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

    • Member of the Advisory Board of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
    • Member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS)
    • Honorary Executive Director of the NGO "Mediothek Afghanistan e.V."

     

    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
  • Stefan Köppe
    Stefan Köppe
    Special Assistant to the Executive Director

    Stefan Köppe

    Stefan Köppe

    Special Assistant to the Executive Director

    MA Political Science

    Since 2016

    Special Assistant to the Executive Director

    2010 to 2015

    Project Manager, ZIF Analysis Division

     

    Working Languages
    German, English, French

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Public Relations
    • Focal point for ZIF's engagement in the Challenges Forum
    • Corporate Design, Web Administration, Online Editing
    • Event coordination
  • Simone Kreutz
    Simone Kreutz
    Student Assistant

    Simone Kreutz

    Simone Kreutz

    Student Assistant

    BA Governance and Public Policy


    Since 2016

    Student Assistant at the Office of the Executive Director

     

    Working Languages
    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Event support
    • Research
  • 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
  • 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
    • Coaching of management staff for international peace operations

     

     


Operations

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

    Dr. Astrid Irrgang

    Dr. Astrid Irrgang

    Deputy Director | Head of Operations

    PhD History

    MA History, Psychology, Literary Studies 

    Since 2014

    Deputy Director

     

    Since 2012

    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

     

     

  • Perle Baillard
    Perle Baillard
    Assistant to the Head of Operations

    Perle Baillard

    Perle Baillard

    Assistant to the Head of Operations

    LL.M. Business Law
    MA European Affairs

     

    Since 2016

    Assistant to the Head of Operations

     

     

    Working Languages
    German, English, French

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Personnel management for international peace operations, focus: set-up of civilian expert-roster for United Nations
    • Office management
  • Saskia Helmke
    Saskia Helmke
    Assistant to the Head of Operations

    Saskia Helmke

    Saskia Helmke

    Assistant to the Head of Operations

    Management Assistant in Office Communication

    Since 2017

    Assistant to the Head of Operations

     

    2013 to 2016

    Personal Assistant to the Executive Director

     

    2006 to 2013
    Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, Berlin
    Personal Assistant

    2006
    Pentagram Design Ltd., Berlin
    Secretary

    Working Languages

    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Office Management

Team Human Resources

  • Bettina Renner
    Bettina Renner
    Head of Team Human Resources, Operations

    Bettina Renner

    Bettina Renner

    Head of Team Human Resources, Operations

    Certified Translator for French and Portuguese

    Since 2002

    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
  • Dr. Aneka Flamm
    Dr. Aneka Flamm
    Deputy Head of Human Resources, Operations

    Dr. Aneka Flamm

    Dr. Aneka Flamm

    Deputy Head of Team Human Resources, Operations

    Dr. rer. nat psychology

    MA Social Psychology

     

    Since 2017

    Deputy Head of Team Human Resources, Operations

     

    2015 to 2017

    United Nations Headquarters New York, Department of Management
    Team Lead Assessments, Network Staffing Team POLNET

     

    2014 to 2015

    United Nations Headquarters New York, Department of Management
    Team Member Job Analysis & Assessments, Network Staffing Team POLNET

     

    2012 to 2014

    United Nations Headquarters New York, Department of Management
    Team Member, Young Professionals Programme Management

     

    2012

    United Nations Mission in South Sudan

    2009 to 2011

    United Nations Headquarters New York, Department of Management
    Team Member, Planning, Monitoring & Reporting

     

    2007 to 2009

    New York University, Department of Psychology
    Post-doctoral Researcher / ERP-Scholarship
    Intern at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

     

    Working Languages

    German, English, French

     

    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
  • Françoise Donner
    Françoise Donner
    Team Human Resources, Operations

    Françoise Donner

    Françoise Donner

    Team Human Resources, Operations

    Certified Translator (Certifié Traducteur)

    Since 2004

    Desk Officer, Human Resources

     

    1999 to 2002
    DBB Akademie, Berlin

    Desk Officer

    1999 
    GDL health services company, Berlin

    Desk Officer

    1994 to 1996 
    BVH Bank, Berlin

    Desk Officer

    Working Languages
    German, French, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Recruitment for OSCE peace operations
    • Personnel Support
  • Susanne Evert
    Susanne Evert
    Team Human Resources, Operations

    Susanne Evert

    Susanne Evert

    Team Human Ressources, Operations

    MA International Business and Consulting: Human Resource Management
    BA Business Administration


    Since 2017

    Desk Officer, Human Resources

     

    2012 to 2015
    Axel Springer SE
    Human resource development and diversity management

    Working Languages
    German, English
     
    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Recruitment for EU-Peace Operations
    • Personnel Support
    • Database management
  • Laura Korn
    Laura Korn
    Team Human Resources, Operations

    Laura Korn

    Laura Korn

    Team Human Resources, Operations

    MA Sociology, Communication and American Studies

     

