Trainee(s) for Artificial Intelligence Project Support (DTC Project)

Job Description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German implementing organization which provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

“FAIR Forward – Open data for AI” is a new global initiative of German Development Cooperation that is implemented by GIZ. It strives for a more open, inclusive, and sustainable approach to artificial intelligence (AI) on the international level. Its principal objective is to build the foundations in selected partner countries to enable the development of local AI that contributes to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The initiative is working together with seven partner countries: Indonesia, India, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. To strengthen local AI and to foster international AI cooperation with Europe, the initiative pursues the following three goals:

  1. Remove entry barriers to AI – access to training data and AI technologies for local innovation. FAIR Forward facilitates the provision of open, non-discriminatory, and inclusive training data and open-source AI applications.
  2. Strengthen local technical know-how on AI – capacity development in Asia and Africa. FAIR Forward supports digital learning and training for the development and use of AI and fosters cooperation with German and European research institutions and businesses.
  3. Develop policy frameworks – ethical AI, data protection and privacy. FAIR Forward advocates for value-based AI that is rooted in human rights, international norms such as accountability, transparency of decision-making and privacy, and draws on European experiences such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In Indonesia, the focus areas of the initiative within the main goals are (1) Facilitating and steering a multi-stakeholder process to support the awareness, creation and promotion of open AI training datasets, as well as the piloting of AI-driven use-cases utilizing e.g. Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Machine Learning for Earth Observation (ML4EO) in the sectors of sustainable agriculture, forestry and climate change, (2) Furthering the development of practical guidelines on AI and data protection as well as data privacy issues based on input from various stakeholders. In Indonesia, FAIR Forward is cooperating closely with key initiatives of GIZ, such as the “Digital Transformation Centre”.

The Digital Transformation Center (DTC) Indonesia is part of this global initiative and supports Indonesia in its national digital transformation. The overall aim is to narrow the digital divide, reduce disparities and to give all population groups equal opportunities to benefit from the prospects of digitalization while enabling them to assess its risks independently. In particular, the Digital Transformation Centre Indonesia focusses on the two elements of (1) government advisory and (2) digital entrepreneurship & innovation ecosystems.

Overall, as global partners, Indonesia and Germany are determined to work together to deliver sustainable, climate-neutral and resilient development that benefits the planet as well as its people. The DTC Indonesia therefore is embedded into the wider Indonesian-German development cooperation and its priority areas of:

  • Responsibility for the planet (climate and energy)
  • Protecting life on earth (environment and natural resources)
  • Training and decent jobs (sustainable growth)

For this reason, GIZ seeks a qualified Indonesian candidate(s) for the following position: Trainee(s) for Artificial Intelligence Project Support


The trainee will support support GIZ Indonesia in the identification, assessment of digital and AI approaches within the portfolio/projects and support in the on-going digital transformation process.


  • Support in the identification and assessment process of digital and AI approaches within the GIZ supported projects, including the collection, compilation of project materials and technical documentation;
  • Actively support in internal or external discussion and brainstorming sessions on the topic of digital transformation and AI;
  • Support in the preparation of publication materials, such as blog posts and reports, events, stakeholders’ meetings and engagement, or internal communication materials on the topic of digitalization and AI;
  • Support in the preparation of project implementation and visits with partners and relevant government stakeholders
  • Support of the FAIR Forward project in the field of AI (Natural Language Processing), blue economy (climate) and publication and event support

Job Requirements


  • Recent graduate or last semester bachelor student in public policy, communications, and social sciences, studies related to sustainable human development with a focus on digital topics, or other fields in an area related to the project objectives.

Professional experiences

  • Good conceptual, inter-personal communication, and representation skills, good stakeholder communcation.
  • Strong interest to work on issue related to digitalisation, information technology and management in various sectors of importance to the German-Indonesian Technical Cooperation like energy & climate, climate & Environmental Protection, Sustainable Economic Growth and TVET.
  • Strong interest in stakeholder engagement and communication related to digital and AI technologies.

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good communication in English and Bahasa, organisational and information management skills,
  • Intercultural understanding is additional advantages,
  • Self-motivated with time management skills and ability to work with minimum supervision, and strong willingness to learn
  • Good command of Ms. Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word),
  • Good eye for design and related tools
  • Ability to work in a team and to adapt to an international working environment.
  • Preferably active in student/public organizations or activities on digital rights, gender and inclusion, and / or environment related campaign,
  • Ability to operate visual design programmes is an advantage,
  • Experience in creating article, blog, social-media content, is an advantage. 

Please note that you can only apply for this traineeship if you are currently enrolled as a student, or your graduation was no longer than one year ago. 

Duty Station: Jakarta

Working Hours: 5 working days per week, 8 working hours per day

Period of Contract: 6 months

Expected Joining Date: ASAP

Direct Supervisor: FairForward Indonesia Implementation Manager

How to Apply

Interested candidates shall submit comprehensive resume and a motivation letter to: [email protected] before June 20th, 2024. 

Please put: FF Trainee AI as your email subject and name the files using following format:  [Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV]

Only short-listed candidates will be notified

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