Team

Office of the Executive Director

  • Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi
    Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi
    Executive Director

    Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi

    Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi

    Executive Director

    PhD Middle Eastern Studies

    MA Oriental Studies

     

    Since 2009

    ZIF Executive Director

     

    2006 to 2009
    Friedrich Ebert Foundation USA and Canada, Washington DC, USA
    Country Director

    2003 to 2005
    Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Kabul, Afghanistan
    Founding Director

    2000 to 2002 
    Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Bonn and Berlin
    Desk Officer, Development Cooperation and Conflict Transformation,

    1998 to 1999 
    Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Project Assistant

    1994 to 1995 
    PhD at the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin

    Working Languages

    German, English, Farsi, Spanish

     

    Honorary Positions

     

    Selected Publications

    List of Publications

     

     

  • Claudia Apel
    Claudia Apel
    Personal Assistant to the Executive Director

    Claudia Apel

    Claudia Apel

    Personal Assistant to the Executive Director

    MA Pedagogics

     

    Since 2016

    Personal Assistant to the Executive Director

     

    Working Languages

    German, English, French

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Office Management
  • Christine Daul-Grahovac
    Christine Daul-Grahovac
    Event Management

    Christine Daul-Grahovac

    Christine Daul-Grahovac

    Event Management

    MA Anglistics and Cultural Studies


    Since 2016

    Event management

     

    2008 to 2015
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),
    inter alia event manager for international dialogues and conferences & project coordinator for the program „Capacity Building for the ASEAN Secretariat“


    2007 to 2008
    International School Villa Amalienhof,

    Special Assistant to the Director


    2002 to 2006
    Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF),

    Translator for academic publications


    1999 to 2000
    Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED),

    Desk officer

    Working Languages

    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Organisation of conferences and events, support of participants
    • Contact maintenance to international partners
  • Wanda Hummel
    Wanda Hummel
    Public Relations Manager

    Wanda Hummel

    Wanda Hummel

    Public Relations Manager in the Office of the Executive Director

    MA European Ethnology and Cultural Communication

     

    Since 2017

    Public Relations Manager

     

    2012 to 2016

    Special Assistant to the Executive Director

     

    2010 to 2011

    Desk Officer, ZIF Analysis

     

    2009
    Center for International and Intercultural Communication, Technische Universität, Berlin
    Project Coordinator „Reconstructing Higher Education in Afghanistan and Iraq“

    2009

    Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Award
    Event Manager

    2007 to 2008
    German Bundestag, Berlin
    Research Assistant to a Member of Parliament

    2005 to 2008
    Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Berlin
    Facilitator and Conference Assistant

    Working Languages

    German, French, English

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Public Relations
    • Corporate Design, Web Administration, Online Editing
    • Project Coordination
    • Event Management
  • Andreas Jödecke
    Andreas Jödecke
    Special Advisor to the Executive Director

    Andreas Joedecke

    Andreas Joedecke

    Special Advisor to the Executive Director

    Colonel (General Staff)


    Since 2018

    Special Adviser to the Executive Director

     

    2016 to 2018

    Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

    Director Northern Region

     

    2015 to 2016

    Ministry of Interior

    Member of the Coordination Element for the Reception of Refugees

     

    2014 to 2015

    Federal Academy for Security Studies

    Director of Studies

     

    2009 to 2014

    United Nations HQ, New York

    Chief Assessment Team

     

    2006 to 2009

    NATO Joint Forces Command, Brunssum

    Chief Strategic Assessment Group

     

    1977 to 2006

    Federal Armed Forces

    Various staff- and leadership-assignments on troop-, headquarters- and MoD-level, both domestically and abroad. Various operations abroad under both national and international command.


    Working Languages
    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Security and Risk Management
      • Digital Transformation
      • Network-centric thinking and acting
      • Mediation Afghanistan

       

       

    • Hannah Raithel
      Hannah Raithel
      Event Management

      Hannah Raithel

      Hannah Raithel

      Event Management

      BA Congress and Event Management

       

      Since 2017

      Event management

       

      2014 to 2015

      Event management for the project "Peace operations in fragile states: capacities and concepts"

       

      2011 to 2012

      Messe Berlin GmbH

      Project Coordinator

       

      2007 to 2009

      European Car-Transport Group of Interest in Brüssel, Belgien

      Events and Sponsorship Officer

      2007

      Nynas Belgium AB

      Sales and Logistics Assistant

      2005 to 2007

      Messe Berlin GmbH

      Desk Officer Protocol & Events

       

      Working Languages
      German, English

       

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Organisation of conferences and events, support of participants
      • Contact maintenance to international partners
    • Dr. Marlien Schlaphoff
      Special Assistant to the Executive Director

