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Local Intern (m/f/d) – Udruženje mreža za izgradnju mira


As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Federal Government in achieving its development policy objectives. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. For more information see:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH within the Energy and Climate Cluster Bosnia and Herzegovina / Western Balkans announces the vacancy for a:

Local Intern(m/f/d)
Full-time employment (100%)
in Sarajevo 
from 03.06.2024

The overall purpose 

The local intern will learn about international cooperation and specifically receive insights into the topics of energy and climate, including energy and climate policies, decarbonisation, green energy, urban mobility, the electricity sector, energy communities and other topics both in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and in the Western Balkans (WB). Furthermore, the intern will have the opportunity to learn more about the Regional Climate Partnership between Germany and the Western Balkans, the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans as well as the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and other regional and global initiatives. The Energy, Climate and Just Transition Cluster WB currently encompasses five projects – one bilateral (Community Action for Energy Transition in BiH) and four regional (Open Regional Fund: Energy, Transport and Climate Protection, Green Agenda: Decarbonisation of the Electricity Sector in the Western Balkans, parts of the Open Regional Fund: Modernisation of Municipal Services, and Green Agenda: Climate Change Adaptation in the Western Balkans). The intern will have an opportunity to learn the details of communications, results-based monitoring and knowledge management in international cooperation, including the practices in social media communications, conceptualisation of various communication activities such as events and publications. At the same time, the intern will support the overall implementation of project activities in the area of results-based monitoring, data collection, research, creation of overviews, knowledge identification and documentation.

Main tasks and responsibilities
The intern will assume the following tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Supports the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and the Communication Specialist as well as the cluster team in the implementation of the projects particularly when it comes to the following fields of action: 
  • Support the implementation of communication activities;
  • Support to the development and maintenance of an Energy & Climate electronic newsletter;
  • Support to the regular updating of social media accounts, including support to content generation;
  • Support the compilation and editing of project publications, reports and presentations;
  • Support to the development and dissemination of public information materials;
  • Support the results-based monitoring of projects and at aggregate, cluster level with the focus on achieved impacts and concrete results, including data collection and processing for creation of overviews, tables, maps, lists and other similar documents.
  • Support the knowledge management of the cluster, including collecting, processing, analysing and storing various information from the projects within the cluster.
  • Compile and prepare comprehensive information overviews relevant to cluster activities, ensuring accuracy and relevance for decision-making processes.
  • Assist the Cluster Coordinator in the preparation and organisation of travel plans, including booking accommodations, transportation, and arranging necessary documentation.
  • Coordinate meeting requests on behalf of the Cluster Coordinator, liaising with stakeholders to schedule appointments, prepare agendas, and distribute relevant materials in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in responding to changing priorities and requirements, contributing to the achievement of organisational goals and objectives
  • Performs other duties and tasks as required and needed for the overall implementation.

Required qualifications, competencies and skills 

  • University degree (bachelor), or a university student currently enrolled in the final year of undergraduate studies in the field of Social Sciences (with a research focus) or in the field of Communications. Other relevant fields of study – especially those related directly to the fields of energy, climate, and transport – will also be considered in case the candidate is able to demonstrate strong competencies presented below.

Other knowledge, additional competencies 

  • First experiences in writing well-elaborated articles and stories
  • First experiences in social media communications, including content production and administration
  • Experience in analytical work and research; in addition, any experience in behavioral research, e.g., consumer behavior research, will be considered an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language in writing and speech
  • Proficient knowledge and hands-on experience in using the Microsoft Office suite
  • A high degree of organisation and an eye for details
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • First experiences in energy and climate activities as well as the basic knowledge of the energy and climate field will be considered a strong additional asset
  • Experience in working with graphic design software will be considered an additional asset
  • Knowledge of the German language will be considered an additional asset

Location: GIZ offices are located in Sarajevo.
Expected start date: 3 June 2024
Duration: The internship is offered for a duration of 6 months
How to apply?
Interested and  qualified candidates are invited to submit their electronic application in English, in PDF version, to

  • CV (Europass template is recommended) 
  • Letter of motivation
  • Diploma(s) or a written proof of enrolment to a university in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • References/ Letters of recommendation
  • The subject of the email: Name & Surname – Local Intern – Energy & Climate

Applications that do not meet the application criteria will not be considered!
Deadline for the application: 24 May 2024
Only short-listed candidates will receive a written notification.
GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. The recognition, appreciation, and integration of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees should be valued – regardless of gender and sexual identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.
We would like to increase the proportion of disabled people and would welcome applications to this effect.*Disclaimer
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Declaration of ConsentYou agree that your personal data will be used for the purpose of the recruitment process, only. The information will only be accessed by recruitment staff and panel members. You understand that your data will be held securely and will not be distributed to third parties. You have a right to change or access your information. You understand that your personal data will be deleted after six months when this information is no longer required for this purpose.

Lokacija: Sarajevo (Rad iz firme)

Broj izvršilaca: 1

Datum objave: 17.05.2024.

Trajanje oglasa: 7 dana (ističe 24.05.2024.)

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