Intern (m/f) in the sector programme 'Sustainable Sanitation and SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) Secretariat'

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Eschborn, Germany 🇩🇪

Job description

More than a third of the global population is still living with extremely poor or without basic sanitation. The GIZ sector programme Sustainable Sanitation aims to promote sustainable sanitation in our partner countries through partnerships, consulting and networking. The team of the sector program is dedicated to scale-up existing sanitation approaches to improve sanitation for as many people as possible. GIZ is a partner of the international “Sustainable Sanitation Alliance” (SuSanA) and the sector programme Sustainable Sanitation holds the SuSanA secretariat, responsible for the online platform and discussion forum where over 9.000 international members (SuSanA, interact.

Your tasks

The tasks you will carry out for the GIZ Sustainable Sanitation sector programme will be diverse and relate to a wide spectrum of topics from technical aspects of sanitation to Human Capacity Development. The focus of your activities will be supporting the day-to-day operations of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) secretariat. This includes tasks such as preparing presentations, maintaining the SuSanA mailbox, management of SuSanA’s individual members list, uploading photos to our photo database on Flickr, supporting the SuSanA forum community manager, uploading documents and projects to the SuSanA website from various partners, improving and supporting further development of the SuSanA online platform.
Additionally, your tasks will include supporting event logistics and organisation, social media campaigns, web-research, webinars, screening and compilation of information and literature. Further support would include editing and reviewing of texts on sanitation-related topics, and the layout and design of publications.

Your profile

Applicants should hold a Bachelor or Master degree in environmental engineering / management, information systems, IWRM, geo sciences, political science, urban planning / management, geography or other relevant field.
Basic knowledge of sustainable sanitation, an interest to work in the sanitation sector and most importantly an affinity for computers and internet related work are expected.
Prior knowledge of website editing in a content management system, ideally Joomla, and experience with web 2.0 social networking platforms such as facebook, twitter, flickr, youtube etc. will strengthen your application. Basic knowledge in layout and design with Adobe Software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) is prerequisite.
Fluency in English and German language is expected, an additional foreign language (i. e. French or Spanish) is an advantage. Proficiency in MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.


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.

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. Schlenk ([email protected]).

Payment for interns is 1,520 € (gross).