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Intern - Digital Dialogue, Digital Transformation Centre (DTC) Kenya

Closing: Apr 10, 2024

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Published: Mar 27, 2024 (29 days ago)

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Background

GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GmbH) – supports the German Government in achieving its goals in international cooperation for sustainable development.

About the Digital Transformation Centre Kenya

The Digital Transformation Centre (DTC) Kenya is a project commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU). It was established to support the country’s digital transition towards a sustainable and human-centred digital economy and society.


The DTC capitalizes on the existing digital and innovation ecosystem and seeks to strengthen it, while also looking at the wider societal impact of digital technologies. Through establishing strategic partnerships across a wide spectrum of public, private, and civil society actors, the DTC’s engagement encompasses several components and initiatives.

About the Digital Dialogue

The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) engages in a Digital Dialogue
with the Kenyan Ministry of Information, Communications and The Digital Economy (MICDE). The aim of this dialogue is to shape an international framework for digital policy and transformation that benefits the Kenyan and German economies and societies.


As a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Digital Dialogue provides a platform for direct exchange between policy makers, regulators, businesses, academia and civil society from Kenya and Germany. The dialogue addresses topics ranging from internet governance and data policy to the application of emerging technologies, and support for businesses in the digital economy. Regular discussions at government level are prepared and accompanied by stakeholders from both countries. These exchanges provide an opportunity to share best practices and learn from each other. Current issues can be discussed directly with policy makers and the involvement of the stakeholders ensures that political approaches and solutions meet current needs .

Commissioned by BMDV, GIZ supports the Digital Dialogue with a secretariat. The secretariat
monitors current developments, implements cooperation activities and contributes to strategy building. In Kenya, the activities under the Digital Dialogue are planned and implemented in collaboration with the Digital Transformation Centre Kenya.


Responsibilities

Background

GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GmbH) – supports the German Government in achieving its goals in international cooperation for sustainable development.

About the Digital Transformation Centre Kenya

The Digital Transformation Centre (DTC) Kenya is a project commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU). It was established to support the country’s digital transition towards a sustainable and human-centred digital economy and society.


The DTC capitalizes on the existing digital and innovation ecosystem and seeks to strengthen it, while also looking at the wider societal impact of digital technologies. Through establishing strategic partnerships across a wide spectrum of public, private, and civil society actors, the DTC’s engagement encompasses several components and initiatives.

About the Digital Dialogue

The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) engages in a Digital Dialogue
with the Kenyan Ministry of Information, Communications and The Digital Economy (MICDE). The aim of this dialogue is to shape an international framework for digital policy and transformation that benefits the Kenyan and German economies and societies.


As a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Digital Dialogue provides a platform for direct exchange between policy makers, regulators, businesses, academia and civil society from Kenya and Germany. The dialogue addresses topics ranging from internet governance and data policy to the application of emerging technologies, and support for businesses in the digital economy. Regular discussions at government level are prepared and accompanied by stakeholders from both countries. These exchanges provide an opportunity to share best practices and learn from each other. Current issues can be discussed directly with policy makers and the involvement of the stakeholders ensures that political approaches and solutions meet current needs .

Commissioned by BMDV, GIZ supports the Digital Dialogue with a secretariat. The secretariat
monitors current developments, implements cooperation activities and contributes to strategy building. In Kenya, the activities under the Digital Dialogue are planned and implemented in collaboration with the Digital Transformation Centre Kenya.


A. Responsibilities

The Intern is responsible for:

  • Supporting the effective implementation of activities outlined in the work plan of the Kenyan-German Digital Dialogue

  • Supporting theengagement with the varying stakeholders from the private sector, academia and civil society on inputs, engagement and participation in the Digital
    Dialogue
  • Supporting the coordination with the Kenyan Ministry of Information, Communications and The Digital Economy on priority areas, work plan implementation and the annual high-level meeting
  • Supporting the secretariat functions of the Digital Dialogue team in Kenya with admin,
    contracting, event management and communications activities

B. Tasks

The Intern will perform the following tasks under the technical supervision of the Digital Dialogue Technical Advisor.


Support the implementation of Digital Dialogue activities in Kenya


  • Supporting the technical advisor in preparing, implementing and following-up on the activities outlined in the work plan

  • Support the design and development of activities for the Digital Dialogue together with
    public and private sector partners, civil society and academia

  • Facilitate expert exchanges, including preparation and note taking

  • Support the tracking of the work plan implementation and outputs

  • Support planning, procurement processes, financial management and monitoring of project activities


Stakeholder and network management

  • Support in initiating and managing partnerships with government, private sector, academia, and civil society actors in Kenya

  • Support the coordination and management of a network of Kenyan stakeholders on different topics outlined in the work plan

  • Support in ensuring positive and productive relations with stakeholders

  • Map relevant stakeholders and good practices

  • Identify and engage new stakeholders on relevant topics


Coordination with MICDE

  • Support the coordination with MICDE

  • Support the facilitation of ministerial exchanges between both countries

  • Support MICDE with the steering of the Digital Dialogue and stakeholder engagements with stakeholders


C. Other duties/additional tasks

  • Perform other duties and tasks in the context of the Digital Dialogue as assigned

  • Contribute actively to reports (regular and ad-hoc), PR materials, and other related tasks to reporting and communication for the Digital Dialogue

  • Support the identification of synergies with other projects and activities under the DTC Kenya

D. Required
qualifications, competencies and experience

The Intern should have the following qualifications, competencies and experiences:


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in political or social science, law or computer science or any associated fields like ICT policy, international relations

Professional experience

  • Initial experience in digitalisation e.g. in the area of digital economy, digital government, data governance, emerging tech, cybersecurity or ICT policy e.g. through research projects, internships etc.

  • Initial experience in project management (conceptualization, planning, coordination, steering, monitoring) is preferred but not mandatory Intercultural competence working with local and international teams
  • Proven skills and experience in networking and fostering partnerships

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in both written and spoken English at a high level.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a dynamic team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to cooperate effectively with colleagues and partners

  • Self-starter, who works independently and has a flexible attitude but is a strong team player simultaneously.

  • Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, email, internet), Excel and other computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

F. Timing and Duration of Assignment

  • The duration of the internship will be 6 months

G. Duty station

  • The interns will be based in GIZ Offices in Nairobi

H. Submission of Application

Vacancy Reference Number: GIZ/DTC/05/03/2024

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer.

All applications should be received by 10th April 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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