GIZ Project Intern @ African Union's Peace and Security Building (PSB)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The African Union (AU) Commission implements a strategy to maintain peace and security throughout the African continent. To support its efforts, the German Federal Foreign Office has donated a specialized, state-of-the-art building for the AU's Peace and Security Department. Its approximately 13,500 sq m of floor space includes offices for about 360 employees.
The new building meets international design standards for environmental sustainability, incorporating climate-friendly and energy-efficient technologies such as KNX smart lighting technologies as well as HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning) system.
Specific Job Description
Worked on improving the accuracy of budget and accounting for the African Union (AU).
Monitored and did evaluation on the quality of all project data to be analysed in the existing monitoring system. These data was uploaded and regularly evaluated in the perspective of a result-based project management.
Served as a cashier/book-keeper and performed most of the financial related activities of the project
Compilation of all project financial data to be included in the closing statement
Continued the existing accounting for the African Union Commission
Facility management in terms of working on the project budget
Participated in conferences and meetings and did minutes writing during some of the meetings for the project manager
Performed some other administrative functions of the project
Liaise for the AU Facility Management Department
Enhanced my building energy efficiency skills through KNX Smart Lighting System programming and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System operations.
Mr. Manfred Off
Project manager, AU-PSB and AV
GIZ IS, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia