sequa as Employer

Attractive Jobs

sequa offers jobs at the company headquarters in Bonn, the IPD office in Berlin and at international project locations. sequa’s headquarters in Bonn are located in the city centre and can be easily reached by public transport.
Good and family-friendly working conditions, flexible working time regulations, modern office equipment and a congenial work atmosphere are important to us.

sequa is not bound by a collective wage agreement but our salaries largely correspond to the regulations of the German civil service pay scale TVÖD.

Aside from a fair, competitive monthly salary, we offer all our permanent staff a yearly bonus payment, an annually varying wage component, a vacation allowance, capital-forming payments, a company pension scheme, a job ticket, permanent travel advances as well as the opportunity to take part in subsidized health promotion measures.

The salary packages for project staff are arranged on a case-by-case, project-dependent basis.

All currently vacant positions at sequa can be found on our website under „Jobs“.

Since we advertise all vacancies, we unfortunately cannot consider unsolicited job applications.

Fair and Social

Our full-time work week consists of 39 working hours. Part-time employment can be arranged individually, depending on personal circumstances. We do not use time recording systems. All our employees operate on the basis of a “working time on trust” model. The works council represents the interests of our staff.The management and the works council can negotiate works agreements that stipulate identical regulations for all employees. Current works agreements regulate such issues as working hours, partial retirement, information and telecommunication systems, VDU work, one-time payments, further training, feedback interviews, job ticket, salaries.

Strong together

„We achieve our successes as a team“ – this credo is part of our self-image.  All employees working on projects for the same customer form a „Client Group”. As a general rule, each employee is part of at least two such groups. This principle facilitates knowledge sharing in the company, keeps work more varied and makes our employees widely deployable. Regular teambuilding activities contribute to a positive, cooperative company culture.

We openly communicate the results of our regular employee surveys to all our staff and discuss them jointly to improve ourselves.

Promoting Development

For all new staff members  we organize a thourough induction phase and provide them with a mentor for their first steps in the company. The discussion of individual qualification requirements is an important element of the regular feedback interviews with the line manager.

We cover the costs for further training either in whole or in part, depending on the individual case. The balance on a personal further training account, that is stocked up annually, can be used to finance individual training measures.

sequa worldwide

sequa operates globally. We expect our staff to be willing to go on business trips regularly both in Germany and abroad.

We trust our employees and give them a high degree of personal responsibility.
As a member of the sequa team you will gain a lot of valuable experience in exciting projects worldwide in which you can take an active part.

 

 

sequa as Training Company

Sound training

At our Bonn headquarters, we offer you varied and extensive training that will be profitable and fun for you. As a sequa trainee you have many friendly colleagues who will always be ready to answer your questions. Our headquarters are located in Bonn’s city centre and can be reached easily by public transport. The office communication apprenticeship lasts three years. It covers all commercial-administrative tasks in our areas programme management, project controlling, finance & controlling, human resources and marketing. In addition to a fair training salary, sequa also pays a job ticket.

A safe start

Our well-qualified trainers at sequa offer competent instruction and guidance for your career entry. You can gather valuable experience in exciting projects worldwide. Your colleagues will actively involve you in the project work. You will be able to acquire know-how and skills in office administration and organisation. Moreover, you will receive comprehensive training in all business processes and contexts. After your successful graduation you have good prospects of being offered permanent employment.

Apprentice Statement

My name is Benedikt and I was an apprentice for office management at sequa gGmbH from 2015 to 2018.

In the course of my three-year apprenticeship I passed through all departments of the company. During this time I got to know my field of work in a very practical way and from the very beginning I took on tasks on my own responsibility. In so-called "apprentice interviews" I was able to interview my colleagues in order to gain more insight into the diverse projects at sequa.

My main fields of work were accounting, controlling and assistance. Here I was responsible for a wide variety of tasks ranging from formatting contracts, organising events, booking invoices to auditing travel expense reports. At sequa I was trained fairly and supported on my way: For example, I was allowed to take part in a three-week learning stay in London, where I was able to use and significantly improve my English skills.

After the successful completion of my training, I had the opportunity to support sequa as a junior controller while studying for a B.A. degree in economics. Since 2019 I have been employed as a controller in sequa’s project controlling.

Benedikt Grunenberg

Former Apprentice (2015 - 2018)

Internship

For students interested in development cooperation

As a globally operating development organisation, we conduct projects in many different cooperation countries.  As an intern at our Bonn headquarters, you will gain a comprehensive view of our demanding business activities as well as of our mode of operation.

Your internship at sequa should last a minimum of two months and a maximum of three months. At the start of the internship you should be at least in your fifth semester. We expect very good spoken and written German and English skills (language level: at least C1) and would be glad about any additional foreign language skills.

Your tasks will range from collaboration in project applications and reporting for various clients to research on economic data and issues of development policy to attending to foreign delegations.

We pay a monthly internship salary of 450 EUR. Your internship comprises 39 hours per week.

Have we aroused your curiosity? Would you like to know more? Then download our Internship Flyer.

As an Intern at sequa

My name is Svenja and I was able to get to know and support the management of programmes and projects at sequa gGmbH during a voluntary internship in spring 2021.

From the first day of my three-month internship, I was involved in projects and tasks and got to know the everyday tasks, but also challenges of project managers in internal meetings, which were conducted via tools such as Teams and Zoom due to the pandemic. In personal meetings, there was always time to ask questions and to get more deeply acquainted with individual topics of development cooperation or the cooperation between sequa, donors and project partners.

My tasks were very diverse and exciting, as my colleagues involved me in very different projects. For example, I contributed to the preparation of annual reports, compared target indicators of projects with monitoring evidence and collected, evaluated and adapted suitable references for applications for new projects for the specific case. I accompanied the preparations of a virtual intensive training in Asia, took care of the social media presence of mobility programmes and searched for experts for short-term assignments and accompanied the further recruitment process. 

For me, the internship was a great enrichment and a valuable, very practical addition to my studies. I was able to learn a lot through the collegial working atmosphere.

Svenja Riemer

Former Intern (2021)

Current Job Offers

Administrative Assistant (m/f/d), Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Assignment Period:February/March 2022 – December 2025

Project: BIC Ehiopia

Application Deadline: February, 4th, 2022

Job Profile [PDF]

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out international cooperation programmes and projects in close collaboration with the German and European private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 41 m in 2020.

The Project

The project BIC Ethiopia will start operations on the 3rd of January 2022 for 48 months. The overall objective of BIC Ethiopia is to capacitate business incubators in supporting agri-tech and agri-business start-ups and MSMEs to improve market access, generate higher income and create jobs. The action has two specific objectives.

  • To enable existing and new incubators supporting high potential start-ups with an innovative business model addressing market needs and potentials in terms of job creation and income generation.
  • To enhance business incubators’ ability to unlock the potential of agri-tech and agri-business by delivering necessary tools to enable business growth along different stages of maturity.

