Job Title: GrowAfrica Internship Program (6 No Experience World Bank Jobs)

Organisation: International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:

The International Finance Corporation is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in less developed countries. As a member of the World Bank Group, IFC is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We operate in more than 100 countries, leveraging our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, using the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity amidst global crises.

Project Background:

GrowAfrica is seeking six (6) interns to work on Upstream and Advisory projects that aim to reduce the operational risks of IFC investment projects by strengthening supply chains, addressing food security, collaborating with the World Bank, building farmer capacities, improving product traceability, and enhancing food safety. Interns will have the opportunity to contribute to the agriculture industry’s development and gain valuable field experience. Interns will work under the supervision of the Project Leader and direct supervision of the Project Coordinator.

Objectives of the Internship:

The IFC MAS GrowAfrica Intern Program is designed to bridge academic knowledge and professional practice, facilitating a smooth career transition for qualified graduate students. Interns will gain hands-on experience in agribusiness development in Africa, with the following expectations:

  • Skill Development: Enhance technical, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.
  • Industry Insights: Gain an understanding of industry practices, trends, and challenges.
  • Networking: Build valuable connections with professionals, mentors, and peers.
  • Feedback and Learning: Receive constructive feedback for performance improvement.
  • Adaptability: Develop adaptability by working in diverse environments.
  • Project Involvement: Contribute meaningfully to IFC’s goals and gain knowledge in agricultural supply chain dynamics.
  • Resume Boost: Enhance resumes with internship experience, standing out in the job market.

Scope of the Assignments:

Interns are expected to:

  • Assist in coordinating/facilitating farmer training on Good Agricultural Practices.
  • Coordinate training and coaching for Licensed Buying Agents on record-keeping and traceability.
  • Support data collection and maintain a project document database.
  • Monitor project indicators and update a risk register.
  • Help establish demonstration sites for participatory learning.
  • Supervise and guide farmers in producing quality declared seeds.
  • Prepare materials and content for major activities and media outreach.
  • Share best practices and lessons learned.
  • Promote sustainable agro-ecological practices.
  • Develop a heatmap for priority crops in Africa and contribute to stakeholder engagements.
  • Support synergies with the World Bank in designing and implementing operations.
  • Assist in coordinating project meetings and field trips.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator/Project Leader.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Prefer master’s or PhD with at least two years of work experience.
  • Studying agriculture with a focus on crop science, agricultural economy, agronomy, soil management, social science, economy, or related fields.
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Effective communication skills in multicultural, multilingual environments.
  • Knowledge of African agribusiness challenges and opportunities.
  • Clear and systematic thinking with good judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Results-oriented and a team player with good interpersonal skills.

Remuneration:

  • Working hours: Up to 40 hours per week, maximum 160 hours per month.
  • Internship stipend: Negotiated based on experience and qualifications.

Expected Start Date: June 1 – July 31, 2024 (Minimum of two months, not exceeding six months)

Reporting: The intern will report to the Project Leader (PL) and be directly supervised by the Project Coordinator.

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the World Bank Group in this capacity should apply online at the link below.

Click Here to Apply

Deadline: May 30, 2024

 

 



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