Einsatzzeitraum:01.06.2021 - 30.11.2021
Art der Anstellung:Vollzeit
Transitional development assistance supports people in crisis. The effects of disasters, violent conflicts and climate change aggravate the already difficult living conditions of people, especially in fragile and extremely poor regions. Laboriously achieved development advances are set back by years. Transitional aid projects are increasingly used in these fragile contexts. Transitional aid is dynamically positioned between humanitarian aid and the Federal Government's medium to long-term development cooperation. Transitional aid is a separate title of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Within GIZ, the G260 “Transitional Aid” group is responsible for GIZ-internal coordination and advice on transitional aid projects and portfolio development with the clients. To further improve quality of TDA interventions we aim to implement a impact research program.
We will initially integrate accompanying impact research on a research question in the field of peace / social cohesion in five new ÜH projects on a pilot basis. This approach enables cross-comparisons of the effectiveness of specific activities and generates rigorous evidence. The research program is carried out in partnership with leading experts in the field of peace / social cohesion. The respective research questions are determined jointly with the research partners and BMZ. The basis for this are the results of the (final) evaluations of ongoing projects and the promising impact hypotheses identified, as well as existing evidence gap maps. If the pilot is successful, the approach can be continued in the coming year with new research questions.
- Conception, design and revision of instruments and processes for the impact research program
- Solution oriented management of research and program implementation under fragile and changeable contexts
- Helping find solutions between researchers and practitioners when circumstances require compromises for the research design
- Communicating evidence & research designs to practitioners and policymakers
- Coordination of impact studies in different TDA projects
- Support of the Head of Section in the implementation of the impact and evaluation processes as well as in the application of the instruments
- Knowledge management and design of processes for using evidence for project- and portfolio management
- Coordination and quality control of the reporting of the research to BMZ
- Degree in peacebuilding, political or social sciences, economics or another relevant field of study with a focus on international cooperation and formal training in quantitative methods
- Research experience in the field of development cooperation especially monitoring and evaluation is required, preferably in fragile contexts
- Knowledge about managing a field experiment to measure development impact
- Experience presenting rigorous evidence to policymakers and practitioners
- Strong conceptual and analytical skills as well as self-reliant, cooperative and innovative working style
- Very good knowledge of the development and application of methods of rigorous impact evaluation
- Fluency in English; knowledge of German for translation purposes is of advantage
GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.
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 €1.634,- (gross).
Work can be done 100% remotely and in English. Some documents will need to be translated from German.
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. Kristian Lempa (firstname.lastname@example.org).