Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Business Development Intern in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Business Development Intern

in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222473

Category: Admin, Secretarial and Clerical, Business and Administration

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Entry Level (Fresh Graduate)

Employment Type: Full time


Job Description

Business Development Intern

GIZ-Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #158/2018


In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on commission of the Ethiopian Government and International Donors.

Green Innovation Center

The Green Innovation Centre (GIC) supports the Ethiopian government with the development of the agricultural sector to improve the food supply chain, foster income generation opportunities and target employment creation.

The focal area of the project is to support and improve the wheat and faba bean value chains through the promotion of modern agricultural technologies, tailored trainings in Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), high quality seeds and agricultural inputs as well as agro-processing and marketing.

The GIC implements its activities in the so called Ethiopian Wheat Belt in Oromia, with the following four fields of action:

(1). Increasing productivity and profitability through sustainable dissemination of innovations: The key element of the GIC is to enable smallholder farmers to utilize innovative technologies like crop rotation and adapted agricultural mechanisation, to follow Good Agricultural Practices and to utilize high quality inputs in order to enhance their on-farm productivity and profitability. GIC works with cooperatives and unions to promote GAP by providing trainings and on farm demonstrations.

(2). Strengthening services for sustainable use of innovations for smallholder farmers: Currently, the Arsi-Zone is marked by the lack of modernized and high-quality seeds.

Therefore, the aim of GIC is to increase seed multiplication initiatives, to increase seed availability and to improve the framework conditions of the seed production.

This is ensured in cooperation with the Kulumsa Agricultural Research Centre (KARC), the Oromia Seed Enterprise and through Seed Producing Cooperatives (SPCs) who are core partners for multiplying seeds and distributing them to designated farmers.

(3). Strengthening up- and downstream enterprises of the wheat and faba bean value chains: This increases the value addition of the supply chain by supporting important companies involved, such as agricultural input providers and agro processing manufacturers and industries.

Agricultural input often lacks in terms of qualitative and quantitative availability and is frequently applied with limited knowledge and unsafe practices.

Farm Service Centres (FSCs) aim at providing high quality inputs while qualifying and certifying smallholder farmers for a sustainable application of fertilizers and pesticides.

The GIC supports the establishment of FSCs, piloted by young entrepreneurs, in the Arsi-Zone.

Through establishing FSCs, GIC supports the region improve the accessibility and availability of high quality inputs and provide centres for training and knowledge dissemination.

(4). Strengthening vocational training and education centres in mechanisation and GAP for extension services: GIC supports two national ATVET colleges under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources to revise
existing curricula to include practical elements, digital training contents and improve their teaching capacities.

GIC also conducts service training for existing extension staff and tailored trainings for Development Agents (DAs) of the Arsi-Zone. DAs are enabled to analyse the needs of farmers through a client oriented extension approach.

To achieve its objectives, GIZ-GIC project is looking a qualified candidate as per the below details.

[Position[: Business Development Intern

Remuneration: As per the GIZ scale

Application deadline: September 19, 2019

Place of Work: Addis Ababa


  • Assisting the program team in administrative tasks

  • Supporting activities in the business development of the project such as organising events and workshops; participation in meetings; documentation; logistics of business trips to project regions; and everyday tasks were project staff requires support

  • Filing and overseeing documents in reference files or in Document Management System in line with GIZ’s filing rules;

  • Technical-conceptual support in the further development of the funding programme;

  • Conducting research in the fields of digitalization, agriculture and start-ups, and agro-processing of wheat, faba bean and honey in Ethiopia


  • Sort, classify and distribute incoming correspondence (e-mail, letters and other official documents).

  • Assist in the logistical management and set up of the meeting rooms when needed, check the stock of workshop and moderation material all the time.

  • Organise travel and accommodation for staff and other external parties.

  • Manage the daily/weekly/monthly agenda and arrange meetings and appointments of major units of the programme.

  • Purchase office equipment and supplies within set value limits

  • Run errands, e.g. receiving invoices, delivering and collecting documents

  • Perform other duties and tasks at the request of management.

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • A newly graduate with bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (phone, fax, e-mail, internet).

  • Verifiable skills using packages such as MS Office applications (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Ability to draft official letters and presentations in a speedy and correct way in English.

  • Excellent communication skills in English and Amharic language are mandatory.

  • Trustworthiness and ability to maintaining strict confidentiality and observing data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize several tasks at the same time working in a dynamic environment.

    How to Apply

    Application procedure:

    Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non- returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Email:

    Note: -

    Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position title ‘Business Development Intern #158/2019’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers.

    Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

    We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

    Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH Business Development Intern
    in Ethiopia

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