Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #038/2020
SDR- ASAL Programme
As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned ‘Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit’ (GIZ) GmbH supports the German government in achieving its development policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.
In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on the commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors. The Ethiopian government recognizes the high economic value of the lowland areas and their products. Therefore, the pastoral and agro-pastoral population is supported in strengthening their drought resilience, allowing them to adapt their farming system to a changing natural and economic environment. German development cooperation participates with the programme “Strengthening Drought Resilience of the Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Population in the Lowlands of Ethiopia” (SDR-ASAL) in selected areas in Afar and Somali region. The programme comprises of seven projects. Major activities are participatory land-use planning with all stakeholders in selected kebeles, water harvesting, and rehabilitation of degraded dry valleys followed by participatory rangeland management as well as training for pastoralists, administration and service providers.
The Knowledge Management Team of SDR-ASAL programme is currently establishing a new and central Knowledge Management Data System (Knowledge Management Data Station, KMDS) with the purpose of optimizing the knowledge-flow and information access for its offices in Addis Ababa and in Afar and Somali region. During preparation and roll-out of the KMDS, the intern assists the knowledge management team of the programme in implementing an efficient and secure data system in accordance with the rules and regulations of GIZ.
Prepare, test and assist in the roll-out the Knowledge Management Data Station (KMDS) for SDR-ASAL.
Integrate the KMDS into the structure of the Data Management System (DMS) of SDR-ASAL and into the connected cloud system.
Assist in preparing and moving data to the KMDS.
Assist in the development of communication strategies.
Provide information from KMDS on request.
Assist in the developmental of SDR file name coding process.
Under the supervision of the advisor for knowledge management and capacity building:
Assist in quality checks for materials, such as publications, papers, presentations, information material, brochures, posters, manuals and reports regarding consistency and completeness and ensure formal standards.
Test permission rights for the various user groups in DMS.
Upload and download data from and to servers and online sources as required for the establishment of the data bank of KMDS.
Assist in testing a pilot system with pilot users from Addis Ababa and the regional offices of SDR-ASAL.
Assist in collecting staff user requests and problems related to KMDS and implement feedback for users.
Assist in writing a user manual in English language.
Prepare presentation drafts and training material related to KM for the instruction of staff in Addis Ababa and the regional offices.
Qualifications and Experience:
B.A in the field of communication or closely related studies, with university degree, obtained not more than one year ago;
Initial experience in data management, knowledge management or short-term trainings on the subject matter.
Excellent communication skills verbally and written in English language proficiency.
IT knowledge related to data bank development.
Very good computer skills, esp. Microsoft Office.
Very good attention to detail.
Good analytic and organizing skills.
Very high capacity of teamwork with internal staff members also in the regional offices
High degree of initiative and creativeness.
Willingness to travel to Afar and Somali regions if it is necessary.
National Intern (AfCFTA)
Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #033/2020
As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.
The agreement establishing the AfCFTA was signed by 44 AU member states at an extraordinary AU summit in Kigali, Rwanda, on 21 March 2018. The aim of AfCFTA is to bring together 55 African countries with a total population of more than 1.2 billion people, including a growing middle class, and a combined gross domestic product of more than US$ 3.4 trillion. The main objectives of AfCFTA are to create a single continental market for goods and services with free movement of people and investment, paving the way for the accelerated establishment of the continental customs union to expand intra-African trade and improve competitiveness at the enterprise and sectoral levels, and to support economic transformation.
By reducing trade barriers such as tariffs and import quotas, AfCFTA is expected to be a key driver for economic growth, industrialization and sustainable development in Africa. On 29 April 2019, 22 ratifications deposited with the AU was reached, the required number for the AfCFTA to officially enter into force for the ratifying states. Since then Phase one of the negotiations has been underway in the areas of Trade in Goods, Trade in Services and Rules of Origins and will be followed by phase two of the AfCFTA negotiations on protocols on investment, competition, and intellectual property rights.
The GIZ project advises the AUC Trade Commissioner on strategic issues and at the policy level. The project also supports the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) and the AfCFTA Unit in the African Union in the areas of Trade in Goods, Trade in Services and stakeholder engagement in various projects.
Responsibilities and tasks
You will support the team in the technical, conceptual and organizational planning and implementation of project activities. This includes:
Support with tenders
Reporting or public relations work (publications, factsheets, flyers, etc.)
Knowledge management and thematic research
Participation and documentation of meetings
Data collection and processing
Preparation and logistical organization of events, visiting programmes and travel as well as other administrative activities.
The candidate is preferred to be currently enrolled in or be a fresh graduate (not longer than 6 months ago) in Political Science, Economics or Social Sciences, International Relations, Communication or related field.
Practical experience and skills in the field of PR and communication
High conceptual skills, flexibility and team and communication skills.
Ability to research relevant information, prepare background analyses and present complex issues concisely.
A proven cultural sensibility.
Ability to work independently, efficiently and structured under time pressure and under difficult circumstances.
Proficient in MS Office products.
High command of fluency in English is required for this internship.
German or French is an additional asset.
Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #031/2020
As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes reforms and change processes.
In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on the commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors.
The project Support is supporting the African Union in advanced education, applied research and policy dialogue in the field of peace and security through the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at Addis Ababa University. Since peace and security is a precondition for sustainable development, the project also contributes to sustainable socio-economic change in Africa.
Purpose of the internship:
The purpose of accepting national interns is to give students or graduates the opportunity to get to know GIZ’s work in Ethiopia and overall Africa, thereby conducting capacity development through on the job training.
The IPSS Programme Intern performs the following tasks:
Knowledge management: Liaise with partner staff to populate DMS with required documents from project outputs and follow-up documentation of events. File documenting is in line with GIZ’s filing rules, treats information confidentially
Assist with reporting and responding to external requests
Propose and support the design and procurement of GIZ IPSS branded materials
Assist in planning, implementation, and reporting of the project activities and research
Assist travel management and travel settlement with the German Development Cooperation Office (GDCO) and GIZ AU office
Handle properly the email communication and update the filing system daily in accordance with GIZ P+R
Handle photocopying, scanning, binding and fax documents
Attend internal and external meetings
Required qualifications, competences and expertise
University degree (fresh graduate)
First practical experiences in the field of international cooperation
High conceptual skills, flexibility and team and communication skills
A proven cultural sensibility. Ability to work efficiently and structured under time pressure and under difficult circumstances
Proficient in MS Office products and working knowledge of IT technologies
Fluent in written and spoken English and Amharic, German is an asset
Good organizing skill / self-motivated
Good team working ability
Good communication skills