A team of dedicated local and international staff will be placed in Addis, sequa Bonn is providing backstopping and controlling support. The Project BIC Ethiopia will be implemented by sequa (lead), adelphi, Menschen für Menschen, Icehawassa, Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations and Foundation GrowthAfrica.

Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Support the Team Leader in day-to-day operations
  • Support the Team Leader in the coordination of activities
  • Prepare meeting minutes, meeting notes
  • Manage a contacts/stakeholder database
  • Purchase office consumables according to available budget and in agreement with TL
  • Assist in formatting reports of the Project Team based in Addis and at sequa headquarters in Bonn
  • Purchase and maintain general office supplies
  • Support the Management Team in the implementation of project activities
  • Support the Management Team in the organisation and preparation of meetings, conferences, seminars etc.
  • Support the organisation of planning workshops, conferences etc.
  • Organise the meeting logistics and in the case of events in charge of logistics and communication
  • Support implementation of C&V plan
  • Support project partners in the implementation of project activities

Profile and experience

  • 3-5 years of full-time experience in a similar position
  • Fluent in English
  • Good communication skills and intercultural skills
  • Experience in working with international organisations would be an asset
  • Experience in organising events and conferences (invitations, logistics, etc.)
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • Very good user knowledge of MS Office programs

Please send us a cover letter, your CV in the EuropeAid format, relevant resumes, and your salary expectation. Please use the English language. The CV template can be downloaded from our website.

Subject to comparable qualification handicapped persons will be preferred.

Please send us your application to Mr. Oliver Petzoldt by no later than February 4th, 2022,  E-Mail.

 

Administrative and Financial Officer (m/f/d), Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Assignment Period:February/March 2022 – December 2025

Project: BIC Ehiopia

Application Deadline: February, 4th, 2022

Job Profile [PDF]

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out international cooperation programmes and projects in close collaboration with the German and European private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 41 m in 2020.

The Project

The project BIC Ethiopia will start operations on the 3rd of January 2022 for 48 months. The overall objective of BIC Ethiopia is to capacitate business incubators in supporting agri-tech and agri-business start-ups and MSMEs to improve market access, generate higher income and create jobs. The action has two specific objectives.

  • To enable existing and new incubators supporting high potential start-ups with an innovative business model addressing market needs and potentials in terms of job creation and income generation.
  • To enhance business incubators’ ability to unlock the potential of agri-tech and agri-business by delivering necessary tools to enable business growth along different stages of maturity.

A team of dedicated local and international staff will be placed in Addis, sequa Bonn is providing backstopping and controlling support. The Project BIC Ethiopia will be implemented by sequa (lead), adelphi, Menschen für Menschen, Icehawassa, Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations and Foundation GrowthAfrica.

Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Overall financial management
  • Manage the financial aspects of BIC Ethiopia (day-to-day financial management)
  • Revise, comment and improve all financial drafts
  • Implement financial policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain cash controls and accounts
  • Establish, maintain and reconcile the general ledger (Excel)
  • Maintain records on the project budget
  • Elaborate financial reports for sequa Bonn for local expenditure
  • Prepare and reconcile bank statements
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting system
  • Monitor bank account and cash-on-hand
  • Assist and comply with all audits
  • In charge of proper procurement of freelance services, supplies, and other services etc.
  • Support the team leader in managing financial support to third parties
  • Manage the travel cost compensation for Addis staff

Your Qualification / Skills / Experience

  • Degree in either accounting, finance, or administrative management
  • Al least 5 years of professional experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Work experience in financial administration of EU funded projects, including knowledge of the EU Practical Guide to Contract Procedures (PRAG) is considered an asset
  • Dedication for Integrity
  • Experience in working with international organisations
  • Good communication and intercultural skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Teamworking ability
  • A methodical approach and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to reflect on one's own work as well as the wider consequences of financial decisions
  • High degree of organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • High level of numeracy
  • Analytical ability
  • Very good user knowledge of MS Office programs, above all MS-Excel

Please send us a cover letter, your CV in the EuropeAid format, relevant resumes, and your salary expectation. Please use the English language. The CV template can be downloaded from our website.

Subject to comparable qualification handicapped persons will be preferred.

Please send us your application to Mr. Oliver Petzoldt by no later than February 4th, 2022,  E-Mail.

Technical Expert on Small and Medium Enterprises, Private Sector Development (m/f/d), Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Assignment Period:February/March 2022 – December 2025

Project: BIC Ehiopia

Application Deadline: February, 4th, 2022

Job Profile [PDF]

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out international cooperation programmes and projects in close collaboration with the German and European private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 41 m in 2020.

The Project

The project BIC Ethiopia will start operations on the 3rd of January 2022 for 48 months. The overall objective of BIC Ethiopia is to capacitate business incubators in supporting agri-tech and agri-business start-ups and MSMEs to improve market access, generate higher income and create jobs. The action has two specific objectives.

  • To enable existing and new incubators supporting high potential start-ups with an innovative business model addressing market needs and potentials in terms of job creation and income generation.
  • To enhance business incubators’ ability to unlock the potential of agri-tech and agri-business by delivering necessary tools to enable business growth along different stages of maturity.

A team of dedicated local and international staff will be placed in Addis, sequa Bonn is providing backstopping and controlling support. The Project BIC Ethiopia will be implemented by sequa (lead), adelphi, Menschen für Menschen, Icehawassa, Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations and Foundation GrowthAfrica.

Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the analytical inception phase and provide technical inputs together with the Team Leader as regards SME and PSD related contents, considering material and contents generated by the consortium partners
  • Gather information on the incubation and start-up ecosystem
  • Edit, provide, prepare, and process this relevant information for the use by all project partners including the other BIC projects.
  • Lead together with partners the organisation of training/planning as well as technical workshops and events
  • Contribute to the development/ organisation of online seminars (if applicable) with external resource persons on incubation, SME and PSD subjects of common interest to all implementing consortia
  • Elaborate case studies, tools, best practices etc.
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and expertise among project partners and beneficiaries
  • Assist the Team Leader in fostering synergies and complementarities with other relevant projects in the region, donors, and institutions
  • Assist the Team Leader in organising networking events with various stakeholders including other donors and projects
  • Support and contribute to communication and visibility activities
  • Provide technical contents for the website and social media
  • Contribute to the technical reporting
  • Contribute to the overall programme monitoring system

Your Qualification / Skills / Experience

  • University degree in business management, economics, agronomy or similar relevant field
  • Al least 5 years of professional experience in a field relevant to the project
  • Passion for the topic of incubation
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong communication skills and intercultural skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • High level of organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines also under stressful conditions
  • She/He will have demonstrated experience and skills in research, know-how transfer, capacity building and/or training.
  • Very good user knowledge of MS Office programs

Please send us a cover letter, your CV in the EuropeAid format, relevant resumes, and your salary expectation. Please use the English language. The CV template can be downloaded from our website.

Subject to comparable qualification handicapped persons will be preferred.

Please send us your application to Mr. Oliver Petzoldt by no later than February 4th, 2022,  E-Mail.

 

Technical Expert on Monitoring & Evaluation and Communication (m/f/d), Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Assignment Period: February/March 2022 – December 2025

Project: BIC Ehiopia

Application Deadline: February, 4th, 2022

Job Profile [PDF]

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out international cooperation programmes and projects in close collaboration with the German and European private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 41 m in 2020.

The Project

The project BIC Ethiopia will start operations on the 3rd of January 2022 for 48 months. The overall objective of BIC Ethiopia is to capacitate business incubators in supporting agri-tech and agri-business start-ups and MSMEs to improve market access, generate higher income and create jobs. The action has two specific objectives.

  • To enable existing and new incubators supporting high potential start-ups with an innovative business model addressing market needs and potentials in terms of job creation and income generation.
  • To enhance business incubators’ ability to unlock the potential of agri-tech and agri-business by delivering necessary tools to enable business growth along different stages of maturity.

A team of dedicated local and international staff will be placed in Addis, sequa Bonn is providing backstopping and controlling support. The Project BIC Ethiopia will be implemented by sequa (lead), adelphi, Menschen für Menschen, Icehawassa, Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations and Foundation GrowthAfrica.

Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the inception phase and provide technical inputs together with the Team Leader with regards to M&E and communication related content, considering also tools, material and contents generated by the consortium partners
  • Develop the monitoring system for the project, Contribute to the overall project monitoring and reporting
  • Contribute to the KPI supervision and monitoring of implementing partners i.e. incubators and start-ups
  • Ensure that at any given time the status of indicator achievement is available and as up-to-date as possible
  • Contribute to the technical reporting
  • Support the organisation of training/planning workshops, events and communication activities
  • Elaborate and implement the C&V Plan
  • Assist the Team Leader in planning and coordinating communication activities at programme level and with partnership projects’ stakeholders
  • Maintain, update and feed regularly website and social media
  • Design and organise PR material in consultation with sequa Bonn
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and expertise among reginal programme and project partners
  • Assist the Team Leader in fostering synergies and complementarities with other relevant projects in the region, donors, and institutions

Your Qualification / Skills / Experience

  • University degree in public relations, economics, communication, or similar relevant field
  • Al least 5 years of professional experience
  • Fluent in English
  • Very strong communication skills and intercultural skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • Interest in the topics of private sector development
  • The Expert shall have a minimum of 3-5 years of full-time experience (i.e. after formal education) in the field of Communication, PR related to international projects or Monitoring and Evaluation
  • She/He will have demonstrated experience and skills in know-how transfer, capacity building and/or training.
  • Very good user knowledge MS Office prtrams and graphics programs (Adobe Illustrator)

Please send us a cover letter, your CV in the EuropeAid format, relevant resumes, and your salary expectation. Please use the English language. The CV template can be downloaded from our website.

Subject to comparable qualification handicapped persons will be preferred.

Please send us your application to Mr. Oliver Petzoldt by no later than February 4th, 2022,  E-Mail.

 

Short-term international sourcing expert in the natural ingredients sector in Uzbekistan (m/f/d)

Location: European Union or Uzbekistan

Assignment Period: 01.03.2022 - 31.12.2024 (frame-contract with a budget of days)

Project: Import Promotion Desk

Application Deadline: February, 10th, 2022

Job Profile [PDF]

The Project

sequa gGmbH realises in close cooperation with the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA) the Import Promotion Desk (“IPD” or the “project“). It is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project started in October 2012. In July 2021 the project commenced its fourth phase. This fourth phase will last until December 2024. A prolongation of the project by further three years is expected.

The IPD project aims to facilitate and to sustainably increase imports from developing and emerging countries to Europe. Likewise, the project contributes to strengthening small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to building sustainable economic structures in the partner countries. At the same time, new or alternative sourcing opportunities and contacts are being offered to German and other European importers.

Several analyses have been carried out to determine the demand for imports from developing and emerging countries to Europe for different sectors (currently fresh fruits & vegetables, natural ingredients, cut flowers, sustainable wood products and sustainable tourism). Based on these results, the IPD is working in the following partner countries: Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia, Nepal, Peru, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Morocco, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

Your Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Realisation of Sourcing Missions in Uzbekistan: support the Expert Sourcing + Markets in the preparation of sourcing missions, which consist of visiting the production and processing facilities of companies, assessing their potential to become part of the IPD program, writing reports, and filling in evaluation sheets and validated results forms. In addition, participate in meetings with local partner organizations and potential project partners (ministries, associations, export promotion agencies), on site.
  • Coaching of companies: support the Expert Sourcing + Markets in planning activities for exporters including trainings in relevant topics related to the EU market (quality, marketing, technical information regarding products and processes). Share existing IPD material and support exporters in understanding and using it (e.g. guides, product factsheets, E-Learning platform).
  • Follow-up: carrying out periodic follow-up of companies’ progress and coordination with Business Support Organisations (BSOs), if needed, about further activities.

Your Qualification / Skills                                              

  • At least 10 years of practical sector-specific experience in Europe and/or experience in IPD partner countries (experience in Uzbekistan or any other Central Asian country is an asset);
  • Long-term experience in trade promotion between developing countries and Germany / Europe;
  • Long-term experience in consulting agricultural production companies, especially in the post-soviet developments, experience with audits for common certifications, knowledge of quality and other requirements in the European market for natural ingredients;
  • Long-term experience in implementing sector strategies in developing countries;
  • Willingness to work as part of a team with various stakeholders and partners under complex conditions;
  • Willingness to use various IT tools (e.g. MS Teams, Zoom, ownCloud, GetFeedback) and apply the respective associated usage guidelines;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, knowledge or command ofRussian is an advantage;
  • Strong communication and analytical skills;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Full computer literacy;
  • No conflict of interest with counterparts and/or partner organisations (e.g. German sector associations, other import promotion programmes) and other target groups (e.g. German/European importers or exporters of IPD partner countries).

Please send us a cover letter, your CV and relevant resumes in English language.

Please send your application to Shakhnoza Kurbanalieva by no later than February 10th, 2022E-Mail.

Subject to comparable qualification, handicapped persons will be preferred.

Senior Expert for Competence-Based-Training (m/f/d)

Location: Home based / Missions to Lagos, Nigeria

Assignment Period: March 2022 – February 2023, About 150-220 working days, about 50% of which in Nigeria

Project: Cooperative Vocational Training in Nigeria

Implementing organisation: sequa

Application Deadline: January, 31th, 2022

Job Profile [PDF]

 

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out programmes and projects of international cooperation in close collaboration with the German private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 41 m in 2020.

The Project

Skills Development for Youth Employment (SKYE) is a development cooperation programme in Nigeria implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The programme promotes demand oriented technical and vocational training and youth employment with funding by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

sequa implements Cooperative Vocational Training as a project of SKYE. It drives improvement of vocational training quality to enhance employability, using cooperative approaches implemented with and by Nigerian business membership organisations. The project pilots 1-year TVET programmes responsive to the needs of employers and delivered as competence-based training (CBT) for systemic integration into the Nigerian Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF). Activities include the development of occupational standards with industry, the development of curricula, training of trainers and providing support to partners in the delivery of programmes. TVET programmes are Masonry Construction Worker, Construction Carpentry, Plumbing and Pipe Fitting, Industrial Electronics, Industrial Machine Operation and Office Administration.

With relevance to the role advertised, sequa intends to prepare one selected public training centre in Lagos for the introduction and commencement of selected CBT programmes from around 2023 such as are currently being piloted with BMOs.  

Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility for the coordination of collaboration with the selected public training centre, its administration and teachers. Also assume responsibility for being the primary interface between the centre, sequa’s project office in Abuja, GIZ’s office in Lagos and any related steering mechanism.
  • Develop and agree a detailed intervention plan in consultation with the training centre. The scope of work envisages (a) Multiple layers of training of teachers and instructors, (b) Establishing coordination mechanisms with local industries for workplace-based learning to complement learning in the training centre, (c) Equipment and tooling of workshops extending to a sustainability plan for funding of consumables and (d) fostering local ownership and negotiating commitment and substantial buy-ins.
  • Conceive, prepare and implement capacity building interventions including (a) Familiarisation with occupational standards, (b) Curricula and related requirements, (c) Competence-based training (CBT) and assessment, (d) Guided practice for delivering lesson plans and (e) Raising practical skills to meet the respective occupational standard.
  • Identify requirements and define and prepare the establishment of internal CBT quality assurance that address projected systemic needs (e.g. instructors to meet occupational standards, functional internal assessment and verification and documentation of evidence, external assessment and verification).
  • Determine short-term expertise requirements, develop terms of reference, guide selection, oversee implementation and quality assure the work of experts.

Your Qualification / Skills / Experience     

  • University degree in Education, preferably a Bachelor of Arts in Education plus an advanced university degree in management, psychology, marketing; or a first degree in business, psychology, science, or fine arts, and an advanced degree in education. Preference for candidates with interdisciplinary educational background covering a technical area and the humanities or social sciences and for candidates with exposure to trades work in any field or direct personal work experience in a craft or trade.
  • At least 15 years of experience on TVET reform projects in developing countries, at least 10 of which on introducing competence-based training in traditional TVET settings and 5 years of which with direct responsibility for the establishment and maintenance of CBT quality assurance processes.
  • Experience as TVET teacher or administrator and experience with the design and implementation of cooperative training. 
  • Experience with the development of CBT curricula desirable.
  • Exceptional communication, mentorship, and arbitration skills. You are comfortable in roles of leadership by example and by non-coercive means, and you are a natural change agent. 
  • Excellent written and oral articulation in English.

If you are interested, please send your application (cover letter), an updated CV your fee expectations and availability until January 21th, 2022,Ms Bettina Müller,  E-Mail. in English language.

Administrative and Financial Officer (m/f/d)

Location: Lima, Peru

Assignment Perion: February/March 2022 – November 2025

Project: AL-INVEST Verde. Component 1      

Application Deadline: January, 31th, 2022              

Job Profile [PDF]

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out international cooperation programmes and projects in close collaboration with the German and European private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 41 m in 2020.

The Programme

AL-INVEST Verde is an EU financed programme which will mobilise EU know-how and investment in support of building alliances with the private sector in Latin America. The objective is to promote sustainable growth and jobs creation by supporting the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and a more circular economy in Latin Americas (LA). Main approach is the sub-granting of partnership projects between Business Membership Organisations and Think Tanks in EU and LA as well as direct action of the implementing consortium which will facilitate the imperative utilisation of more resource efficient and low carbon production models also through innovation and digitisation at SME-level. The programme has a volume of EUR 31.25 m and a duration of 48 months. Jointly with 6 partner organisations, sequa has been awarded the implementation of Component 1 of the AL-INVEST Verde programme. Programme implementation started on 1 December 2021.

Tasks / Responsibilities

Overall financial management

  • Manage the financial aspects of Component 1 of the AL-INVEST Verde programme (day-to-day financial management)
  • Revise, comment and improve all financial drafts
  • Implement financial policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain cash controls
  • Establish, maintain and reconcile the general ledger (Excel)
  • Maintain records on the programme budget
  • Elaborate financial reports for sequa Bonn for local expenditure
  • Prepare and reconcile bank statements
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting system
  • Monitor bank account and cash-on-hand
  • Assist and comply with all audits
  • In charge of proper procurement of freelance services, supplies, and other services etc.
  • Collect timesheets of Lima based team members and send it monthly to sequa Bonn
  • Manage the travel cost compensation for Lima staff

Financial management of sub-grants

  • Participate in evaluation of project proposals (financial capacity check)
  • Analyse and verify all financial reports submitted by the partnership projects’ main applicant in co-ordination with the respective person in charge of monitoring the project
  • Check all accounts and countercheck financial aspects of partnership contracts and all payment requests/invoices including the supporting documents of the partnership projects
  • Co-elaborate training materials for selected applicants (financial reporting, procurement)
  • Cooperate with SEQUA controller at Bonn and coordinate/ supervise accountants (based at CAINCO in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia) on all procedures and accounting details

Your Qualification / Skills / Experience

  • Degree in either accounting, finance, or administrative management
  • Al least 10 years of professional experience
  • Fluent in Spanish and English, Portuguese would be an important asset
  • Work experience in financial administration of EU funded projects, including knowledge of the EU Practical Guide to Contract Procedures (PRAG) and working with subgrants modalities is considered an asset
  • Experience in working with international organisations
  • Good communication and intercultural skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Teamworking ability
  • A methodical approach and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to reflect on one's own work as well as the wider consequences of financial decisions
  • Dedication for Integrity
  • High degree of organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • High level of numeracy
  • Analytical ability
  • Very good user knowledge of MS Office programs, above all MS-Excel

Please send us a cover letter, your CV in the EuropeAid format, relevant resumes, and your salary expectation. Please use the English language. The CV template can be downloaded from our website.

Subject to comparable qualification handicapped persons will be preferred.

Please send us your application by no later than 5 January 2022 to  Manuela Borkenhagen, email.

Administrative Assistant (m/f/d)

Location: Lima, Peru

Assignment Perion: February/March 2022 – November 2025

Project: AL-INVEST Verde. Component 1      

Application Deadline: January, 31th, 2022              

Job Profile [PDF]

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out international cooperation programmes and projects in close collaboration with the German and European private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 41 m in 2020.

