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Internship Opportunity with Uganda Sustainable Landscape – GGGI

Location- Uganda
Contract Type- Internship
Grade- Internship
Salary scale- Internship
Contract Duration- 4 months
Date to close (KST)- 12/08/2020
Job Reference- Intern1

If you are thinking of entering the world of international organizations and green growth, an internship at the GGGI could be the ideal start for you. The objective of the internship is to give you a first-hand experience of the day-to-day working at GGGI. The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on GGGI’s current operational needs. GGGI welcomes motivated, open-minded, and self-directed individuals to apply. You will be given an opportunity to work directly with outstanding and inspiring Green Growth professionals, participate in workshops and meetings, and contribute to analytical work as well as innovative rethinking on sustainable green growth. Interns will be selected based on merit and cannot be children or siblings of current GGGI staff members.

Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

Current Opportunity

We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Sustainable Landscapes (SL) field to assist the team especially with research and program development. All below deliverables are Uganda focused. The intern will be working directly with the Uganda Country Representative and with the Sustainable Landscape Thematic Lead in GGGI Head Office and their team.

The assignment will include but not limited to the following:

  • Stakeholder Analysis within the relevant Sustainable Landscape-related sectors as agreed upon at the start of the assignment. This includes private sector players, financial institutions and civil society.
  • Project Analysis – Analysis of relevant government- and ODA-funded programmes and projects and their geographic distribution.
  • Environmental, geographic and socio-economic information on biodiversity, deforestation and land degradation hotspots.
  • Policy Analysis – Analysis of Government of Uganda plans, policies, strategies and other relevant documents, together with an assessment of implementation gaps.
  • Put together a ‘Lessons Learned’ package containing key lessons learned in agroforestry, forest protection and restoration, and Payments for Ecosystem Services.
  • Support the team during relevant events, meetings and workshops.
  • Support project design, development and implementation where relevant.
  • Provide other support when requested.


  • The candidate has either completed a Masters or Ph.D. program in the past 12 months, or is currently enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. Such should be in an Agriculture, Forestry, Sustainable Landscapes or Environmental Management field (or another relevant field)
  • You are committed and available to work full-time (40 hours per week) for the contracted period in the GGGI office or any other mutually agreed upon location within Kampala
  • Proven, strong academic and research track record
  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development issues
  • Experience in gathering, analysing and reporting data
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented with good organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office and active usage of various social media is an advantage
  • Proven analytical and report writing skills are advantageous.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Well-organized and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to do research
  • Maturity, initiative, tact and high sense of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Creativity, dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Important information
  • 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.
  • 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. This is only relevant for interns that are still in an academic program.
  • Working Hours: Interns are expected to work during normal working hours. 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.
 Selection Process
  • 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.
  • A written assignment might be part of the selection process (prior to an interview)
  • Due to an expected high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Due to COVID-19 and related movement restrictions, GGGI is unable to accept applications from applicants outside Uganda. However, applicants meeting or exceeding the qualifications described above and who are in Uganda are eligible to apply.

Due to the current composition of the GGGI Uganda team, GGGI is strongly encouraging female applicants to apply for the position. However, final selection will be merit-based and the best candidate for the position will be selected.

Date to close is Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applications and CVs must be sent in English.



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