CTA Internship for Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture -Netherlands, 2017

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution.The members include African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.CTA has an opening for an intern within the Policies, Markets and ICTs (PMI) Programme and its ICT for ARD Programme.The successful candidate will support Youth Entrepreneurship and ICT for agriculture initiatives in the framework of CTA’s Global ICT project selected Regional projects and other initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will be under the guidance and supervision the ICT4D Programme Coordinator.The functions include:

Facilitation of knowledge sharing, networking, and dissemination of opportunities on youth and ICT in agriculture

Support implementation of projects in Africa,Caribbean and Pacific countries.

Support initiatives related to youth entrepreneurship in ICT and agriculture

Support initiatives related to youth entrepreneurship in ICT and agriculture

Support other ICT for agriculture projects as requested by the supervisor or the Program Manager, notably in the framework of CTA’s regional business plans.

Location of the opportunity: Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Institution offering the opportunity: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

Opportunity type: Internship.

Level of Study: Degree

Eligibility

Recent graduate, between 21 and 29 years old

National of one of the ACP or EU States signatory to the Cotonou Agreement (79 African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union Member States).

University (or similar institution of higher education) degree in agriculture information communication or any other discipline relevant to the duties to perform.

Experience in online network animation and knowledge of the main ICT4D issues.

  • Experience in project management is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English or French and satisfactory command of the other language.
  • Keen interest in agricultural and rural development issues in developing countries is an advantage

Benefits

Participation in CTA activities will give you experience at international level.

  • Internship stipend (€ 800 per month for a holder of a Bachelor’s degree, € 1,000 per month for a holder of a Master’s degree).
  • Payment of travel costs when joining and leaving the Centre.
  • Medical coverage for emergency cases of sickness and accident, for the duration of the internship.
CTA Internship for Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture -Netherlands, 2017
CTA Internship for Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture -Netherlands, 2017

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are required to send their application via email or mail to Pascal Deleu, Human Resources Officer. Email address: intern7@cta.int

Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘Internship ICT4Ag’.

The application should include:

Letter of motivation(not more than one page): The letter should explain why the candidate considers the position, earliest available date and what the candidate expects to gain from the opportunity.

Curriculum vitae preferably in the Europass format.

A copy of the highest diploma/degree, as well as training certificates related to the position

Two letters of recommendation/references.

Deadline for Application: 10/03/2017

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