Intern (m/f/d) in the programme Cooking Energy and Gender in the Energising Development (EnDev)

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Job description

Around 4 billion people have no access to electricity or modern cooking technologies. This has a dramatic impact on quality of life, environment, health, education and income opportunities. Energising Development (EnDev) is a multi-donor partnership, currently financed by the governments of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland. In aligning itself with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the goals of the Paris Agreement, EnDev promotes sustainable access to modern energy services for households, social institutions and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). EnDev aims to achieve sustainable access to modern energy for more than 30 million people by 2025.

One solution to address the global cooking energy challenge is shifting to electric cooking (eCooking), for households and institutions already having access to electricity. There is a window of opportunity with promising framework conditions. EnDev commits to supporting the transition to higher-tier cooking and in particular to electric cooking (or eCooking). Jointly with international partners, EnDev introduced the Global eCooking Coalition (GeCCo) at the Africa Climate Summit/Week 2023.

Furthermore, EnDev is raising its ambition level in terms of promoting gender equality and supporting women’s self-empowerment as part of its gender goal in line with its gender strategy. In terms of the gender strategy, EnDev is striving to deepen gender integration within its structures by implementing gender action plans across its portfolio, along with providing trainings and additional activities.

Your tasks

  • Support EnDev knowledge management on Cooking Energy subjects (contributing to state-of-the-art overviews, carrying out simple surveys with EnDev projects, support the documentation of knowledge, supporting EnDev’s cross-country knowledge exchange, also in preparation of a global EnDev gathering)
  • Support internal and external communication (contributing to communications material, preparing webinars and ppts, support the clean cooking and comms teams in online communication in social media as well as the EnDev website)
  • Support at the intersection between monitoring, data analysis and financial tracking of cooking energy (e. g. updating the stove database and related lists in EnDev’s online data management system; developing a financial tracking tool in consultation with EnDev country projects)
  • Support for the implementation of EnDev’s gender activities, including the coordination of Gender Action Plans to further anchor gender within EnDev’s structures
  • Support the content development and communication of EnDev’s gender approach in terms of conferences, the website as well as collecting and developing lessons learned

Your profile

We offer:

  • Exciting insights into the work of GIZ in the context of a global project, international political processes and the energy sector
  • Collaboration in an international team in Germany and in about 20 partner countries worldwide
  • Space for creativity and new ideas


  • At least 2 years of university studies in environmental sciences, renewable energy, energy access or energy efficiency, or social sciences with focus on gender i. e. gender studies, development studies or equivalent
  • Ability to quickly and comprehensively familiarize with new topics and processes and with a large and complex programme
  • Good self-organisation and general organisational and planning skills based on past work or university experiences. Experience in knowledge management, in the use of MS Teams is desirable. MS office tools are standard requirement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to work with an international team implementing the EnDev programme in 20 countries
  • Fluency in English is required (minimum C1), proficiency in German, Spanish and French is a plus

EnDev is a diverse multi-lingual team and values diversity.


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 Ms. Sarah Thomas-Parensen ([email protected]).

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