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 (enrolled student or recent university graduate) of East African Community Partner State for the position of Intern for the programme “Digitalisation for East African Trade & Integration” (DIGEAT) in areas of Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Knowledge Management.
Field of Activity
The project “DIGEAT” was launched in 2022 with the aim of simplifying the access to labour markets in the EAC Partner States for professionals.
The East African Community (EAC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) jointly developed the project Digitalisation for East African Trade and Integration (DIGEAT) as an innovative step toward removing obstacles preventing the cross-border mobility of professionals in East Africa.
Professionals in the region are however restricted in their ability to provide their services on a regional level by the absence of a clear standardized method to evaluate work qualifications between Partner States. As a result, cross-border freedom of movement is impeded. Due to the absence of a framework for data exchange between national professional registries across EAC Partner States, professionals who have accreditation in their home country must go through the same process in the destination country.
The steps used by DIGEAT consist of two parts with the goal of enhancing the conditions that allow engineers to move around and provide their services in the EAC. To increase engineers' international mobility, one step focuses on enhancing digital services. This entails carrying out process analysis in the Partner States and documenting the outcomes. Additionally, it offers suggestions for boosting process execution efficiency. In this context, DIGEAT also emphasizes the technological optimisation of national registers and the organisation of workshops on data exchange systems, as well as their legal frameworks and adaptations.
The second step eyes on the level of individual capacity. DIGEAT introduces and develops a guideline for cross-border data exchange among the professional group of engineers. Furthermore, the guide will contain detailed instructions and training content on regional data exchange, data governance, data protection, process, and tools, together with training of experts from authorities and professional groups.
The intern will support the overall implementation of the DIGEAT project:
- Support to the Head of the project on daily admin and project related issues
- Preparation of meeting, workshops, and conference minutes/reports
- Review of document drafts and formatting of documents to GIZ standards and corporate identity
- Development of M+E tool or design for DIGEAT
- Data collection tools & analysis
- Research and consolidation of EAC legal frameworks
- Research and consolidation of member states frameworks
- Preparation of workshop and event plan for 2023, including research of events and conferences in the EAC region, continental.
- Logistical planning of project-related workshops/events/conferences in coordination with GIZ internal units.
You have a bachelor's degree in social or Political Sciences, Economics, Labour Law or Trade, or another related area. Practical experiences in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation will be added an advantage.
Good intercultural skills, experience working in an international context, excellent communications and cooperation skills and strategic thinking are among your strengths. You can express your thoughts well in writing and orally in English. You are a proficient user of MS office applications with strong skill in MS Teams, Excel and PPT.
Assignment Period and deadline for submission of application
24.05.2023 – 23.11.2023;
Only online applications (soft copies) with the correct subject line which reach us by 15th April 2023 will be considered. All applications should be sent to the following contact: Ms. Leokadia Magoma, firstname.lastname@example.org
NB; Use the Subject line – DIGEAT- EAC INTERN MAY 2023
You will be paid monthly subsidy allowance.
Please submit your CV (2 pages maximum) and 1 cover letter as one pdf document to the contact provided above.
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.