Dr. Volker Jacoby

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