Team

Office of the Executive Director

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

    Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi

    Dr. Almut Wieland-Karimi

    Executive Director

    PhD Middle Eastern Studies

    MA Oriental Studies

     

    Since 2009

    ZIF Executive Director

     

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

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

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

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

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

    Working Languages

    German, English, Farsi, Spanish

     

    Honorary Positions

     

    Selected Publications

    List of Publications

     

     

  • Claudia Cook
    Claudia Cook
    Personal Assistant to the Executive Director

    Claudia Cook

    Claudia Cook

    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
  • Andreas Jödecke
    Andreas Jödecke
    Special Advisor to the Executive Director

    Andreas Joedecke

    Andreas Joedecke

    Special Advisor to the Executive Director

    Colonel (General Staff)


    Since 2018

    Special Adviser to the Executive Director

     

    2016 to 2018

    Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

    Director Northern Region

     

    2015 to 2016

    Ministry of Interior

    Member of the Coordination Element for the Reception of Refugees

     

    2014 to 2015

    Federal Academy for Security Studies

    Director of Studies

     

    2009 to 2014

    United Nations HQ, New York

    Chief Assessment Team

     

    2006 to 2009

    NATO Joint Forces Command, Brunssum

    Chief Strategic Assessment Group

     

    1977 to 2006

    Federal Armed Forces

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


    Working Languages
    German, English

     

    Expertise | Responsibilities

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

       

       

    • Christine Krüger
      Christine Krüger
      Public Relations Manager

      Christine Krüger

      Christine Krüger

      Public Relations Manager in the Office of the Executive Director

      MA European Culture and Economy

       

      Since 2019

      Public Relations Manager in the Office of the Executive Director

       

      2016 to 2018

      German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

      - Press officer (2016/2017)

      - project manager of the journal Internationale Politik (2017/2018)

       

      2015

      Accredited Parliamentary Assistant of a member of the European Parliament in Brussels

      Working Languages
      German, English, French, Spanish

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Public Relations
      • Corporate Design, Web Administration, Online Editing
      • 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

       

       

    • Maximilian Schmidtke
      Maximilian Schmidtke
      Student Assistant to the Executive Director

      Maximilian Schmidtke

      Maximilian Schmidtke

      Student Assistant to the Office of the Executive Director

      Since 2018

      Student Assistant to the Office of the Executive Director

       

       

      Working Languages

      German, English, Italian

       

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Research
      • Event support
      • Public Relations
      • Support to the Office of the Executive Director

    Christine Krüger

    Christine Krüger

    Public Relations Manager in the Office of the Executive Director

    MA European Culture and Economy

     

    Since 2019

    Public Relations Manager in the Office of the Executive Director

     

    2016 to 2018

    German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

    - Press officer (2016/2017)

    - project manager of the journal Internationale Politik (2017/2018)

     

    2015

    Accredited Parliamentary Assistant of a member of the European Parliament in Brussels

    Working Languages
    German, English, French, Spanish

    Expertise | Responsibilities

    • Public Relations
    • Corporate Design, Web Administration, Online Editing
    • Event Management

    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

       

      Other Activities

    • Sebastian Breuer
      Sebastian Breuer
      Assistant to the Head of Operations

      Sebastian Breuer

      Sebastian Breuer

      Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director / Head of Operations

      BA International Relations & International Organization

       

      Since 2018

      Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director / Head of Operations

      Working Languages

      German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

       

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Office Management
      • Support for the Head of Operations
    • Kim John Oppermann
      Kim John Oppermann
      Advisor for Security and Risk Management

      Kim John Oppermann

      Kim John Oppermann

      Advisor for Security and Risk Management / Operations

      BA Security Management

       

      Since 2019

      Advisor for Security and Risk Management  / Operations

       

      2018 to 2019

      Head of department Einsatzdienste
      DRK Landesverband Berliner Rotes Kreuz e. V.

       

      2017 bis 2018

      Student Assistant to the Security department
      Mercedes Benz Ludwigsfelde GmbH

      Working Languages

      German, English

       

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Security and Risk Management
      • Information Security

    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
    • Dr. Aneka Flamm
      Dr. Aneka Flamm
      Deputy Head of Human Resouces, 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 (Licenciée Traductrice)

      Since 2004

      Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

       

      08/2018 to 08/2019

      HR Officer at the EU Mission EUCAP Sahel Niger

       

      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 EU peace operations
      • Personnel Support
    • Dominika Eichstädt
      Dominika Eichstädt
      Team Human Resources, Operations

      Dominika Eichstädt

      Dominika Eichstädt

      Team Human Resources, Operations

      Insurance and Financial Adviser

       

