German Development Agency GIZ is looking for an Intern in the Support towards Industrialization and the Productive Sectors in the SADC region (SIPS) project in the office in Gaborone, Botswana.
As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
For our office in Gaborone, Botswana, we are looking for an Intern in the Support towards Industrialization and the Productive Sectors in the SADC region (SIPS) project
Programme Description
The Joint Action “Support towards Industrialization and the Productive Sectors (SIPS) in the SADC region, is part of the programme „Cooperation for the Enhancement of Southern African Development Community
(SADC) Regional Economic Integration” (CESARE). This programme has been commissioned by the German Government (BMZ) and is a cooperation project with the Southern African Development Community, represented by the SADC Secretariat. CESARE supports SADC in economic development as
well as good governance. The programme is further implemented in cooperation with national governments of the SADC Member States as well as with associations and companies of the private sector and civil society.
The Private Sector Development component SIPS is co-financed by the European Union and the German Government. GIZ is responsible for the implementation of two result areas of SIPS: 1) to enhance the
private sector participation in the regional Anti-Retroviral (ARV) Value Chain as well as the regional Covid-
19-relevant Medical and Pharmaceutical Products (CMPP) Value Chains and 2) to enhance private sector
participation in the regional Leather Value Chain.
The position described below is situated within the SIPS result area 1, which aims to enhance the private
sector participation in the regional Anti-Retroviral (ARV) Value Chain as well as the regional Covid-19-
relevant Medical and Pharmaceutical Products (CMPP) Value Chains.
Your Tasks
You work as an Intern at the SIPS project team (composed of 10-12 colleagues) under the supervision of
the SIPS Project Executive Manager. The overall goal of your work is to support the SIPS project to
effectively implement project activities, as outlined below:
▪ Provide support to the SIPS project team in the implementation of project management activities under result area 1 such as results-based monitoring, operational planning, knowledge management, etc.
▪ Support the SIPS project team in the planning, monitoring, communication, and reporting on the activities
▪ Participate and take notes in meetings involving internal and external partners engaged to support the
activities of the results area 1.
▪ Assist the SIPS project team in the preparation, organization, and implementation of virtual workshops,
stakeholder meetings, staff meetings, and other events.
▪ Initiate and establish a strong communication channel with SADC member states national focal points to
collect data and any other relevant info for result area 1.
▪ Undertake other tasks as required, following the intern’s interests and experience.
▪ Support the M&E advisor to build the capacities of internal and external cooperating partners for enhancing
skills and knowledge for proper and quality data collection and reporting.
▪ Assist the SIPS project team in identifying, collecting, analyzing, and archiving publications, academic
research, data, and other documents regarding the relevant thematic areas for result area 1.
▪ Support technical project monitoring by contacting and liaising with partner institutions, organizations, private sector companies to request, monitor, and remind of data input provision and any other requested
▪ Support data collection, data analysis, data verification, and compilation as stipulated in the M&E guidelines
▪ Support and monitor the implementation of grant agreements, receive and assess financial reports from partner institutions/ companies and ensure compliance with the Grant Agreements.
▪ Support the development of communication materials such as fact sheets, wiki pages, PPTs, and videos.
▪ Assist with condensing research findings into accessible multimedia outputs including graphics and
visualizations, presentations, and publications.
▪ Provide high-quality drafting assistance to the elaboration of communication templates, and initial drafts of
articles or reports to comply with the Communication and Visibility Strategy.
▪ Liaising with project focal points to secure information and images for communications materials.
Your Profile
▪ Master’s degree graduate in the area of Economics, Public Policy, International Relations, Development Studies, or equivalent areas;
▪ At least 6 months of professional experience in providing support in project management, research, and/or communications in an international organization or non-profit organization. Internship experience is accepted;
▪ Strong and demonstrated interest in the areas of International Development, Public Health, HIV, and Pharmaceutical sector in the SADC region;
▪ Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
▪ Excellent ability to work in a structured manner and deliver tasks following deadlines;
▪ Good conceptual and analytical skills;
▪ Ability to work in a dynamic and intercultural team and social competence;
▪ Ability to take ownership of assigned responsibilities, be productive, fulfill commitments and use resources
▪ Very good knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications. Microsoft Excel and Teams required.
Additional digital tools for project management, data analysis, and/or communication will be an advantage;
▪ Access (reliable) to WIFI
Period of Employment
01.05.2021 – 31.10.2021
Our Offer
We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a
multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the
diverse challenges you will face daily to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.
Application and Assessment
Interested Candidates should submit their updated CV and a cover letter to The cover letter should not exceed 1 page (font size 11), and it should clearly express the interest in the role, and it should answer one of the following questions:
1. What is the most urgent public health issue (beyond COVID 19) affecting the SADC region?
2. What is the biggest obstacle that Small and Medium Enterprises in the SADC region are facing during this pandemic?
Deadline for the submission
Friday, March 26th, 2021 – 17:00
Only candidates who meet eligibility criteria will be shortlisted