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.

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]

Trainee Statement

Benedikt (22 years old), former trainee (graduation year 2018):

My name is Benedict and I am training as an office manager at sequa gGmbH.

In the course of my three-year apprenticeship I can explore all business areas of the company. This means that I get to know my occupation on the job and work self-responsibly right from the start. In so-called „trainee interviews“, I can ask my colleagues all kinds of questions about the multitude of projects that sequa conducts.

My key training areas are accounting, controlling and assistance. I am responsible for a whole range of different tasks, from formatting presentations to event organisation and from invoice posting to auditing travel expense reports.

My training at sequa is very fair and I’m given a lot of opportunities. I was able to participate in a three-week study visit to London, for instance, where which I could practice and considerably improve my English.

 

 

Current Job Offers

Internship at sequa

sequa is a globally active development organisation that supports the development of the private sector and its institutions as well as the qualification of specialists and executives. The company's programmes and projects are financed with public and private funds and are guided by the principles of the social market economy. The shareholders are the central associations of the German economy (BDA, BDI, DIHK, ZDH) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

In the 27 years of our existence, we have successfully implemented over 1,000 projects in more than 100 countries with our project partners.

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 E-mail
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.

 

Internship Flyer [PDF] in German only

Ihre Aufgaben/Verantwortung

 

  • Mitivitäten (bspw. internationale Fachmessen, ausländische Delegationen bei Study Tours)
  • Recherchearbeiten über relevante Importunternehmen in den IPD-Sektoren
  • Unterstützung bei der Pflege der CRM-Datenbank
  • Unterstützung der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (bspw. Fotodatenbank)
  • Mitarbeit bei der Berichterstattung zu Teilprojekten des IPD
  • Unterstützung der Projektadministration
  • Unsere Anforderungen/Ihre Qualifikation
  • ihr Praktikum sollte idealerweise die vollen 3 Monate dauern mindestens im 5. Fachsemester
  • sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse
  • möglichst Kenntnisse einer weiteren Fremdsprache

Wir zahlen eine Ausbildungsvergütung i.H.v. 450 EUR p.M..
Bitte senden Sie bei Interesse Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen (Anschreiben, CV) per E-Mail an
Frau 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 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in business membership organisations (IPD)

Programme: Import Promotion Desk (IPD)

Location: Europe and our partner countries

Duration: few days... 3 monts (depending on assignement)

Job Profile [PDF]

Your tasks

  • Consult business membership organisations in the IPD partner countries regarding CRM systems
  • Prepare and conduct workshops in the IPD partner countries in order to support the definition of requirements for and selection of CRM systems
  • Accompany CRM implementations onsite and from remote
  • Organise and apply capacity building measures such as CRM training of trainers
  • Support the responsible CRM business process owners in the business membership organisations via email and telephone
  • Cooperate with other European trade promotion programmes

We expect the following qualifications and experiences

  • Long-term professional experience with prevalent CRM systems
  • Long-term professional experience in ICT projects in developing and emerging countries
  • Experience in supporting software selection and implementation
  • Experience in international development cooperation projects  Experience in working with business membership organisations and chambers in developing and emerging countries
  • Experience in delivering workshops and training of trainers
  • Very good organisational skills, high flexibility and intercultural competence
  • Readiness to travel regularly worldwide
  • Working experience in Columbia, Peru, Indonesia or Tunisia is an advantage
  • Experience in working with export promotion organisations and institutions in the partner countries is an advantage
  • 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 email to:

Mr. Till Wolf Email

Short-term expert for sourcing and purchase at Import Promotion Desk (IPD)

"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:

  • 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 natural ingredients for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics sectors
  • Organization and on-site supervision of sourcing missions in the IPD partner countries
  • Organization and application of capacity building measures
  • Cooperation with partner organizations 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
  • Organization and implementation of study tours for exporters in Germany and procurement trips for importers in the partner countries

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 industry
  • Experience in the cosmetics sectors is an advantage
  • 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 export promotion
  • Very good organizational skills, high flexibility and intercultural competence
  • Readiness to travel regularly worldwide
  • Knowledge of the (business) culture and in our partner countries is an advantage (currently Indonesia, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Peru and Colombia)
  • Written and excellent 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:

Dr. Julia Hoffmann E-Mail

Tel: +49 (0) 228 96505891