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Jordan Program Operations Intern

Jordan (Jordan)

  • Organization: GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Jordan (Jordan)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-20

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Jordan Program Operations Intern

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.

GGGI’s Jordan Office is seeking an intern to support program development in line with the implementation of the Ministry of Environment’s recently launched National Green Growth Plan (NGGP). The internship will allow students who are interested in becoming development practitioners apply the knowledge they have learned through their studies in the energy, waste, transport and/or water sectors in Jordan. This knowledge will be applied toward the development of GGGI’s five-year strategy of activities in Jordan.

Current Opportunity


GGGI is currently supporting the Government of Jordan with the implementation of the National Action Plan for Green Growth. We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the GGGI Jordan Office to support research, consultations and technical writing relating to Jordan program operations. The assignment will include (but is not limited to) the following tasks: 

  • Desktop research related to green growth, particularly focusing on the topics of e-mobility, solid waste management, and other sustainable urban development issues.
  • Working closely with GGGI’s local team to support the development of the country planning framework (CPF, a five-year strategic planning exercise for the in-country operations), this would include desktop research and technical writing support.
  • Working closely with GGGI’s local team to ensure stakeholder engagement and high-level support services to government counterparts.
  • Technical writing including the delivery of issue briefs, infographics, reports or presentations
  • External communications regarding GGGI’s activities in Jordan, and other communications materials including technical presentations for events and meetings
  • Logistics for various workshops and consultations throughout the internship.
  • Candidates will be expected to deliver a learning plan at the beginning of the internship, bi-weekly brief of accomplishments, and a final report of findings and reflection as deliverables for the internship.



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.




• Be enrolled in Master's or PhD program in the areas of climate change, sustainable development, public policy, public administration or economics. or other similar areas.

• Currently studying topics related to green growth and sustainable development such as: solid waste management approaches, sustainable transport, integrated water resource management, renewable energy and energy efficiency, sustainable tourism, and sustainable agriculture.

• Familiar with the green growth, climate change and sustainable development agendas of Jordan, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement and Jordan’s Nationally Determined Contribution, and others. Basic understanding of the green growth and sustainable development context in the Middle East, particularly Jordan, is a strong asset.

• Fluent in English. Strong English writing skills are essential (writing test required). Fluency in Arabic a strong asset.


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 at least three months and up to six months. Once selected, interns must begin the 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 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.

  • Certificate: provided upon successful completion of the internship, upon request.


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Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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