Internship


Internship

Internal/ External Vacancy Announcement #139/2019

GIZ-Sustainable Training and Education Programme

 

Background

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 commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors.

The Second Ethiopian Growth and transformation Plan (GTP II) assigns a key role to 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 trainings in the agro-processing parks and the establishment of agro industry incubator units.

 

Relevant skills acquisition is a prerequisite for employment and productivity at work. The Ethiopian Growth and transformation Plan (GTP) assigns a key role to the education sector for accelerating economic growth, achieving developmental goals and becoming a middle-income country by 2025. While the country has made enormous progress in quantitative expansion of tertiary education, quality and relevance are still lagging behind, negatively affecting the chances of fresh graduates to find decent employment. The Ethio-German Sustainable Training and Education Programme (STEP) 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. STEP supports selected industrial sectors by preparing a skilled workforce able to drive Ethiopia’s economic transformation.

 

Position :                                  Intern- Assistant to the Stateminister

Place of Work :                      Addis Ababa, at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Application deadline :           August 18, 2019

Required Candidate:              One

 

The duties of the intern position will include the following:

  • Manage the Stateminister’s calendar, meeting and day to day tasks and activities and initiate service in a timely manner
  • Prepare, attend and take minutes on different types of meeting
  • Prepare official letters for internal and external communications
  • Manage soft and hard copy filing system
  • Prepare different presentations using Microsoft applications
  • Initiate and follow up on administrative processes (procurement, workshop requests, other office management tasks in the ministry and the GIZ programme)
  • Coordinate visitors and appointments according to calendar
  • Any other tasks related to supporting the smooth operation of the programme

Job Requirements

Qualification Required & Experience

  • University Degree: B.Sc. or higher in Business Administration or another field relevant to the task
  • Work experience in a comparable position
  • Knowledge of administrative processes at GIZ or similar organizations
  • Experience within GIZ or other organizations for international development is an asset
  • Sound knowledge of IT applications
  • High capability of self-management
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Amharic

How to Apply

Application procedure :

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via   Email hreth@giz.de

 

Note: –

Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘ Internship- Assistant #139’  in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers. Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged

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