Development workers

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A development worker teaching in Malawi

Aid workers in Germany means a person that in developing countries a temporary service for development assistance guaranteed. In contrast to many other employees in development organizations, a development worker has no intention of making a profit . However, she receives maintenance allowance and social security for the duration of the job . You need a completed professional training, professional experience and social commitment. The legal status is determined by the Development Aid Act which, in addition to its definition, also regulates insurance and subsequent reintegration.

Development workers can only be sent to Germany by the following recognized organizations:

  • Working Group for Development Aid (AGEH)
  • Overseas services
  • Christian Professionals International (CFI)
  • German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • EIRENE, International Christian Peace Service
  • Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst eV (forum ZFD)
  • Weltfriedensdienst eV

These seven organizations form the umbrella association Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Entwicklungsdienste eV, AGdD.

Employees in international cooperation (IC employees) perform a similar task in Switzerland .

Web links

Wiktionary: Development workers  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Carina Braun: Development Aid: World Improvement for Beginners. Career Spiegel, Spiegel Online and Manager Magazin , November 24, 2013.
  2. List of recognized sending organizations Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  3. Employee in international cooperation at of the Swiss Service Center .