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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
Responsibilities completed
  • 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
Responsibilities completed
  • Support for Head of Unit

Lecturer on Local Governance in Morocco

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

Lecturer on Governmental Theory

University of Bonn
Since January 2012
Responsibilities completed
  • University teaching position for Governmental Theory
Detailed Description
  • • Facilitating the course for graduate students
    “Setting up federally organized countries – from Decentralisation to Local Governance”
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Programme Coordinator

GIZ - German International Cooperation
July 2010 to December 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • 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)
Detailed Description
  • • Was instrumental in drafting and implementation of the programme and planned 15 new project places in a participatory way (together with local authorities of South Sudan);

    • Supervised and briefed 20 national and international experts on administrative reform (e.g. in support of participatory planning and decision making processes on local level) and decentralisation;

    • Facilitated expert-trainings on monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies (OECD-DAC) / train the trainer;

    • Reported to headquarters on behalf of all experts.
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Research Associate

Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI))
January 2010 to June 2010
Responsibilities completed
  • Coordination and strategic support to Research Institute ZEI
Detailed Description
  • • Coordinated a team of 10 professors in the framework of an international research project (“Designing Globalism”) and was instrumental in fund-raising;

    • Was instrumental in the drafting of the curriculum for the master programme “Comparative Regional Integration”.
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University of Potsdam
October 2009 to July 2010
Responsibilities completed
  • University teaching position for Political Theory
Detailed Description
  • • Facilitated the course for graduate students

    “Policy and Philosophy of federalism” (federal systems of governance worldwide).
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EU Twinning Expert

GTZ - German Technical Cooperation & ZEI - Centre for European Integration Studies
February 2009 to April 2010
Responsibilities completed
  • 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)
Detailed Description
  • • Drafted the feasibility study on the installation of a Competition Centre for Morocco (finances, management and areas of activity);

    • Gave advise to the Ministry of Economical Affairs and the University Mohammed V;

    • Presented results to Moroccan Competition Authorities as well as to steering and funding partners such as World Bank, OECD, EU;

    • Supported the development of the communication strategy “Benefits of economical competition in Morocco”; drafted publications on the benefits of economical competition for the wider public.
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Public Relations Officer

Federal Foreign Office of Germany
July 2006 to August 2007
Responsibilities completed
  • Support to German Foreign Office during the EU Presidency 2007
Detailed Description
  • • Was instrumental in the multi-media campaign of German EU Presidency 2007 (as member of the Internet Editorial Office of the German Government);

    • Covered “on-site” more than 10 informal Council meetings of EU Ministers and Heads of States and Governments as well as multilateral conferences;

    • Drafted reports and more than 15 press releases on behalf of Foreign Office and other German Ministries;

    • Maintained the EU website and conducted final editing as Deputy Editor.
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Project Manager (EU Presidency)

Federal Foreign Office of Germany
November 2005 to July 2006
Responsibilities completed
  • Preparation of the communication campaign for the German EU Presidency 2007
Detailed Description
  • • Developed and realised the project “How the European Union is changing the world” (see publications!), an exhibition presented in 70 countries and 23 languages;

    • Published the tender, selected and supervised the marketing agency during realisation phase (budgetary responsibility: 50.000 EUR);

    • Drafted all texts and discussed them in working group meetings.
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Trainee Solicitor

Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU
December 2004 to April 2005
Responsibilities completed
  • Policy analysis for German ambassador, assisting in EU Council
Detailed Description
  • • Drafted position papers for the German Ambassador;

    • Monitored the process of legal and administrative reforms in the Balkan States;

    • Wrote telegraphic reports and summaries on EU Council working group meetings for German Foreign Office.
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