Africa Regional Office: Business Development Intern

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  • Added Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 02 February 2023
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Africa Regional Office: Business Development Intern

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 GGGIโ€™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 nationals of developing countries, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.


GGGI established a Regional Office for Africa, located in Abidjan, Cote dโ€™Ivoire. The Regional Office manages and coordinates GGGIโ€™s current activities in Africa region, serving to engage with Africa regional organizations, developing new regional activities, developing, and managing engagements with countries interested to join GGGI. The Office also supports the engagement of GGGI member and partner countries with the Green Climate Fund. The Africa Regional Office will be led by GGGIโ€™s Director for Africa


We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Regional Office for Africa, Business Development Unit based in Abidjan, to support the team on strategic donor relations management and donor outreach (current and potential). Current, potential partners and donors encompass governmental donors, private sector, foundations, and international financing institutions as well as innovative financing modalities. The intern will primarily contribute to supporting donor/strategic partner research, intelligence gathering of funding trends, in-depth research on target donors, /partners in the region and on all GGGI sectors as well as the preparation of materials in support of advocacy and resource mobilization activities. The latter entails assistance with the development of tailored fundraising materials, making the case of funding for GGGI to target stakeholders.

The assignment will include the followings but not limited to:

Assist with conducting research on Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding trends in view of the development of partnerships with development partners and non-state actors in the region Contribute to monitoring of new initiatives, events and innovative financing opportunities related to GGGIs vision, mission, and goals in the region, aimed supporting African countries transition to a green economy Support the preparation of tailored advocacy, outreach and pitch materials targeting both current and potential donors Support the preparation of business cases and programme proposals More responsibilities within business development as deemed fit

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

Be enrolled in a Bachelorโ€™s (final year), Masterโ€™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 Instituteโ€™s work Possess an excellent command of English, good command of French preferable.


The Applicant should, at least, required to meet the following qualifications:

Good understanding of resource mobilization, business development or an interest and willing to learn Ability to work independently under pressure and tight deadlines, and to perform various tasks simultaneously Strong analytical and organizational skills, and ability to deliver results on time Excellent spoken and written English. Strong skills in French and/or Portuguese, and other languages will be an added advantage Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) Excellent written and verbal communication skills A master's degree in Economics. Finance, Business, Environmental Sciences, or relevant areas International exposure and interest in Africa.

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 (unless agreed to be funded by sponsoring institutions). All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns themselves or 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 โ€“ GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGIโ€™s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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