10 Jun 2021

Internship at Global Green Growth Institute

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Job Description

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.

Current Opportunity

We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Rwanda Country Office to support a regional study on Circularity in the Built Environment in Africa.

The assignment will include the following but not limited to:

1. Consolidation of existing data on the state of circularity in Buildings in Rwanda and other African countries

    • Review of government and industry reports.
    • Reports by development organizations and think tanks.
    • Academic articles and reports.
    • Policies supporting or hindering circularity in the buildings.
    • Review existing reports for solid waste types and volumes from the building and construction sector.
    • Case studies and photographs on successful local applications of circularity in buildings/projects.

This review of secondary data will cover country reports and policies, to extract data and policies on circularity for buildings.

2.  Collection of data on opportunities for increased circularity in the built environment

    • Virtual/in-person interviews with real estate industry stakeholders (developers, architects, engineers, policy makers, facility managers, contractors, etc.) to document practices to explore potential for circularity.
    • Virtual/in-person survey to collect data on construction and demolition waste types and volumes.
    • With support from GGGI country office, liaise closely with government agencies, research organizations, NGOs, private sector, and University of Rwanda actors to collect credible and usable data.
    • Disseminate the One Planet Network (OPN) Circular Built Environment (CBE) indicator survey with industry stakeholders.

In this exercise, stakeholders will be engaged virtually to provide data on material circularity in practice and to project potential for increasing the volume of materials reused/recycled. In each country, at least 30 leading businesses will be surveyed.

3.  Support GGGI Country office in Validation of data and information collected by country with key government, research and industry stakeholders. (This will be done through in-person workshop or through online engagement, depending on Rwanda’s COVID-19 context and situation).

4.  Support Regional report actions. The intern will collaborate with other regional researchers on;

    • Standardization of data collection and policy analyses across countries.
    • Africa continent-wide literature review on promoting circular building industry. This review will focus on supportive policies, local material and designs and potential for job creation through increased circularity in building and construction.
    • Compilation of report, support in country workshop planning.

Applicants to the GGGI internship program must at the time of application one of 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 architecture, engineering, building sciences 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 green buildings, energy efficiency, sustainable architecture, 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.

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.
    • Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Important information
    • Duration: The internship program is for four months. Once selected, interns must begin your 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.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 20th June, 2021.

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