National Intern

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)

A. Background

As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objective in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries around the globe. In Malawi, GIZ has been working for more than 50 years. Malawi is a priority for German international cooperation and currently focuses on three priority areas: education, health and private sector development in rural areas. In addition to our work on these areas, we also work on public financial and economic management and social protection.

The ‘Globalvorhaben/ Global Programme Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture’ (GV Fish) is part of the special initiative One World — No Hunger of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministerium far Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit and Entwicklung, BMZ), which aims at reducing extreme hunger and poverty in a selected number of countries. GV Fish contributes to this objective by implementing projects in the field of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture with a particular focus on artisanal practices. The overall objective of the project ‘Aquaculture Value Chains for Increased Income and Food Security (AVC) in Malawi is to support the development of Malawi’s aquaculture sector in selected regions to increase the availability of fish products and income from sustainably operated small and medium size aquaculture businesses. While fish farmers i are one part of the target group of the Program, it strives to develop the entire value chain in which these are embedded. The Program divides into three fields of action (Outputs): Output k. More fish more work”: Production from artisanal pond-aquaculture has been incnaased, entailing a concomitant increase of employment in the sector. Output B: “Farmer associations”: The organization of farmers in farmer associations has been improved. Output C: “Sustainable fish”: The political framework required for the implementation of sustainable aquaculture practices, has been improved.

GIZ is therefore looking for a National Intern he/she will be responsible for the following:

The tasks of the national intern compromise but are not limited to:

Support the Aquaculture Round Table Coordinator in the following:
Preparation, implementation and post-processing of Aquaculture Round table workshops.
Development of a road map for the Aquaculture round table annual conference
Organise meetings with other sectoral stakeholders to develop an exit strategy for the Aquaculture Round Table
Preparation of success stories, case studies and factsheet for the Aquaculture Round Table
Support the M & E and Communication Officer in the following:
Preparation, implementation and post-processing of M&E workshops and trainings.
Development of a result based monitoring system for the project
Data collection and processing
Preparing tablets and other relevant materials prior to field visit
Development of PR instruments as for GIZ standards for the project (banner, flyer, power-points etc.)
The National intern will also support the Team Leader and other Technical staff from time to time.

Required qualifications and competencies

You have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural sciences not earlier than 2018, those with a qualification in aquaculture and fisheries will have an added advantage
You have theoretical and/or practical experience in event management and M&E
You are fluent in English and Chichewa
You are a team player and are characterized by strong communicative abilities and facilitation skills
Ability to familiarize yourself with new topics in a structured, fast and comprehensive way
Ability to give attention to small details
Excellent minute taker
Good working knowledge of MS Office
Ability to work with minimum supervision
Knowledge of tablet based data collection tools (e.g., ODK)

Duty location:

Lilongwe with extensive travelling to the project Intervention areas in the Northern, Central and Southern regions of Malawi

Duration of the contract: The contract is for 6 months


Interested applicants are invited to forward a CV and covering letter expressing their motivation and experience related to this position not later than 15 April 2019.

The Human Resource Manager, GIZ Country Office, Mtendere Drive 10/319, P. O. Box 31131, Lilongwe 3 Email: