Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Brief Description    

GIZ is a federal government enterprise for international cooperation with worldwide operations, based in Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main. GIZ’s task is to implement German government policies and objectives in the field of development co-operation and related fields of international cooperation. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned GIZ to apply for and carry out the project co-financed by the EU. GIZ’s services span a wide range of activity areas, from economic development and employment promotion, through governance and democracy, health and basic education to environmental protection and infrastructure development, resource conservation, agriculture, fishing and nutrition. It takes on tasks in the field of international cooperation and implements them in line with its concept of sustainable development through holistic, value-based and process-oriented approach that secures the participation of all stakeholders. GIZ works on a public-benefit basis. All surpluses generated are channelled back into its own international cooperation projects for sustainable development.

Main Tasks

Project coordination

Previous Experience

This programme fits in well with GIZ’s decades of experience with design and management of complex programmes for the German Government and several other donors including the EU and a comprehensive national and international network. GIZ brings together technical and regional know-how, and implement solutions which are customised and have long term viability. GIZ employs some 10,000 staff in more than 120 countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Eastern European countries in transition and the New Independent States (NIS).


Staff Profiles

Johanna Offe

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PhD in Anthropology, MA in Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Johanna Offe is an anthropologist and sociologist and has been working with GIZ in the field of health for the past 5 years. She has special expertise in research and policy development in the area of HIV, gender and education. Her PhD thesis deals with the situation of widows in the context of HIV and AIDS in Zambia.

Kerria-Michele Geller

Administration Officer            

Kerria Geller has worked for German International Cooperation as administration officer since 1996. She joined SDH-Net as Finance Officer in July 2013. She has worked on a diversity of projects ranging from environmental protection and chemical safety to international public health. One of her main areas of expertise is to assist the project manager in budget planning, calculation and expenditure monitoring. Furthermore, she is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures.

Siri Nanz

MA in Public Policy, BA in Political Science

Siri Nanz has a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Her professional focus is in international development cooperation with particular interest in Results-Based Financing approaches for the improvement of maternal and reproductive health.


Johanna Offe 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Programme to Foster Innovation, Learning and Evidence
in HIV and Health Programmes of German Development Cooperation (PROFILE)

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