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Job offer // Intern in the field of water, energy, and food security in fragile contexts in West Africa

Mar 04 2021


GIZ in Eschborn, Germany, is looking for a full-time intern speaking fluent English and French to support the project “Improving climate security and resilience in a fragile context through the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus – FREXUS”, which aims to improve security and climate resilience in fragile contexts by promoting the sustainable management of resources. The main tasks of the intern will be to support the implementation of the Nexus regional dialogues program in the Niger basin and the Frexus project on a series of functions.

The Water Policy – Innovation for Resilience sector program (WaPo-RE) is a supraregional project and advises the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on the orientation of German development cooperation in the water sector. He works on specific topics such as adaptation to climate change, (cross-border) water management and the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. The “Nexus Regional Dialogue Program” supports the institutionalization of the Nexus approach in national and regional governance structures, and arouses the interest, awareness and commitment of public and private investors for Nexus projects at the help with demonstration projects, workshops and the Nexus resource platform (www.water-energy-food.org). The program is implemented in several regions, notably in West Africa with the Niger Basin Authority (ABN). The project “Improving Climate Security and Resilience in a Fragile Context through the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus – FREXUS” aims to improve climate security and resilience in fragile contexts by promoting sustainable management of resources. It pursues an integrated, Nexus-based approach to break down negative spirals of resource scarcity and conflict and, on the contrary, establish climate-resilient development opportunities. particularly in West Africa with the Niger Basin Authority (ABN). The project “Improving Climate Security and Resilience in a Fragile Context through the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus – FREXUS” aims to improve climate security and resilience in fragile contexts by promoting sustainable management of resources. It pursues an integrated, Nexus-based approach to break down negative spirals of resource scarcity and conflict and, on the contrary, establish climate-resilient development opportunities. particularly in West Africa with the Niger Basin Authority (ABN). The project “Improving Climate Security and Resilience in a Fragile Context through the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus – FREXUS” aims to improve climate security and resilience in fragile contexts by promoting sustainable management of resources. It pursues an integrated, Nexus-based approach to break down negative spirals of resource scarcity and conflict and, on the contrary, establish climate-resilient development opportunities. aims to improve security and climate resilience in fragile contexts by promoting sustainable management of resources. It pursues an integrated, Nexus-based approach to break down negative spirals of resource scarcity and conflict and, on the contrary, establish climate-resilient development opportunities. aims to improve security and climate resilience in fragile contexts by promoting sustainable management of resources. It pursues an integrated, Nexus-based approach to break down negative spirals of resource scarcity and conflict and, on the contrary, establish climate-resilient development opportunities.

The main tasks of the intern will be to support the implementation of the Nexus Regional Dialogues program in the Niger Basin and the Frexus project on a series of functions, including

Support for the development of proposals on Nexus and FREXUS activities in the Niger Basin

Conceptual work on the WEF Nexus and sustainable resource management topics

Support of the team through independent research and drafting of project reports (French, English, German)

Keep an overview of the work produced under the NRD and Frexus projects and document the results obtained

Preparation of presentation materials and discussion papers

Support for international communication activities with project partners such as the Niger Basin Authority (ABN) and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and their Member States

Support the team in the content and logistical preparation of (virtual) events and workshops

Support for knowledge management, contract management, and monitoring/evaluation of project achievements

The Nexus team is looking for a very proactive and well-organized individual who is able to work both independently and as a team, as well as under pressure.

You must have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, geography, economics, politics, social sciences, or any other subject related to the topic of the internship

You have acquired knowledge and practical experience in the field of sustainable resource management, adaptation to climate change, conflict, and security, or one of the central themes of the project (water, energy, and agriculture)

Preferably, you already have a first experience in the field of development cooperation (internships and/or volunteering) and/or in developing and emerging countries, ideally in one of the countries of the Niger Basin

Speak fluently English and French; German is desirable

Very good oral and written communication skills in the aforementioned languages, confidence in writing texts and in conceptual preparation of topics for different target groups (general public, political level, etc.) in English and French

Your strengths are initiative, teamwork, and good time management

You have very good organizational skills and are used to working independently and results-oriented

We inform you that you are only allowed to apply for this internship if you are currently registered as a student or if you graduated less than six months ago from the start of your internship.

GIZ wants to increase the proportion of disabled employees, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from people with disabilities are welcome.

For further information, please contact Mr. Jakob Seidler ([email protected]).

Apply here on the GIZ web page . Deadline for submitting applications 03/07/2021.





Source: WEF Nexus | Job opportunities