ICT Intern (m/f/d) for openIMIS Coordination Desk - Supporting a Digital Public Good - Trainees

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Our model for success is a better life for everyone and purposeful tasks for our employees. For more than 50 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fĂźr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), as a company of the German Federal Government, has been supporting the implementation of development policy goals worldwide. Together with partner organisations in 120 countries, we are involved in a diverse range of projects. If you want to make a difference in the world and develop yourself in the process, you've come to the right place.

Job-ID: V000057920 Location: Bonn Assignment period: 04/16/2024 - 10/15/2024 Field: Trainees Type of employment: full-time Application deadline: 02/21/2024

Job description

The internship focuses on support to the openIMIS Initiative (www.openIMIS.org). openIMIS is an interoperable, versatile open source software which supports the administration of health financing and social protection schemes. It is designed to manage the complex, high-volume data flows which are required to operate such schemes by seamlessly integrating beneficiary, provider and payer data.
More than 13 million people in 12 countries benefit from health insurance, employment injury insurance, cash transfer and voucher schemes managed using openIMIS. The openIMIS Initiative supports users, implementers and developers and co-ordinates community of practice. It aims at promoting the use of the software as well as the continuous development and further integration with other digital systems in health and social protection.

Your tasks

The internship is anchored in the co-ordination desk of the openIMIS Initiative run by GIZ with a special focus on the software development process. The intern will get insights into core processes of a global open source software project. Beyond that, the integration into the team structure and the corporate communication systems of GIZ offers a genuine view into the work of international development co-operation.

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Support the co-ordination desk in the management of the various communication channels of the openIMIS Initiative Support the openIMIS developers committee in core software development processes with a specific eye on quality assurance Support the openIMIS Initiative in harvesting structured technical documentation from the various sources such as the openIMIS Wiki Support in preparation, implementation and follow-up of (virtual) events including minutes taking, support of capacity development measures Contributing to the overall project management, monitoring, quality assurance and evaluation

Your profile

You are studying in the fourth semester or higher in the field of informatics with an optional specialization in health or social protection. Other curricula will also be considered in combination with explicit software development experiences Demonstrated interest in the use and promotion of open-source software and technologies Affinity for digital tools of virtual collaboration, knowledge in conception and implementation of digital campaigns advantageous Experience with the openIMIS software development frameworks advantageous Experience in networking/community and event management advantageous (on/offline) Efficient and well-structured way of working, high level of comprehension; commitment, team spirit, initiative and creativity Very good knowledge of the common MS Office applications Very good knowledge of written and spoken German and English (English is the team language), knowledge of French would be an advantage


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 Mr Wahser and Ms Lang (uwe.wahser@giz.de) (konstanze.lang@giz.de).

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