The Programme

AL-INVEST Verde is an EU financed programme which will mobilise EU know-how and investment in support of building alliances with the private sector in Latin America. The objective is to promote sustainable growth and jobs creation by supporting the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and a more circular economy in Latin Americas (LA). Main approach is the sub-granting of partnership projects between Business Membership Organisations and Think Tanks in EU and LA as well as direct action of the implementing consortium which will facilitate the imperative utilisation of more resource efficient and low carbon production models also through innovation and digitisation at SME-level. The programme has a volume of EUR 31.25 m and a duration of 48 months. Jointly with 6 partner organisations, sequa has been awarded the implementation of Component 1 of the AL-INVEST Verde programme. Programme implementation started on 1 December 2021.

Tasks / Responsibilities

General office tasks

  • Purchase and maintain general office supplies (in close coordination with responsible employee at AHK Lima)
  • Purchase necessary office consumables according to available budget and in agreement with TL
  • Assist in formatting reports of the Management Team based in Lima and sequa headquarters at Bonn
  • Purchase and maintain general office supplies
  • Manage a contacts database
  • Support the Team Leader in day-to-day operations
  • Prepare meeting minutes, meeting notes

 

Coordination, events, communication and public relations

  • Support the Management Team in the implementation of project activities
  • Support the Management Team in the organisation and preparation of meetings, conferences, seminars etc. at the Lima office and throughout Latin America
  • Support the organisation of planning workshops, conferences etc.
  • Organise the meeting logistics and in the case of events in charge of logistics and communication
  • Support implementation of C&V plan
  • Contact management (database)
  • Support TL in communication with applicants
  • Support the management team in setting up networking events

Profile and experience

  • 3-5 years of full-time experience in a similar position
  • Fluent in Spanish and English, Portuguese would be a great asset
  • Good communication skills and intercultural skills
  • Experience in working with international organizations would be an asset
  • Experience in organising events and conferences (invitations, logistics, etc.)
  • Highly self-motivated - interest in topics of green economy would be an asset
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • Very good user knowledge of MS Office programs

Please send us a cover letter, your CV in the EuropeAid format, relevant resumes, and your salary expectation. Please use the English language. The CV template can be downloaded from our website.

Subject to comparable qualification handicapped persons will be preferred.

Please send us your application by no later than 5 January 2022 to  Manuela Borkenhagen, email.

Technical Expert on Green Economy (m/f/d)

Location: Lima, Peru

Assignment Perion: February/March 2022 – November 2025

Project: AL-INVEST Verde. Component 1      

Application Deadline: January, 31th, 2022              

Job Profile [PDF]

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out international cooperation programmes and projects in close collaboration with the German and European private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 41 m in 2020.

The Programme

AL-INVEST Verde is an EU financed programme which will mobilise EU know-how and investment in support of building alliances with the private sector in Latin America. The objective is to promote sustainable growth and jobs creation by supporting the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and a more circular economy in Latin Americas (LA). Main approach is the sub-granting of partnership projects between Business Membership Organisations and Think Tanks in EU and LA as well as direct action of the implementing consortium which will facilitate the imperative utilisation of more resource efficient and low carbon production models also through innovation and digitisation at SME-level. The programme has a volume of EUR 31.25 m and a duration of 48 months. Jointly with 6 partner organisations, sequa has been awarded the implementation of Component 1 of the AL-INVEST Verde programme. Programme implementation started on 1 December 2021.

Tasks / Responsibilities

Technical inputs

  • Contribute to the analytical inception phase and provide technical inputs together with the Team Leader as regards green economy related contents, considering material and contents generated by the consortium partners
  • Gather information on green economy, circular concepts etc. from EC, other donors’ projects etc.
  • Edit, provide, prepare and process this relevant information for the use by all project partners including the partnership projects.
  • Contribute to the development/ organisation of online seminars (if applicable) with external resource persons on green economy subjects of common interest to all implementing consortia
  • Elaborate case studies, tools, best practices etc. based on the consortium’s experiences

 

 

Coordination, events, communication and public relations

  • Contribute to the exchange of information and expertise among programme and project partners
  • Assist the Team Leader in fostering synergies and complementarities with other relevant projects in the region, donors and institutions
  • Assist the Team Leader in organising networking events with various stakeholders including other donors and projects
  • Support and contribute to communication and visibility activities
  • Provide technical contents for the website and social media

Management of Calls for Proposals

  • Assist the Team Leader in managing the publication of call for proposals, including info-sessions and communication activities
  • Participate in the evaluation committee of project proposals emanating from the Calls for Proposals

Support, monitoring and coaching of partnership projects

  • Contribute to the supervision and monitoring of around 67 partnership projects
  • Support the organisation of training/planning as well as technical workshops and events
  • Contribute to the overall programme monitoring system
  • Ensure synergies, complementarity and coordination between partnership projects in the respective countries and/or regions
  • Quality assurance of reports submitted and managerial coaching of partnership projects
  • Technical coaching of the partnership projects and other projects in the respective countries

Reporting, admin tasks

  • Contribute to the technical reporting
  • Support the Team Leader in the preparation of meetings

Your Qualification / Skills / Experience

  • University degree in environmental science, environmental economics, or similar relevant field
  • Al least 10 years of professional experience
  • Passion for the topic of green and circular economy
  • Fluent in Spanish and English, Portuguese would be an asset
  • Strong communication skills and intercultural skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • High level of organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines also under stressful conditions
  • The Expert shall have a minimum of 5 years of full-time experience (i.e. after formal education) in the field of green transition and circular economy projects for the private sector
  • She/He will have demonstrated experience and skills in research, know-how transfer, capacity building and/or training.
  • Very good user knowledge of MS Office programs

Please send us a cover letter, your CV in the EuropeAid format, relevant resumes, and your salary expectation. Please use the English language. The CV template can be downloaded from our website.

Subject to comparable qualification handicapped persons will be preferred.

Please send us your application by no later than 5 January 2022 to  Manuela Borkenhagen, email.

Technical Expert on Monitoring and Evaluation (m/f/d)

Location: Lima, Peru

Assignment Perion: February/March 2022 – November 2025

Project: AL-INVEST Verde. Component 1      

Application Deadline: January, 31th, 2022              

Job Profile [PDF]

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out international cooperation programmes and projects in close collaboration with the German and European private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 41 m in 2020.

The Programme

AL-INVEST Verde is an EU financed programme which will mobilise EU know-how and investment in support of building alliances with the private sector in Latin America. The objective is to promote sustainable growth and jobs creation by supporting the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and a more circular economy in Latin Americas (LA). Main approach is the sub-granting of partnership projects between Business Membership Organisations and Think Tanks in EU and LA as well as direct action of the implementing consortium which will facilitate the imperative utilisation of more resource efficient and low carbon production models also through innovation and digitisation at SME-level. The programme has a volume of EUR 31.25 m and a duration of 48 months. Jointly with 6 partner organisations, sequa has been awarded the implementation of Component 1 of the AL-INVEST Verde programme. Programme implementation started on 1 December 2021.

Tasks / Responsibilities

Technical inputs

  • Contribute to the analytical inception phase and provide technical inputs together with the Team Leader as regards monitoring and evaluation related content and tools as well as systems, considering material and contents generated by the consortium partners
  • Contribute to the e-monitoring system and lead on improvement
  • Contribute to the development/ organisation of online seminars (if applicable) with external resource persons on monitoring and evaluation subjects of common interest to all implementing consortia
  • Elaborate case studies, tools, best practices etc. based on the consortium’s experiences

Coordination, events, communication and public relations

  • Contribute to the exchange of information and expertise among programme and project partners
  • Assist the Team Leader in fostering synergies and complementarities with other relevant projects in the region, donors and institutions
  • Assist the Team Leader in organising networking events with various stakeholders including other donors and projects
  • Support and contribute to communication and visibility activities
  • Lead the set-up of the programme web portal for monitoring and reporting
  • Provide technical content for the website and social media

Management of Calls for Proposals

  • Assist the Team Leader in managing the publication of call for proposals, including info-sessions and communication activities
  • Participate in the evaluation committee of project proposals emanating from the Calls for Proposals

Support, monitoring and coaching of partnership projects

  • Develop the monitoring system for the partnership projects
  • Contribute to the supervision and monitoring of around 67 partnership projects
  • Support the organisation of training/planning workshops,
  • Advise partnership projects on their monitoring systems
  • Contribute to the overall programme monitoring and reporting system
  • Ensure that at any given time the status of indicator achievement is available and as up-to-date as possible
  • Ensure synergies, complementarity and coordination between partnership projects in the respective countries and/or regions
  • Quality assurance of reports submitted and managerial coaching of partnership projects
  • Technical coaching of the partnership projects and other projects in the respective countries

Reporting, admin tasks

  • Contribute to the technical reporting
  • Support the Team Leader in the preparation of meetings

Your Qualification / Skills / Experience

  • University degree in economics, management, evaluation or similar relevant field
  • Al least 10 years of professional experience
  • Fluent in Spanish and English, Portuguese would be an asset
  • Good communication skills and intercultural skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • The Expert shall have a minimum of 5 years of full-time experience (i.e. after formal education) in the field of monitoring and evaluation in international projects.
  • Interest in the topics of green and circular economy
  • She/He will have demonstrated experience and skills in know-how transfer, capacity building and/or training.
  • Very good user knowledge of MS Office programs

Please send us a cover letter, your CV in the EuropeAid format, relevant resumes, and your salary expectation. Please use the English language. The CV template can be downloaded from our website.

Subject to comparable qualification handicapped persons will be preferred.

Please send us your application by no later than 5 January 2022 to  Manuela Borkenhagen, email.

Technical Expert on PPD & Communication (m/f/d)

Location: Lima, Peru

Assignment Perion: February/March 2022 – November 2025

Project: AL-INVEST Verde. Component 1      

Application Deadline: January, 31th, 2022              

Job Profile [PDF]

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out international cooperation programmes and projects in close collaboration with the German and European private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade promotion. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of EUR 41 m in 2020.

The Programme

AL-INVEST Verde is an EU financed programme which will mobilise EU know-how and investment in support of building alliances with the private sector in Latin America. The objective is to promote sustainable growth and jobs creation by supporting the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient and a more circular economy in Latin Americas (LA). Main approach is the sub-granting of partnership projects between Business Membership Organisations and Think Tanks in EU and LA as well as direct action of the implementing consortium which will facilitate the imperative utilisation of more resource efficient and low carbon production models also through innovation and digitisation at SME-level. The programme has a volume of EUR 31.25 m and a duration of 48 months. Jointly with 6 partner organisations, sequa has been awarded the implementation of Component 1 of the AL-INVEST Verde programme. Programme implementation started on 1 December 2021.

Tasks / Responsibilities

Technical inputs

  • Contribute to the analytical inception phase and provide technical inputs together with the Team Leader as regards PPD and communication related content, considering material and contents generated by the consortium partners
  • Elaborate and implement the C&V Plan
  • Lead the development of visibility guidelines for the project
  • Assist the Team Leader in planning and coordinating communication activities at programme level and with partnership projects’ stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development/ organisation of online seminars (if applicable) with external resource persons on PPD and communication subjects of common interest to all implementing consortia
  • Elaborate tools, best practices etc. based on the consortium’s experiences
  • Co-elaborate training materials for selected applicants (communication and visibility)
  • Maintain, update and feed regularly website and social media
  • Design and organise PR material in consultation with sequa Bonn

Coordination, events, communication and public relations

  • Contribute to the exchange of information and expertise among programme and project partners
  • Assist the Team Leader in fostering synergies and complementarities with other relevant projects in the region, donors and institutions
  • Assist the Team Leader in organising networking events with various stakeholders including other donors and projects
  • Lead the organisation and logistics of networking events in Europe and in Latin America (online, hybrid, live)
  • Support and contribute to the set-up of the programme web portal
  • Provide technical contents for the website and social media

Management of Calls for Proposals

  • Assist the Team Leader in managing the publication of call for proposals, including info-sessions and communication activities
  • Participate in the evaluation committee of project proposals emanating from the Calls for Proposals

Support, monitoring and coaching of partnership projects

  • Contribute to the supervision and monitoring of around 67 partnership projects
  • Contribute to the elaboration of Visibility Guidelines for partnership projects’ stakeholders
  • Guide partnership projects’ stakeholders in following and applying visibility guidelines
  • Support the organisation of training/planning workshops
  • Contribute to the overall programme monitoring system
  • Ensure synergies, complementarity and coordination between partnership projects in the respective countries and/or regions
  • Quality assurance of reports submitted and managerial coaching of partnership projects
  • Technical coaching of the partnership projects and other projects in the respective countries

Reporting, admin tasks

  • Contribute to the technical reporting
  • Support the Team Leader in the preparation of meetings

Your Qualification / Skills / Experience

  • University degree in public relations, economics, communication, or similar relevant field
  • Al least 10 years of professional experience
  • Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Very strong communication skills and intercultural skills
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Organisational skills and ability to manage deadlines
  • Interest in the topics of green and circular economy
  • The Expert shall have a minimum of 3-5 years of full-time experience (i.e. after formal education) in the field of Communication and PR related to international projects
  • She/He will have demonstrated experience and skills in know-how transfer, capacity building and/or training.
  • Very good user knowledge of MS Office programs and graphics programs (Adobe Illustrator)

Please send us a cover letter, your CV in the EuropeAid format, relevant resumes, and your salary expectation. Please use the English language. The CV template can be downloaded from our website.

Subject to comparable qualification handicapped persons will be preferred.

Please send us your application by no later than 5 January 2022 to  Manuela Borkenhagen, email.

