GIZ NGO Vacancy – Internship

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German implementing organization which provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We work to shape a future worth living in over 120 countries around the world.

The Skills Initiative for Africa (SIFA) – is programme of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Union’s Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to promote strategies and processes aimed at increasing access to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development, as well as addressing the mismatch between supply and demand of skills, in order to improve youth skills, employability, and entrepreneurship – in so doing ensuring sustainable and inclusive development throughout the continent.

Position: Internship

Qualifications and professional experience

  • A degree in communications, marketing, public relations, project management or administration, and/or a related field.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written; proven track record of drafting and editing documents is required.
  • Fluency in English; French and/or proficiency in other AU working languages is an added advantage.
  • Ability to quickly understand instructions, ask for clarification when needed, adapt and work independently to produce results on time.
  • Ability/motivation to work in a multi-cultural work environment.
  • Good knowledge of standard MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and significant experience in the use of Microsoft Excel.
  • Good organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-management is essential

Other knowledge, additional competencies

  •  (Graphic Designs)


  • Provide support to the communications portfolio of the project.
  • Where required, support the drafting and editing of communication materials including press releases, blog posts and social media content.
  • Support in database management and communication to SIFA stakeholders.
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of conferences and workshops.
  • Work on administrative tasks related to the implementation of the SIFA programme.
  • Assist in the procurement of goods and services for the project
  • Take minutes and notes at meeting.
  • Participate in online meetings and discussions.
  • Provide administrative and research support as needed, including for service providers if and when needed.
  • Provide support to partners as needs arise

Deadline: May 30th 2024

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with

their non-returnable recent CV via


Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number ‘Internship #064/2024’ in the subject line of your email application.

Due to large number of applications, we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers.

Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

“Please refer to our brochure to learn more about GIZ’s attractive benefit package.”

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