with regards to issues on climate change/environment/green economy/public health (and possibly others) in close coordination with GIZ and KfW and under guidance of the cooperation team at the Embassy
  • Liaising with German NGOs (e.g. voluntary service ‘Weltwärts’, Senior Expert Service/SES) and their Zambian partners
  • Assisting with the preparation of visits from German government officials and Members of the German Parliament, including programme planning together with German implementing organisations and cooperating partners

Qualifications required:

  • Master´s degree in public administration, international relations, political science, international/development cooperation, social sciences, law, cultural sciences;
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience in the area of international cooperation in international organizations, NGOs or embassies;
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English;
  • To be able to use standard PC applications and online conferencing tools (Outlook, Internet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom, Webex, MS-Teams);
  • Excellent knowledge of Zambia and its administrative system;
  • Good manners, very good communication skills, intercultural competence;
  • To be reliable, discreet and able to work independently and have a high team spirit;
  • Knowledge of the German language and/or its cooperation system would be an asset;

Regular working hours amount to 40 hours per week. Remuneration is paid according to the Embassy´s current salary grid. The employment contract is based on Zambian labour law.

Applicants without Zambian nationality are required to provide proof of their Zambian permanent residence and work permits.

Successful candidates have to undergo a health examination as well as a security check before being employed.

Documents required:

  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • passport-sized photo
  • Copies of letters of reference from previous employers
  • Copies of grade 12 certificate, professional qualifications, Bachelor´s and Master´s degree
  • Copy of National Registration Card

Please send your application as a hard copy only together with the above-mentioned documents to

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

c/o Head of Administration

5219 Haile Selassie Avenue




latest by 7th June 2023, 12.00 hrs.

For more information please call 0211 250 644 ext 102.

Your documents will be treated in accordance with the guidelines of data protection laid down in article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Only candidates who fulfill the above-mentioned criteria will be invited for an interview. Applications sent to the Embassy will not be returned.

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