Import Promotion Desk (IPD): Short-term expert coaching SMEs in b2b sales and intercultural communication

Location: Europe and our partner countries

Duration of Assignment: 1 week...1year (depending on assignment)

Job Profile [PDF]

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991, sequa has carried out programmes and projects of international cooperation in close collaboration with the German private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for chambers and associations (BMOs), vocational education and training, private sector development and trade. The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of 46 million EUR in (2019).


The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is a project funded by BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) and implemented by sequa in close cooperation with BGA (German Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade, Services). The aim of IPD is to promote trade by strengthening selected export sectors in selected developing and emerging countries through improved access to the European market. To achieve these objectives, the IPD staff uses a wide pool of experts who possess specific industry and country knowledge.

Your tasks:

  • Organisation and application of b2b and intercultural communication capacity building measures for small and medium-sized enterprises from developing and emerging countries, with a focus on companies from the natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics sectors, the fresh fruits & vegetable sector, the cut flowers sector, and the sustainable technical wood sector
  • Prepare and hold presentations on hints and recommendations for a successful sales negotiation (elevator pitch, USP development, b2b etiquette, etc.) including how to improve intercultural communication skills (these presentations can be both ad hoc or take place at trade fairs on-site 1 day beforehand, relevant trade fairs will be for example: ANUGA, Food Ingredients Europe, Fruit Attraction, International Floriculture Trade Fair, InCosmetics, Interzum or Biofach)
  • Organise and host group sessions to practice some of these hints and recommendations
  • Prepare and realise individual sales talks / on-the-job training sessions with exporters
  • On-site guidance of exporters at B2B events to give ad hoc feedback based on witnessed sales talks
  • Coaching of international partner institutions (business support organizations, e.g. chambers of commerce, trade associations, etc.) on how to approach importers and to improve the marketing of their services
  • Readiness and ability to record videos (webinars) on sales and communication topics for IPD online learning platform for exporters
  • Documentation, monitoring and reporting of activities including feedback and recommendations per exporter

We expect the following qualifications and experiences:

  • At least 5 years of practical sector experience (trade fair trainings, sales trainings) in Europe and ideally developing / emerging markets
  • Proven track record in sales negotiation, intercultural communication consulting and in marketing consulting for start-up to experienced businesses from developing/emerging markets aiming to export to Europe
  • Excellent computer and layout-skills (Powerpoint, Excel, Word)
  • Ability to work in a team and with several stakeholders and partners in a complex context
  • Very good organizational skills, high flexibility, and intercultural competence
  • Skills and readiness to train virtually (individual coaching and/or webinars)
  • Readiness to travel regularly (mainly to on-site trade fairs once again possible)
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English
  • Knowledge of German, French, Spanish, Russian and/or Arabic is an asset
  • Competent knowledge of the German / European import industry is an asset
  • Knowledge of the (business) culture in our partner countries is an advantage (currently: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Peru and Colombia)
  • No “conflicts of interest“ vis-a-vis counterparts or partner organisations of target groups (e.g. being employed full-time by German/European importers or wholesalers)

If you are interested, please send your application (cover letter, CV and certificates) via E-Mail to Caroline Moraza at e-mail.

Internship at sequa

sequa gGmbH is a globally operating non-profit development organisation. Since 1991 sequa has carried out programmes and projects of international cooperation in close collaboration with the German private sector. sequa offers know-how and long-term experience in capacity development for business memberships organisations (BMOs), vocational education and training and trade promotion.
The organisation is based in Bonn, Germany. sequa employs more than 100 persons (2021) and reported a turnover of 41 million EUR in 2020.

Internship Flyer [PDF]

The internship offers a comprehensive insight into the processes of the different working areas in the many cooperation countries of sequa gGmbh with demanding and interesting tasks.

An internship can be started at the beginning of each quarter. Intermediate dates are unfortunately not possible as a rule.
 

Your qualifikation

  • Your internship should last 3 months
  • All internships are conducted at our headquarters in Bonn, Germany
  • Students from the 5th semester onwards
  • Very good written and spoken knowledge of German and English (language level min. C1)
  • If possible, knowledge of another foreign language
     

Your tasks/responsibilities

  • Collaboration in the application process and reporting on projects of various donors to sequa
  • Research on economic data and development policy issues
  • Collaboration in the organization and implementation of events as well as support
  • Supervision of foreign delegations
  • Public relations within the scope of our programmes
  • Support of the project administration
  • Training allowance: 450.00 EUR p.m.
     

If you are interested, please send your application documents (cover letter, CV) to:
Manuela Borkenhagen Email
Tel.: +49 (0) 228 98238-50

Internship Import Promotion Desk (IPD)

We offer an internship in the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) for domestic and foreign students interested in trade promotion in development cooperation. The Import Promotion Desk is a sequa project that aims to strengthen selected export sectors in selected developing and emerging countries by improving access to the European market and thereby promoting trade.

Location: Bonn and Berlin, Germany

Internship Flyer [PDF]in German only

Your tasks/responsibilities

  • Assistance in the organisation and implementation of events as well as the supervision of these activities (e.g. international trade fairs, foreign delegations to study tours)
  • Research on relevant import companies in the IPD sectors
  • Support of public relations (e.g. photo database)
  • Assistance in reporting on subprojects of the IPD
  • Support of the project administratio

Our requirements/your qualification

  • at least in the 5th semester
  • very good knowledge of German and English
  • preferably knowledge of another foreign language
  • the internship lasts 3 months

We pay a training allowance of 450 EUR per month. Possible starting dates are the beginning of each quarter.
If you are interested, please send your application documents (cover letter, CV) by e-mail to
Ms.  Manuela Borkenhagen
E-Mail
Tel.: +49 (0) 228 98238-50

Short-term expert for sourcing and purchase in the field of “Fresh fruit and vegetables“ (m/f/d)

Programme: Import Promotion Desk (IPD)

Location: Europe and our partner countries

Duration: few days...to one year

Job Profile [PDF]

Your Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Selection, preparation and support of small and medium-sized enterprises from developing and emerging countries for the entry into the European market, with a focus on companies from the fresh fruit and vegetable sector;
  • Organisation and on-site supervision of sourcing missions in the IPD partner countries;
  • Organisation and application of capacity building measures;
  • Cooperation with partner organisations and ministries in the IPD countries;
  • Preparation and on-site supervision of exporters at international trade fairs as well as backstopping in the follow-up process;
  • Organisation and implementation of study tours for exporters in Germany and procurement trips for importers in the partner countries;
  • Documentation and monitoring of the activities.

