Economist Interns At Giz Rwanda
Economist Interns At Giz Rwanda 1 PositionGIZ RWANDA
Looking for Economist Interns
The Macroeconomic Investment Policies (MIP) Project
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 Governance, Climate & Energy, Sustainable Growth and Digitalisation.
The Macroeconomic Investment Policies (MIP) Project 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 three areas: macroeconomic and fiscal projections and policy analysis; public investment planning and appraisal; and national economic research and public dialogue on economic policies in Rwanda.
Since 2016, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN)—in collaboration with the GIZ implemented Macroeconomic and Investment Policies (MIP)Project hiring interns via the Young Economist Program (YEP) to recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree specialized in economics. The internship allows young graduates 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.
MIP Project seeking highly qualified and motivated recent graduates in economics interested in working as intern for six months in a department of MINECOFIN (Office of the Chief Economist, National Development and Planning Research Department, and National Budget Department).
Fixed Term: Six Months
Number: 20 (twenty)
Young Economist Program (YEP)
The YEP six-month internship consists of a combination of work assignments with on-the-job training and intensive training, all with 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 data analysis and policy preparation in a range of agencies (MINECOFIN, NBR, NISR, other ministries).
The intensive training is spread over the six months and consists of: online training courses and tutorials in quantitative modelling and other methods; courses in advanced EXCEL, EVIEWS and STATA; structured courses (in part online) in applied macroeconomic and macro-econometric modelling and Cost-Benefit Analysis/project appraisal, provided by inter/national professors; and training in soft 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 policy making.
- Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda; French is an additional asset.
- Willingness and capacity to work very hard, under pressure of deadlines, and do substantial self-study.
Duration and certification
- The internship will start on 15 November 2021 and run through 15 May 2022
- 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 Diploma”