Intern at the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF)

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As a federal company, GIZ supports the Federal Government in achieving its goals in international cooperation for sustainable development.
  • Job-ID: V000058941
  • Einsatzort: Bonn
  • Einsatzzeitraum: 01.07.2024 – 31.10.2024
  • Fachgebiet: Nachwuchs
  • Art der Anstellung: Vollzeit
  • Bewerbungsfrist: 28.05.2024




Insufficient access to finance for infrastructure projects, particularly for innovative and transformative projects addressing climate change, is one of the most critical barriers hindering sustainable urban development. The C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) seeks to overcome this gap by enabling cities to prepare and deliver their ambitious climate change actions. The CFF is supporting cities in advancing the Paris Agreement and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, specifically Goal 11 to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

The CFF was launched at the C40 Forum during COP21 in Paris and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Agence française de développement (AFD). The CFF is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), with GIZ as the main implementing agency for technical assistance.

The CFF facilitates access to finance for climate change projects in urban areas by providing technical assistance to develop cities’ sustainability priorities into bankable investment proposals. The CFF cooperates with several platforms and stakeholders to attract investment, as well as urban development networks and initiatives to make use of synergies, disseminate knowledge, and share best practices. We support our partner cities through tailored capacity development and technical assistance.


  • An innovative approach to contribute to sustainable urban development, infrastructure finance and climate action at the local level
  • An intercultural and dynamic work environment
  • Interaction with urban, climate and financing experts around the world and with highly dedicated city level authorities and experts
  • Applying and developing your professional skills to topics of increasing relevance, by working and cooperating with internationally renowned organisations


Ihre Aufgaben


As Intern you will support the project team in the technical, content-related and organisational implementation of project activities, especially in the areas of ‘Project Preparation’, ‘Capacity Development’ and ‘Monitoring&Evaluation’. You will work closely together with the global CFF-team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of CFF activities in our 16 partner cities globally, especially in the preparation and delivery of technical assistance
  • Assist the preparation and implementation of advisory services to partner cities
  • Support the CFF city operations team in reviewing and standardising approaches to capacity development and technical assistance to improve the governance of urban infrastructure planning and service delivery
  • Perform monitoring and evaluation of CFF’s activities
  • Taking on tasks related to the day-to-day business of the CFF
  • Prepare meetings, workshops and field missions as well as other tasks as necessary
  • Compile and prepare presentations and other communication material on the CFF for outreach, knowledge generation and dissemination, and support in the organization of events, conferences and workshops


Ihr Profil


  • University degree in public policy, political science, sociology, international studies, economics, geography, or related fields, with a focus on urban development, city planning, climate change or infrastructure development/ finance
  • Practical experience in working with or for bilateral, multilateral, and other international organisations and private sector institutions, including development banks, United Nations programs, international city networks, bilateral aid agencies or financial institutions
  • Working experience in the area of urban development and municipal infrastructure and services, as well as related policy fields being an advantage
  • Experience working in developing and emerging countries
  • Proven excellent communication skills with regard to internal and external communication, including with high-level partner organisations
  • Strong skills in fostering partnerships and collaboration both internally and externally
  • A positive attitude and a strong skill set for working in different cultural settings, adapting approaches, communication and activities to necessities on the ground, and thinking strategically in achieving overall project/program goals
  • Excellent oral and written English and Spanish skills. Other language skills, in particular German, Portuguese, and French are an advantage




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 €2.134,52 (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. Gebauer (



Bonn, Germany
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