Admin, Secretarial and Clerical, Business and Administration
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Entry Level (Fresh Graduate)

Job Description


Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #150/2019

GIZ- STEP Programme



In the past years, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education (HE) sub-sectors in Ethiopia have expanded considerably. University enrolment has increased from around 200,000 students in 2007 to almost 800,000 in 2018. The number of TVET institutions between 2011 and 2015 increased from around 500 in 2011 to more than 900 in 2015. In 2015, more than 350,000 learners were enrolled in TVET courses. However, the trade-off of this rapid expansion of vocational and higher education is its low quality and labour market relevance. Education institutions are challenged when it comes to providing sufficient infrastructure, ensuring teacher quality, maintaining high standards and producing graduates who meet the demands of the labour market. In order to tackle this challenge, the Ethiopian government has prioritized the improvement of the whole education system, thus ensuring quality and labour market relevant education. Additionally, in line with the country’s aspiration to become a middle-income economy until 2025, the Ethiopian government implements the delivery approach across the country setting an ambitious goal for the TVET and HE sub-sectors which is to achieve a degree-relevant (self-) employment within 1 year after graduation for 80% of university and 90% of TVET graduates. 

For many years, the German government has supported TVET and HE reform activities in Ethiopia which have resulted in the set-up of a solid framework of strategies and concepts. GIZ with its programme on sustainable training and education (STEP) is therefore commissioned by the German government to support Ethiopia in addressing the key challenges of improving the quality and relevance of vocational training and university education. The first phase of STEP (2014 – June 2018) put in place the institutional framework in both TVET and HE sub-sectors. STEP II (July 2018 – June 2021) will build on the achievements of STEP I while expanding the project activities to the regions ensuring implementation of the reforms on the ground and strengthening the capacities of key actors to improve their performance. In addition, STEP II focuses on employment creation through improved multi-stakeholder dialogue mechanisms in the labour market and concrete short-term skill-upgrading measures. The overall objective of STEP II is to bring more graduates of HE and TVET into employment .


Position :                                 Internship

Place of Work :                      Addis Ababa

Required Candidate:            One

Application deadline:           September 13, 2019



The intern is responsible for the following points:

  • Plan and prepare meeting schedules/workshops among education institutions (TVET Colleges, Universities), HIP companies, international experts, and with other stakeholders
  • Closely work with GIZ STEP Hawassa team on relevant topics
  • Prepare reports and  documentation by properly analyzing data
  • Support  internship, cooperative  training and career service center related activities
  • Regularly follow-up activities of the program with HIP companies, Investors Associations, and education sectors

  Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • University Degree
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Technical background: economics, business, engineering and similar fields of study 

Job Requirements

Professional experience

  • 0 years’ work experience


How to Apply

Application procedure :

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Email :



Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘Internship STEP #150’ 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.


Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.


We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.


Applications from qualified women are encouraged.


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