Livestock Market Development Internship

Livestock Market Development Internship

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Summer Term: Immediate –  September 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Executive Assistant, the LMD intern assists the Vice Presidents for Programs and several Program Officers with backstopping CNFA’s Livestock Market Development Project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Backstop all aspects of the LMD Project;
  • Facilitate communications between field offices and the DC home office headquarters through conference calls, correspondence, and contact lists;
  • Review, edit and translate program documents, as appropriate, including all types of reports submitted to home office from the field;
  • Research various features of existing programs and new business;
  • Participate in discussions of program strategy and the field of international development;
  • Arrange international travel logistics for program officers and consultants with regard to air, hotel, and embassy visits to obtain visas;
  • Assist in the implementation of internal and donor Monitoring & Evaluation to track key program indicators; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multitask;
  • Administrative background and interest in program management;
  • Strong research skills and experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis; and
  • Advanced language skills may also be beneficial.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

Logistics Intern

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Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

CNFA is seeking applications for USAID/Zimbabwe’s Food for Peace Amalima Program. The Amalima program has the following strategic objectives: (1) improve household access to, and availability of, food (2) improve community resilience to shocks and (3) improve the nutrition and health of pregnant and lactating women, boys and girls under two.  The Logistics intern will report to and work directly with the Logistics Officer to support these strategic objectives. The intern will work with and learn all aspects of logistics including but not limited to logistics administration. S/he will assist in updating office records such as, vehicles maintenance schedules, assets register, printers’ maintenance schedules; filing all logistical files; and keep the department clean and organized. 

To Apply

Qualified candidates should send their detailed CVs and cover letters to:

Amalima.consultancy.services@gmail.comand write title of the position they are applying for in the subject line by 7th July 2017.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Specific Duties

  • Create and and/or update logistical records under the guidance of the logistics officer;
  • File and properly label of logistics files: vehicle files, procurement files, insurance files, fuel files among others;
  • Prepare payment requests and checklists for submission to finance;
  • Assist in the procurement of small value items;
  • Other duties assigned by Logistics Officer.

Qualifications

  • A student studying towards a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management majoring in Transport Management, Logistics or Procurement or Administration from recognized College/Institutions with support letters from their learning institutions looking for attachment posts. 

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Finance Intern

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Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

CNFA is seeking applications for USAID/Zimbabwe’s Food for Peace Amalima Program. The Amalima program has the following strategic objectives: (1) improve household access to, and availability of, food (2) improve community resilience to shocks and (3) improve the nutrition and health of pregnant and lactating women, boys and girls under two. The Finance Intern will report to the Finance Manager to support these strategic objectives. She/ He will work with and learn all aspects of Finance including but not limited to: cashiering, reconciliations, weekly and monthly cash counts, payment requests and disbursement of funds, implementing all finance policies and procedures. 

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send their detailed CVs and cover letters to:

Amalima.consultancy.services@gmail.com and write the title of the position they are applying for in the subject line by 7th July 2017.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Specific Duties

  • Assist in the implementation of Finance policies, procedures and systems;
  • Ensure compliance with CNFA procedures and guidelines;
  • Assist in reviewing all payment request and disbursement of funds, ensure proper coding and obtain approval/authority signatures and maintain complete files on all vendors and payments;
  • Cashiering, which includes disbursement of payment;
  • Maintain cash and bank spreadsheets for the field office;
  • Liaison with programs team, logistics team and administration team, prepare commitment lists every month for financial obligations already entered into but not captured in financial reports;
  • Assist in preparing cash and bank reconciliation for field office and send it to head office every month;
  • Assist accountant in preparing and coordinating cash forecasts, forwarding the payroll statistics every month, ensuring that advances are liquidated appropriately and filing all outstanding personnel advances and charges related thereof;
  • Participate in weekly and monthly cash counts;
  • Other duties assigned by Finance Manager.

Qualifications

  • A student studying towards a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Advance Diploma in Accounting from recognized College/Institutions or Accounting Students with support letters from their learning institutions looking for attachment posts.

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New Business Development Internship

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Fall Term:  September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Internship Coordinator, the NBD intern assists the Vice President of Program Development and the entire NBD team with country and sector research, proposal development and consultant recruiting.

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Work with senior management in creation of development proposals including country and sector research, technical writing and editing, and administrative, graphics and production support;
  • Track opportunities with key funding agencies including USAID, MCC and USDA;
  • Work with the NBD team on the recruitment of agribusiness experts and local staff for proposals as well as with Human Resources for ongoing program recruitment needs; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, especially in formatting, graphs, diagrams and tables; and
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

Operations & Compliance Internship

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Fall Term: September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Internship Coordinator, the O&C intern assists the Executive Vice President for Operations and Compliance and the entire O&C Team with administrative, compliance and operational support.   

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Assist with project management, including compliance monitoring, subcontract development and monitoring, and expense, inventory and grant tracking for projects globally;
  • Assist the Operations and Compliance staff with tasks such as filing, scanning, shredding and other miscellaneous jobs;
  • Manage Headquarters’ office inventory and supply ordering;
  • Undertake occasional trips for office supplies or other errands as necessary;
  • Assist other departments in areas of interest as time allows;
  • Coordinate on-boarding process for new hires; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Data entry and office administration background;
  • Extreme attention to detail;
  • Major in Business, Economics, Accounting or related field; and
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

IT Internship

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Fall Term: September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Senior IT Officer, the IT Intern assists the Executive team and the entire HQ staff with various PC user support tasks including working with a help desk ticket system, diagnosing and repairing equipment and system issues, and working with servers and networks. 

