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 #032/2020
GIZ- STEP Programme
As German organization for international development cooperation 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 more than 80 partner countries.
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 Second Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) assigns a key role in the education sector for accelerating economic growth, achieving developmental goals and becoming a middle-income country by 2025. The Ethio-German Sustainable Training and Education Programme (STEP), co-financed by the European Union and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), improves the employment prospects of young Ethiopians by promoting quality and relevance in vocational training and higher education. The programme establishes strong linkages between the education and the private sector to support the development of a modern education system geared towards employment and economic growth.
The programme supports the agro-industrial development of the country through the development of long- and short-term training in the agro-processing parks and the establishment of agro-industry incubator units. Currently, GIZ-STEP would like to recruit a qualified Junior Programme Officer as per the details below:
Position: Junior Programme Officer
Place of Work: Addis Ababa
Required Candidate: One
Application deadline: February 24, 2020
Contract duration: March 15, 2020- June 30, 2021
Responsibilities and Duties
The officer will be the focal point for monitoring and evaluation, as well as knowledge management for the component, therefore the responsibilities will be:
Monitoring of activities of the component
Follow up with product owners on progress
Quality control for regional activities (including editing of reports)
Knowledge management of the component
Assuring implementation of gender mainstreaming
Assuring implementation of communication and visibility strategy and guidelines
Administrative backstopping of all activities
Supporting the component manager on concept development
Supporting the component manager on management (M&E, report writing, coordination, etc)
Any other task delegated by the component manager
Required qualifications, competences and experience
BA Degree in an area related to the activities described (e.g. Development Economics, Agro-engineering, Project Management, International Relations, MIS or related fields of studies).
Fresh graduate with relevant internship experience
Previous experience of working with GIZ is an additional asset.
Other knowledge, additional competences
Excellent communication skills
Excellent English skills: written and oral (report writing skills in particular)
Excellent Amharic skills: written and oral
A thorough understanding of the Ethiopian education system and its current priorities
Demonstrated ability to manage several complex and competing for tasks under tight deadlines
Excellent skills in quality management
Excellent computer skills (MS Office, MS Teams, ability to find information in GIZ system)
Recommendation letter from superior