      Dr. Marlien Schlaphoff

      Special Assistant to the Executive Director

      PhD in International Relations

      LL.M. in Law and Politics of International Security


      Since 2018

      Special Assistant to the Executive Director

       

      2017 to 2018

      Freie Universität Berlin, Research Fellow and Scientific Coordinator

       

      2016 to 2017

      WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Research Fellow

       

      2013 to 2017

      WZB Berlin Social Science Center / Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, PhD thesis on regional organizations and counterterrorism

      Working Languages
      German, English, French, Spanish

       

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Networking with ministries and governing bodies
      • Internal coordination
      • Preparation of meetings
      • Focal point Challenges Forum
      • Groups of visitors
      • Press inquiries to the Executive Director

       

       

    • Karl Rüdiger Tillmann
      Karl Rüdiger Tillmann
      Liaison Officer Ministry of Defense

      Karl Rüdiger Tillmann

      Karl Rüdiger Tillmann

      Liaison Officer Ministry of Defense

      Lieutenant colonel

      MA Pedagogics

       

      Since 2017

      Liaison Officer of the Ministry of Defense, Member of Analysis and Team Training, Operations

       

      2014 to 2016

      United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

      Military and political consultant

       

      2005 to 2014

      Exploratory and evaluation trips (DR Kongo, Sudan, South Sudan, Mali, Eritrea, Ethopia, Uganda, Indonesia, Caukasus, etc)

       

      2005

      Development and implementation of a licenced course for UN-military observers and consultants of the Argentinian Army

       

      2003

      United Nations

      Training and Consultancy, focus: support of future staff of the African Union

      1999 / 2001
      Trainer for the Partnership-for-Peace-Program in the Czech Republik

      1995 / 1996
      UN-Military Observer in Georgia/Abchasien (UNOMIG)

      Since 1984
      Military use i.a. "Zentrum Innere Führung"; BMVg; German Armed Forces United Nations Training Centre in Hammelburg; Bundeswehr Operations Command

       

      Working Languages

      German, English

       

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Planning, implementation and support of trainings to "safety and security"
      • Development of strategies to implement work processes regarding DDR and SSR
      • Planning, preparation and organization of training moduls for peace operations

    Operations

    • Dr. Astrid Irrgang
      Dr. Astrid Irrgang
      Deputy Executive Director | Head of Operations

      Dr. Astrid Irrgang

      Dr. Astrid Irrgang

      Deputy Executive Director | Head of Operations

      PhD History

      MA History, Psychology, Literary Studies 

      Since 2016

      Head of Operations

       

      Since 2014

      Deputy Executive Director

       

      2012 to 2016

      Head of Human Resources

       

      2010 to 2012
      Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main
      Head, Department of Administrative Services for Students

      2003 to 2010
      Berlin Office, German National Academic Foundation
      Head

      2008
      Private Office of the Secretary-General, NATO HQ, Brussels
      Visiting Officer

      2001 to 2003
      German National Academic Foundation, Bonn
      Desk Officer

      1999 to 2000
      German Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn
      Desk Officer

       

      Working Languages
      German, English, Polish

       

       

    • Sebastian Breuer
      Sebastian Breuer
      Assistant to the Head of Operations

      Sebastian Breuer

      Sebastian Breuer

      Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director / Head of Operations

      BA International Relations & International Organization

       

      Since 2018

      Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director / Head of Operations

      Working Languages

      German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

       

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Office Management
      • Support for the Head of Operations

    Team Human Resources

    • Sarah Degen-Heinemann
      Sarah Degen-Heinemann
      Head Team Human Resources, Operations

      Sarah Degen-Heinemann

      Sarah Degen-Heinemann

      Head, Team Human Resources

      Fully Qualified Lawyer

       

      Since 2018

      Head, Team Human Resources, Operations

       

      2016 - 2018

      Deputy Head, Team International Capacity Development, Operations

       

      2015 to 2016

      Project Manager Training, ZIF project "Peace Operations in Fragile States"

       

      2012 to 2013

      Project Manager, ZIF project "Europe's New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management" (ENTRi)

       

      2011 to 2012

      Desk Officer, Human Resources


      2008 to 2010
      German Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
      Desk Officer in the OSCE and Council of Europe division

      2008
      German Bundestag, Berlin
      Research Assistant to a Member of Parliament

      2006 to 2008
      Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD e.V.), Bonn
      Regional Coordinator Western Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia

      2004 to 2005
      Pielsticker and Partners, Law Firm and Notary Office, Berlin
      Attorney-at-law

      2001 to 2003
      Regional Higher Court
      Legal Clerkship („Referendariat“)
      (inter alia with the Office of the High Representative OHR, and the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils in Bosnia and Herzegovina)