      Since 2018

      Election Observation, Team Human Resources, Operations

      Desk Officer

       

      2017-2018
      HeavenHR

      Insurance Manager

       

      2014-2017

      Allianz

      Insurance and Financial Adviser

      Working Languages

      German, Polish, English

       

      Expertise | Responsibilities

      • Election Observation
      • Application Support
      • Susanne Evert
        Susanne Evert
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Susanne Evert

        Susanne Evert

        Team Human Resources, Operations

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

         

        Since 2017

        Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

         

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

        Working Languages
        German, English, Spanish
         
        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Recruitment for EU-Peace Operations
        • Personnel Support
      • Julia Gellermann
        Julia Gellermann
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Julia Gellermann

        Julia Gellermann

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        MA Psychology

         

        Since 2018

        Team Human Ressources, Operations

         

        2017

        Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Institute for Political Science

        Research associate for „International Organisations and Globalisation“

        Working Languages

        German, English

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Recruitment for EU missions
        • Support of civilian personnel in peace operations
      • Kristin Kasch
        Kristin Kasch
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Kristin Kasch

        Kristin Kasch

        Team Human Resources, Operations Division

        MA Political Science

        Since 2005
        Desk Officer Team Human Resources, Operations

        2003 to 2004

        Desk Officer Team Training, Operations


        2000 to 2003
        European Schools for Administration and Management

        Working Languages
        German, English, French

        Expertise | Responsibilities

        • Recruitment for OSCE 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

        • Election Observation
        • Application Support

         


      • Bettina Renner
        Bettina Renner
        Team Human Resources, Operations

        Bettina Renner

        Bettina Renner

        Advisor, Team Human Resources, Operations

        Certified Translator for French and Portuguese

        Since 2018

        Advisor Human Resources, Operation

         

        2016 to 2018

        Head Human Resources, Operations

         

        2002 to 2016

        Deputy Head Human Resources

         

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

        1991 to 1993

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

        Working Languages
        German, English, Portuguese, French

         

        Expertise | Responsibilities

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

        Katharina Scheufele

        Katharina Scheufele

        Team Human Resources, Operations

        MA Nonprofit Management and Public Governance

         

        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

      • 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
      • Brigitta von Messling
        Brigitta von Messling
        Deputy Head of Team Training, Operations

        Brigitta von Messling

        Brigitta von Messling

        Deputy Head of Team Training, Operations

        MPhil Peace Stdies, University of Bradford, UK
        MA Conflict Studies, University of Bradford, UK

         

        Since 2019

        Deputy Head of Team Training, Operations

         

        2017 until 2018

        UN Verification Mission to Colombia
        Head of Subregional Office in Arauca, UN Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC)

         

        2016

        Political Affairs Officer, UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

         

        2015

        Desk Officer for Mediation, Federal Foreign Office

         

        2010 until 2016

        Team Training, ZIF

         

        2006 - 2010
        CSSProject for Integrative Mediation
        Head of Field Staff & Project Manager, Western Balkans

        2004 - 2006
        Rotary World Peace Fellow, University of Bradford
        Field work in Guatemala on the contribution of SSR to the democratization proces

        2002 - 2004
        High School in Brooklyn, New York, US
        Lecturer

        2001 - 2002
        High School in Bogotá, Colombia
        Lecturer in History

         

        2000 - 2001
        Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
        Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar

         

        1999 - 2000
        Tullahoma News and Manchester Times, Tennessee, US
        Journalist

         

        Working Languages

        German, English, Spanish

        Expertise

        • Mediation and inter-ethnic dialog in post-conflict areas
        • Inter-cultural conflict resolution strategies
      • Izabella Bösze
        Izabella Bösze
        Team Training, Operations

        Izabella Bösze

        Izabella Bösze

        Team Training, Operations

        Historian

        MA Teacher for German as a Foreign Language

         

        Since 2019

        Assistant Desk Officer Team Training, Operations

         

         

        Working Languages

        German, English

        Expertise

        • Administrative support of course organization
        • Preparation of contracts
        • Settlement
        • Tenders
        • Mirko Lakic
          Mirko Lakic
          Team Training, Operations

          Mirko Lakic

          Mirko Lakic

          Team Training, Operations / Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

          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
          • IT-Support

           

          Other Activities

          • Participation in NATO-Operations
        • 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, operative cooperation with United Nations
          • Peace mediation and mediation support
          • Advise and knowledge transfer on development and strengthening of civilian capacities for peace operations
          • Humanitarian Peace Nexus
        • Alischa Kugel
          Alischa Kugel
          Deputy Head of Team International Capacity Development, Operations

