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
  • 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
    Dr. Marlien Schlaphoff
    Special Assistant to the Executive Director

    Dr. Marlien Schlaphoff

    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
    • Coaching of management staff for international 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
    Assistant to 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
  • Susanne Evert
    Susanne Evert
    Deputy Head of Human Resources, Operations

    Susanne Evert

    Susanne Evert

    Deputy Head of Team Human Resources, Operations

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

     

    Since 2018

    Deputy Head of Team Human Resources, Operations

     

    Since 2017

    Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

     

    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 Team Human Resources, Operations

    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 Team Human Resources, Operations

     

     

    Working Languages

    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Database and Application Support

     


  • Bettina Renner
    Bettina Renner
    Team Human Resources, Operations

    Bettina Renner

    Bettina Renner

    Head of Team Human Resources, Operations

    Certified Translator for French and Portuguese

    Since 2016

    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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

     

     

  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • 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, 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
    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

    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
  • Matthias Zeller
    Matthias Zeller
    Team Training, Operations

    Matthias Zeller

    Matthias Zeller

    Team Training, Operations

    Since 2015

    Desk Officer Team Training, Operations

     



    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
  • 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
  • Nicola Popovic
    Nicola Popovic
    Project "UN-Resolution 1325", Analysis

    Nicola Popovic

    Nicola Popovic

    Project "UN-Resolution 1325", Analysis

    Master of Law in International Peace Support Operations
    Diploma Human Development
    B.A. Political Science

     

    Since 2018

    Project "UN-Resolution 1325", Analysis

     

    2016 to 2018

    Independent consultant for projects regarding Women, Peace and Security at the UN, national governments and civil society

     

    2013 to 2016

    Specialist for the evaluation of training programs at the UN Women Training Center

     

    2012 to 2013

    Project management "Women, Peace and Security" at UN Women Simbabwe

     

    2011 to 2012

    Project management "Gender-sensitive Security Sector Reform" at the UN Women Training Center

    2009 to 2010

    Specialist for "Costing and Financing UNSCR 1325" at the Gloabl Network of Women Peacebuilders

     

    2006 to 2009

    Program coordination "Women, Peace and Security" at the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW)

     

    Working Languages

    German, English, Spanish, French, Italian

     

    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
  • 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

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