Intern – RTC-ACTION Malawi

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Job Information

Resource Type

National Undergraduate Internship
Region

SSA
Closing date

07/14/2021
Industry

Research and Development

Job Description

This is a remote position.

The International Potato Center is implementing a Project titled Root and Tuber Crops for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (“RTC-ACTION Malawi).  The project was designed as a national research and development program with technical coordination by CIP and close ties to the Root and Tuber Crops Development Trust (RTCDT) for stakeholder engagement.
The objective of the RTC-ACTION Malawi is to increase the contributions of root and tuber crops (RTC) to food security, nutrition, and incomes in Malawi. The project will do this by harnessing advances in RTC research and development and scale them up through potato, sweetpotato, and cassava value chains to meet the demand by farmers, consumers, processors, and traders in Malawi. Within the 5-year project duration, at least 160,000 farming households will adopt improved technologies and practices, and at least 500,000 consumers will benefit from nutritious RTC foods. In particular, RTC-ACTION Malawi will result in significant increases in productivity and sales revenues among at least 25,000 RTC smallholder farmers, and in improved diet quality of over 80,000 women and 60,000 children under 5 years of age. The project will also provide technical, capacity, and implementation support to the national Root and Tuber Crops Development Trust (RTCDT) to coordinate stakeholders for increased investments and continued innovation in RTC value chains.
About the internship:
The intern will work remotely and will report to the Project Manager and Crop Management Specialist.
Key responsibilities:
The selected candidates will collect and analyze potato and OFSP farm gate and retail price data by seasons. This data contributes to estimate gross margins and therefore minimum selling prices by different actors.

Requirements

What are we looking for?
  • At least 3 years of University degree training in applied economics
  • Knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Flexible interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Benefits

Why should you consider this opportunity?
  • CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art R&D background.
  • CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improving nutrition and well-being, and gender equity for poor people in roots, tubers farming and food systems in the developing world.
  • CIP is a member of the CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.
What are we offering?
  • CIP provides the opportunity to work in a prestigious international organization.
  • Excellent working environment.
  • 1 to 2 month term agreement.
  • Work in an equal and diverse workplace.
How to apply?
Applicants should apply online through our CIP’s Job Opportunities website (  http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/ ), including a full C.V with the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and letters from your academic institution. Screening of applications will begin July 14, 2021   and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
This position WILL NOT have contact with children or vulnerable adults
 
Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at  http://www.cipotato.org   .
CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job please visit cipotato.org .

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