          Alischa Kugel

          Alischa Kugel

          Deputy Head of Team International Capacity Development, Operations

          MS International Affairs

          Since 2019

          Deputy Head, International Capacity Development, Operations Team

           

          2016 to 2019

          Research Fellow, Analysis Division

           

          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 with a focus on human rights and socioeconomic development issues

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

           

          Working Languages

          German, English


          Expertise | Responsibilities

          • Peace Mediation and Mediation Support
          • Humanitarian Aid and Peace Operations
          • Conceptual Development of Strategic Partnerships
        • Perle Baillard
          Perle Baillard
          Team International Capacity Development, Operations

          Perle Baillard

          Perle Baillard

          Team International Capacity Development, Operations

          LL.M. International Business Law
          Diploma European and International Law
          MA Political Science

           

          Since 2018

          Team International Capacity Development, Operations

           

          2016 to 2018

          Assistant to the Head of Operations

           

           

          Working Languages
          German, English, French

           

          Expertise | Responsibilities

          • Mediation Support
          • Operative cooperation with the United Nations
          • Operational Dialogs
        • Christopher Day
          Christopher Day
          Team International Capacity Development, Operations

          Christopher Day

          Christopher Day

          Team International Capacity Development, Operations

          MA in Consulting and Coaching for Change

           

          Since 2019

          Head of Project, African Standby Capacity (ASC)

           

          2018-2019

          Human Resources Officer, UN Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS)

           

          2017-2018

          Human Resources Officer, UN Field Personnel Division (FPD), USA

           

          2014-2017

          Senior Research Associate, London School of Economics Complexity Group, England

           

          Officer in Charge, Communication and Change Management Unit, UN Regional Service Center Entebbe (RSCE), Uganda

           

          Quality Management and Performance Improvement Officer, UN RSCE, Uganda

          2012-2014

          Master’s degree program, England and France

           

          2010-2012

          Development Worker, Afghan Civil Society Forum Organization, Afghanistan

           

          Communications Advisor to the High Peace Council, Centrum for International Migration and Development (CIM), Afghanistan

           

          2001-2009

          Working, among others, as Account Manager, Editor, Project Manager and Managing Editor in the private sector, Germany

           

          Working Languages

          English, German

           

          Expertise | Responsibilities

          • Change Management
          • Knowledge Management
          • Social Innovation
        • Clara Hülskemper
          Clara Hülskemper
          Student Assistant Team International Capacity Development, Operations

          Clara Hülskemper

          Clara Hülskemper

          Team International Capacity Development, Operations

          BA Political Science

           

          Since 2019

          Student Assistant Team International Capacity Development, Operations

           

           

           

          Working Languages
          German, English, French

           

          Expertise | Responsibilities

          • Supporting the organization of OCHA-trainings and events
          • Supporting the development of humanitarian capacities within the ZIF expert roster
          • Supporting the establishment of additional standby partnerships
        • Antonia Lampe-Traupe
          Antonia Lampe-Traupe
          Team International Capacity Development, Operations

          Antonia Lampe-Traupe

          Antonia Lampe-Traupe

          Team Training, Operations

          Since 2019

          Project Manager Standby Partnership (SBP)

           

          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

           

          Expertise | Responsibilities

          • Coordination of training activities with partner organizations, in particular UN OCHA
          • Recruitment and support of ZIF experts for trainings within the Standby partnership network

           

           

           

        • 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 2019

          Head of Project Standby Partnership (SBP)

           

          2016 to 2019

          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

          • Implementing ZIF’s support in the framework of the Standby Partnership mechanism
          • Developing ZIF’s processes to recruit, prepare and deploy humanitarian experts
          • Humanitarian UN partnerships
          • Humanitarian partnerships with German and international humanitarian organisations
        • 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 2019

          Desk Officer, Team International Capacity Development (ICD), Operations

           

          2014 to 2018

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

           

          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 deployment to humanitarian Standby missions
          • Personnel support
          • ZIFdatabase management

        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

           

          Other Activities

          • Member of the UN-political advisory board of the Federal Foreign Office
        • Dr. Annika Hansen
          Dr. Annika Hansen
          Deputy Head Analysis

          Dr. Annika Hansen

          Dr. Annika Hansen

          Deputy Head 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
        • 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"
        • Tobias von Gienanth
          Tobias von Gienanth
          Analysis

          Tobias von Gienanth

          Tobias von Gienanth

          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
        • Maximilian Schoppa
          Maximilian Schoppa
          Assistant to the Head of Analysis

          Maximilian Schoppa

          Maximilian Schoppa

          Assistant to the Head of Analysis

          BA Geographical Sciences

           

