TechnoServe Ethiopia

TechnoServe works with enterprising people to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries in the developing world. We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Position  – Intern

Qualification & Experience

A first degree from a recognized university in any of the following disciplines:
Marketing, Business, or Finance Must have graduated within the last 2 years, completed coursework awaiting graduation, or currently pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. degree
Provide a recommendation/reference letter from the university attended.

Program Description

TechnoServe is implementing the USAID-funded Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP) regional program in collaboration with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS). The program leverages the power of the private sector to create better nutritional outcomes for base-of-the-pyramid consumers and more profitable market opportunities for local farmers. This is achieved by supporting local food processing companies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia through remote technical assistance and training from world-leading food processing companies under PFS to
increase the availability of safe, affordable, and nutritious food. For more details go to www.ainfp.org/about-us/

Internship Obcetive

The program seeks to recruit recent graduates, Master’s and Ph.D. students from in the fields of marketing, and finance to work with local food processing firms in, Ethiopia The internship provides valuable professional development opportunities to receive on-the-job training in a private sector setting, preparing them to become the next generation of African food technologists and business consultants. In addition to their on-the-job contributions to the client, interns will develop case studies, and carry out research and support pieces of training with supervision by program staff. Overall the
internship is aimed at expanding practical knowledge, refining career goals, and building professional networks. The location of internships will be on-site where the processors are located.

Personal Attributes

Should possess interpersonal and communication skills
Must be goal-oriented, dynamic, passionate, and self-motivated
Must be a team player and have the ability to solve problems
A person of integrity
Must be computer proficient

Application Guidlines

The AINFP program invites applications from qualified candidates for the internship program
in one or more of the following knowledge centers:

Supply Chain Operations
Data collection and market surveys
Marketing and Branding
Financial Management Systems
Financial planning and forecasting
Market Consumer insights research
BOP marketing and last-mile distribution
Smallholder farmer sourcing and contracting
Business Planning
Marketing Strategies
Sales and sales agent networks
We look forward to hearing from qualified and interested applicants.

Please Note:

Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.
This is not a salaried position and the program will only facilitate predetermined stipends.
TechnoServe WILL NOT offer employment after the completion of the internship.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

How To Apply

Qualified and interested applicants should apply and submit a cover letter resume as a single document (either Word or PDF) by March 29, 2023. Applications will be reviewed and considered as received/on a rolling basis. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be contacted. Please note that we are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link:- https://recruiting.ultipro.com/TEC1006TESER/JobBoard/18180d88-ced0-4361-bd09-d5eef66dab24/?q=&o=postedDateDesc

TECHNOSERVE ENCOURAGES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS AND ACROSS ALL FACETS OF OUR ORGANIZATION. WITH THIS COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DO NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF GENDER, RACE, COLOR, ETHNICITY, RELIGION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, AGE, DISABILITY, AND ALL OTHER PROTECTED CLASSES.

Women are highly encouraged to apply