Business Development Internship

Global Green Growth Institute

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Experience: Internship

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

We are looking for a talented individual to work with us in the Regional Office for Africa, Business Development Unit based in Abidjan, to support the team on strategic donor relations management and donor outreach (current and potential). Current, potential partners and donors encompass governmental donors, private sector, foundations, and international financing institutions as well as innovative financing modalities. The intern will primarily contribute to supporting donor/strategic partner research, intelligence gathering of funding trends, in-depth research on target donors, /partners in the region and on all GGGI sectors as well as the preparation of materials in support of advocacy and resource mobilization activities. The latter entails assistance with the development of tailored fundraising materials, making the case of funding for GGGI to target stakeholders.

The assignment will include the followings but not limited to:

  • Assist with conducting research on Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding trends in view of the development of partnerships with development partners and non-state actors in the region
  • Contribute to monitoring of new initiatives, events and innovative financing opportunities related to GGGIs vision, mission, and goals in the region, aimed supporting African countries transition to a green economy
  • Support the preparation of tailored advocacy, outreach and pitch materials targeting both current and potential donors
  • Support the preparation of business cases and programme proposals
  • More responsibilities within business development as deemed fit


Applicants to the GGGI internship program must at the time of application meet the following requirements:

  • 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, good command of French preferable.


The Applicant should, at least, required to meet the following qualifications:

  • Good understanding of resource mobilization, business development or an interest and willing to learn
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and tight deadlines, and to perform various tasks simultaneously
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, and ability to deliver results on time
  • Excellent spoken and written English. Strong skills in French and/or Portuguese, and other languages will be an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A master's degree in Economics. Finance, Business, Environmental Sciences, or relevant areas
  • International exposure and interest in Africa.