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  • Posted: May 14, 2024
    Deadline: May 30, 2024
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    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. Established in 1956, IFC is owned by 184 member countries, a group that collectively determines our policies. Our work in more than 100 developing countries allows companies and financial institutions in...
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    GrowAfrica Internship Program

    The Interns are expected to:

    • Assist the Project Coordinator in coordinating/facilitating the training of farmers on Good Agricultural Practices by Robust Agronomists,
    • Assist the Project Coordinator in coordinating/facilitating the training and coaching of Licensed Buying Agents on good record keeping and traceability of sesame supply chain by Robust Agronomists,
    • Support the Project Coordinator to collect and maintain a database of relevant project documents and draft project reports,
    • Support project planning and quantitative data collection to monitor & track project indicators,
    • Monitor and update a risk register, drawing attention of Project Coordinator/Project Leader of any changes to the project risks,
    • Assist in the establishment of demonstration sites in each of the eight Local Government Areas (LGA) for effective participatory learning by farmers,
    • Assist in the supervision and guidance of farmers on the production of good quality declared seed for sale to sesame farmers under the Community Based Seed Production Programs,
    • Support program team to prepare materials and content for major activities, launches, and media outreach by the Communications team,
    • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for planning and knowledge building,
    • Contribute to the promotion and adoption of Sustainable Agro-ecological practices and technologies to smallholder sesame farmers,
    • Contribute to the development of a heatmap for priority crops in Africa and contributing to data collection efforts and stakeholder engagements,
    • Support the development of synergies with the World Bank by contributing to the design and implementation of World Bank operations,
    • Assist in the coordination/facilitation of project meetings and field trips organized for stakeholders and project management to project sites, and
    • Participate in other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator/Project Leader.

    Selection Criteria

    Qualification Requirements

    • Prefer master’s or PhD, with at least two years of work experience.
    • Studying agricultural with a specialization on crop-science, agriculture economy, agriculture science, agronomy, soil management, social science, economy, or any such relevant fields. Experience in specialized fields associated with the projects in Section B, Project Backgrounds, will be an added advantage.
    • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
    • Effective communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual (at least English for all projects, Hausa for projects in Nigeria, Portuguese for Angola/Mozambique and French for projects in Senegal) environments and good ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural and diverse team.
    • Adequate knowledge of the African agribusiness challenges, and opportunities.
    • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgement and problem-solving competencies.
    • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media.
    • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
    • Results-oriented and team player.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Remuneration

    The internship package will be structured as follows:

    • Working hours will be no more than 40 hours per week, limited to a maximum of 160 hours a month.
    • The internship stipend will be negotiated depending on the experience and qualifications.
    • Expected Date of Starting

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