Policy and Regional Representation Internship

Abidjan, Ivory Coast
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GOGLA is seeking motivated graduate interns related to public policy and international development to support the Policy and Regional Representation Division. You will work in an international and dynamic environment.

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Reporting to: Head of Policy and Regional Strategies
Duration: 12 months
Onboarding: as soon as possible

Core Tasks
Supporting the coordination of the GOGLA Policy Working Group(s) and activities falling under the working group’s remit; this includes the development of industry opinions
Support coordination of various projects falling under the remit of the policy and regulatory program, including monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects to donors
Organization of events and meetings such as public and private sector dialogues or topical workshops
Facilitating and coordinating information sharing with sector partners
Carrying out research on specific topics of relevance to the program, such as collation of background information, development of overview documents on specific topics, or stakeholder mapping
Research and analysis in the fields of enabling environment as well as business development.
Support the coordination of the working groups (policy, social impact, business development),
Drafting of reports, and development of content for GOGLA communication.
Support to the organization of GOGLA events and the general administration of the Association.

GOGLA Values:
All staff at GOGLA are required to work in line with their organization’s values. This means working boldly, enthusiastically, pro-actively, transparently and collaboratively with each other whilst treating others in a fair and equal way. Please see their website for more details about their values.

Does this sound like you?

The ideal candidates will have:
A high level of passion for GOGLA’s mission and objectives.
Bachelors’ degree in development cooperation, public policy, political science, economics or other related fields.
An inquisitive mind, strong analytical skills, good written and verbal communication skills and a keen eye for details
A high-level passion for the energy access sector.
Previous experience is not required but previous experience or an internship is an added value.

Candidate Attributes:
Outstanding communication and presentation skills in English. (French language skills are required for the Abidjan, Ivory Coast role)
Proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Preferably some understanding in the energy access space and on market-based solutions
A clear understanding of the importance of the right government policies
Strong strategic and management skills
Good prioritization and people skills with a focus on continual professional development
The ability to take ownership of problems and demonstrate a flexible, adaptable approach to work
The ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced, entrepreneurial and international environment
Confident working in multi-cultural teams.

What’s in it for you?
An international work environment in a fast-growing, innovative industry
A paid internship
A dynamic team and strong global network of members and partners in the off-grid energy and international development sector
A workplace that provides flexibility and freedom, and expects initiative, passion and drive from motivated self-starters
The knowledge that you help build an impactful sector and contribute towards a better world