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TMG Rese­arch gGmbH - Nach­hal­tig­keit, Land­wirt­schaft, Nut­ri­tion

Das Team von TMG Rese­arch gGmbH arbei­tet in allen Berei­chen der nach­hal­ti­gen Ent­wick­lung, bringt dabei sein fun­dier­tes Wis­sen und seine prak­ti­schen Erfah­run­gen in der Steue­rung von natio­na­len, euro­päi­schen und inter­na­tio­na­len Pro­zes­sen ein und wid­met sich der Ana­lyse und der Lösung neuer und kom­ple­xer Her­aus­for­de­run­gen. Unsere zen­tra­len Arbeits­fel­der sind natür­li­che Res­sour­cen, Ernäh­rung sowie die Trans­for­ma­tion zu nach­hal­ti­ger Land­wirt­schaft.
TMG Rese­arch gGmbH führt eigene For­schung durch und koope­riert mit ande­ren For­schungs­ein­rich­tun­gen. Wir legen beson­de­ren Wert auf trans­dis­zi­pli­näre Wis­sen­schaft und unter­stüt­zen den Wis­sens­trans­fer zwi­schen Wis­sen­schaft, Poli­tik und Zivil­ge­sell­schaft.

Rese­arch Intern (f/m/d)



Work­ing field:

TMG Research gGmbH is cur­rently look­ing for an Intern (f/m/d) to sup­port the SEWOH Lab, a novel applied research pro­ject focus­ing on digital solu­tions and food secur­ity strategies in Sub-Saha­ran Africa. This pro­ject is part of the SEWOH ini­ti­at­ive (Son­der­ini­ti­at­ive “Eine Welt Ohne Hun­ger”), fin­anced by the Ger­man Fed­eral Min­istry for Eco­nomic Cooper­a­tion and Devel­op­ment (BMZ).

With only 28% of indi­vidu­als in Africa using the inter­net, and only 19% of indi­vidu­als in LDCs, it is clear that the oppor­tun­it­ies of the digital revolu­tion bypass major parts of the pop­u­la­tion here. In fact, risks are that those uncon­nec­ted or without access to digital means will lose out on eco­nomic oppor­tun­it­ies and will be fur­ther left behind The SEWOH Lab explores which digital solu­tions pos­it­ively affect the oppor­tun­it­ies of poorer pop­u­la­tion groups, and what social bar­ri­ers to their uptake sim­ul­tan­eously need to be addressed. We explore this ques­tion for three con­crete cases: Urban Nutri­tion, Pay­ment for Eco­sys­tem ser­vices and Gender and Land Rights. Based on our obser­va­tions and exper­i­ences in these cases, we advise BMZ on trans­form­a­tion paths for achiev­ing SDG2 and how digit­al­isa­tion can play a role in these.

The Pos­i­tion:

We are look­ing for a full-time Intern (f/m/d) to sup­port the dif­fer­ent work streams of the SEWOH Lab pro­ject. The can­did­ate would:

  • Sup­port the plan­ning and imple­ment­a­tion of research activ­it­ies
  • Sup­port the coordin­a­tion of meet­ings of our national stake­holder groups and the pre­par­a­tion of stake­holder work­shop (e.g. plan meet­ings, sup­port feed­back pro­cesses, provide tech­nical back-stop­ping)
  • Sup­port the writ­ing pro­cesses for blogs, and short pos­i­tion­ing pieces (e.g. back-ground research, co-writ­ing with national act­ors)
  • Sup­port the doc­u­ment­a­tion and report­ing of the SEWOH Lab and other TMG’s activ­it­ies.
  • Sup­port fur­ther out­reach activ­it­ies (social media, web­site, etc.)


  • Mas­ter’s degree or post-gradu­ate stu­dent in Polit­ical Sci­ences, Trop­ical Agri­cul­ture, Nat­ural Resource Man­age­ment, Devel­op­ment Stud­ies, Inter­na­tio­nal Gov­ern­ance or rela­ted field in sus­tain­able sci­ence
  • Know­ledge in the areas of sus­tain­able and inclus­ive devel­op­ment, food sys­tems, land man­age­ment/rights, and small­hol­der agri­cul­ture, espe­cially in the glo­bal south
  • Exper­i­ence with lit­er­at­ure rese­arch
  • Excel­lent writ­ing and com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish
  • Good work­ing know­ledge of French is a con­sid­er­able advant­age
  • Exper­i­ence (work­ing) in Sub-Saha­ran Africa, or with Afri­can part­ners would be a fur­ther advant­age

This pos­i­tion is to be fil­led as soon as pos­sible and will have a dur­a­tion of six mon­ths to one year, with a work­ing week of 39 hours. It will be remu­ner­ated accord­ing to the most recent min­imum wage legis­la­tion.

What we of­fer:

  • Work­ing in an app­lied rese­arch organ­isa­tion with a truly inter­na­tio­nal work pro­gramme and the aspir­a­tion to enable sus­tain­ab­il­ity trans­form­a­tions
  • The oppor­tun­ity to con­trib­ute to the devel­op­ment of activ­it­ies aim­ing to make digit­al­isa­tion work for mar­gin­al­ised and vul­ner­able pop­u­la­tions
  • Flex­ible work­ing hours

How to ap­ply:

This pos­i­tion is to be fil­led as soon as pos­sible and will have a dur­a­tion of six mon­ths to one year, with a work­ing week of 39 hours. It will be remu­ner­ated accord­ing to the most recent min­imum wage legis­la­tion.

TMG Rese­arch gGmbH is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer. Employ­ment at TMG Rese­arch is based solely on a per­son's merit and qual­i­fic­a­tions dir­ectly rela­ted to pro­fes­sio­nal com­pet­ence. We cel­eb­rate diver­sity and inclu­sion and are com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing an inclus­ive envir­on­ment for all employ­ees. It is TMG Rese­arch’s policy to com­ply with all app­lic­able natio­nal and local laws per­tain­ing to non­dis­crim­in­a­tion and equal oppor­tun­ity.

App­lic­a­tions includ­ing a cover let­ter, CV and writ­ing sam­ple in ENG (e.g. a past uni­ver­sity assign­ment) should be sub­mit­ted in one PDF doc­u­ment (max. 5 MB) until 30.09.2020. The pos­i­tion is open until fil­led. Please upload your app­lic­a­tion online via the app­lic­a­tion but­ton and refer in your app­lic­a­tion to the web­site where the job ad was pub­lished.

For inform­a­tion on the pro­ject, please con­tact Sarah D’haen via email (