      Working Languages
      German, English

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Strategies for Human Resource Management and Staff Development
      • Duty of Care
    • Bettina Renner
      Bettina Renner
      Team Human Resources, Operations

      Bettina Renner

      Bettina Renner

      Advisor, Team Human Resources, Operations

      Certified Translator for French and Portuguese

      Since 2018

      Advisor Human Resources, Operation

       

      2016 to 2018

      Head Human Resources, Operations

       

      2002 to 2016

      Deputy Head Human Resources

       

      1993 to 2002
      Carl Duisberg Society, Berlin
      Planning and Implementation of Work and Study Visits in Latin America

      1991 to 1993

      INKOTA-Netzwerk e.V., Berlin
      Desk Officer, Public Relations

      Working Languages
      German, English, Portuguese, French

       

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Recruitment for UN and EU Missions
      • Personnel Support
      • ZIFdatabase Development and Support
    • Dominika Eichstädt
      Dominika Eichstädt
      Team Human Resources, Operations

      Dominika Eichstädt

      Dominika Eichstädt

      Team Human Resources, Operations

      More information will be upladed soon.

       

      Since 2018

      Desk Officer Election Observation, Team Human Resources, Operations

       

       

       

      Working Languages

      German, English

       

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Election Observation
      • Julia Gellermann
        Julia Gellermann
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Julia Gellermann

        Julia Gellermann

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        MA Psychology

         

        Since 2018

        Team Human Ressources, Operations

         

        2017

        Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Institute for Political Science

        Research associate for „International Organisations and Globalisation“

        Working Languages

        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Recruitment for OSCE missions
        • Support of civilian personnel in peace operations
      • Rebecca Meier
        Rebecca Meier
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Rebecca Meier

        Rebecca Meier

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        BA Arabic-Islamic Culture and Religious Studies

         

        Since 2016

        Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

         

         

        Working Languages

        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Election Observation
        • Application Support

         


      • Katharina Scheufele
        Katharina Scheufele
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Katharina Scheufele

        Katharina Scheufele

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        MA Nonprofit Management and Public Governance

        BA European Studies

         

        Since 2018

        Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

        Working Languages

        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Recruitment for OSCE peace operations
        • Personnel Support
      • Nassim Sedaghat
        Nassim Sedaghat
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Nassim Sedaghat

        Nassim Sedaghat

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Work and Organisational Psychology (M.Sc.)

         

        Since 2018

        Team member Human Resources, Operations

         

        January 2018 until September 2018

        Operation Analyst

        Working Languages

        German, English, Farsi

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Recruitment for EU peace operations
        • Support and follow-up of external employees
      • Anja van Eickels
        Anja van Eickels
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Anja van Eickels

        Anja van Eickels

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        BA Romance Philology and Economics

         

        Since 2002

        Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

         

        1997 to 2002
        Bankakademie International, Frankfurt/Main
        Project Coordinator for Training and Mentoring Activities

        Working Languages
        German, English, French

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Recruitment for Election Observation Missions
        • Personnel Support

      • Tobias Wollnik
        Tobias Wollnik
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Tobias Wollnik

        Tobias Wollnik

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Diplom-Kaufmann (FH) / Business Administration

         

        Since 2018

        Desk Officer United Nations, Team Human Resources, Operations

         

        2015 to 2018

        United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

        Administrative and Human Resources Officer  

         

        2014 to 2018

        Regional Service Center Entebbe (RSCE)

        Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Service Line  

         

        2012 to 2013

        United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

        Administrative Support Officer, Mission Support Division  

         

        2011 to 2012

        United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

        Program and Administrative Assistant, Peace Division  

         

         

         

        2008 to 2011

        United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

        Team Assistant, Sustainable Development Mechanisms Programme

         

        Working Languages

        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Strategic personnel management for international peace operations, focus: set-up of civilian expert-roster for United Nations
        • Personnel support and coaching
        • Support and training regarding personnel development and career planning

      Team Training

      • Dr. Volker Jacoby
        Dr. Volker Jacoby
        Head of Team Training, Operations

        Dr. Volker Jacoby

        Dr. Volker Jacoby

        Head of Team Training, Operations

        PhD Political Science

         

        Since 2013

        Head of Team Training, Operations

         

        2012 to 2013

        UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

        Human Rights Officer

         

        2010 to 2012

        OSCE Centre in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

        Deputy Head ad interim, and Senior Economic and Environmental Officer

         

        2009 to 2010

        Long-term assignments as Political Analyst with ODIHR Election Observation Missions in Moldova, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and the UK

        Short-term assignments as Master Trainer with ZIF on election observation

         

