sharing in governance of extractive industries

Internship Opportunity at GIZ 'Regional Resource Governance in West Africa' Project in Liberia & Sierra Leone

Deadline to Apply: 2 December 2019

The political and socio-economic conditions of the four member states of the Mano River Union (MRU: Côte d´Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) are shaped largely by mineral and natural resources. In this context, it is promising that all four states have begun reforming their minerals sectors in recent years. Although reforms have already been implemented, some of the key elements required to ensure that the extractives sector contributes to sustainable development are still lacking. The objective of the Regional Resource Governance Program is that the extractive sector in the MRU countries is geared to a greater degree towards the principles of social, ecological and economic sustainability. It supports partners in their efforts to reduce their dependence on external assistance in the long term and to mitigate risks arising from the mining sector. To this end, it applies a multi-stakeholder approach to cooperate with governments, civil society and the private sector at the regional, national and local level.

Your tasks

  • Support technical staff of the program in the planning and implementation of activities and workshops, which includes accompanying them to meetings with stakeholders in government institutions, private sector and NGOs
  • Support the design and implementation of knowledge management and monitoring & evaluation
  • Support communications and the publication of a short monthly press review
  • If possible, accompany field visits
  • ... and more

Your profile

  • You are a graduate of public policy and organizational/institutional development or social sciences/economics/ geography with a focus on organizational/institutional development. In your studies, you have already dealt with the specific challenges of fragile states and extractive industries
  • Regional experience in West Africa would be an advantage
  • Your command of English is fluent (min. level of B2)
  • You are flexible and respectful, can adapt easily to different cultural settings and working cultures
  • You are a team player and like to work in a diverse team
  • You are highly motivated, can carry out tasks with little supervision and actively look for opportunities to use your skills
  • German and French language skills are desirable

There are two identical positions open, one in Monrovia, Liberia, one in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

For further information, please contact Mrs. Heyden (christina.heyden@giz.de).

Please find the full vacancy announcement and application portal here:


Last updated by Norma Garza Nov 19.


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