Closing on: Mar 31, 2021

GIZ are looking for enthusiastic nerds and geeks who want to help overcome the digital divide as development workers in Rwanda, Namibia, Ghana, Cameroon, and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Duration: 12-24 months (plus 1-month preparation)



  • The role of the digital ambassadors depends on specific local needs
  • You could, for example, be involved in the area of basic digital literacy, in the development of easily accessible digital information channels, in the area of the entrepreneurial and start-up scene, digitization in vocational training or in the design of concepts for NGOs that work online to promote democratic participation
  • Work could also focus on the challenge of providing innovative solutions for internet access where there is no broadband or for those who do not own a smartphone with a flat-rate mobile data plan
  • Digital ambassadors often work in a team with complementary skills, and always cooperate closely with local partners, with whom they jointly design and develop the solutions


  • University degree or professional qualification related to digital change (social or political sciences, economics, social work, education, media, ICT, engineering or similar)
  • Affinity for digital transformation, combined with initial practical professional experience (possibly through internships completed during your studies) and initial experience in the field of development/international cooperation
  • Proven IT/ICT knowledge, as well as experience and understanding of IT developments and IT/ICT projects
  • Knowledge of promoting digital literacy and consulting approaches in the field of information and communication technologies
  • Interest in cooperation/interface management and process design
  • Experience abroad, ideally in Africa and experience in working in intercultural contexts
  • Sensitivity towards, or experience with, approaches to gender equality
  • Teamwork and networking skills combined with the talent to think conceptually and analytically
  • Structured work style with a high degree of self-organisation, flexibility and creativity
  • Strong communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Very good knowledge of English and French (depending on location), knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Driving license and driving experience are an advantage
  • This position would also be a suitable way to spend a gap year


  • Compensation:
    – Salary according to the position
    – Relocation help
    – Health insurance

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Job Category: Job
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cameroon Ghana Namibia Rwanda

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