        2007 to 2008

        Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Kunduz, Afghanistan

        Advisor Capacity Development

        2005 to 2007

        UN Tajikistan Peace-building Support Office (UNTOP), Dushanbe, Tajikistan

        Political Affairs Officer

         

        1998 to 2004

        OSCE Mission to Georgia

        Various Positions, a.o. Coordinator for Political and Military Affairs, Human Dimension Officer and Spokesperson

         

        1998 to 1999

        Conferral of a doctorate, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

         

        Working Languages

        German, English, Russian

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Planning of preparation and specialization courses for civilian personnel in international peace operations
        • National and international outreach
        • European Training Network (ENTRi)
        • Development of tailored training courses
      • Matthias Zeller
        Matthias Zeller
        Deputy Head Team Training, Operations

        Matthias Zeller

        Matthias Zeller

        Deputy Head Team Training, Operations

        Since 2015

        Desk Officer Team Training, Operations

         



        Working Languages
        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Administrative and Organisational Support of Training Courses
      • Mirko Lakic
        Mirko Lakic
        Team Training, Operations

        Mirko Lakic

        Mirko Lakic

        Team Training, Operations

        Since 2017

        Desk Officer Team Training, Operations

         

        2015 to 2017

        Mission Security Officer at EULEX Kosovo

         

        2008 to 2015

        Desk Officer, Team Training

         

        2004 to 2007
        Berlin School of Economics and Law
        Faculty of Business and Economics

        1996 to 2004
        German Armed Forces

        Working Languages
        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Administrative and Organisational Support of Training Courses
      • Antonia Lampe-Traupe
        Antonia Lampe-Traupe
        Team Training, Operations

        Antonia Lampe-Traupe

        Antonia Lampe-Traupe

        Team Training, Operations

        Since 2018

        Desk Officer Team Training, Operations

         

        2017 to 2018

        Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

         

        2016 to 2017

        Desk Officer Team Training, Operations

         

        2009 to 2015

        Generali Lebensversicherung

        Sales Support

        Working Languages

        German, English

         

         

      • Silva Lauffer
        Silva Lauffer
        Head of ENTRi Secretariat, Team Training, Operations

        Silva Lauffer

        Silva Lauffer

        Head of ENTRi Secretariat, Team Training, Operations

        MA Strategic Affairs
        BA Politics

         

        Since 2011

        Project Manager "Europe's New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management" (ENTRi), Team Training, Operations

         

        2010
        Merlin (British NGO)

        Operations Coordinator in Haiti during the earthquake response

         

        2009 to 2012
        Company Director of a company supporting Latin American small-income generating projects

        2005 to 2008
        RedR UK

        Director of International Programmes (Leading teams and setting-up offices in Pakistan (Kashmir and NWFP), Sudan (Darfur), Kenya und Sri Lanka)

        2004 to 2005

        United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Colombia and Ecuador

        Consultant

        2004
        Australian National University

        Tutor of ‘Diplomacy and International Conflicts’


        2000 to 2003

        Project coordinator for humanitarian emergency response and rehabilitation projects in Timor-Leste, Northern Uganda and Serbia for Action Contre la Faim and Cesvi

        Working Languages

        German, English, Spanish

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Planning and set-up of offices and teams in difficult environments
        • Creation and management of international networks
        • Humanitarian programmes, capacitiy-building

        Other activities

        United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team (UNDAC) Member

      • David Meißner
        David Meißner
        Project Manager ENTRi, Team Training, Operations

        David Meißner

        David Meißner

        Project manager ENTRi, Team Training, Operations

        MA Human Security and Environmental Change

        BA International Relations

         

        Since 2016

        Project manager "Europe's New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management" (ENTRi), Team Training, Operations

         

        2014 to 2016

        Senior Experts Service, Africa & MENA Department, Bonn

        Working Languages

        German, English, French, Dutch

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Project management ENTRi
        • ENTRi App/Website
        • In Control-Manual
        • Statistics
      • Svenja Wolter
        Svenja Wolter
        Team Training, Operations

        Svenja Wolter

        Svenja Wolter

        Team Training, Operations Division

        MA Peace and Conflict Studies

        BA International Relations

         

        Since 2018

        Desk Officer, Team Training, Operations Division

         

        2016 to 2018

        Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps-Universität Marburg

        Research associate at the EU-Horizon 2020 Project PeaceTraining.eu

         

        2015 to 2016

        Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) Stadtschlaining

        Project staff at the training division i.a. capacity-building project for humanitarian aid in Western Africa with the KAIPTC, Ghana

         

         

        Working Languages

        German, English, Spanish, Portuguese

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Comprehensive approach through the German Training Partner Platform
        • Organization of courses for civilian personnel in international peace operations
        • Course development

