As a service provider with worldwide operations in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. GIZ is a public-benefit federal enterprise and supports the German Government as well as many public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security.

GIZ Bangladesh is currently seeking applications for the position of Intern from candidates who are attending a course of further study of which the completion of an internship is an integral component or have graduated no more than six months before commencing the internship.

Number of Candidates: 02 (one position for REEEP II and another for EEGIRE)

Education Background: Engineering Discipline (preferred: Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Industrial and Production)

Duration: 3 months (full time; with possibility of extension for another 3 months subject to fund availability and individual performance)

Job Location: Dhaka (Field visit may require)

Project/ Programme Overview:

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is one of the priority areas of German Development Cooperation in Bangladesh. The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (REEEP II) of GIZ, supported by the Bangladesh Ministry of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) is the government counterpart of REEEP II. The project Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programme (REEEP II) is the follow-on phase of REEEP started in November 2018.

The strategic orientation of the programme is:

  • to spread the uses of renewable energy and energy efficiency by improving the institutional capacities of the national nodal agency SREDA and its cooperation with other national actors,
  • to support energy efficiency awareness raising programmes towards a societal transformation along with actors from civil society, the public and private entities,
  • to support national dissemination of solar roof top programme

The project Energy Efficiency and Grid Integration of Renewable Energy (EEGIRE) has as overall objective that the framework conditions in the energy sector, for grid integration of solar energy and for the improvement of efficiency in the electrical grid, are improved and utilised by the relevant actors. It is implemented on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in cooperation with the Bangladesh Ministry of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources.
The project supports the government in integrating solar energy into the electricity grid and implementing measures to increase the efficiency grid in Bangladesh. It pursues a multistake holder approach and provides technical support on several levels in order to develop the capacities related to sustainable grid management with distributed renewable energies and smart grid technologies. Besides the national level, the project focuses on the pilot region of the sub network of West Zone Power Distribution Company. Power Division is the programme’s government counterpart.

A. Responsibilities

The intern will actively assist in documentation, document archiving, monitoring the progress of activities, public relation, communications and knowledge management. Furthermore he/she will support tasks of Technical Advisors in the context of Development cooperation in the sectors Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

B. Tasks

  • Assist Technical Advisors in implementing programme activities.
  • Support on PR & Communication related activities such as archiving, knowledge product development, event management, awareness campaign.
  • Support in preparing success stories, case studies and project summary.
  • Assist in Monitoring and Evaluation activities, e.g. data collection, reviewing activity reports.
  • Support in taking minutes or drafting presentation of meetings
  • Assist in document translation (English to Bangla and Bangla to English).

C. Required Entry Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline from reputed university at home or abroad.
  • Overall exposure to energy sector or specifically on Renewable Energy and/or Energy Efficient projects in Bangladesh are added advantages.
  • Experience or interest in report writing and documentation for different organizations/clients.
  • Clear exposure to event management as well as interest in communication related fields will be added advantage.   

D. Further Knowledge / Skills

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural environment and meet strict deadlines

E. Language skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Bangla is a basic requirement.
  • Fluency in German is an asset. 

We only accept electronic applications.
If you meet the above requirements You can apply through the link below.

Last Date of Application: March 23, 2019

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and impaired persons are especially encouraged to apply and they will be selected in case of equal qualification with other candidates.