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GGGI Internship / Fellowship

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Category : NGO/Community Services & Dev't Experience(s) : 0 Year


The Internship will support the GGGI Uganda Team (Officer – Energy) in the mainstreaming of Green Growth in sector policies, strategies, plans and legal framework especially for the renewal energy sector in line with the country’ work program and budget; and the priorities outlined in Uganda green growth development strategy (UGGDS) and country planning framework (CPF). The internship will allow students who are interested in becoming development practitioners apply the knowledge they have learned through their studies in the energy sector in Uganda.

About The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an international organization committed to strong, inclusive green growth. We assist developing and emerging countries with integrating their ambitions for strong economic performance and environmental sustainability with the goal of bringing about poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Offer timely support to review and develop a catalogue of the Existing Policies, Strategies, Plans, Projects and legal frameworks in the Renewal Energy Sector in Uganda. In this process also support identification the non-existent and potentially relevant Policies and Strategies that can enhance Green Growth in the Energy Sector. This will be done with support from the Energy Officer in the Country Team.
  • Working with the Energy Officer, support to conduct a GGPA for the Energy sector to identify gaps, challenges and opportunities for green growth mainstreaming in the existing policies, plans, strategies, projects and legal frameworks.
  • Work in liaison with the Energy Officer, convene the Major Sector actors and conduct consultative meetings and Workshops on Green Growth Mainstreaming in the Sector – This includes both Capacity and awareness meetings but also technical mainstreaming Work. This will include minute taking and management of workshop materials.
  • Participate in supporting the Ministry of Energy in the Development of the National Renewal Energy Roadmap and Investment Plan

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  The Intern should either be;

  • Enrolled in a Master’s or in a Ph.D. program, or in the final year of a Bachelor’s program in the areas of Energy, Environmental Management, Environmental engineering, economics, development or other similar areas


  • Completed a Bachelor’s, Masters or PHD Degree in last 12 months


  • Between a first degree and graduate school (gap year)?
  • Currently interested in or studying topics related to green growth, renewable energy and solid waste management approaches, including waste to resource solutions.
  • Familiar with the renewable energy landscape of Uganda, including the challenges and opportunities for renewable energy finance, the history and process of legal and regulatory development in the energy sector, and/or an understanding of the implications for renewable energy expansion in Uganda.
  • Fluent in English. Strong English writing skills are essential (writing test required).
  • Familiar with the structure and functions of various government institutions in Uganda

Internship Terms and Conditions:

  • Duration: The internship program lasts for at least three months and can be as long as six months. Once selected, interns must begin the internship either prior to or within 12 months of graduation.
  • Cost: All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions. A monthly allowance shall be given by GGGI as an additional contribution to the above expenses.
  • 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 were necessary.
  • Confidentiality: Interns must be discreet and keep confidential any and/or all unpublished information obtained during 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.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.

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Deadline: 1st August 2017

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