sharing in governance of extractive industries

Apply for an internship position (m/f/d) in the Project Regional Resource Governance West Africa (Liberia & Côte d'Ivoire)

Find the advert here! (Côte d'Ivoire)

Find the advert here! (Liberia)

The four member states of the Mano River Union (MRU: Côte d´Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) are among the least developed countries in the world. Their political and socio-economic conditions 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 to encourage sustainable development. Although reforms have already been implemented in accordance with the African Union’s Africa Mining Vision (AMV), some of the key elements required to ensure that the extractives sector in MRU states contributes to sustainable development and attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are still lacking.

The objective of the "Regional Resource Governance in West Africa” program is that the extractive sector in the Mano River Union 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 (economic, social/conflict and environmental) 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.

The three substantive focus areas of the program are:

  • Improve the framework conditions of public institutions to fulfil their oversight and compliance monitoring role
  • Improve the information available to both communities in mining areas and civil society organizations (CSOs) to enable them to demand accountability in the extractives sector
  • Work on approaches to increase contributions by the extractives sector to economic development at the national and local level.GIZ has teams in each of the four MRU countries working with the national stakeholders

You will be based depending on interest and competences either in Monrovia (Liberia) or Abidjan (Côte d´Ivoire). You will be working on a range of issues and tasks but preferably also be assigned to a long-term task/activity that will directly support the Resource Governance in West Africa Programme in one of the above-mentioned focus Areas.

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.

We pay a monthly stipend of €1.580,- (gross). Depending on the country of assignment a monthly expatriation allowance (gross), predetermined by GIZ will be paid on top.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact Stefanie HEERWIG (stefanie.heerwig@giz.de)

Find the advert here! (Côte d'Ivoire)

Find the advert here! (Liberia)

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