      Team International Capacity Development

      • Sebastian Dworack
        Sebastian Dworack
        Head of Team International Capacity Development, Operations

        Sebastian Dworack

        Sebastian Dworack

        Head of Team International Capacity Development, Operations

        MA Political Science

        Mediator

         

        Since 2016

        Head of Team International Capacity Development (ICD), Operations

         

        2012 to 2016

        Project Manager of ZIF’s “The African Union Civilian Standby Roster” Project

         

        2010 to 2011

        Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Erfurt University
        Managing Director, Lecturer

         

        2009 to 2010

        OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM)
        International Education Consultant Serbia

         

        Since 2008

        Policy Consultant, Mediator, Trainer on Conflict Resolution in Germany, Austria, Georgia, Moldova

        2005 to 2007

        OSCE Mission to Skopje

        Political Advisor, Head of Political Unit HoM Department

         

        2002 to 2005

        European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) Team Leader, Political Analyst EUMM Offices Tetovo and Skopje

         

        Working Languages

        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Strategic and conceptual personnel management for international peace operations, operative cooperation with United Nations
        • Peace mediation and mediation support
        • Advise and knowledge transfer on development and strengthening of civilian capacities for peace operations
        • Humanitarian Peace Nexus
      • Perle Baillard
        Perle Baillard
        Team International Capacity Development, Operations

        Perle Baillard

        Perle Baillard

        Team International Capacity Development, Operations

        LL.M. Business Law
        MA European Affairs

         

        Since 2018

        Team International Capacity Development, Operations

         

        2016 to 2018

        Assistant to the Head of Operations

         

         

        Working Languages
        German, English, French

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Mediation
        • Personnel management for international peace operations, focus: set-up of civilian expert-roster for United Nations
        • Coordination
      • Melissa Ebert
        Melissa Ebert
        Student Assistant International Capacity Development, Operations

        Melissa Ebert

        Melissa Ebert

        Student Assistant International Capacity Development, Operations

        BA Political Science and German Philology

         

        Since 2018

        Student Assistant Team International Capacity Development, Operations

        Working Languages

        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Organisation and support of UN-OCHA events and courses
        • Communication with course applicants and participants
        • Research
      • Fabian Metze
        Fabian Metze
        Team International Capacity Development, Operations

        Fabian Metze

        Fabian Metze

        Team International Capacity Development, Operations

        MA Political Science, Islamic Science and Intercultural Business Communication

         

        Since 2016

        Project Manager „African Standby Capacity“, Team International Capacity Development (ICD), Operations

         

        2012 to 2016

        German Federal Agency for Technical Relief, International Department, Bonn

        Working Languages

        German, English, Portuguese, French

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Support to the African Union in developing the AU Civilian Standby Roster
        • Training/Coaching
      • Anita Nuke
        Anita Nuke
        Team International Capacity Development, Operations

        Anita Nuke

        Anita Nuke

        Team International Capacity Development, Operations Division

        MA Society, Politics, Culture
        BA International Culture Relations


        Since 2014

        Manager of ZIF's project "German contribution to the Standby-Partnership Programme of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)", Team International Capacity Development (ICD), Operations

         

        2011 to 2014

        Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

         

        2000 to 2009
        Ministry of Defence, Latvia
        Various positions within the International Relations Department

        Working Languages
        German, English, Latvian, Russian, Norwegian

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Recruitment and consulting for OCHA deployments
        • Personnel support
        • ZIFdatabase support
        • General requests

      Analysis

      • Dr. Wibke Hansen
        Dr. Wibke Hansen
        Head of Analysis

        Dr. Wibke Hansen

        Dr. Wibke Hansen

        Head of Analysis Division

        MA Political Science
        MA Peace Studies


        2010 to 2012

        PhD programme, thesis on Organized Crime in Peace Operations

         

        2010 to 2011
        UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)
        Special Assistant to the SRSG

        2007 to 2009
        UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)
        Special Assistant to the DSRSG (Political)

        Special Assistant to the SRSG

        Since 2002

        Head of Analysis

         

        2001 to 2002
        Postgraduate Program in International Affairs, Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart/Berlin
        Project Coordinator "Recruitment and Training of Civilian Personnel for International Peace Operations"

        2000 to 2001
        Fernuniversität in Hagen, Institute for Peace and Democracy
        Project Coordinator „Postgraduate Training in Interdisciplinary Peace Studies“

         

        1998 to 2000
        German Red Cross
        Project Coordinator for EU Projects on Refugees and Migrants

