Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in more than 130 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you've come to the right place.

Job Description

If you are looking to take your SysAdmin and Moodle skills & talent to a place where you have real, tangible impact, then this is your dream job!

At atingi, our vision is a world in which digital learning is inclusive, accessible, relevant, safe and secure for all. Yet, in developing and emerging countries, access to lifelong learning opportunities is scarce and remains a challenge, particularly for disadvantaged groups with diverse educational backgrounds.

To address this gap, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development funds atingi, a Moodle based Learning Management System (LMS). Our aim is to ensure that innovative digital knowledge products and learning opportunities reach people in the partner countries across the globe, and on an open and broad scale.

For our operations in Germany/Bonn, we are looking for a new and experienced team member to manage and administer our LMS and integrated technologies, in order to help us satisfy our learners’ expectations and to scale massively.  We atingistas are a motivated and passionate bunch! You work best with us if you are creative, take initiative, and if you challenge us with outlandish ideas that help us reach our ambitious goals. 

Your tasks

  • Management of the learning management system (LMS) including system configuration, deployment, user roles, data security and other general administrative support for atingi partners and learners
  • Liaison with and manage external vendors and service providers to maintain a competitive product that exceeds customer expectations
  • Assist in technical support to partners, contributing to the creation, documentation, and training of LMS system standards, policies, and procedures
  • Support of implementation of new features, e.g. Blockchain, Artificial intelligence or Virtual Reality into the ‘atingi learning environment’ to improve the learner experience
  • Train other team members on key system functionality and administrative tasks
  • Pro-actively contribute to process optimization efforts within the team, in particular on topics like product requirements, documentation and of course support

Your Profile

  • Completed university-degree with a focus on computer science or IT administration, or related disciplines with a strong affinity to working with IT systems with a convincing track record in this field
  • Several years of relevant professional experience, preferably gained abroad, in system administration, preferably with Moodle or other learning management systems, an understanding of related technologies such as Application Programming Interface and Single Sign-on is strongly preferred
  • Proven understanding of technology trends in the software and eLearning industries and the ability to tell the viable from the buzz
  • Proven experience in agile software development methodologies, release management and in customer or partner facing roles
  • Practical experience in tendering and requirement engineering, ideally in the public sector, is of advantage
  • Knowledge or experience in international cooperation/international relations, education or social sciences are of advantage, as is experience in our GIZ partner countries
  • Experiences working in a team in agile processes like Kanban, interpersonal and intercultural competence and high communication skills
  • Business fluent in German and English


This job is suited to a full or a part-time position.

If the tasks and the requirement profile are modified, this position can also be filled as a junior specialist position.

The willingness for frequent business trips is required.

The willingness to work reciprocally abroad and in Germany is required.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.

About us

Your professional and personal development is important to us. At GIZ, you will be offered global work opportunities and an atmosphere that is characterised by diversity, respect and genuine equal opportunities. Gender equality promotion is a matter of course for us. Our benefits are also impressive in terms of work-life balance and family friendliness. Flexible working hours that fit your life situation are an integral part of our corporate culture.

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.


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