Cote d’Ivoire : Internship Program

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    3 weeks ago
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Cote d’Ivoire : Internship Program


The Global Green Growth Institute internship program (also called “Grow Green” Program) provides a unique learning opportunity for students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds. The program is designed for talented and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to GGGI’s operations. The program allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the Institute and provides assistance and training in various professional fields in a multicultural environment. We encourage qualified women and men, in particular, nationals of developing countries, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.



We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Cote D’Ivoire office to research on green growth and business development initiatives and benefit from on-the-job training.

The assignment will include the followings but not limited to:

Part 1: Business Development related works

  • Research, writing and administrative supports related to the business development initiatives (organization and management of the secretariat, drafting and follow-up of letters received or transmitted, development and management of the database on stakeholders.
  • Support office logistics management
  • Support for the preparation of meetings and follow up the related actions
  • Contribute to the reporting on Business Development related works
  • Work closely with the Country teams to develop a catalog of good practices in green growth and related areas and a list of business cases for targeted areas


Part 2: Monitoring & Research related works

  • Assist with research activities such as literature review, data collection and reporting
  • Contribute to drafting and proofreading of documentation prepared by specialists
  • Follow-up on requests for additional information and assist the specialists to produce accurate and analytical documents, respecting the guidelines.
  • Perform the archiving of reports, notes, contractual or non-contractual documents, in line with HQ rules
  • Conduct the production and updating of country / thematic sheets
  • Facilitate program communication


Part 3: Program implementation

  • Work closely with the Country teams to support the ongoing projects and Country planning framework
  • Collaborate and partner with business teams to define and solve problems.
  • Build relationships, identify stakeholders, and influence other teams across organizations and external teams.
  • Define analytical approaches to uncover new insights and formulate recommendations that improve processes.



Applicants to the GGGI internship program must at the time of application meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or PhD program prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate within the last 12 months.
  • Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to the Institute’s work
  • Possess an excellent command of English.



To be eligible for an internship, candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (ideally in final year), Master’s or PhD program prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate within the last 12 months.
  • Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to one or more of the outlined tasks.
  • Possess an excellent command of English and French.


  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or PhD program or a recent graduate within the last 12 months in public policy, international studies, environmental policy, economics, administrative management, logistics, project management, human development, communications, gender studies or a related field preferred.
  • Previous experience in writing case studies, summarizing reports, or otherwise communicating success stories in policy and/or international development preferred.
  • Previous experience in project or program management in Cote d’Ivoire
  • Previous experience in office administration management and logistics.
  • Proven computer literacy in standard office software applications skills, as well as willingness to learn new tools.
  • Excellent English and French communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in one or more fields related to green growth, preferably in a policy context.
  • Ability to work/deliver under time pressure.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds and time zones.


  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • GGGI evaluates applications based on: eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study and work experience (if any); and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work.
  • Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Duration: The internship program is for at least three months and up to six months. Once selected, interns must begin your internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.

Stipend: GGGI interns receive a monthly stipend of USD $500 per month (unless agreed to be funded by sponsoring institutions). All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns themselves or sponsoring institutions.

Visa: GGGI will provide a supporting letter for visa. Interns will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.

Travel: Intern will arrange and finance their travel to the internship location.

Medical Insurance: Interns must present proof of valid medical insurance to GGGI upon returning the signed internship contract.

Confidentiality: Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.

Academic Credit: Interns may get academic credit from their institution of higher education for the internship. Interns need to check with their university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.

Working Hours: interns are expected to work during normal working hours. Leave should be pre-approved by the Intern Manager, and the latter should inform the Office of HR accordingly.

Learning Outcomes: before completion of the internship, Intern Managers are expected to review the learning outcomes with the intern.

Certificate: provided upon successful completion of the internship, upon request.




Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.