        Working Languages
        German, English

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Organized Crime in Fragile States
        • UN Peace Operations
        • Horn of Africa
        • Measuring Success in Peace Operations
      • Tobias von Gienanth
        Tobias von Gienanth
        Deputy Head Analysis

        Tobias von Gienanth

        Tobias von Gienanth

        Deputy Head Analysis

        MA History
        MA International Affairs

         

        Since 2002

        Desk Officer and Deputy Head, Analysis


        2000 to 2001
        Transparency International, German Section, Berlin

        Project Coordination

         

         

        Working Languages
        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Lessons Learned West Africa
        • US Politics and Transatlantic Peacekeeping Issues
        • Online Editor
        • Focal Point for Anti-Corruption
      • Tobias Pietz
        Tobias Pietz
        Deputy Head Analysis

        Tobias Pietz

        Tobias Pietz

        Deputy Head Analysis

        MA Political Science
        MA Peace and Security Studies

         

        Since 2009

        Desk Officer and Deputy Head, Analysis

         

        2007 to 2009

        Project Manager, "Local Ownership" (DSF-ZIF Cooperation)

         

        2003 to 2006
        Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)
        Researcher focusing on Peacebuilding, Small Arms, CIMIC, and DDR

        2002 to 2003
        Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg
        Scholarship by the German Foundation for Peace Research

        2001 to 2002
        International Labour Organization, Bureau for Gender Equality, Geneva
        Carlo Schmid Scholar

         

        Working Languages
        German, English


        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Local Ownership in Post-Conflict Areas
        • EU Peace Operations within the framework of CSDP
        • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Security Sector Reform (SSR)
      • Monika Benkler
        Monika Benkler
        Analysis

        Monika Benkler

        Monika Benkler

        Analysis

        MA Political Science

         

        Since 2002

        Desk Officer, Analysis


        2001 to 2002
        Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

        Consultant for the Preparation of the Foundation of the Center for International Peace Operations

        1999 to 2001
        Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
        Desk Officer, Crisis Prevention and Conflict Management Unit

        1999
        Feasibility Study for the Federal Foreign Office "Training and Recruitment of Civilian Personnel for Conflict Prevention and Peace Operations"

        Researcher

        1998
        Worldbank/GTZ Research study on social and cultural evolution in the Central African Republic
        Researcher


        1995 to 1998
        German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Research Division Middle East and Afrika
        Researcher

        1989 to 1996
        Landshuter Zeitung / Straubinger Tagblatt
        Journalist

         

        Working Languages

        German, English


        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Compilation of the weekly "Peace Operations Update"
      • Tanja Bernstein
        Tanja Bernstein
        Analysis

        Tanja Bernstein

        Tanja Bernstein

        Analysis

        MA International Affairs und International Economics

        Since 2016

        Research Fellow, Analysis

         

        2009 to 2015

        United Nations, Office of the Secretary General

        Political advisor, Policy and Planning Unit


        2007 to 2009

        UN Mission Nepal

        Personal consultant SRSG

        2002 to 2007
        United Nations, Department of Peacekeeping Operations
        Political advisor

        2002
        UN Mission Kosovo
        Political advisor, Office of the Chief of Staff

        1999 to 2002
        OSCE Mission Kosovo

        Field Office Director, afterwards political advisor, Office of the Chief of Staff

        1997 to 2998
        OSCE Mission Croatia

        Political advisor, Field Office Vukovar, main focus on economic discrimination

         

        1995 to 1996
        German Bundestag

        Research assistant, deputy Klaus Franke

        Working Languages
        German, English, French

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Reform of the United Nations
        • Conflict prevention
        • Peace operations of the United Nations
      • Dr. Annika Hansen
        Dr. Annika Hansen
        Analysis

        Dr. Annika Hansen

        Dr. Annika Hansen

        Analysis

        Cand. Polit. (Political Science)
        MA Law and Diplomacy (International Relations)
        PhD (Political Science)

        Since 2016

        Senior Researcher, Analysis

         

        2008 to 2016

        UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
        i.a. Policy officer/adviser to the UN Police Adviser, Chief Evaluation Team
        Advisor for the Senior Security Sector Reform at the UN Stabilisation Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)


        1996 to 2016
        Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
        Project manager and senior analyst on security policy, especially peace operations led by the UN, the EU and other international organisations, rule of law and security sector reform and the role of police in crisis management

        2002 to 2003
        EU Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUPM BiH)
        Chief Political Adviser to the Head of Mission


        2000 to 2002
        International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
        Research Associate on international police operations

        Working Languages
        German, English, Norwegian

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Collection and evaluation of experiences of civilian experts
        • UN peace operations
        • Deployment of police in international missions
      • Maximilian Schoppa
        Maximilian Schoppa
        Student Assistant Analysis

