Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH External Vacancy Announcement
Position – Intern Communications
Vacancy Announcement #087/2023
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communications, Journalism, Political Science, Economics or a related field.
Passion for the topic of Renewable Energy, especially PUE
Proven experience in content development, writing and/or editorial work and graphics design (work samples may be requested)
Dedicated, reliable team player and highly adaptive, accommodative with intercultural sensitivity and ability to handle pressure and discourse in a professional setting.
Good diplomatic and intercultural skills and a sound awareness and sensitivity to gender issues.
Ability to think and act strategically and analytically, grasp new concepts rapidly and prioritize key topics.
Proactive, and creative, bringing in own ideas and suggestions.
Experience in social media content production and management is an advantage.
Experience in design and video production with expert knowhow of applications such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro is an advantage.
The Intern will have the following areas of responsibility:
Provides support to the project communication work, e.g. contributing ideas and content to the development of impact stories, news items, interviews etc. on the project level in Ethiopia as well as on the global level addressing global partners and stakeholders.
Work together and coordinate with the EnDev communication experts in the project countries, the communication experts at EnDev HQ in Germany, and the communications team at the GIZ Ethiopia country office.
Participate in relevant (virtual) meetings and support in organizing events/workshops etc.
Conduct research and collect information for the preparation of social media posts, speeches, press releases, or any type of written piece for communication purposes.
Support and follow up on the production of digital and printed communication products developed by the project.
Administrative tasks in relation to communication and knowledge management activities.
Support the EnDev Ethiopia program in their communication activities as assigned by the project coordinator
Familiarise with the GIZ Ethiopia and Djibouti communication guidelines as well as with the EnDev communication principles and brand book. This also includes the IKEA Foundation communication guidelines.
Represent the interests and always acts on behalf of GIZ.
Ensure the use of office and transport facilities in accordance with terms, conditions and any other agreements of usage.
Carry out any other tasks relevant to the project which may not be explicitly mentioned in the job description but lie in its nature and as assigned by the project coordinator.
Other knowledge, additional competencies
Native Amharic speaker
Impeccable English language proficiency, both in written and spoken form. Knowledge of German is an advantage.
Excellent networking skills, communication, and presentation skills,
Able to contribute to partnership development, considering the cultural and political contexts in development cooperation particularly in the energy sector;
Strong research and documentation skills;
Willingness to travel to other regions in Ethiopia.
Strong computer skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Office 365 applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, MS Teams, etc.)
Very good technical affinity for media contexts including knowledge of a wide range of multimedia, web and digital tools, and content management systems is an advantage.
How To Apply
Interested and qualified Female candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their recent CV to: email@example.com.
Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position ‘Intern Communications #087/2023’ in the subject line of your email application.