TechnoServe Kenya Internship Program 2023 Application Portal

Last Updated on February 17, 2023

TechnoServe Kenya Internship

Description
AINFP Internship Program
Job Details:
Internship
Locations: Kenya

ABOUT TECHNOSERVE

Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of businesses and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing…when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.

TechnoServe Kenya Internship

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 OBJECTIVE

The program seeks to recruit recent graduates, Master’s and Ph.D. students from in the fields of food science, marketing, and finance to work with local food processing firms in Kenya. 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.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

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

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

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

APPLICATION GUIDELINES: 

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

  • Food Safety and Quality Standards
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Access to Finance for Food processors
  • Nutrition and Fortification
  • Engineering
  • Product Development and packaging
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Data collection and market surveys
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Marketing and Branding
  • BOP marketing and last-mile distribution
  • Access to Finance for Food Processing companies
  • Smallholder farmer sourcing and contracting  

Deadline for applications: On a rolling basis.

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a PDF formatted single document consisting of:

  • Cover Letter specifying the Knowledge center on the subject and stating the reason for your interest in the internship program
  • Max 3 – page CV

Please Note:

  1. This is not a salaried position and the program will only facilitate predetermined stipends.
  2. TechnoServe WILL NOT offer employment after the completion of the internship.
  3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe’s vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.


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