The Global Green Growth Institute internship program (also called “Grow Green” Program) provides a unique learning opportunity for students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds. The program is designed for talented and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to GGGI’s operations. The program allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the Institute and provides assistance and training in various professional fields in a multicultural environment. We encourage qualified women and men, in particular, nationals of developing countries, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.
We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Rwanda Country Office to support a preparatory project on ‘Support to setup Super ESCO (Energy Services Company) in Rwanda as a vehicle to promote energy efficiency’.
The assignment will include the following but not limited to:
1. Support to review the detailed market assessment of energy efficiency in Rwanda
- Support to review the detailed market assessment of energy efficiency potential in Rwanda across all sectors and sub-sectors including but not limited to existing public buildings (administrative, commercial, healthcare, education), private buildings (commercial, retail, mixed-use, residential), industries, streetlighting, public utilities (potable water treatment and wastewater treatment) and any other major electricity consuming sector.
- Support the review of institutional assessment to host the Super ESCO facility and the needed policy, regulatory, legal, capacity, and institutional framework to operationalize the facility.
- Support to review the energy policy and energy law to ensure they provide the enabling framework to support the development of ESCO market in Rwanda
- Support to finalize and validate the detailed market assessment and institutional assessment
2. Support the development and validation of a Super ESCO business plan
- Support to review the business plan for the Super ESCO model
- Support to organize stakeholder consultations to refine and finalize the Super ESCO business plan in consultation with MININFRA, AfDB, REG, RHA, RURA, MINECOFIN, and BRD.
- Support the finalization and validation of the business plan by key stakeholders
3. Collection of data on opportunities to increase electricity access and energy efficiency in Rwanda
- Virtual/in-person interviews with large-scale energy consumers (building facility managers, industries, utilities, etc.) to document good practices to increase energy efficiency
- With support from GGGI country office, liaise closely with ministries, agencies, research organizations, NGOs, private sector, and University of Rwanda actors to collect credible and usable data.
- Support the development of concept notes & ideas to electricity access in Rwanda
Applicants to the GGGI internship program must at the time of application meet the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or PhD program prior to internship assignment, or a recent graduate within the last 12 months.
- Be engaged or recently engaged in academic study in a field directly related to the Institute’s work
- Possess an excellent command of English and knowledge of Kinyarwanda.
- Education in electrical engineering, energy management or related areas is desirable.
- A strong background in quantitative methods and data analysis; Outstanding research and analytical skills, including strong ability to analyze, integrate and summarize information from a wide range of sources.
- Proven computer literacy in standard office software applications skills, as well as willingness to learn new tools.
- Experience in research and report writing is beneficial.
- Excellent English communication skills, particularly writing and/or editing experience in the field of energy efficiency, energy management, or related areas.
- Ability to work/deliver independently with minimal supervision.
- Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds and time zones.
- Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
- GGGI evaluates applications based on: eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study and work experience (if any); and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to development work.
- Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Duration: The internship program is for six months. Once selected, interns must begin internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
- Stipend: GGGI interns receive a monthly stipend of USD$500 per month. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
- Visa: GGGI will provide a supporting letter for visa. Interns will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
- Travel: Intern will arrange and finance their travel to the internship location.
- Medical Insurance: Interns must present proof of valid medical insurance to GGGI upon returning the signed internship contract.
- Confidentiality: Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and may not publish any documents based on such information.
- Academic Credit: Interns may get academic credit from their institution of higher education for the internship. Interns need to check with their university to confirm their academic credit policy for internships.
- Working Hours: Interns are expected to work during normal Rwanda working hours (8:00 – 17:00). Leave should be pre-approved by the Intern Manager, and the latter should inform the Office of HR accordingly.
- Learning Outcomes: Before completion of the internship, Intern Managers are expected to review the learning outcomes with the intern.
- Certificate: Provided upon successful completion of the internship, upon request.
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