February 28th, 2023

Internship Opportunity - Intern for the Project PanPrep and GP PPOH in the area of Project Management and Operations (GIZ)

As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

For our operations in Arusha, Tanzania, we are looking for a citizen of the East African Community (EAC) for the position as

Intern for the Projects “Support to Pandemic Preparedness in the EAC Region” and “Global Programme Pandemic Prevention and Response, One Health” in the area of project management and operations

Field of Activity

The “Support to Pandemic Preparedness in the EAC Region” (PanPrep) project was initially launched in 2017 with the aim of supporting the EAC Partner States to strengthen the prevention and control of outbreaks of infectious diseases with epidemic potential. PanPrep involves stakeholders from the EAC Partner States in all its activities. The regional approach aims to create structures and capacities relevant for all EAC Partner States to facilitate a uniform, effective, responsible and balanced approach in pandemic preparedness at regional and national government levels. The project builds capacities at institutional, individual and community level. It supports mainstreaming of the One Health approach in the EAC region and institutionalises risk and crisis communication at the EAC Secretariat with the objective of empowering citizens to take informed decisions related to existing or emerging risks. Food safety, WASH implementation at border posts and surrounding communities and the establishment of an EAC regional pool of rapidly deployable experts are among the agreed activity areas with the EAC Secretariat.

The objective of Global Programme on Pandemic Prevention and Response, One Health (GP PPOH) is to ensure that selected countries and regional organisations are better able to take effective measures to prevent and combat epidemics and pandemics within the framework of the One Health approach. A regional package aims at implementing the regional One Health Strategy in the East African Community (EAC) to institutionalize One Health in the region. The GP PPOH priorities identified during a programme appraisal with the EAC Secretariat in 2021 are built around five outputs. The outputs are focused on institutionalising a One Health approach in the EAC Secretariat, capacity development in pandemic prevention and response through a One Health approach, prevention and control of transboundary animal diseases and zoonoses, food safety and support to establishing the EAC regional rapidly deployable pool of experts through a test deployment.

The PanPrep and GP PPOH projects are working in close cooperation and alignment with the overarching objective to support pandemic preparedness and response in the EAC region.

Your Tasks

The intern will support the implementation of the PanPrep and GP PPOH projects, which aims at supporting pandemic preparedness and response efforts in the EAC and the EAC Partner States, including Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. In particular, the intern will support general project management, including communications and other daily operations.

This includes:

• Supporting project management and the team in day-to-day activities such as logistical support of meetings, minutes of the meetings compilation, online research etc. • Supporting the liaison with the staff in the relevant Departments of the EAC Secretariat on administrative and logistic proceedings • Supporting the monitoring and evaluation of the PanPrep and GP PPOH projects, including ongoing activity reporting to the EAC Secretariat, contributions to regular operation planning meetings (preparation, documentation) with the EAC Secretariat partners, etc. • Supporting the external communication of the PanPrep and GP PPOH projects, including in the social media and through the development of articles on events • Supporting the ongoing updating of PanPrep and GP PPOH project information such as on the EAC-Germany website • Supporting the backstopping of the PanPrep activities to institutionalise risk and crisis communication at the EAC Secretariat, including drafting and editing of press releases and other content for the newly established RCC portal at the EAC Secretariat • Supporting other adhoc tasks in the thematic scope of the PanPrep and GP PPOH projects, as required

Your Profile

You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Social or Political Sciences, Economics, Communications or another related area. You possess basic knowledge and experience in project management, regional collaboration and development cooperation. Basic knowledge and experiences in the field of pandemic preparedness and response and/or One Health are an asset. Practical experiences in the field of communications would be an additional advantage.

Good intercultural skills, experience in working in an international context, excellent communication and cooperation skills and strategic thinking are among your strengths. You can express your thoughts very well in writing and orally in English. Good command of French is an advantage; knowledge of German is not required but would be an additional benefit. You are a team player, well organized, able to work independently and in time-constraint settings, grasp new topics and knowledge areas quickly. You are a proficient user of the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Assignment Period and deadline for submission of application

01.04.2023 – 30.09.2023;

Only applications (soft copies) which reach us by 12 March 2023 will be considered.

What we offer

You will be paid a fixed lump sum.

Other information

Please be informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship, if you are currently enrolled as a student or have graduated not longer than six months ago.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact: Ms Wiebke Kobel (eacppoh@giz.de)