          Since 2018

          Assistant to the Head of Analysis

           

           

          Working Languages

          German, English

           

          Expertise | Responsibilities

          • Office Management
          • Support for the Head of Analysis
          • Information management
          • Research
          • Library
        • 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
          Head of Administration

          Luisa Lampe-Traupe

          Luisa Lampe-Traupe

          Head of Administration

          Law Degree

           

          Since 2018

          Head of Administration

           

          2014 to 2017
          Senior Legal Advisor and Head of Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

          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

            • Head of Administration
            • Budget commissioner
            • Susanne Schönholz
              Susanne Schönholz
              Reception, Administration

              Susanne Schönholz

              Susanne Schönholz

              Reception, Administration

              Publishing Assistant

               

              Since 2019

              Reception, Administration

               

              2005 bis 2018

              Management Assistant / Sales Assistant
              PALAZZI Verlag GmbH

               

              2002 bis 2005

              Publishing Assistant

              KPS Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH

              Working Languages
              German, English

              Expertise | Responsibilities

              • Reception
              • Facility Management

            Team Finances

            • Annemarie Haida
              Annemarie Haida
              Head of Team Finances, Administration

              Annemarie Haida

              Annemarie Haida

              Head of Team Finances

              Business Administration

              Management Assistant for audiovisual Media

               

              Since 2018

              Head of Team Finances, Administration

               

              2014 to 2018

              Desk Officer Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

              Project Administration ENTRi I - III, Team Training, Operations

               

              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

              • accounting and controlling
            • Martina Schönfelder
              Martina Schönfelder
              Deputy Head of Team Finances, Administration

              Martina Schönfelder

              Martina Schönfelder

              Deputy Head 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

              • Deputy Head Team Finances, Administration
              • Accounting institutional funding
              • Personnel budget
            • 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

              • Administration of Payments
              • Booking and Clearing of Travel Expenses

               

               

            • 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

              • Project-accounting external funds
              • Travel expense accounting
            • Ute Neumann
              Ute Neumann
              Team Finances, Administration

              Ute Neumann

              Ute Neumann

              Team Finances, 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

              • Travel Expense / Booking STO
              • Reception
              • cRM-Database Management
              • Warehouse Management
              • Facility Management

            Team Personnel & Legal Affairs

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

              Andre Hansen

              Andre Hansen

              Head of 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

              • Head of Team Personnel & Legal Affairs
              • Legal Consulting for the Office of the Executive Director
              • Work / Secondment Contracts
              • Tender Procedures
            • 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
              • Personnel Accounting
            • Ralph Groß
              Ralph Groß
              Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

              Ralph Groß

              Ralph Groß

              Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

              BA Business Administration

               

              Since 2019

              Desk officer Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

               

              2018

              Johanniter Unfall-Hilfe e. V.

              Personnel Administrator

               

              2017

              Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Brandenburg

              Personnel Administrator

               

              2015 - 2017

              TOP Radiovermarktung GmbH & Co. KG

              Staff Member Finance | Service

              Working Languages
              German, English

               

              Expertise | Responsibilities

              • Personnel Administration of Seconded Personnel

               

               

            • Antonia Jordan
              Antonia Jordan
              Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

              Antonia Jordan

              Antonia Jordan

              Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

              BA Sociology

               

              Since 2019

              Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

               

               

              Working Languages
              German, English

              Expertise | Responsibilities

              • Classification of Seconded Personnel
            • Mirko Lakic
              Mirko Lakic
              Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

              Mirko Lakic

              Mirko Lakic

              Team Training, Operations / Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

              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
              • IT-Support

               

              Other Activities

              • Participation in NATO-Operations
            • 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

               

              Expertise | Responsibilities

              • Seconded Personnel Accounting
            • Anne Wedde
              Anne Wedde
              Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

              Anne Wedde

              Anne Wedde

              Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

              MA Business Law (LL.M.)

              Since 2018

              Team Personnel & Legal Affairs, Administration

               

               

              Working Languages

              German, English

               

              Expertise | Responsibilities

              • Classification of Seconded Personnel
              • Labour Law
              • Tender Procedures

            Ombudsperson

            • Dorlies Sanftenberg
              Dorlies Sanftenberg
              ZIF Ombudsperson

              Dorlies Sanftenberg

              Dorlies Sanftenberg

              Ombudsperson

              Certified Translator for English and French

               

              Since 2017

              ZIF Ombudsperson

               

              2003 to 2017

              Deputy Head Team Training, Operations

               

              2012 to 2013

              Monitor with the EU Monitoring Mission, Georgia

               

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

              Working Languages
              German, English, Russian

               

              Expertise | Responsibilities

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