        Maximilian Schoppa

        Maximilian Schoppa

        Student Assistant Analysis

        Since 2018

        Student Assistant Analysis

         

         

        Working Languages

        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Information management
        • Library
        • Print / Shipping of products
        • Assistence Head of Analysis Division
      • Dr. Andreas Wittkowsky
        Dr. Andreas Wittkowsky
        Head of Project Peace and Security, Analysis

        Dr. Andreas Wittkowsky

        Dr. Andreas Wittkowsky

        Head of Project Peace and Security, Analysis

        PhD Economy

        MA Economy

         

        Since 2011

        Project Coordinator "Peace and Security", Analysis


        2008 to 2010
        German Association for East European Studies, Berlin
        Executive Director

        2001 to 2008
        United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), European Union Pillar

        • 2006 – 2008 Deputy Head (Deputy DSRSG)
        • 2003 – 2006 Head of the Economic Policy Office
        • 2001 – 2003 Senior Economic Advisor


        1997 to 2001
        German Development Institute
        Research Fellow

        1992 to 1994
        Friedrich Ebert Foundation
        Country Manager Eastern Europe

        Working Languages
        German, English, Russian, French

        Publications
        List of Publications


        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Coordinator, Working Group on the Comprehensive Approach
        • Peace Operations, Development and Security
      • Anna von Gall
        Anna von Gall
        Project "UN-Resolution 1325", Analysis

        Anna von Gall

        Anna von Gall

        Project "UN-Resolution 1325", Analysis

        Fully Qualified Lawyer

         

        Since 2017

        Project "UN-Resolution 1325", Analysis

         

        2016 to 2017

        Federal Coordination of Specialized Counseling Against Sexual Violence in Childhood and Youth (BKSF)

        Legal Advisor

         

        2015 to 2016

        German Association of Women’s Shelters

        Legal Advisor

         

        2010 to 2015

        European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

        Coordinator on „Gender and Human Rights“

         

        2012 to 2017

        Independent trainer on the role of UN-Resolution 1325, of CEDAW and of gender-based and sexual violence in the context of international criminal law

        2009 to 2010

        Tbilisi State University Ivane Javakhishvili (TSU), Georgia

        Coordinator of the LL.M. Program (DAAD-Fellowship) and teaching assignment

         

        2008 to 2009

        German Forum Menschenrechte (a network of  50 German non-governmental organizations)

        Head of Office

         

        2006 to 2008
        Regional Higher Court Schleswig

        Legal Clerkship (inter alia with the Germany Embassy Kiev and the Law Firm Hummel Kaleck (International Criminal Law)

         

        Working Languages

        German, English,

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Agenda "Women, Peace & Security"
        • Participation, Prevention and Responsibility
        • Support of civilian activities to implement UN-resolution 1325
        • Member of the international working group on the implementation of UN-resolution 1325

      Administration

      • Luisa Lampe-Traupe
        Luisa Lampe-Traupe
        Acting Head of Administration | Head of Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

        Luisa Lampe-Traupe

        Luisa Lampe-Traupe

        Acting Head of Administration | Head of Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

        Law Degree

         

        Since 2017

        Senior Legal Advisor and Head of Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

         

        2014 to 2014
        Senior Legal Advisor

        2011 to 2014
        Swiss Life Holding GmbH, Hannover
        In-House Counsel and Consultant to the Managing Board

        2010 to 2011
        Employment Law Firm Groll & Partner, Frankfurt
        Attorney-at-Law

        2009 to 2010
        Goethe University Frankfurt
        Project Manager „German-Southeast Asian Center of Public Policy and Good Governance“

        Working Languages
        German, English, French

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

          • Employment Law
          • Collective Labor Law
          • Contract Law
          • General Legal Issues
          • Bernhard Jacob
            Bernhard Jacob
            Head of Team Procurement, IT & Facility Management, Administration

            Bernhard Jacob

            Bernhard Jacob

            Head of Team Procurement, IT & Facility Management, Administration

            MA Public Administration

             

            Since 2017

            Head of Team Procurement, IT & Facility Management, Administration

             

            2008 to 2017

            Head of Administration


            1996 to 2008
            Berliner Bäder-Betriebe
            Chief Information Officer

            1986 to 1996
            IT Consultant

            Since 1982
            Lecturer for IT and Fiscal Accounting

            Working Languages
            German, English

            Expertise | Responsiblities

            • IT Services
            • Project Leader ZIFdatabase
          • Christine Behrendt
            Christine Behrendt
            Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

            Christine Behrendt

            Christine Behrendt

            Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

            Diploma Business Administration

             

            Since 2017

            Desk officer Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

             

            2006 to 2017

            Sozial-kulturelle Netzwerke casa e.V.

