Team

Office of the Director

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

    Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi

    Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi

    Director

    PhD Middle Eastern Studies

    MA Oriental Studies

     

    Since 2009

    ZIF 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 Director

    Claudia Apel

    Claudia Apel

    Personal Assistant to the Director

    c.apel(at)zif-berlin.org

    MA Pedagogics

     

    Since 2016

    Personal Assistant to the Director

     

    Working Languages

    English, French

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

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

    Christine Daul-Grahovac

    Christine Daul-Grahovac

    Event Management

    c.daul-grahovac(at)zif-berlin.org

    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

    English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Organisation of conferences and events, support of participants
    • Contact maintenance to international partners
  • Stefan Köppe
    Stefan Köppe
    Special Assistant to the Director

    Stefan Köppe

    Stefan Köppe

    Special Assistant to the Director

    s.koeppe(at)zif-berlin.org

    MA Political Science

    Since 2016

    Special Assistant to the 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

    s.kreutz(at)zif-berlin.org

    BA Governance and Public Policy


    Since 2016

    Student Assistant

     

    Working Language
    German, English

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Event support
    • Research
  • Hannah Raithel
    Hannah Raithel
    Event Management

    Hannah Raithel

    Hannah Raithel

    Event Management

    h.raithel(at)zif-berlin.org

    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

Operations


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

    Dr. Astrid Irrgang

    Dr. Astrid Irrgang

    Deputy Director | Head of Operations

    a.irrgang(at)zif-berlin.org

    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

     

     

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

    Bettina Renner

    Bettina Renner

    Head of Team Human Resources, Operations

    b.renner(at)zif-berlin.org

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

    Dr. Volker Jacoby

    Dr. Volker Jacoby

    Head of Team Training, Operations

    v.jacoby(at)zif-berlin.org

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

    Sebastian Dworack

    Sebastian Dworack

    Head of Team International Capacity Development, Operations

    s.dworack(at)zif-berlin.org

    MA Political Science

    Mediator

     

    Since 2012

    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

    • 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
    Assistant to the Head of the Operations

    Perle Baillard

    Perle Baillard

    Assistant to the Head of the Operations

    p.baillard(at)zif-berlin.org

    LL.M. Business Law
    MA European Affairs


    Since 2016

    Personal Assistant to the Head of the Operations

     

    Working Language
    English, French

  • Louise Biermanski
    Louise Biermanski
    Team Training, Operations

    Louise Biermanski

    Louise Biermanski

    Team Training, Operations

    l.biermanski(at)zif-berlin.org

    MA International Studies/Peace and Conflict Studies
    BA European Studies


    Since 2016

    Training Officer, Team Training

     

    Since 2014

    Desk Officer, Human Resources

     

    2013 to 2014
    EXOP GmbH
    Risk Analyst Sub-Saharan Africa/ Crisis Response Operator

    2012 to 2013
    ZIF
    Desk Officer, Human Resources

    Working Languages

    German, English, French


    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT+)
    • Mentoring & Advising
    • Women, Peace and Security
    • United Nations Staff Officer Course (UNSOC)
    • Fundamentals of Operational Planning (NATO)
  • 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

    s.degen-heinemann(at)zif-berlin.org

    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
  • Françoise Donner
    Françoise Donner
    Team Human Resources, Operations

    Françoise Donner

    Françoise Donner

    Team Human Resources, Operations

    f.donner(at)zif-berlin.org

    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

    s.evert(at)zif-berlin.org

    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
    English
     
    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Recruitment for EU-Peace Operations
    • Personnel Support
    • Database management
  • Aneka Flamm
    Aneka Flamm
    Deputy Head of Human Resources, Operations

    Aneka Flamm

    Aneka Flamm

    Deputy Head of Team Human Resources, Operations

    a.flamm(at)zif-berlin.org

    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
  • Andre Hansen
    Andre Hansen
    Legal Advisor

    Andre Hansen

    Andre Hansen

    Legal Adviser

    a.hansen(at)zif-berlin.org

    Fully qualified lawyer, LL.M.

