Intern (m/f/d) in the regional programme „Peaceful and inclusive transhumance in the Lake Chad region”

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Administration, Project Management, Social and Inclusive Development
  • Deadline:


Ein besseres Leben für alle und sinnstiftende Aufgaben für unsere Mitarbeiter*innen – das ist unser Erfolgsmodell. Seit mehr als 50 Jahren unterstützt die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) als Unternehmen der Bundesregierung bei der weltweiten Umsetzung entwicklungspolitischer Ziele. Gemeinsam mit Partnerorganisationen in 120 Ländern engagieren wir uns in unterschiedlichsten Projekten. Wenn Sie etwas in der Welt bewegen und sich selbst dabei entwickeln möchten, sind Sie bei uns richtig.
  • Job-ID: V000057437
  • Einsatzort: Eschborn
  • Einsatzzeitraum: 15.01.2024 – 14.04.2024
  • Fachgebiet: Nachwuchs
  • Art der Anstellung: Vollzeit
  • Bewerbungsfrist: 05.12.2023




Transhumance – a process whereby herders and their herds of animals seasonally move between grazing areas – is the most important form of livestock production around Lake Chad in Central and Western Africa. As such, it makes an essential contribution to the region’s economy and food security. The regional programme „Peaceful and inclusive transhumance” (PETRA) provides advice to regional organisations to further develop and harmonise laws concerning transhumance between Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. It also contributes to the improvement of strategies and programmes for transhumance.The programme supports regional authorities in the inclusive management of transhumance and the development of mechanisms for preventing conflicts – for example, making it common practice for regional governments to manage pastoralists’ movements to different grazing areas at certain times of the year. This is linked to an approach of integrated natural resources management.Last but not least, the project also documents best practices of transhumance and promotes the exchange of experiences across institutions and borders.


Ihre Aufgaben


The main responsibilities of the intern will be to- Support the implementation of the different outputs of the programme, especially output 3 (“Dissemination of approaches to crisis-preventive management of transboundary transhumance”)- Support of communication activities- Support of the team by independently researching and drafting project documents (French, English, German), preparation of presentation materials and concept papers- Support of the team in the content and logistical preparation of (virtual) events and workshops- Overview of the work produced in the programme, documentation of products and support of the team members in the project countries- Knowledge management and monitoring/evaluation of project achievements


Ihr Profil


The project team is looking for a highly proactive and well-organised person, able to work both independently and in a team, as well as under pressure

  • You should have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, rural development/agriculture, economics, politics, social sciences or any other subject relevant to the topic of the internship
  • You have gained knowledge and practical experience in the field of pastoralism, rural development/agriculture, peace and social cohesion, sustainable resource management, or climate change adaptation
  • Ideally, you already have initial experience in the field of development cooperation (internships and/or volunteer work) and/or in developing and emerging countries
  • You’re fluent in French and English; German is an asset
  • You show very good communication skills in the above-mentioned languages
  • You’re confident in writing texts and in preparing topics conceptually for different target groups (community stakeholders, general public, political audience, etc.)
  • Your strengths include initiative, teamwork, and good time management
  • You have very good organizational skills and are used to working independently and results-oriented.




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 €2.064,- (gross).

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 Jakob Seidler (