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Senior planning officer (m/f/d) for health systems

Senior planning officer (m/f/d) for health systems

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

Against the backdrop of global health challenges and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), there is a growing focus on strengthening health systems for quality health services, good governance and fair and sustainable health financing. Health reforms require cross-sectoral approaches and interlinking various disciplines. Digital change is also having a strong impact on the health sector, and GIZ is keen to pilot new solutions and expand its methodological approaches. Cooperation with national and international organisations and institutions, as well as the private sector, are key elements of our contribution towards the SDGs and our common goal of health for all.

Your tasks

  • Acting as the focal person on health systems in the competence centre and representing the topic both internally and externally (e.g. in contact with the World Health Organization, World Bank, EU, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, etc.)
  • Initiating sectoral and cross-sectoral processes to further develop the topic conceptually and methodologically
  • Drawing up proposals for updating the health portfolio with relevant products and services and for aligning with the 2030 Agenda and global health strategies
  • Coordinating and delivering sectoral inputs, analyses and position papers, including carrying out quality assurance
  • Managing cooperation arrangements with national and international partners
  • Coordinating working groups and exchange within expert groups and at sector network events
  • Designing, planning, monitoring and evaluating sectoral and methodological advice for projects and programmes
  • Participating in knowledge management processes

    Your profile

  • University-level degree in a medical discipline or a Master’s in public health or health economics
  • Professional experience in the health sector in German development cooperation partner countries and knowledge of the relevant tools
  • Knowledge of structures and responsibilities in the German health system and in relevant European and international institutions
  • Understanding of correlations in international health policy and knowledge of the key stakeholders and approaches in national health reforms in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Experience of working with networks and/or training organisations as well as experience in measuring results, monitoring and evaluation
  • Up-to-date general understanding of digitalisation in the health sector
  • Advisory skills and diplomatic finesse
  • Fluency in business German and English is essential; knowledge of French would be an advantage


    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%.

    Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.
    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.

    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.
    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.

    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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