Intern (m/f/d) Sustainable Sanitation and SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) Secretariat


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Intern (m/f/d) Sustainable Sanitation and SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) Secretariat

Dear all,

we are happy to announce that we are looking for a new internship at the SuSanA Secretariat! The internship will start on December 7 and is located in Bonn, Germany. The deadline for this 6-month internship will be on November 11, 2020. We would be happy if you could share this position within your networks. The link to the application for is here:

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More than a third of the global population is still living with extremely poor sanitation or even without access to adequate and safely managed sanitation. The GIZ sector programme Sustainable Sanitation aims to promote sustainable sanitation in our partner countries through partnerships, consulting and networking. The team of the sector program is dedicated to scale-up existing sanitation approaches to improve sanitation and hygiene for as many people as possible. The focus of the sector programme lies on urban and peri-urban areas in fast growing cities worldwide and the consideration of suitable digital applications.GIZ is a partner of the international “Sustainable Sanitation Alliance” (SuSanA) and the sector programme Sustainable Sanitation hosts the SuSanA secretariat. The secretariat is responsible for maintaining and developing the online platform ( with different knowledge management tools like the library, the project & partner database, event section, 13 Thematic Working Groups, and 3 Regional Chapters. The SuSanA platform also offers a public Discussion Forum ( where over 10.000 international members discuss and exchange among various topics around sustainable sanitation. Closely related to the SuSanA Platform is the Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) Web portal ( SFD is a visualization that tool summarizes and presents what happens to excreta in cities. The SFD portal provides support through its Helpdesk, an internal area for the submission of SFDs, communication with experts and for the revision of SFDs prepared independently.

  • Applicants should hold a Bachelor or Master degree in environmental engineering / management, information systems, IWRM, geo sciences, political science, urban planning / management, geography or other relevant field
  • Basic knowledge of sustainable sanitation, interest to work in the sanitation sector and an understanding of global development agendas (e.g. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, SDGs) are expected
  • Proficiency in MS office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) is required; understanding of how to present contents convincingly and of how to use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube) efficiently for professional networking purposes are important requirements
  • Prior knowledge of website editing in a content management system (CMS), ideally Joomla, and basic knowledge in layout and design with Adobe Software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) will strengthen your application
  • Fluency in English and intermediate German language skills are expected; good command in Spanish, Arabic or French is an advantage
Good luck and all the best,


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