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Internship Opportunity With Business Development And Research, Abidjan

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Organization: Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

City: Abidjan

Office: GGGI in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Closing date: Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Cote d’Ivoire: Internship Opportunity with Business Development and Research

The Global Green Growth Institute internship program (also called “Grow Green” Program) provides a unique learning opportunity for students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds. The program is designed for talented and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to GGGI’s operations. The program allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the Institute and provides assistance and training in various professional fields in a multicultural environment. We encourage qualified women and men, in particular, nationals of developing countries, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Location: Cote d’Ivoire

City: Abidjan

Contract Type: Internship

Grade: Internship

Salary scale


Contract Duration: 3 months

Date to close (KST)


Job Reference: INT_[CI03-E1] 1

We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Cote D’Ivoire office to conduct research on green growth and business development initiatives and benefit from on-the-job training.

The assignment will include the followings but not limited to:

Part 1: Business Development related works

Research, writing and administrative supports related to the business development initiatives (Preparation of capacity statements, Concept notes, Proposals, project start-up preparation, etc., and related documentation)

Contribute to the reporting on Business Development related works

Identify and reach out to appropriate contacts for follow up actions from meetings;

Work closely with the Country teams to develop a list of business cases for targeted areas

Part 2: Monitoring & Research related works

Assist with research activities such as literature review, data collection and reporting

Contribute to drafting and proofreading of documentation prepared by specialists

Follow-up on requests for additional information and assist the specialists to produce accurate and analytical documents, respecting the guidelines.

Perform the archiving of reports, notes, contractual or non-contractual documents, in line with HQ rules

Conduct the production and updating of country / thematic sheets

Facilitate program communication

Part 3: Program implementation

Work closely with the Country teams to support the ongoing projects and Country planning framework

Collaborate and partner with business teams to define and solve problems.

Build relationships, identify stakeholders, and influence other teams across organizations and external teams.

Define analytical approaches to uncover new insights and formulate recommendations that improve processes.


Applicants to the GGGI internship program must at the time of application one of the following requirements:

Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or PhD program prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate within the last 12 months.

Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to the Institute’s work

Possess an excellent command of English.


To be eligible for an internship, candidates must:

Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (ideally in final year), Master’s or PhD program prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate within the last 12 months. c4PbSi3 CWdGVE

Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to one or more of the outlined tasks.

Possess an excellent command of English and French.

Previous experience in writing case studies, summarizing reports, or otherwise communicating success stories in policy and/or international development preferred.

Previous experience in project or program management in Cote d’Ivoire

Proven computer literacy in standard office software applications skills, as well as willingness to learn new tools.

Excellent English and French communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in one or more fields related to green growth, preferably in a policy context.

Ability to work/deliver under time pressure.

Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds and timezones.


Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

GGGI evaluates applications based on: eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study and work experience (if any); and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work.

Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Duration: The internship program is for at least three months and up to six months. Once selected, interns must begin your internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.

Stipend: GGGI interns receive a monthly stipend of USD$500 per month. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.

Visa: GGGI will provide a supporting letter for visa. Interns will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.

Travel: Intern will arrange and finance their travel to the internship location.

Medical Insurance: Interns must present proof of valid medical insurance to GGGI upon returning the signed internship contract.

Confidentiality: Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.

Academic Credit: Interns may get academic credit from their institution of higher education for the internship. Interns need to check with their university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.

Working Hours: interns are expected to work during normal working hours. Leave should be pre-approved by the Intern Manager, and the latter should inform the Office of HR accordingly.

Learning Outcomes: before completion of the internship, Intern Managers are expected to review the learning outcomes with the intern.

Certificate: provided upon successful completion of the internship, upon request.

Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.