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Internship in the field of Productive Use of Energy at GIZ

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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German federal enterprise. GIZ supports the Federal German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries around the globe. In Malawi, GIZ has been working for 60 years. The German international cooperation currently focuses on three priority areas: education, health, and private-sector development in rural areas. In addition, to our work in these areas, we also work on public financial management and economic management.

The Energising Development (EnDev) partnership is a multi-donor energy access programme currently financed by four donor countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH acts as lead agency for the implementation of the programme and cooperates closely with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) as well as other local implementation partners. EnDev promotes sustainable access to modern energy services worldwide, focusing on the poor. EnDev aims to achieve sustainable access to modern energy for 27.5 million people by 2022. Through its bottom-up approach, EnDev also contributes to creating positive economic, social and environmental impacts. By December 2020, EnDev has helped 23.8 million people gain access to either electricity or improved cooking technologies in households. In addition, 28,500 social institutions and 73,550 small and medium-sized enterprises have benefitted from sustainable access to modern energy services.

In Malawi, EnDev is implemented by GIZ through a market-oriented and country-wide approach. With co-finance from the EU, EnDev in Malawi is implementing the Make Energy Work! component. It aims at market development for needs-based, climate-friendly technologies and services for productive use of energy (PUE). On the supply side this will be achieved through result-based-financing (RBF) and business development support (BDS) for PUE companies and on the demand side through outreach activities, capacity development and market-linkages for PUE customers/users. These activities will be framed through cooperation with Malawian universities, private sector associations and the government to create an enabling environment for the PUE sector. Through these interventions the project aims to help lifting the PUE market from the pre-commercial to the pioneering phase.

Currently EnDev Malawi is looking for an interns based in Lilongwe for six months around Productive Use of Energy.

Title: Internship with EnDev-MW in the field of Productive Use of Energy

Reports to: EnDev Team Leader


The main task as an intern is to support the programme in its day-to-day operations: this includes the preparation and follow-up of meetings, workshops, and field visits in terms of content and logistics and research on relevant topics. In addition, the intern will work on reporting, external presentation, and impact monitoring of the programme. If necessary, the intern will take part in field visits to the districts.

In detail that means supporting the technical advisor for Productive Use of Energy with the following responsibilities:

  • Providing technical support to the project advisors
  • Providing support to the tracking of PUE research projects
  • Assisting in the management of service providers
  • Supporting with facilitation of activities with the Renewable Energy Industries Association of Malawi (REIAMA)
  • Conducting and documentation of project progress
  • Support in the development of awareness raising strategies for PUE technologies.
  • Developing agendas and minute-taking during stakeholder meetings and thereafter following up with stakeholders on their action points
  • Supporting the knowledge management for the project.


  • The intern must have at least a level of education which corresponds to completed basic studies in renewable energy, marketing, business administration, social sciences, or related fields of study.
  • Some experience with development cooperation is an asset.
  • Prior experience in the field of solar irrigation, gender, agri-businesses, social campaigning, social behaviour change, (social) marketing and applied empirical research would be an advantage.
  • The intern’s IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media) are above average.
  • Experience in event management is desirable.
  • Very good written and spoken English skills and enjoy researching are a requirement.
  • A quick grasp and the pronounced ability to think analytically are among the interns’ strengths.
  • The intern should also have a high level of patience, team spirit, flexibility, and commitment.

Method Of Application

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should submit their electronic detailed curriculum vitae (CV), copies of certificates, and one-paged cover letter, demonstrating how you are meeting the above requirements, to

The following reference code of the call for application is strictly to be indicated in the subject line of the applicant’s email: ENDEV-2024/03-PUE INTERN + Name of applicant.

All applications should be addressed to:

The Head of HR
GIZ Malawi
P.O. Box 31131
Lilongwe 3.

The deadline for receiving applications is 29th March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals regardless of gender, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic. We embrace diversity and believe that inclusivity in the workplace is essential to our success, and we are committed to creating a work environment where all employees are valued and respected.

Within its activities, GIZ is promoting and protecting human rights, health, and wellbeing, and wishes to contribute to a world free from harm, exploitation, and abuse. Prospective candidates should be willing to adhere to GIZ’s Child Protection Principles, and Prevent Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment