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About Me

Experienced in programme building, monitoring and evaluation, as a GIZ coordinator in South Sudan.

Skilled in capacity and institution building, as a senior research fellow and EU twinning expert in Morocco.

Involved in programme management, communication campaigns and in mediation between governmental and other institutions.

Fascilitating course on state reform, decentralisation and local governance, as a university teacher in governmental theory.

Dr. G. Kristian KAMPFER


Head of Department State & Administration

Madiba Consult GmbH
Since 2015
  • Consulting on Administrative Reform, Decentralisation and Governance
  • Evaluation of international development programmes
  • Staff secondment in the field of State & Administration Reform

Desk Officer & Project Management Support

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
2013 to 2014
  • Support for Head of Unit

Lecturer on Local Governance in Morocco

Konrad Adenauer Foundation
2012 to 2013
  • Workshop for approx. 200 mayors and Local Government Officers

Lecturer on Governmental Theory

University of Bonn
Since January 2012
  • University teaching position for Governmental Theory

Programme Coordinator

GIZ - German International Cooperation
July 2010 to December 2011
  • Implementation and technical coordination of the Programme on Local Governance Reform in South Sudan
  • (“German Programme on Support of Administrative Reform and Decentralisation in South Sudan” of GIZ and KfW)

Research Associate

Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI))
January 2010 to June 2010
  • Coordination and strategic support to Research Institute ZEI


University of Potsdam
October 2009 to July 2010
  • University teaching position for Political Theory

EU Twinning Expert

GTZ - German Technical Cooperation & ZEI - Centre for European Integration Studies
February 2009 to April 2010
  • Supporting the Moroccan Government in the installation of a Competition Centre for Morocco
  • (“German Programme on Support of Administrative Reform and Decentralisation in South Sudan” of GIZ and KfW)

Public Relations Officer

Federal Foreign Office of Germany
July 2006 to August 2007
  • Support to German Foreign Office during the EU Presidency 2007

Project Manager (EU Presidency)

Federal Foreign Office of Germany
November 2005 to July 2006
  • Preparation of the communication campaign for the German EU Presidency 2007

Trainee Solicitor

Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU
December 2004 to April 2005
  • Policy analysis for German ambassador, assisting in EU Council


PhD in Political Science

University of Potsdam, Germany
September 2005 to January 2010

Magister Artium in Political Science

University of Potsdam, Germany
July 1996 to December 2003

Second State Examination in Law (2. jur. Staatsexamen)

Judicial Examination Board Berlin, Germany
May 2003 to August 2005

First State Examination in Law (1. jur. Staatsexamen)

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Germany (Jul 1995 - Dec 2001)
July 1995 to December 2001


  • English : Read, Write, Speak (Excellent)
  • German : Read, Write, Speak (Native)
  • French : Read, Write, Speak (Fluent)
  • Arabic : Read, Write, Speak (Learning)
  • Proven by involvement in the Crisis Response Centre (German Foreign Office) during the 2006 Lebanon Crisis and by coordinating a team of 20 national and international experts in post-conflict country South Sudan.
  • The European Union on its way towards a federal State? – The EU Foreign Policy. („Die Europäische Union auf dem Weg zu einem Bundesstaat? - Von der Außenpolitik der Europäischen Union”), Nomos Verlagsges.MBH + Co, June 2010, 353 pp.
  • The European Constitution – Commentary for the Citizens (“Verfassung für Europa ¬ Der Taschenkommentar für Bürgerinnen und Bürger”), W. Bertelsmann Verlag, 2nd edition, 2005. (More information on
  • Trained in human resources management, systemic coaching, monitoring, evaluation and process-orientated moderation (01/07-10/08/2010, German Academy for International Cooperation);
  • Trained in Capacity WORKS: Management of GIZ development cooperation programmes (06/06-08/06/2011, trained by GIZ).
  • MS Windows 7 and Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Mac OS X; Linux Kernel/Ubuntu
  • Web based management systems: DMS and NPS