Job Opportunities and Vacancies - Tenders


The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Ethiopia offers internships to Ethiopian, German and other students and recent graduates who are interested in learning about the work of a political foundation and have an affinity to our working lines.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn about and participate in the process of designing and organizing policy dialogue activities, conduct rapid and practical research on issues and working lines, acquire skills in coordinating and organizing events, and analyze public policy issues. Interns may also have space for the development of their own ideas, and may even carry out a separate (e.g. thesis) project, as long as the project and ideas fit within the thematic axes of the foundation.

The intern may propose the duration of the internship, according to the following criteria:

  • The minimum duration of an internship is 3 months.
  • The maximum duration is 6 months.


  • Ability to communicate competently in English (orally and in writing).
  • Final year undergraduate or master's degree students in economics, sociology, political science, communication or related fields.
  • Professionals who have recently graduated and are looking to broaden their professional experience.


Those interested in internships should note that the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is not an academic research institution, but a foundation that promotes policy dialogue among diverse actors. Interns are therefore expected to have an interest in our areas of work, a favorable attitude towards teamwork and a commitment to carrying out the activities, which include administrative and logistical work.

To apply, it is necessary to send to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung the following documentation in English:

  • Motivation letter in which you specify the reason and purpose of your internship, in addition, in which you list your thematic interests (maximum two pages).
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Photocopy of the last degree or diploma obtained.

Inquiries from potential candidates and internship applications should be sent to the following e-mail address: info.ethiopia(at) at least 10 weeks before required internship period.

Note: Applications only possible for 2024 second half


Job offer: Support for our Project on Just Transition

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Addis Ababa is looking for support for its project on Just Transition!

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Addis Ababa Office (FES), invites adequately qualified and motivated applicants, e.g. university students, to apply for supporting our Project on Just Transition!

Just Transition is dealing with the socially and ecologically just adaption towards climate change. It is a term that is in particularly used by the international trade union movement stressing the workers’ role in this transition process. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Ethiopia is contributing on a project on just transition in Africa. Within Ethiopia, FES will focus on just transition in the sector of agriculture.

When you are a university student or recent graduate looking for a part-time engagement and you want to support us on this important project you are welcome to apply!

Main responsibilities and requirements:

• Good understanding and appreciation of Social Democratic values, the aspects of Climate Change with regards to mitigation and adaptation

• Knowledge about the Ethiopian agricultural sector and climate movement

• Good knowledge or willingness to learn and to get to know the Ethiopian Trade Union environment

• Willingness to support us with the conceptualization and implementation of events on just transition, e.g. workshops, seminars, studies, etc.

Qualifications required:

• Must be enrolled or have recently graduated at an Ethiopian University in a BA, MA or PhD in Social or Political Science or other fields related to the below mentioned policies

• A good understanding in at least one out of the three following policy areas: climate change, labour movements or agriculture

• Excellent control of Microsoft Office (Word, Excell, PowerPoint, etc.)

• Fluency in oral and written English is required (at least C1 level)

Social, special and other skills:

• Energy and dynamic work behavior

• Strong ability to work within a team

• Ability to work independently and responsibly

• Very good and professional communication skills both orally and written

• Willingness to learn

• Eagerness and curiosity for the topic “just transition” and motivated to create a network of experts

We offer:

  • An interesting area of work
  • Good team spirit
  • 30 years of experience of working within Ethiopia as an institution
  • A global network of FES colleagues and professional experts
  • An interesting payment
  • The job is part-time. It can be arranged in a way so that it fits to your study program.

Female applicants are explicitly encouraged.

Applications should consist of a motivation letter, a comprehensive CV. Former work or internship certificates are an asset.

FES Ethiopia welcomes applications until 31 May 2024, by sending above mentioned and supporting documents either to or via mail to the address given below:

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Addis Ababa Office, P.O. Box: 8786, Addis Ababa

NOTE: Incomplete Applications and unqualified applications will not be answered. If your application is valid, you will receive an answer before 30 June 2024.

Internship in social media and communication

FES Ethiopia is looking for an intern for communication and social media! Join our team for a 3-month part-time internship, offering you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in social media management and communication within an international NGO.

Your Profile:

  • Ethiopian student, ideally based in Addis Ababa
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a degree in communication, journalism and media, political science, social sciences or a related field. Due to its part-time format, the internship might be compatible with university classes.
  • Experience and expertise in communication and social media management
  • Excellent English communication skills, written and oral
  • Basic knowledge of graphic design and video editing are a plus
  • Interest in politics, social justice, gender equality and democracy
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively


Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing and curating content for our social media platforms
  • Develop a new communication strategy with us
  • Accompany and report on our events and activities
  • Compose texts for our website


How to apply:

If you are interested in becoming our communications intern, please send the following documents to :

  • Motivation letter in which you specify the reason and purpose of your internship (maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Photocopy of the last degree or diploma obtained

Deadline for applications is the 31 May 2024.


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