    Since 2014

    Desk Officer, Human Resources

    Working Languages

    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Recruitment for Election Observation Missions
    • Support of Training Courses for Election Observers
    • Recruitment for NATO-Operations
    • Personnel Support
  • 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, Human Resources

     

     

    Working Languages

    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Database and Application Support

     


  • Katharina Scheufele
    Katharina Scheufele
    Team Human Resources, Operations

    Katharina Scheufele

    Katharina Scheufele

    Team Human Resources, Operations

    MA Nonprofit Mangement and Public Governance

    BA European Studies

     

    Since 2018

    Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

    Working Languages

    German, English

     

     

  • 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, Human Resources

     

    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

  • Anja Waterstrat
    Anja Waterstrat
    Team Human Resources, Operations

    Anja Waterstrat

    Anja Waterstrat

    Team Human Resources, Operations

    BA Business Administration / Economics

     

    Since 2018

    Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

    Working Languages

    German, English

     

     

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 Training

     

    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
  • Andrea Schuechner
    Andrea Schuechner
    Deputy Head of Team Training, Operations

    Andrea Schuechner

    Andrea Schuechner

    Deputy Head of Team Training, Operations Division

    Since 2018

    Deputy Head of Team Training, Operations Division

    Working Languages

    German, English

  • Mirko Lakic
    Mirko Lakic
    Team Training, Operations

    Mirko Lakic

    Mirko Lakic

    Team Training, Operations

    Since 2017

    Desk Officer, Team Training

     

    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)

     

    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)

     

    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
  • Dorlies Sanftenberg
    Dorlies Sanftenberg
    Team Training, Operations

    Dorlies Sanftenberg

    Dorlies Sanftenberg

    Team Training, Operations

    Certified Translator for English and French

     

    Since 2003

    Desk Officer, Team Training

     

    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
    Planning and Implementation of:

    • Core Training Courses for Civilian Personnel in International Peace Operations
    • Specialization Courses
    • Election Observation Courses
  • Andrea Thies
    Andrea Thies
    Finance Officer ENTRi III, Team Training, Operations

    Andrea Thies

    Andrea Thies

    Finance Officer Project ENTRi III, Team Training, Operations

    MA Finance

     

    Since 2017

    Finance Officer ENTRi III, Team Training, Operations

     

    2008 to 2015

    EUPOL Afghanistan

    Finance Officer, Chief Finance, Head of Mission Support

     

    2005 to 2008

    OSCE Centre in Bishkek

    Programme/Project Coordinator

     

    2001 to 2005

    OSCE Mission in Kosovo

    Budget/Administration Officer

     

    1999 to 2001

    HCC gGmbH, Berlin

    Chief Finance

    1993 to 1999

    Desk Officer and Project Coordinator, several projects in the social field

     

    1980 to 1993

    Desk Officer and Head of Division, several companies in the polygraphic industry

     

    1975 to 1980

    Research Assistant, Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig

     

    Working Languages

    German, English

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Finance Officer "ENTRi III"
  • Svenja Wolter
    Svenja Wolter
    Team Training, Operations

    Svenja Wolter

    Svenja Wolter

    Team Training, Operations Division

    Since 2018

    Desk Officer, Team Training, Operations Division

    Working Languages

    German, English

  • Matthias Zeller
    Matthias Zeller
    Team Training, Operations

    Matthias Zeller

    Matthias Zeller

    Team Training, Operations

    Since 2015

    Desk Officer, Training

     



    Working Languages
    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Administrative and Organisational Support of Training Courses

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, focus: set-up of civilian expert-roster for United Nations
    • Support of the African Union in the area of peace and stability
    • Advise on the development of AU Civilian Standby Roster
    • Consulting, Training/Coaching
  • Sarah Degen-Heinemann
    Sarah Degen-Heinemann
    Deputy Head of Team International Capacity Development, Operations

    Sarah Degen-Heinemann

    Sarah Degen-Heinemann

    Deputy Head of Team International Capacity Development, Operations

    Fully Qualified Lawyer

     

    Since 2015

    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
  • 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 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 Training, „African Standby Capacity“

     

    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)"

     

    2011 to 2014

    Desk Officer, ZIF Human Resources

     

    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

    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
  • Nicola Popovic
    Nicola Popovic
    Project "UN-Resolution 1325", Analysis
  • 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
  • Diana Vuzic
    Diana Vuzic
    Student Assistant Analysis

    Diana Vuzic

    Diana Vuzic

    Student Assistant Analysis

    BA Politics and Public Administration

     

    Since 2016

    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

Administration

  • Gerd Tauschek
    Gerd Tauschek
    Head of Administration | Head of Team Finances, Administration

    Gerd Tauschek

    Gerd Tauschek

    Head of Administration | Head of Team Finances, Administration

    Since 2017
    Head of Administration

    Head of Team Finances, Administration

     

     

    Working Languages
    German, English

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

      Luisa Lampe-Traupe

      Luisa Lampe-Traupe

      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
        • 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

           

          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

          Expertise | Responsibilities

          • Chief Accountant