4 Jan 2019

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Gmbh Jobs in Ethiopia : Communications Intern

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As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world.

We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including rural and economic development, education and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible, effective and cost-effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. Of our 18,260 employees in some 120 countries, almost 70 per cent are national personnel working in the field.

As a public-benefit German federal enterprise, we are committed to meeting our clients’ high standards with regard to transparency and accountability. German and European values are central to our work. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party. European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and national governments benefit from our services, too.

In Ethiopia GIZ has been implementing development programmes on behalf of the German government for over 40 years jointly with our national partners. The focus of our work in the country is on vocational education, sustainable use of natural resources, land management and food security, biodiversity and forestry. Further programmes enhance the development of a sustainable textile sector and renewable energies.

At the GIZ Country Office in Addis Ababa the communications and events unit is responsible for the external and internal communications of GIZ on country level and reports to the GIZ country management. The unit manages the communications strategy for GIZ Ethiopia, national media relations of GIZ, conveying clear and consistent image of GIZ and ensuring that corporate communications standards are met. The unit is in charge of communicating results of our work through a broad range of internal and external channels including print, digital and face-to-face communication. It provides also advisory services to the programmes on communications concepts and measures, corporate design, press relations and events. The unit liaises closely with the corporate communications unit at GIZ Headquarters in Germany, with communication units of national or international GIZ partners, other German Development Cooperation stakeholders and different service provider.

For our communications and events unit at GIZ country office in Addis Ababa, we are looking for a


Position:                                             Communications Intern

Remuneration:                                  As per the GIZ scale

Application deadline:                       January 12, 2019

Place of Work:                                   Addis Ababa


1.    Duties and Responsibilities

Specific intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Drafting high quality copy for press releases, newsletters, factsheets, talking points and other communications and visibility items
  • Assisting in media relations
  • Taking photos and films during events (mostly internal)
  • Monitoring media for GIZ Ethiopia and Djibouti related coverage
  • Liaising with various teams in GIZ country office and programmes’ communications focal points to secure information and images for communications materials
  • Assisting with the distribution of communications products
  • Assisting in organizing and setting up events
  • General administration and support
  • Reporting to and perform other duties as requested by the communication team


2.    Training components and learning elements

The intern will have hands on experience in communication and media relation. The intern will be part of the PR, Communications and Events team and attend regular weekly and monthly planning and update meetings.

Job Requirements

1.    Required Qualifications

University degree in journalism and communications, marketing, development or a related field.

Language Skills

Excellent in writing, speaking and reading in English and Amharic languages. German is an advantage.

Computer Literacy

Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, additional knowledge of Adobe illustrator, Adobe Design and Photoshop is desirable.
Desired skills

  • Experience in writing and editing news and feature articles.
  • Research experience
  • Journalism/communications experience
  • Knowledge of/demonstrated interest in development work

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Email: [email protected]


Note: -

The name of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the envelope or on the fax applications. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications from qualified women are encouraged

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