Vacancy Announcement : Economist Intern for The Macroeconomic Investment Policies (MIP) program

Deadlines and submissions : 29th October 2020 at 4:00 PM

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

The Macroeconomic Investment Policies (MIP) program is a joint Rwandan-German Development Cooperation project implemented by GIZ, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project aims at strengthening individual and institutional capacities for economic analyses and evidence-based policymaking in strengthening capacities for macroeconomic policies analysis, projections, forecasting, public investment management, and strengthening overall capacity for economic research and promoting public dialogue on economic policies in Rwanda.

Since 2016, the Ministry of Finance and Economic planning (MINECOFIN)—in collaboration with the GIZ Macroeconomic and Investment Policies programme (MIP)—offers the Young Economist Programme (YEP) to recent graduates for, at least, Bachelor’s degree specialized in economics. The internship allows young professionals to bring new perspectives and research skills to the practical environment of economic policy and planning, gain work experience, and enhance their applied research skills.

GIZ-MIP is seeking highly qualified and motivated recent graduates in economics who are interested in working as intern for six months in MINECOFIN departments (Chief Economist, National Development and Planning Research, and National Budget Departments).

Location : Kigali
Fixed Term : Six Months
Number : 12

Young Economist Programme (YEP)

The YEP six-month internship consists of a combination of work assignments with on-the-job training and intensive training, all with the systematic assessment. The work assignments in one of the three Departments cover areas such as macroeconomic projections & monitoring, tax policy, external financing and debt, investment planning, and budget preparation and execution, and each intern will be mentored by regular staff working in that area. Through a series of seminars, interns will be familiarized with various aspects of government economic policy preparation in a range of agencies (MINECOFIN, NBR, NISR, other ministries).

The intensive training is spread over six months and consists of : online training courses and tutorials in quantitative modeling and other methods ; courses in advanced EXCEL, EVIEWS and STATA ; structured courses (in part online) in applied macro-economic and -econometric modeling and Cost-Benefit Analysis/project appraisal, provided by inter/national professors ; and training in report-writing and oral presentation skills.

Qualifications of applying interns

> Bachelor’s degree in economics or statistics with economics minor.
> Proven knowledge of statistical and other quantitative methods and computer software.
> Thorough understanding of public economic policymaking.
> Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda ; French is an additional asset.
> Willingness and capacity to work very hard, under the pressure of deadlines, and do substantial self-study.

Duration and certification

> The internship will start on December 01st, 2020, and run through May 31st, 2021.
> All courses and work performance will be assessed, including through course tests, participation, and rating of on-the-job deliverables.
> Successful participants are awarded the “MINECOFIN YEP Programme Certificate”.

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter & updated CV) until 29th October 2020 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. Please quote the job title in the subject

GIZ is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. This includes the provision of reasonable accommodation, if needed, in order to participate in the job application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please, let us know if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/interview or that you wish us to take into account when considering your application. Women and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

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