April 17th, 2024

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

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 institutionalizing 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.

Job title: Internship

Location: Arusha, Tanzania


  • 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.
  • 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 GIZ website
  • Supporting the backstopping of the PanPrep activities to institutionalize 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.

Required qualifications, competences, and experience

  • You have a bachelor’s or masters’ degree 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 experience 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 Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.).


Please use the link: https://www.fuzu.com/jobs/giz-panprep-2024-01-internship-opportunity-giz-tz

Please use the subject line “Internship- GIZ/PanPrep/2024/01 - Arusha”.

Closing date for submission: 13.05.2024.

Only applications of students who are currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning or have graduated not more than six months can be considered.

GIZ Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their gender, origin, religion/belief, disability, or any other minority group.