Our Requirements / Your Qualifications

  • Long-term professional experience in trade promotion between developing and emerging countries and Germany / Europe;
  • Consolidated experience in value chain development in the agricultural sector;
  • Agricultural and forestry expertise, in particular regarding production techniques, product certification (e.g. Global G.A.P., Organic, ISO 22000, Fair Trade) as well as market contacts and developments;
  • Comprehensive know-how in the field of agronomy and quality management;
  • Competent knowledge of the German import industry, especially of the food industry;
  • Excellent networking skills with export promotion organisations and institutions in the partner countries as well as in the German private sector;
  • Strong strategic thinking and ability to implement new knowledge and strategies in export promotion;
  • Excellent organisational skills, high flexibility and intercultural competence;
  • Experience in working with CRM tools (or readiness to do so);
  • Readiness to travel regularly worldwide on a regular basis;
  • Knowledge of the (business) culture and in our partner countries is an advantage (currently Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Peru and Tunisia);
  • Written and excellent oral skills in English (knowledge of French, Spanish, Arabic is an advantage).

If you are interested, please send your application (cover letter, CV, certificates, fee expectation and availability)via e-mail to:                        

Mr Frank Maul E-Mail

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 590 099 569

 

 

Short-term expert for sourcing and purchase in the field of “Technical Wood“ (m/f/d)

Programme: Import Promotion Desk (IPD)

Location: Europe and our partner countries

Duration: few days...to one year

Job Profile [PDF]

Your Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Selection, preparation and support of small and medium-sized enterprises from developing and emerging countries for the entry into the European market, with a focus on companies from the technical wood sector;
  • Identification of market potential for small and medium-sized enterprises and support in developing the German / European market (definition of products, certifications/testing, technical data sheets, matchmaking with potential customers, etc.);
  • Organisation and on-site supervision of sourcing missions in the IPD partner countries;
  • Organisation and implementation of capacity building measures;
  • Cooperation with partner organisations and ministries in the IPD countries;
  • Preparation and on-site supervision of exporters at international trade fairs as well as backstopping in the follow-up process;
  • Organisation and implementation of study tours for exporters to Germany and buying missions for importers to the partner countries;
  • Documentation and monitoring of the activities.

Our Requirements / Your Qualifications

  • Long-term professional experience in business development in the timber sector in Germany / Europe;
  • Expertise in timber processing / production techniques and in market requirements (quality requirements, product specifications);
  • Extensive network in the market and awareness of current market developments;
  • Comprehensive know-how in the field of EUTR, legality and sustainability;
  • Competent knowledge of the German import industry, especially of the timber trade industry;
  • Excellent networking skills with export promotion organisations and institutions in the partner countries as well as in the German / European private sector;
  • Strong strategic thinking and ability to implement new knowledge and strategies in business development and export promotion;
  • Excellent organizational skills, high flexibility and intercultural competence;
  • Experience in working with CRM tools (or readiness to do so);
  • Readiness to travel worldwide on a regular basis;
  • Knowledge of the (business) culture and in our partner countries is an advantage (currently Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Peru and Ukraine);
  • Written and excellent oral skills in English (knowledge of Russian, Spanish is an advantage).

If you are interested, please send your application (cover letter, CV, certificates, fee expectation and availability)via e-mail to:                        

Mr Frank Maul E-Mail

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 590 099 569

Short-term expert for sourcing and match-making in the field of “Sustainable Tourism” (m/ f/ d)

Programme: Import Promotion Desk (IPD)

Location: Europe and our partner countries

Duration: few days...to one year

Job Profile [PDF]

Your Tasks/ Responsibilities

  • Selection, preparation and support of small and medium-sized tourism and hospitality enterprises from developing and emerging countries for the entry into the tourism European market;
  • Assistance with the organisation and on-site supervision of sourcing missions in the IPD partner countries;
  • Organisation and application of capacity building measures;
  • Cooperation with local consultants, partner organisations and ministries in the IPD countries;
  • Matchmaking for international trade fairs, preparation and on-site supervision of partner companies at; international trade fairs as well as backstopping in the follow-up process;
  • Assistance to project manager regarding the provision of relevant information to tour operators in Germany and tourism SMEs in partner countries.

Our Requirements/ Your qualifications

  • Long-term professional experience in the hospitality & tourism sector;
  • Strong strategic thinking and ability to implement new knowledge and strategies in tourism trade promotion between developing and emerging countries and Germany / Europe;
  • Consolidated experience in value chain development in the tourism sector;
  • Competent knowledge of the German travel industry, especially of outbound tour operators; knowledge of/ experience in the European outbound travel sector is an advantage;
  • Excellent networking skills with destination marketing organisations and institutions in the partner countries as well as in the German private sector;
  • Ability to work in a team and with several stakeholders and partners in a complex context;
  • Work- experiences and knowledge of the (business) culture in one of the partner countries of IPD (Tunisia, Ecuador, Nepal) is an advantage;
  • Very good organisational skills, high flexibility and intercultural competence;
  • Excellent presenter and discussant;
  • Excellent computer and layout-skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) to provide meaningful graphs and diagrams;
  • Readiness to travel regularly worldwide;
  • Excellent written and oral skills in French (knowledge of English, Spanish or Arabic is an advantage).

If you are interested, please send your application (cover letter, CV, certificates, fee expectations and availability) via e-mail to:

Nora Eichkorn E-Mail

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 590 099 462

Short-term expert for sourcing and purchase in the field "Natural Ingredients for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics"

Programme: Import Promotion Desk (IPD)

Location: Europe and our partner countries

Duration: few days...to one year

Job Profile [PDF]

Your tasks:

  • Organization and application of capacity building measures for small and medium-sized enterprises from developing and emerging countries, with a focus on companies from the natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics sectors;
  • Acquisition of importer contacts, promoting of the IPD program and its services;
  • Matchmaking between enterprises from developing and emerging countries and European importing companies at international trade fairs and digital matchmaking events;
  • Preparation and on-site supervision of exporters at B2B events as well as backstopping in the follow-up process;
  • Organization and implementation of study tours for exporters in Germany and procurement trips for importers in the partner countries;
  • Documentation and monitoring of activities.

We expect the following qualifications and experiences:

  • Long-term professional experience in trade promotion between developing and emerging countries and Germany / Europe
  • Consolidated experience in value chain development in the agricultural sector
  • Agricultural and forestry expertise, in particular regarding production techniques, product certification (e.g. Organic, especially Demeter, ISO 22000, HACCP, Fair Trade) as well as market contacts and developments
  • Comprehensive know-how in the field of quality management of food processing
  • Competent knowledge of the German import industry, especially of the food and/or cosmetic industry
  • Excellent networking skills with export promotion organizations and institutions in the partner countries as well as in the German private sector
  • Strong strategic thinking and ability to implement new knowledge and strategies in trade promotion
  • Very good organizational skills, high flexibility and intercultural competence
  • Readiness to travel regularly worldwide
  • Readiness to train virtually (individual coaching and/or webinars)
  • Knowledge of the (business) culture in our partner countries is an advantage (currently Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Tunisia, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Peru and Colombia)
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English (knowledge of French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic is an advantage)

If you are interested, please send your application (cover letter, CV and certificates) via e-mail to:

Ms. C. Moraza E-Mail