Apply as a diaspora expert!

Are you are currently living in Germany and have a migration history from one of the following countries: Albania, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Nepal, Serbia, Tunisia, Ukraine or Vietnam? Would you like to pass on your knowledge and skills through a short-term development-oriented assignment in your country of origin? Then apply as a diaspora expert!

What we offer

Your profile

  • Financial assistance towards your expenses during the assignment
  • Paid travel expenses
  • A basic insurance package
  • Referrals to suitable organisations that are interested in your expertise
  • Local support during your assignment from our team of coordinators 
  • You have completed your vocational training or university degree in Germany or your degree is recognised in Germany.
  • You have at least five years relevant professional experience in Germany or another OECD-country in the field in which you would like to work during your assignment.
  • You plan to undertake a short-term assignment of between two weeks and three months in a development-related area, especially in the priority areas of gender, climate protection or health.

How to apply

Please send us your application to diaspora2030[@]*. The application should include the following documents:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A brief letter explaining your motivation to apply and your ideas for the assignment
  • The completed expression of interest

Please send your application as early as possible (at least three months before your planned assignment).

*By sending your personal data via email, you agree that your personal data will also be processed by the Programme "Shaping development-oriented migration" (MEG) and transmitted to other bodies as part of the placement. These include our partner institutions. This consent can be withdrawn at any time by sending an email to 

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