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Job Description:

Vacancy Announcement #060/2023

Intern, Business Development and Financial Advisory (Only for female applicants)

GIZ Energy Programme Ethiopia- EnDev - HTCC

Contract duration: 31.10.2023

Application deadline: 08.04.2023

Duty station: Addis Ababa

The Higher tier Cooking Component (HTCC), as part of the larger ‘Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for the Clean Cooking sector’ project, aims to support the development and growth of the higher tier clean cooking market in selected countries.

The HTCC project will be implemented by a consortium of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation. GIZ is the consortium lead, whereas SNV is the component partner. GIZ will oversee the overall steering of the project and thematically will implement the Innovation Challenge Fund (Pillar 2), Government Capacity Building and Strategic Sector Coordination (Pillar 3). SNV will be responsible for the Results-Based Financing (Pillar 2), pipeline development support (Pillar 1) and will also support sector coordination at implementation/operational level (Pillar 3).

Both, GIZ and SNV continuously support improvement of the enabling environment for the sector and provide targeted capacity building and institutional support. Through the Sector Enabling Environment for the Clean Cooking Sector (SEECCS) project, GIZ and SNV have been instrumental in the development of a strong enabling environment and strengthening of the Ethiopia Clean Cooking Alliance (ECCA) the most important, multi-stakeholder national lobby and advocacy body for clean cooking. The establishment of ECCA was initiated by SNV in a RVO funded project (2017-2019).

With a dedicated component for improved cooking under EnDev, both GIZ and SNV Ethiopia have been providing technical expertise as well as awareness and marketing support to ICS artisans, entrepreneurs, and stove manufacturers. To date, EnDev Ethiopia’s work has enabled more than 1,200,000 people to obtain sustainable access through the market-based dissemination of solar mini-grids and improved cookstoves and fuels. EnDev has supported the distribution of ICS to 863,282 people resulting in the creation of 320 new jobs and annual savings of 288,906 tCO2e. Against this background, as well as with the broad and well-established partnerships with Ethiopian energy sector stakeholders at all levels (see Table 4), GIZ and SNV are in a unique position to lead the HTCC in Ethiopia and achieve tangible and sustainable results.


The Intern shall support the operations of the HTCC project, especially those of the Innovation Challenge fund but also Sector coordination and communication & visibility of the project.

The Intern has the following major responsibilities:

Support in data collection and documentation  

·         Supporting the collection of data, which may also entail field research.

·         Support the collection of Innovation Challenge Fund applicant’s information

·         Help with the criteria development for the Innovation Challenge Fund and communication materials

·         Support the team in the screening and evaluation of applicant

·         Assist the development of data and information collection templates and make Amharic translations whenever needed 

·         Collect recurrent project data as per agreed template and make a proper document 

·         Supporting the conceptual planning and implementation of business-to-business meetups between RE companies and other potential financial and government actors.

·         Support in project progress reporting

Support the team in event organization, facilitation and coordination 

·         Support the logistic organization of various events and workshops including preparation of reports notes and related information

·         Support in taking attendances and discussion minutes during trainings and events 

·         Support the evaluation of trainings by the training participants 

·         Support in some logistics arrangement as per the need from the technical and Admin & finance team   

·         Support in availing and arranging training materials 

·         Communication and facilitate with partners and service providers 

Support bridging communication   

·         Support in Amharic translations of verbal communication during events whenever needed 

·         Take over responsibilities of the team in office during their absence

·         Support the team with drafting communication products   

To work with the Project according to needs and interests 

·         To support the technical team in any other project assignment as need 

·         Carries out other project activities and any other tasks as assigned.

·         To contribute for the overall success of the project

Job Requirements:


  • Minimum qualification requirements are university degree in Business Administration, Public Policy, Marketing Management, Economics or other related fields from accredited academic institution.
  • The candidate is preferred to be recently graduated (no longer than two years)
  • Equipped with proper filing and organizational and knowledge
  • Good knowledge of the Ethiopian government structures with and in-depth information on the energy sector
  • Ability in desk research, information gathering and prepare background analysis and present concisely
  • Fluency in English, strong qualities in interpersonal relationships and communication skills, ability and willing to work in a diverse cultural setting
  • Knowledge in digital technologies, Microsoft applications (MS Word, Excel, Power Point) and knowledge of office 365 and virtual meeting technologies is of advantage
  • Self-reliant and ability to work remotely (using ITC technologies, etc.)
  • Previous involvement in school clubs or experience in working with schools is an asset
  • Very good Amharic and English language skill verbal and written 
  • Dedication to work in development cooperation 
  • Stress tolerant and open minded


Job Category:
Business and AdministrationEconomicsSales and Marketing
Business and Administration, Economics, Sales and Marketing
Addis Ababa
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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