April 12th, 2023

Internship Opportunity - Intern for the Project dSkills@EA in the Area of Training and Entrepreneurship (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, who is enrolled at university or a recent graduate (up to 6 months), for the position of Intern for the Project “Digital Skills for an Innovative East African Industry” (dSkills@EA) in the area of capacity building and entrepreneurship.

Field of Activity

The East African Community (EAC) project “Digital Skills for an Innovative East African Industry” (dSkills@EA) builds on its predecessor and continues to support the Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA), by further improving the quality and sustainability of the Master’s Programme “Embedded and Mobile Systems” (MSc EMoS), such as through close collaboration and involvement of businesses. Furthermore, short course trainings on advanced digital skills for different target groups (unemployed graduates, employees in private and public sector as well as universities) are offered throughout the EAC. The trainings compliment the two-years MSc EMoS, offered at CENIT@EA at the Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. Finally, dSkills@EA improves the digital innovation and entrepreneurship capacity of young East African students at universities in the EAC through trainings, innovation challenges, a regional network of innovation hubs, multi-stakeholder dialogues, and matchmaking mechanisms with companies.

dSkills@EA is part of the technical development cooperation between the EAC and Germany. The political partner is the EAC Secretariat and the implementation partner is the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA).

Your Tasks

The intern will support the implementation of the dSkills@EA project, which aims at strengthening employment and innovation-related digital skills of young people in all East African Community Partner States. In particular, the intern will support the areas of entrepreneurship and capacity building. Moreover, the intern will support communication and general project management.

This includes:

  • Working with the team to deliver high quality and timely measures for entrepreneurship support with universities in the EAC
  • Supporting the establishment of a regional East African network of digital entrepreneurship support institutions
  • Supporting the implementation of needs-based capacity trainings for digital skills for various target groups like youth, private and public sector
  • Supporting the external communication of the project in the social media and through the development of articles; supporting the updating of project information on the EAC-GIZ website
  • Supporting events supported or organized by the project
  • 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.

Your Profile

You have a bachelor’s or masters’ degree in studies such as Business, Economics, Information and Communication Technologies or another related area. You possess basic knowledge or experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, digital skills capacity building, communication and the EAC. Good intercultural skills, experience in working in an international context, excellent communication and cooperation skills and strategic thinking are among your special strengths. You can express your thoughts very well in writing and orally in English; knowledge of German is not required but would be an additional benefit. You can explain complex facts and circumstances in easily understandable language. You are a good team player, well organized, able to work independently and grasp new topics and knowledge areas quickly. You are a proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Assignment Period and deadline for submission of application

01.06.2023 - 30.11.2023

The internship is in Arusha, Tanzania, and requires full-time physical presence.

Only applications (soft copies) which reach us by 10 May 2023 will be considered.

All applications should be shared to this contact: Mr Simon Hochstein, dSkills@EA Project Director, GIZ - dskills_ea@giz.de

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.