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Perform IT support around the office, with support from our Sr. IT Leadership;
  • Assist the HQ staff with tasks such as setting up for meetings, ensuring the conference rooms are technically prepared for meetings, filing, scanning, shredding and other miscellaneous jobs;
  • Help upgrade all HQ computers to Windows 10;
  • Assist with resolving, diagnosing and repairing day to day PC issues;
  • Participate in planning and executing network and system upgrades, enhancements and growth;
  • Learn about and assist with maintaining server and network security;
  • Research and recommend equipment and applications for deployment;
  • Monitor and replace printer toner; call printer technician as needed;
  • Provide administrative support to other managers as needed;
  • Provide SharePoint enhancements and maintenance;
  • Update processes and procedures for various tasks;
  • Undertake occasional trips for office supplies or other errands as necessary;
  • Assist other departments in areas of interest as time allows;
  • Coordinate onboarding process for new hires; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM;
  • Demonstrated professional attitude, capable of learning on the job and providing our corporate office with IT support;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Knowledge of SharePoint, CRM, Skype for Business, One Drive for Business and Office 365 preferred;
  • Knowledge of PC, laptop hardware support including Mac OS;
  • Excellent customer service and organization skills;
  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks, manage deadlines, and pay attention to detail Extreme attention to detail;
  • Major in Computer Science, Information Technology, Security or related field; and
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

Global Program Support Internship

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Fall Term: September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Internship Coordinator, the GPS intern assists the Vice Presidents for Programs and several Program Officers with backstopping CNFA’s economic and enterprise development projects in Central & Eastern Europe, Central Asia, countries throughout Africa and the Caribbean.

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Backstop all aspects of USAID and AGRA agricultural programs throughout Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe;
  • Facilitate communications between Regional field offices and the DC home office headquarters through conference calls, correspondence, and contact lists;
  • Review, edit and translate program documents, as appropriate, including all types of reports submitted to home office from the field;
  • Research various features of existing programs and new business;
  • Participate in discussions of program strategy and the field of international development;
  • Arrange international travel logistics for program officers and consultants with regard to air, hotel, and embassy visits to obtain visas;
  • Assist in the implementation of internal and donor Monitoring & Evaluation to track key program indicators; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.]

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multitask;
  • Administrative background and interest in program management;
  • Strong research skills and experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis; and
  • Advanced language skills may also be beneficial.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

Communications Internship

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Fall Term:  September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Internship Coordinator, the Communications intern will provide assistance to the Director of Communications and the Communications Officer with writing, editing, and general communications tasks. 

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Collecting and editing news and success stories from the field for use in a variety of purposes and for a variety of audiences;
  • Writing press releases for distribution and follow up with relevant local media;
  • Providing website support both technical and editorial, updating content, publishing news stories and maintaining and administrating social networking site information;
  • Maintaining and creating social networking campaigns;
  • Assist in the recruitment of agribusiness experts and local staff for proposals as well as ongoing program needs;
  • Formatting of personnel documents to comply with proposal guidelines; and
  • Other tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and editing skills, newsroom experience a plus;
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of social media;
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite a plus; and
  • Strong sense of professionalism and good people skills.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.

Farmer-to-Farmer Program Internship

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Fall Term: September 1, 2017 –  December 29, 2017.

Internships are full-time (40hrs/week) paid at $11.50 per hour with 3 paid vacation days.  Interns are ineligible for any other benefits.

Under the supervision of CNFA’s Internship Coordinator, the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program intern assists in implementing and monitoring the F2F programs in Southern Africa, East Africa, Europe, and the Caucasus and Central Asia, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Shared internship responsibilities:

  • Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphic elements and recruiting efforts for proposal development;
  • Rotate receptionist duty and provide administrative support to staff as needed; and
  • Support the Executive Assistant in keeping the office running smoothly with a variety of office management responsibilities and event planning for CNFA headquarters. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in CNFA staff meetings related to F2F implementation, program strategy and new project opportunities;
  • Review and edit program documents as necessary, including drafting program reports to USAID and reviewing, editing and providing guidance to field offices on program documents;
  • Assist in recruiting, briefing, and debriefing of high-quality volunteers to fill F2F yearly quotas;
  • Arrange logistics for volunteers undertaking training assignments abroad (e.g. travel arrangements, visits to embassies for visa processing, etc.);
  • Provide research support for proposal development; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multitask;
  • Administrative background and interest in program management;
  • Strong research skills and experience with both qualitative and quantitative analysis; and
  • Advanced language skills may also be beneficial.

Requirements:

  • Current US work authorization required, as CNFA does not sponsor work visas;
  • A college junior, senior, recent graduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development; and
  • Prior office experience is desired, travel experience and knowledge of another language is preferred. 

All internship applicants should submit their CV, Cover Letter and 3 Professional References.

Your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered without the submission of all documents: cover letter, resume and professional references.