    Since 2016

    Legal Adviser

     

    2013 to 2016
    Law firm Jost, Berlin
    Lawyer

    Working Languages

    English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Labour Law
    • Social Insurance Law
    • Tax Law
    • Contract Design
    • General Legal Issues
  • Laura Korn
    Laura Korn
    Team Human Resources, Operations

    Laura Korn

    Laura Korn

    Team Human Resources, Operations

    l.korn(at)zif-berlin.org

    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
  • Mirko Lakic
    Mirko Lakic
    Team Training, Operations

    Mirko Lakic

    Mirko Lakic

    Team Training, Operations

    m.lakic(at)zif-berlin.org

    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 Human Resources, Operations

    Antonia Lampe-Traupe

    Antonia Lampe-Traupe

    Team Human Resources, Operations

    a.lampe-traupe(at)zif-berlin.org

    Since 2017

    Desk Officer, Human Resources

     

    2016 to 2017

    Desk Officer, Training

     

    2009 to 2015

    Generali Lebensversicherung

    Sales Support

    Working Languages

    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Recruitment for OSCE-Peace Operations
    • Personnel support
    • Database management
  • Luisa Lampe-Traupe
    Luisa Lampe-Traupe
    Legal Advisor

    Luisa Lampe-Traupe

    Luisa Lampe-Traupe

    Senior Legal Advisor

    l.lampe-traupe(at)zif-berlin.org

    Law Degree

     

    Since 2014
    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
      • Silva Lauffer
        Silva Lauffer
        Head of ENTRi Secretariat, Team Training, Operations

        Silva Lauffer

        Silva Lauffer

        Head of ENTRi Secretariat, Team Training, Operations

        s.lauffer(at)zif-berlin.org

        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

      • Rebecca Meier
        Rebecca Meier
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Rebecca Meier

        Rebecca Meier

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        r.meier(at)zif-berlin.org

        BA Arabic-Islamic Culture and Religious Studies

         

        Since 2016

        Desk Officer, Human Resources

         

         

        Working Languages

        English, German

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Database and Application Support

         


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

        David Meißner

        David Meißner

        Project manager ENTRi, Team Training, Operations

        d.meissner(at)zif-berlin.org

        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 Language

        German, English, French and Dutch

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Project management ENTRi
        • ENTRi App/Website
        • In Control-Manual
        • Statistics
      • Fabian Metze
        Fabian Metze
        Team International Capacity Development, Operations

        Fabian Metze

        Fabian Metze

        Team International Capacity Development, Operations

        f.metze(at)zif-berlin.org

        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

        a.nuke(at)zif-berlin.org

        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
      • Jennifer Riebe
        Jennifer Riebe
        Student Assistant

        Jennifer Riebe

        Jennifer Riebe

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        mailto: j.riebe@zif-berlin.org

        BA Major Italien, Minor Scandinavian Studies/Northern Europe Studies

         

        Since 2016

        Student Assistant, Human Resources

         

        2016

        Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

        Internship with the project "Institutional strengthening of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID)"

         

        2013 to 2014

        UNESCO National Commission Uruguay

        Volunteer

         

         

        Working Languages

        German, English, Spanish

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Personnel Support


      • Dorlies Sanftenberg
        Dorlies Sanftenberg
        Team Training, Operations

        Dorlies Sanftenberg

        Dorlies Sanftenberg

        Team Training, Operations

        d.sanftenberg(at)zif-berlin.org

        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
      • Anja van Eickels
        Anja van Eickels
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Anja van Eickels

        Anja van Eickels

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        a.vaneickels(at)zif-berlin.org

        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

      • Matthias Zeller
        Matthias Zeller
        Team Training, Operations

        Matthias Zeller

        Matthias Zeller

        Team Training, Operations

        m.zeller(at)zif-berlin.org

        Since 2015

        Desk Officer, Training

         



        Working Languages
        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Administrative and Organisational Support of Training Courses

      Analysis


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

        Dr. Wibke Hansen

        Dr. Wibke Hansen

        Head of Analysis Division

        w.hansen(at)zif-berlin.org

        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

        t.vongienanth(at)zif-berlin.org

        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

        t.pietz(at)zif-berlin.org

        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

        t.bernstein(at)zif-berlin.org

        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

        an.hansen(at)zif-berlin.org

        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
        English, Norwegian

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Collection and evaluation of experiences of civilian experts
        • UN peace operations
        • Deployment of police in international missions
      • Alischa Kugel
        Alischa Kugel
        Analysis

        Alischa Kugel

        Alischa Kugel

        Analysis

        a.kugel(at)zif-berlin.org

        MS International Affairs

        Since 2016

        Research Fellow, Analysis

         

        2010 to 2015
        New York University Center on International Cooperation (CIC)
        Senior Program Officer, Crisis Diplomacy and Global Peace Operations / Lead Researcher and Co-Author of the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations


        2009 to 2010
        Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, UN Liaison Office
        Policy Analyst for peace and security issues

         

        2004 to 2007
        Global Action on Aging
        Program Coordinator for programs with a focus on poverty eradication, social protection and the inclusion of older persons interests in national social policy and wider development goals

        2003 to 2004
        Global Policy Forum
        Associate for the International Justice and UN Reform programs 

         

        Working Languages

        English


        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Multilateral Peace Operations
        • Humanitarian Aid and Peace Operations
        • Crisis Prevention and Mediation
        • Peacebuilding
      • Karl Rüdiger Tillmann
        Karl Rüdiger Tillmann
        Liaison Officer Ministry of Defense

        Karl Rüdiger Tillmann

        Karl Rüdiger Tillmann

        Liaison Officer Ministry of Defense

        k.tillmann(at)zif-berlin.org

        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

         

         

      • Diana Vuzic
        Diana Vuzic
        Student Assistant

        Diana Vuzic

        Diana Vuzic

        Student Assistant

        d.vuzic(at)zif-berlin.org

        BA Politics and Public Administration

         

        Since 2016

        Student Assistant, Analysis

         

        Working Languages

        English

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Information management
        • Library
        • Print / Shipping of products
        • Assistence Head of Analysis Division
      • Anna von Gall
        Anna von Gall
        Project "UN-Resolution 1325", Analysis

        Anna von Gall

        Anna von Gall

        Analysis, Project "UN-Resolution 1325"

        a.vongall(at)zif-berlin.org

        Fully qualified lawyer

         

        Since 2017

        Project "UN-Resolution 1325", Analysis

         

        2016

        Bundeskoordinierung Spezialisierter Fachberatung gegen sexualisierte Gewalt in Kindheit und Jugend

        Legal Officer

         

        2015 to 2016

        Association of Women's Shelters (Frauenhauskoordinierung e.V.)

        Legal Officer

         

        2010 to 2015

        European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

        Coordinator "Gender and Human Rights"

         

        2009 to 2010

        Tbilisi State University Ivane Javakhishvili (TSU)
        Coordinator LL.M. Program (DAAD-Scholarship), Lectureship in General Civil Law

         

        2008 bis 2009
        Forum Menschenrechte
        Office management

        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
      • Dr. Andreas Wittkowsky
        Dr. Andreas Wittkowsky
        Analysis, Head of Project Peace and Security

        Dr. Andreas Wittkowsky

        Dr. Andreas Wittkowsky

        Analysis, Head of Project Peace and Security

        a.wittkowsky(at)zif-berlin.org

        PhD Economy

        MA Economy

         

        Since 2011

        Project Coordinator "Peace and Security"


        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


      • Bernhard Jacob
        Bernhard Jacob
        Head of Administration

        Bernhard Jacob

        Bernhard Jacob

        Head of Administration

        b.jacob(at)zif-berlin.org

        MA Public Administration

         

        Since 2008

        Head, 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
      • Martina Schönfelder
        Martina Schönfelder
        Administration, Head of Finances

        Martina Schönfelder

        Martina Schönfelder

        Administration, Head of Finances

        m.schoenfelder(at)zif-berlin.org

        Qualified Export Clerk

         

        Since 2004

        Desk Officer / Deputy Head, 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
      • Annemarie Haida
        Annemarie Haida
        Administration / Project ENTRi

        Annemarie Haida

        Annemarie Haida

        Administration / Project ENTRi

        a.haida(at)zif-berlin.org

        Business Administration

        Management Assistant for audiovisual Media

         

        Since 2014

        Administration and Project ENTRi I - III

         

        2013

        Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU),
        Department Assistant for Press and Communications

         

        2011 to 2012

        Technische Universität Berlin
        Project Assistant "Externes Mentoring" & "DeutschlandStipendium" at Career Service of the TU Berlin

         

         

        Working Languages

        German, English

         

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Finance Officer "ENTRi I - III"
        • Project accounting and controlling
      • Gabriela Kind
        Gabriela Kind
        Administration

        Gabriela Kind

        Gabriela Kind

        Administration

        g.kind(at)zif-berlin.org

        Bank Business Management Assistant

         

        Since 2011

        Desk Officer, 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
      • Ute Neumann
        Ute Neumann
        Administration

        Ute Neumann

        Ute Neumann

        Administration

        u.neumann(at)zif-berlin.org

        Hotel assistant, foreign language secretary

         

        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