            Desk officer

            Working Languages
            German, English

             

            Expertise | Responsibilities

            • Support and processing of individual staff matters
          • Ruby Finné
            Ruby Finné
            Team Finances, Administration

            Ruby Finné

            Ruby Finné

            Team Finances, Administration

            BA Business Administration

            Trained Management Assistant in Office Communication

             

            Since 2018

            Desk Officer Team Finances, Administration

             

            2017 to 2018

            Desk Officer Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

             

            2017

            Midwife Surgery, Berlin

            Office Administration

             

            2017

            perZukunft GmbH

            Private Job Agent

            Working Languages
            German, English, Spanish

             

            Expertise | Responsibilities

            • Finances for secondment
            • General administration tasks
            • Travel expense accounting

             

             

          • Andre Hansen
            Andre Hansen
            Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

            Andre Hansen

            Andre Hansen

            Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

            Fully qualified lawyer, LL.M.

            Since 2017

            Legal Adviser Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

             

            2016 to 2017

            Legal Adviser Team Human Resources, Operations

             

            2013 to 2016
            Law firm Jost, Berlin
            Lawyer

            Working Languages

            German, English

             

            Expertise | Responsibilities

            • Labour Law
            • Social Insurance Law
            • Tax Law
            • Contract Design
            • General Legal Issues
          • Gabriela Kind
            Gabriela Kind
            Team Finances, Administration

            Gabriela Kind

            Gabriela Kind

            Team Finances, Administration

            Bank Business Management Assistant

             

            Since 2011

            Desk Officer Team Finances, Administration


            2009 to 2010
            The German Savings Banks Association (DSGV), Berlin
            Finance Staff

            1990 to 2008
            Gries & Heissel Bankiers AG, Berlin
            Head Technical Management/Asset Management

            Working Languages
            German, English

            Expertise | Responsibilities

            • Administrative Support
            • Procurement
            • Project accounting
          • Berit König
            Berit König
            Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

            Berit König

            Berit König

            Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

            MA European Studies


            Since 2017

            Desk officer Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

             

            2014 to 2017

            Max Planck Institute for Human Development

            Student Assistant, Humen Resources

            Working Languages
            German, English

             

            Expertise | Responsibilities

            • Support and processing of individual staff matters in the area of secondment
          • Katrin Linke
            Katrin Linke
            Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

            Katrin Linke

            Katrin Linke

            Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

            Since 2017

            Desk Officer Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

             

             

            Working Languages
            German, English

             

             

          • Ute Neumann
            Ute Neumann
            Team Procurement, IT & Facility Management, Administration | Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

            Ute Neumann

            Ute Neumann

            Team Procurement, IT & Facility Management, Administration | Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

            Hotel assistant, foreign language secretary

             

            Since 2017

            Desk Officer, Team Procurement, IT & Facility Management, Administration

            Desk Officer, Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

             

            Since 2014

            Desk Officer Administration and Receptionist

             

            2010 to 2014

            Salans FMC SNR Denton Europe LLP

            Receptionist / Facility Management

             

            2008 to 2010

            The Westin Grand Berlin

            Front Office Clerk

            Working Languages
            German, English

            Expertise | Responsibilities

            • Reception
            • cRM-Database Management
            • Procurement
            • Facility Management
          • Martina Schönfelder
            Martina Schönfelder
            Team Finances, Administration

            Martina Schönfelder

            Martina Schönfelder

            Team Finances, Administration

            Qualified Export Clerk

             

            Since 2017

            Desk Officer Team Finances, Administration

             

            2004 to 2017

            Desk Officer / Deputy Head of Administration


            1993 to 2002
            B.R.A.S.S.T. Bau GmbH, Berlin
            Business Accountant

            1983 to 1992
            Heim-Elektrik GmbH, Berlin
            Export Clerk

            Working Languages

            German, English

             

            Expertise | Responsibilities

            • Chief Accountant

          Ombudsperson

          • Dorlies Sanftenberg
            Dorlies Sanftenberg
            ZIF Ombudsperson

            Dorlies Sanftenberg

            Dorlies Sanftenberg

            Ombudsperson

            Certified Translator for English and French

             

            Since 2017

            ZIF Ombudsperson

             

            2003 to 2017

            Deputy Head Team Training, Operations

             

            2012 to 2013

            Monitor with the EU Monitoring Mission, Georgia

             

            1990 to 2002
            Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft, Berlin
            Associate for Scolarship Programs and Environmental Projects in West and Southern Africa

            Working Languages
            German, English, Russian

             

            Expertise | Responsibilities

            • Advising of civilian experts in conflict situations
            • Mediation, arbitration and conciliation