Intern for Communications and Administrative Support

at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 22, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


A.     Responsibilities

The Communications and Administrative Support Intern will assist the Advisor in Communications and M&E Reporting and the Programme Assistant in the implementation of activities of the Programme “Supporting the Pan African University (PAU) and establishing the Institute for Water and Energy Sciences – including Climate Change (PAUWES)”. Specific responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Provide continuous support to the programme team as required, and especially to the Advisor in Communications and M&E Reporting and the Programme Assistant.
  • Support the design, implementation and monitoring of communications-related activities.
  • Contribute to collecting, organizing, analyzing and archiving communications-related data.
  • Provide support in the monitoring and evaluation of programme activities, including data collection, information gathering, and creation and dissemination of assessment surveys.
  • Assist in the definition and generation of content to feed the programme’s communication channels including through the promotion of activities and results on social media.
  • Support the organization of national and international workshops, events and trainings.
  • Support the programme team with the preparation of national and international travels.
  • Assist with administrative and financial tasks in line with GIZ guidelines and procedures.
  • Support the recording and update of physical and digital inventories using GIZ standards.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Social Sciences, Communications, Humanities, Marketing, Public Relations or Administration.
  • Strong professional interest in development cooperation.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken, written, reading and understanding of English language.
  • Computer literacy and IT skills with knowledge of digital tools such as MS Office, Outlook, OneDrive, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and within a multicultural team both virtually and face-to-face.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in challenging environments and within tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated individual with good time management and strong communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal and diplomacy skills, understanding of diversity and cultural sensibility.

Non-essential but desirable skills

  • First hands-on experience in the fields of higher education, regional integration or international development cooperation.
  • Knowledge of HTML, website content management and graphic design.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the French language.
  • Willingness to undertake national and international travels.
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