Contract type: Internships
SNV is a non-profit international development organisation established in the Netherlands in 1965. For over 50 years, SNV has been at the forefront of development, helping to build local capacity and empower local families and communities to break the cycle of poverty. We are present on the ground in 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East and South America and operate in Agriculture & Food Security, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Our 1,200+ advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds, and the vast majority are nationals of the countries where we work.
Overview of the Project:
SNV signed a contract with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) to implement a 5-year project, branded as Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow (CRAFT), in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. SNV, in collaboration with the other consortium partners (Wageningen University & Research, CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security programme-CCAFS, Agriterra and Rabo Partnerships), as well as supply chain partners in several targeted agricultural value chains will promote climate smart agriculture (CSA) as a way to transform and reorient agricultural systems to the new realities of climate change.
The project will apply an inclusive business development approach for CSA, focusing on arable farming systems in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. CRAFT project aims for improved food security by working towards climate resilient farming systems which increase productivity under changing climatic circumstances, while reducing food waste and losses throughout the supply chain.
The project will deliver sustainable impact in the following areas:
Productive capacity and income increased for 300,000 smallholder farmers;
Business performance improved for 50 agribusiness SMEs and 30 cooperatives for climate-proof value chains;
Climate resilient sustainable food production practiced on 600,000 hectares
The implementation strategy of the CRAFT project is based on complementary interventions at three levels: (a) farming systems, (b) inclusive value chains, and (c) the enabling environment. Technical assistance and interventions meant to target project stakeholders (farmers, SMEs, cooperatives, private sector, financial institutions, government agencies, etc.) at these different levels will be done through five different work streams that will guide the implementation process to achieve the expected results at output, outcome and impact level.
These work streams include:
CSA practices and technologies for resilient farming systems and SMEs
Climate smart investment in inclusive value chains
Enabling environment for development and scaling of CSA
Learning and knowledge sharing (cross-cutting)
Gender and youth inclusion (cross-cutting)The cross-cutting work stream for gender and youth inclusion will emphasize targeted interventions where needed to ensure equity and inclusion through gender sensitive service provision, promotion of household/group dialogues on gender labour division and income-related decision making, as well as targeted support to women- and youth-led companies and leadership.
Key Responsibilities of the Interns:
- Conduct field monitoring and evaluation of project activities
- Assist business champions to capture data through mobile app, including farmers registry, service providers information and farmer trainings
- Collect and analyse routine data – quantitative and qualitative
- Capture photos and video clips for evidence-based reporting
- Provide inputs for developing project reports
- Assist business champions in developing and managing their farmer database
- Track performance of BC milestones, results and workpan
- Track performance of Farmer Field Schools as conducted by BCs
- Provide technical support to business champions in implementing their M&E plans
- Conduct field supportive visits
- Any other duties as assigned by supervisor
- Degree in M&E, social sciences, education or agricultural related fields
- Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation activities
- Good skills in data capture using “Open Data Kit” mobile applications
- Skills in data collection, data analysis and database management
- Experience in data quality checks and assessment
- Proven ability in reporting for development projects
- Experience in working with agribusinesses or agricultural projects
- Ability to interact with smallholder farmers for sunflower, common beans, sorghum and potato
- Willingness to travel long distances in remote rural areas
- Additional Information
Terms of Appointment
This is a an internship position.
Submit your Cover Letter, CV and Salary History on or before 5th January 2020. if you wish to be considered for this position. All information will be in the strictest confidence. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted