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Job description

Digital change is bringing sweeping change at an economic, political and societal level throughout the globe. The digital transformation continuously changes the way we work, offering new opportunities and business potential, yet posing considerable challenges too.In many countries on the African continent, access to learning content and lifelong learning opportunities remains a challenge, particularly for disadvantaged groups with diverse educational backgrounds. With their existing learning formats, educational institutions in developing and emerging countries in Africa do not reach large parts of the population. As a consequence, these groups are denied precious knowledge and competencies needed e.g. in the respective labour markets. Our project ‘atingi: Pan-African Digital Learning Platform’, which is initiated and funded by the BMZ, aims to ensure that innovative digital knowledge products and learning opportunities reach people in the partner countries in Africa more effectively and on an open and broader scale. It focuses on the dissemination of high-quality methods and offerings of digital learning and on the use of innovative technologies. These technologies will also be leveraged for a data-driven and evidence-based expansion of these offerings.

Your tasks

Intern's tasks are primarily related to the further development, design and implementation of the above-mentioned platform atingi:

  • Participation in the conceptualisation and fine-tuning of projects in the area of digital learning
  • Support of the cooperation with external initiatives and international partner organisations related to Digital Divide, Internet for Development and other relevant topics
  • Participation in activities related to field work and research (e.g. data collection)
  • Support of drafting and finalising of information and learning material
  • Support of the use and further development of the digital learning platform, including user support
  • Assistance in the management of e-learning development by external service providers
  • Support of the project team in preparing events and stakeholder workshops
  • Additionally, you assist in the general day to day business of the project team and take on organisational tasks

Your profile

  • You have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of international cooperation / international relations, education or social sciences or applied computer studies. However, we also welcome all motivated and committed applicants from related disciplines
  • You possess native or near-native English language skills. In addition, you are fluent in one (or both) of the following two languages: German, French
  • You have strong analytical skills and you are computer literate, far beyond MS Office
  • You have a great interest in digital learning, the use of new technologies for teaching and learning and in digital development in general. You likewise have an interest in adult education. 
  • You have very good organisational skills and structured thinking
  • You are efficient and self-organised and can quickly dive comprehensively into new topics
  • You have the ability and readiness to learn and to cope with complex situations as well as to break complex tasks into simpler ones
  • You like to work actively in the team
  • Proven interpersonal and intercultural competence and high communication skills are important to us

The position is ideal for applicants looking for experiences in either development cooperation or in the field of digital learning.


Please be informed that you are only allowed to apply for this internship, if you are currently enrolled as a student or graduated not longer than six months ago from the start of your internship.

 We pay a monthly stipend of €1.634,- (gross).

Assignment period: 03/01/2021 - 08/31/2021

Application deadline: 01/21/2021

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

For further information, please contact Mr Lichtenthäler (Mail:

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