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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 fรผr 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: V000057908 Einsatzort: Berlin Einsatzzeitraum: 11.03.2024 - 10.09.2024 Fachgebiet: Nachwuchs Art der Anstellung: Vollzeit Bewerbungsfrist: 14.02.2024


Cities face significant challenges from climate change, including rising sea levels, droughts, floods, and storms. However, cities also contribute 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions, so both increasing resilience and reducing emissions in cities are crucial in tackling the climate crisis. Access to finance is a major obstacle for city administrations in developing innovative climate change infrastructure projects. Financial institutions require robust preparation and solid business cases before investing, often causing projects to fail due to lack of funding.

To address this issue, the Cities Finance Facility (CFF) acts as a link between cities and finance, supporting a green and just transition. The CFF, an award-winning project preparation facility under the UNFCCC, focuses on three components: preparing climate-relevant infrastructure projects for finance, linking projects to finance, and replicating successful approaches. Key sectors include mobility, renewable energy, waste management, and nature-based solutions, offering benefits such as employment opportunities, improved health, and social equity. It is jointly implemented by the C40 Cities Network and the giz.

The PMOD team (Partnerships, Monitoring & Evaluation, Organisational Development and Donor Relations) within the CFF is based in Germany and supports the wider CFF team, as well as supporting the management team on strategic positioning and political advisory. As a multi-donor initiative, funded by the German, French, British and US governments, the CFF places a special importance on its reporting and management of the donor landscape.

Ihre Aufgaben

Support the Monitoring & Evaluation team in the regular data collection and report writing process. Prepare and support the CFFs activities in its outreach to partners, including mapping and analysing potential partnerships in the political, financial and technical realm. Closely work with the M&E team, supporting the drafting of quarterly and annual progress reports and quality control of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) data collected at city level. In close coordination with the M&E team and external consultants, coordinate the process of capturing impacts of the current phase of CFF support. This includes conducting impact interviews with partner cities, analysing results to create impact stories, feed into the M&E system and draft impact briefs on projects. Support the Communications team on day-to-day tasks โ€“ with a special focus on creating strong impact stories for communications work. Support the PMOD team on political advisory and positioning in the larger project preparation and climate finance landscape. Support the PMOD team in the implementation of a service package, including capacity development measures, workshops, communications and reporting. Support the Specialist on Donor Relations & Partnerships on all activities related to the work of the CFFโ€™s donor steering group, the Project Advisory Group (PAG). Support in the organisation of events, conferences and workshops.

Ihr Profil

University degree in climate change, urbanisation, public policy, economics, finance, sociology, political science or other related fields. First professional experience working with or for bilateral, multilateral, and other international organizations and institutions, including development banks, United Nations programs, international city networks, bilateral aid agencies or economic cooperation ministries. An excellent understanding of topics relating to climate change mitigation and adaptation, knowledge in the field of climate finance is an asset. First experiences in the field of political advisory with a demonstrated ability to create strong impact stories. Initial professional experience working in highly complex and interdisciplinary initiatives; experience working in diverse cultural environments. Analytical and strategic thinking; grasp concepts quickly with an eye for details. A strong collaborative ability and coordination skills; team-oriented with gender competencies. Business fluency in English and German; knowledge of additional languages such as French, Spanish or Portuguese are an asset.


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.

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

We pay a monthly stipend of โ‚ฌ2.134,52 (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 Junge (

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