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Intern - Maritime Affairs

Closing: Jun 19, 2024

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Published: Jun 7, 2024 (18 days ago)

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A.            Background

 


The ecosystems of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) are critical for the food security, employment and economic development of ten states in eastern and southern Africa – Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, Comoros, Réunion, Mauritius,
Seychelles. Some 60 million people rely directly or indirectly on this biodiversity hotspot for fishing, tourism, oil and gas, and other resources.  However, population growth, increasing consumption, pollution and a diversity of human activities are threatening the region’s fragile coastal and marine ecosystems. Climate change impacts, including warming of the ocean and related acidification, and increased variability and intensity of weather events, are significantly exacerbating the decline in coastal and marine biodiversity.

 

In 2019 the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned GIZ to implement the Western Indian Ocean Governance Initiative (WIOGI) in partnership with the Nairobi Convention – the Regional Seas Convention housed at UNEP. The project supports the regional, national and local actors to collaborate more effectively for the
protection and sustainable use of marine and coastal diversity in the WIO. It focuses
on three main work packages:


  1. Strengthening the capacities of local coastal communities to participate
    in ocean governance.

  2. Strengthening the capacities of the regional multi-actor stakeholder
    initiative (Our Blue Future) to strengthen and promote local solutions for
    inclusive and sustainable blue economy.

  3. Improving local economic and social framework conditions for an
    inclusive sustainable blue economy in Mozambique and Tanzania.

 

WIOGI’s scope and scale will be substantially bolstered by a BMZ funding top-up in 2024 and three anticipated EU co-financings which, if successful, will increase the project budget by 15 times and extend the project duration to 2029.

 

As WIOGI’s activities spread to new countries and intensify, the project is looking for a Maritime Affairs Intern to support the design and implementation of critical internal and external processes and engagements with the maritime sector. This should be a highly organised, determined, ambitious and diligent individual who wants to join a fun and proactive team and is keen to build a career in ocean governance, blue economy and maritime affairs.


Responsibilities

A.            Background

 


The ecosystems of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) are critical for the food security, employment and economic development of ten states in eastern and southern Africa – Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, Comoros, Réunion, Mauritius,
Seychelles. Some 60 million people rely directly or indirectly on this biodiversity hotspot for fishing, tourism, oil and gas, and other resources.  However, population growth, increasing consumption, pollution and a diversity of human activities are threatening the region’s fragile coastal and marine ecosystems. Climate change impacts, including warming of the ocean and related acidification, and increased variability and intensity of weather events, are significantly exacerbating the decline in coastal and marine biodiversity.

 

In 2019 the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned GIZ to implement the Western Indian Ocean Governance Initiative (WIOGI) in partnership with the Nairobi Convention – the Regional Seas Convention housed at UNEP. The project supports the regional, national and local actors to collaborate more effectively for the
protection and sustainable use of marine and coastal diversity in the WIO. It focuses
on three main work packages:


  1. Strengthening the capacities of local coastal communities to participate
    in ocean governance.

  2. Strengthening the capacities of the regional multi-actor stakeholder
    initiative (Our Blue Future) to strengthen and promote local solutions for
    inclusive and sustainable blue economy.

  3. Improving local economic and social framework conditions for an
    inclusive sustainable blue economy in Mozambique and Tanzania.

 

WIOGI’s scope and scale will be substantially bolstered by a BMZ funding top-up in 2024 and three anticipated EU co-financings which, if successful, will increase the project budget by 15 times and extend the project duration to 2029.

 

As WIOGI’s activities spread to new countries and intensify, the project is looking for a Maritime Affairs Intern to support the design and implementation of critical internal and external processes and engagements with the maritime sector. This should be a highly organised, determined, ambitious and diligent individual who wants to join a fun and proactive team and is keen to build a career in ocean governance, blue economy and maritime affairs.


A.            Responsibilities

 


The intern will work closely with the WIOGI Project Manager and in close collaboration with component leads and other team members to support the design and implementation of a range of internal and external project processes, stakeholder engagements and events.

 

 

B.            Tasks


The Intern will work on the following tasks:


  • Researching relevant technical topics related to ocean governance, maritime affairs,
    marine conservation and blue economy
  • Support analysis and engagement of maritime stakeholders
  • Support the designing and implementing of key project processes concerning ocean
    governance, blue economy and maritime sectors.
  • Support procurement and other administrative processes. 
  • Support meeting and event preparation, logistics, facilitation, documentation and follow up. 
  • Support effective documentation and knowledge management.
  • Support results monitoring, and evaluation. 
  • Support with communications and publishing of social media content, working with a
    range of consultants and partners.
  • Other tasks at the request of the Project Manager.

 

 

C.            Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree (preferred) in maritime affairs, ocean
    governance or a related field.
  • At least 6 months’ work experience in the maritime sector.
  • Proven track record of working in a team.
  • Proven track record of seeing processes through to delivery to a high standard.
  • High proficiency in the use of ITC technologies and Microsoft computer
    applications.
  • Excellent written and spoken English; proven experience in public speaking is an
    advantage.
  • Hard working and highly motivated to join a multi-cultural environment.
  • Willingness to travel within Kenya or abroad.

 

 

D.      Duty location


The Intern will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

 

E.      Duration


Six months from 1st July 2024.

 


F.      Submission of Application


Vacancy Reference Number:     GIZ/ARD/01/06/2024

 


GIZ is an equal opportunity employer.

 


All applications should be received by 21st June 2024. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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