Intern in Support to the African Union Border Programme (GIZ)

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.
For our operations in Ethiopia/Addis Ababa, we are looking for a/an

Intern (m/f) in Support to the African Union Border Programme

Field of activity
The legacy of Africa’s colonial history for many states includes numerous post-independence national boundaries that are unclear and sometimes violently disputed. Only a third of the borders in sub-Saharan Africa are clearly delimited and demarcated. The African Union (AU) considers ill-defined borders as potential sources of conflict, especially when natural resources are discovered in the border regions. Such borders are a threat to peace and security, and they hinder regional integration, economic growth and development. In 2007, the AU launched the African Union Border Programme (AUBP) as a direct response to these risks.
On behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA), GIZ is assisting with the implementation of the Border Programme across the continent, and at regional, national and local levels. The project is led from Addis Ababa and reflects the different levels of the AUBP: Support to AU Member States for border management; Cooperation with regional economic communities; Support for the AUBP unit and other border-related entities within the AU Commission. Reflecting the AUBP’s core components, the GIZ support encompasses delimitation and demarcation, cross-border cooperation and capacity development on the continental, regional, national and local level.
Your tasks
· Support the planning, steering and implementation of project activities
· Support project monitoring and reporting
· Support the team in knowledge management and information exchange as well as in event organization and administrative tasks
· Participate in internal and external meetings and events
· Travel to partner and project locations
Your profile
· Bachelor or master's degree in political or social sciences, law, economics or any related field of study
· Practical experience in peace and security issues; work experience in African countries desired
· Very good knowledge of French and English (spoken and written); Knowledge of German is an advantage
· Good knowledge of MS-Office applications
· Flexibility, organizational skills and excellent communicative skills
· Team-oriented and structured way of working
Assignment period
15.02.2017 - 15.08.2017 (starting date could be later)
Our offer
We will pay a lump sum depending on the country and the duration of the internship.

Application deadline: 15 January 2017
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