20 Internship Positions of Economist at GIZ Rwanda: (Deadline 4 September 2023)
20 Economist Interns
The Macroeconomic Investment Policies (MIP) program
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and the promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Governance, Climate & Energy, Sustainable Growth, and Digitalisation.
The Macroeconomic Investment Policies (MIP) program is a joint Rwandan-German Development Cooperation project implemented by GIZ, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project aims at strengthening individual and institutional capacities for economic analyses and evidence-based policymaking in five areas: planning and implementation of public investments, macroeconomic modelling, promotion of evidence-based tax policy, strengthening research and policy dialogue, and supporting the implementation of the selected elements of the Rwanda Sustainable Finance Roadmap.
The GIZ Macroeconomic and Investment Policies programme (MIP) supports the organization of the Young Economist Program (YEP), implemented by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN), National Bank of Rwanda (BNR), and the National Institute for Statistics Rwanda (NISR). YEP, is offered to recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree specializing in economics and allows young professionals to bring new perspectives and research skills to the practical environment of economic policy and planning, gain work experience, and enhance their applied research skills.
GIZ-MIP is seeking highly qualified and motivated recent graduates in economics who are interested in working as interns for six months at MINECOFIN and other public institutions.
Fixed Term: 6 Months full time
Young Economist Programme (YEP)
The YEP runs from mid-January to mid-July, it includes three months of intensive courses and three months of guided on-the-job training.
Intensive courses are delivered by national and international experts. In addition, the YEP participants complete two to three online courses on the International Monetary Fund and prepare and present an analytical brief. They are also provided with soft skills, job readiness skills as well as professional mentorship.
The 3 months training focuses on the following topics: Software skills: Excel, e-views, and STATA, Data management, Real sector analysis, External Sector Analysis, Monetary Policy Analysis, Fiscal Policy, Integrated macro-framework, Macro-modeling, financial sector analysis and development.
- This program is offered to Rwandan Nationals below the age of 30 years old, ONLY.
- A copy of your ID along with other application documents, original copies will be required during tests and other assessments.
- Bachelor’s degree in economics or Statistics with an economics minor.
- Proven knowledge of statistical and other quantitative methods and computer software.
- An understanding of public economic policymaking.
- Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda; French is an additional asset.
- Adaptive and fast learner
Program duration and certification
- This internship is a full-time 6 months commitment, starting in January 2024
- Interns will receive a diploma of completion and a transcript
- Monthly transport allowance
- Access to a laptop throughout the program
Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, National ID copy, an up-to-date CV, copy of the degree(s), and transcript(s), no later than September 04th, 2023, by e-mail to [email protected]. The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a single PDF file quoting the job title in the subject.
GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please let us know if you have any requirements should you be invited for an assessment/interview or that you wish us to consider when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a test and an interview.
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