Communication Intern

(GIZ) GmbH  would like to invite qualified and competent applicants to apply for the following vacant post.

Position: Communication Intern

  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Expereince: Fresh Graduate
  • Salary: Competitive
  • GIZ-Internal/External Vacancy Announcement ‘# vacancy number 011/2024’

Job Summary:

The Participatory and Integrated Land Use Planning project follows a multi-level approach to support participatory and intersectoral land use planning through strengthening the capacities of national and regional land claimant institutions, civil society, and the private sector to develop, legally anchor and pilot participatory and integrated land use planning. In particular, the project, strengthens selected regional land administrations to gain practical experience with the implementation of planning processes in peri-urban and rural areas with high land competition.

The support to Responsible Agricultural Investments Project has and is promoting internationally recognized principles and guidelines such as the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT), and Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) to ensure food security and secure land tenure rights for communities in the context of large-scale commercial land investment. GIZ aims to strengthen regional governmental actors, civil society organizations and agricultural investors capacities and capabilities.

Duration of Contract: Until August 31, 2024

Number Required:1


  • Support the S2RAI and PILUP projects in promoting and executing the communication strategy
  • Serve as the project’s point of contact with consultants, national and regional partners and development organizations, and other stakeholders
  • Manage the project’s communications digital library/archive, including specific communications, reports, and other materials such as videos, pictures, and other media
  • Support the supervision of activities of short-term consultants and service providers working for the project in the area of communications such as graphic designers, videography and photography consultancies, and printers
  • Assure the quality of communication and visibility products (e.g., brochures, factsheets, PowerPoint presentations)
  • Implement standards and guidelines for GIZ and partners communication works
  • Communicate with GIZ’s PR & Communications Unit for consultations, communication products quality check and monthly jour fixe and networking

Support the project team in event organization, facilitation, and coordination.


  • Develop suitable communication and visibility products (e.g., brochures, factsheets, PowerPoint presentations, information sheets, web descriptions, etc.)
  • Collaborate with project staff members to produce effective communication and awareness raising materials
  • Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing; and have followed BMZ, GIZ and other partners’ standards and guidelines
  • Manage the production of publications and materials in accordance with BMZ and GIZ standards (corporate design, standards for content)
  • Organize and facilitate various physical and/or virtual events (e.g., workshops, meetings)
  • Support the development and dissemination of knowledge and experience through enhanced communication, strengthened knowledge products and publications.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned

Job Requirement

  • University degree (minimum B.A.) from an accredited university or college in journalism, communications, public relation, or any other related field
  • No previous working experience is required

Other knowledge, additional competencies:

  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, MS Publisher, etc.
  • Excellent working knowledge of social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
  • High level of knowledge in the MS Office package and MS Teams
  • Fluent in writing, reading, and speaking in English and Amharic
  • Excellent text comprehension and written and oral communication/expression
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism
  • High degree of creativity, initiative, integrity, accountability, and an independent pro-active approach
  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit, ability to work in an international team
  • Knowledge of the land governance system, agricultural investments, and development work in Ethiopia is an asset

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with
their non-returnable recent CV only via email 

Please make sure you mention the vacancy number and position Communication Intern #011/2024 _Full Name in the subject line of your email application.

Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We encourage persons with disabilities to apply for the position. In the case of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

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