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Internship GET.invest Private Sector Mobilisation

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Internship GET.invest Private Sector Mobilisation

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Internship GET.invest Private Sector Mobilisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Belgium
Sub-Saharan Africa
Type of job
student job/internship
Financing and Funding
Language of description
Job description
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal company operating worldwide. It supports the German Government in International Cooperation for Sustainable Development and in International Education. GIZ helps people and societies to develop their own perspectives and improve their living conditions.

Field of activities:

GET.invest ( supports investments in decentralised renewable energy projects in developing countries. It is implemented by GIZ on behalf of several European donors: the EU, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria. It is part of the platform ( and works with a focus on sub-Sahara Africa, with additional activities in the Caribbean.

The programme supports all relevant technologies, addressing a critical barrier towards investment by assisting project developers and companies towards “bankability” and linking them with financiers. It also stimulates new partnerships and ventures by providing information about market opportunities, through (online) events, and by cooperating with associations and many other partners.

GET.invest is implemented by an international team between Eschborn, Brussels and Maputo. The programme is fully funded for two more years. With implementation ongoing, the team is already engaged in a strategy process leading towards fundraising for the future.

Job Description:

This internship will provide hands-on experience in project management for development cooperation and climate action, with a unique focus on urban issues. This position is understood as an advance-level internship, as you will be involved in demanding tasks and will be asked to bring new ideas to the team and project.

Your tasks:

- Data mining

- Monitoring sheet improvements (formatting)

- Support during Annual Report writing (formatting, fact checking)

- Support (formatting) Governance Doc preps

- Take over tasks in day-to-day business and support of administrative processes

- Support the organisation and implementation of various workshops, trainings and online exchange formats together with the project partners

- Support in the organisation of international conferences (calendar entries, minutes, prep call, figures monitoring, archiving etc.)

Your profile:

- You completed your undergraduate or graduate studies (Bachelor or Master) in the field of agronomy, environmental science, geography, economics, social sciences or any other subject relevant to the topic of the internship

- You gained initial experiences in the field of renewable energy, rural electrification and development, private sector mobilization or climate change related topics, etc.

- You gained experiences in organising events and virtual meetings

- Your skills include excellent writing skills, quick comprehension, excellent analytical & communication skills

- You have very good organizational skills and are used to working independently and results-oriented

- You are very familiar with Microsoft 365 applications (especially Excel, PowerPoint and Teams), advanced IT-skills are an advantage

- Excellent English language skills, German, French or Portuguese is an asset

- You are a team player, flexible and sensitive/aware culturally

What we offer:

Working time will be 38 hours/week with a monthly stipend of 1,225€ gross. Additionally, you will benefit from lunch vouchers, compensation for transportation in Brussels, and two days of paid leave per month.

Please note that the contract will be concluded under Belgian law. Once offered the position, you will have to obtain the Belgian contract form called ‘Convention d’immersion professionnelle’ signed by the local labor office ‘Bruxelles Formation’, this process can take up to two weeks.

How to apply:

Please send us your cover letter, outlining how your background matches the position, and how the position fits into your personal career development and CV at until 24.03.21.

Please note that we will only consider applications that comply with the required qualifications and skills. Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. Be also informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship if you are currently enrolled as a student or graduated not longer than six months ago.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.
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