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 other international donors.
Energising Development Ethiopia (EnDev) Ethiopia (being implemented by GIZ) supports a sustainable supply of energy services to lower-income households, social institutions and small to medium-sized enterprises with a focus on rural areas. EnDev is a multi-donor and multi-implementer energy access partnership. It is currently financed by six donor countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Sweden. Being part of the global programme, EnDev Ethiopia receives additional co-funding from Ireland, the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare and the European Union.
GIZ Ethiopia will like to recruit a female Knowledge Management Assistant Intern as per the detail below:
The Intern will provide support for the Communication and Knowledge Management Advisors in the day-to-day activities;
The incumbent has the following major responsibilities
Assists in organizing resource center documentation
Reviews local and international broadcast media on renewable energies and suggest articles to be shared per month.
Assists in the development of standard information materials production
Assists in ensuring briefing materials and factsheets are prepared in a timely manner
Updates the existing filing system of project’s publications, booklets, audios and videos for easy retrieval
Carry out other duties that may arise during the contract period.
Media and communication-related data collection and processing
Media and communication service provides identification and documentation
Support documentation of communication work including physical and virtual meetings
Support event organization and documentation
Minimum qualification requirements is a University degree in Information Management/systems, Business Administration, Marketing, International relation, international language, communication or other related fields from an accredited academic institution.
The candidate should be a recent graduate (no longer that one year)
Ability in desk research, information gathering and prepare background analysis and present concisely
Fluency in English, strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work
Knowledge in digital technologies, Microsoft applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of office 365 and virtual meeting technologies is advantages
Good knowledge of the Ethiopia government structure and energy sector is an additional asset
The European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) and NEBE are engaged in a long-term cooperation programme funded by the EU and German Cooperation (Deutsche Zusammenarbeit). Through these means, ECES provides direct financial and technical support to NEBE on multiple levels, including media and communication.
NEBE and ECES will establish a media monitoring unit within NEBE, to be staffed by a Unit Supervisor and five additional Media Monitors The monitors will receive training provided by ECES experts in collaboration with NEBE. The media monitoring team will cover all regions of Ethiopia. Media-monitoring experts will establish and strengthen NEBE’s media monitoring methodology regards to the different types of media (radio, television, print/online). Competitive remuneration will be offered to qualified candidates.
The objective of the unit:
Support NEBE’s internal and external communication as well as its visibility, to improve its functioning and outreach activities through monitoring the media coverage of NEBE
Collate media reports on a weekly/monthly basis, based on qualitative and quantitative analyses of reporting from selected media outlets. The monitoring will help enrich NEBE’s communication strategies and respond in real-time
Measure the impact of the voter education campaign on media and inform NEBE of findings in a timely manner
Monitor the media in all the phases of the electoral process: voter registration, candidate registration, electoral campaign, the respect of the silence period, election day, the announcement of the results at all level, and the complaints process for all the stages
Monitor and inform NEBE on possible electoral violence through the electoral process
The data generated via the media monitoring team may also be used to support media organizations for responsible elections reporting.
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, NEBE, is a constitutional election management body mandated to conduct elections and regulate political parties. NEBE was re-established by proclamation 1133/2019 and it also has a full mandate on elections, political parties, code of conduct of different stakeholders and electoral observation. NEBE is currently introducing organizational and operational changes and reforms since its reestablishment.
European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES)
The European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) is a non-profit private foundation with its headquarters in Brussels. ECES promotes sustainable democratic development through the provision of advisory services and operational support benefitting all electoral stakeholders, including electoral management bodies, civil society organizations dealing with civic & voter education and election observation, political parties and parliaments dealing with electoral reforms, media, security forces and legal institutions dealing with electoral dispute resolutions.
The project European Response on Electoral Cycle Support (EURECS)
The EU in Ethiopia is funding a long-term support strategy within the framework of democratic development and support to good governance. The project is titled ‘European Response to Electoral Cycle Support (EURECS). This project is fully funded by the EU through the European Development Fund (EDF) and German Cooperation (Deutsche Zusammenarbeit).
The EURECS project seeks to strengthen the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) in order to raise the profile of an independent, credible and effective institution that will deliver inclusive and democratic electoral processes in Ethiopia. EURECS seeks to contribute to enhancing the transparency, credibility and public confidence in NEBE, as well as in the electoral process recognizing the high expectations on the 2020 elections as the starting point for a paradigm shift in the conduct of elections in the country.
Functions/Key Results Expected from the media monitors
Under the coordination of the ECES representative (for the logistic, financial and methodological part) and under the supervision of NEBE, the Media Monitors will have the following responsibilities:
Monitor, quantitatively and/or qualitatively, and analyze on a daily basis, the different national/regional media allocated (television, radio, print, online), according to the methodology developed during the internal media monitoring training
Draft related summaries and reports, in Amharic or English, as decided by NEBE.
Ensure, within established deadlines, the entry of media monitoring data and information in the proposed software
Promptly report to the MMU Supervisor on any major information related to the media monitored and the journalists, the news broadcast/published by the media monitor, and the electoral/political actors affected by this information
Participate in methodology review sessions
Respect the Code of good conduct attached to the analysis methodology, which requires impartiality and commitment
Conduct translation of different communications material, in addition to monitoring, in the given language
Perform any other duty necessary to the fulfillment of media monitoring objectives.
National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) Communications head
(methodology, finance, logistic): ECES
12 months initially
Education and experience
University degree or advanced training in Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Communication Sciences, Journalism or equivalent. Previous training on media monitoring or related to media are an asset
At least 3 years of experience in media (monitoring, reporting, broadcasting). Proofs of experience is required (contracts, recommendation, etc).
Excellent written and oral expression skills, In Amharic and English
Excellent reporting capacity, in English and Amharic, with sound analytical and synthesis skills
Excellent command of at least one of the required local languages (Somali, Oromo, Tigrinya, Afar, and Amharic). Other local languages will be an asset.
Strong interest in: media, elections, and politics
Ability to work under the constraints of deadlines
Ability to meet established tasks
Capacity to work in a team, with international and national staff
Open-minded and willing to be adaptable and flexible in dealing with colleagues
Ability to learn, update skills as needed, and share them with the media monitoring team
Neutrality and rigor in the progress of tasks
Good knowledge of the Ethiopian media and political landscape
Good computer skills (MS-Office: Windows, Word, Excel) and ability to use new media monitoring database systems
Good knowledge of social media.
Good knowledge of translation of materials and broadcasted programs into Amharic and/or English