Student Assistant

Bonn, Germany
Part-time Staff

We are hiring a

 Student Assistant (16 hours/ week)

About Us

Founded in 1972, IFOAM – Organics International works as an agent of change, advocating for true sustainability in agriculture, value chains, and consumption. We are an international non-profit organization with a membership base that spans around 100 countries, promoting a holistic approach to food systems based on the principles of health, ecology, fairness, and care.

The Position

It’s an exciting time to join our team! We are growing and in transition, and are looking to strengthen our organization by providing part-time administrative support (student support) in the implementation of training activities.


IFOAM - Organics International Organic Academy has been contracted to provide Training of Teams of Trainers (ToToT) in eight Southern and West African countries in the frame of the establishment of the Knowledge Hub Centres. The objective of the trainings is enhancing knowledge and skills of selected master trainers who will train Rural Service Providers (RSPs) and change agents in strengthening Ecological Organic Agriculture in Africa.


As Student Assistant you will support the project coordinator with all upcoming tasks in administration and finance issues:

  • Administrative and finance related tasks (f.ex. collecting invoices and receipts of partner organizations, external experts or any other external consultants and ensuring the correctness)
  • Communication with different African partner organizations / consultants etc. regarding administrative, financial and logistic issues
  • Support the set-up of contracts with local experts/consultants/ organizations (getting quotes, etc.)
  • Support financial reporting to the donor 

You may also provide the service for further tasks related to the trainings, as for example:

  • Editing/formatting/proofreading of training material
  • Support participant selection procedure for a continental Organic Agricultural leadership training
  • Any other upcoming tasks

Qualifications & Experience

There is not a formal requirement of a skill set but alignment with the goal of IFOAM – OI, an interest in dealing with numbers and figures as well as communicating and negotiating with people from different cultures would be suitable.


Fluency in oral and written English, knowledge of French is an additional asset

You will join a culturally diverse team of more than 30 employees at our office in Bonn, Germany. As a student assistant, you will work with the Capacity Development Department members, reporting directly to the project coordinator of the KCOAs.

Our Offer

We offer a part-time (16 hours/ 2 days per week) position. The period for the support can start at earliest on 1st of March 2021 and ends on 31st of August 2021 (extension may be possible).

We offer a monthly salary of EUR 965 (gross).

Be Aware

Due to the pandemic situation, the person will need to adhere to the hygienic measures that the office of IFOAM – OI has introduced. Good and close coordination with the project coordinators is needed in order to ensure handing-over of tasks, coaching and guidance, etc.

IFOAM – Organics International offers for this position a monthly salary of for this position, depending on the set of skills you are bringing.

How to Apply

Please submit your application by email in one single file (PDF) to, no later than February 25, 2021, indicating in the subject line the title of the position you apply for.

Your application must include a short cover letter and your CV. Additional documents may be asked for at a later stage. Please bear in mind that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We are aiming to fill this position as soon as possible.


Closing date: 
1st March 2021