The International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) is a new international institution set up by GIZ, which develops and promotes Sustainable Chemistry solutions worldwide. The ISC3 initiates and supports innovations and entrepreneurs in the field of Sustainable Chemistry to contribute to the urgent societal challenges. Starting from R&D projects, the ISC3 Global Start-up Service catalyses tech transfer from science to industry and to the developing countries along the entire innovation chain and offers a wide range of services including online library, pitch events, networking forums, coaching and trainings. Furthermore, the ISC3 provides access both to venture capital and international markets through its worldwide network of partners.
Jointly work with the ISC3 Innovation Hub Team to implement and further develop the new ISC3 Global Start-Up Service Programme (GSSP), develop and follow-up on ideas to further extend the services
Support tech and start-up scouting activities and initiation of partnerships with start-ups, co-organize workshops with start-ups and further partners
Constantly screen possible strategic partners and reach out to qualified service providers in the fields of international entrepreneurship promotion and VC, support preparation of contracts and partnerships and project manage selected new collaboration initiatives
Support conceptual development of the new planned Venture Capital (VC) Funds for Sustainable Chemistry: map possibilities and draft concept papers for institutional VC investors and angels
Support in structuring a portfolio with deal flow for SC investments, support in creating standardized processes from sourcing to closing, including assessment of new business models or solutions and preparation of due diligence for new investments
Organize workshops, meetings and pitch-materials for investors
Support set up of the VC Funds and articulate cooperation processes with partners on the Funds
Master/ MBA in the field of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and/or Technology Management, Patent Engineering or comparable degree program
Sound theoretical knowledge, business development skills and practical experience in the areas of company formation, start-ups, acceleration/incubation and venture capital
Preferably longstanding professional experience in the field of private sector development, technology and innovation management; experience in support activities of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)
At least several years’ relevant project management experience, ideally in developing or transformation countries
Initial knowledge and interest in the topics Sustainable and Green Chemistry, clean technologies and circular/green economy
Intercultural mindset and interest in interdisciplinary work
Very good MS Office knowledge and comfortable with digital tools and online platforms (planning, office…)
Fluent spoken and written English and German; Chinese, French or Spanish are a plus
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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.
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.
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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