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Internship Opportunity: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Programme

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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), an international organization based in Wageningen, The Netherlands, has an opening for an intern for a period of 6 months, renewable only once. The intern will work as a member of the CTA Communications Services Team.

CTA’s mandate puts emphasis on facilitating access, exchange and dissemination of information in the fields of agriculture and rural development. The Communications Services Department plays a critical role in the realization of the above. CTA envisages increased activity output in the area of ICT for development.

The intern will assist in supporting the ARDYIS (Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society) project and in other ICT for rural development activities for ACP countries.

Duties

Under the guidance and supervision of the relevant ICT4D Programme Coordinator, the intern will perform the following tasks:

1. “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” Project:

a. Contribution to the organization of contests;
b. Animation of web 2.0 spaces (Facebook, Twitter, etc.);
c. Animation of the website of the project (based on the Joomla CMS) ;
d. Assistance for the production of publications and of organizations of meetings;
e. Contribution to the facilitation of the youth network;
f. Other tasks in relation to this project.

2.Contribution to other ICT for development tasks:

a. Support for the implementation of activities on telecentres and ICT4D in the Caribbean;
b. Assistance for the organization of web2.0 training
c. Other tasks as requested by the supervisor or the Department Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

1.Recent graduate, 22-29 years of age;
2.Graduate from university or a similar institution of higher education in agriculture, sociology, information and communication or related field;
3.Knowledge of issues related to ICT for development;
4.Experience in website update; the knowledge of the Content Management System Joomla is a plus but not mandatory (training can be provided to the intern);
5.Familiarity with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries is a plus;
6.Thorough knowledge of one of the Centre's two working languages (French or English) and a satisfactory knowledge of the other working language of the Centre;
7.Strong computer skills;
8.Excellent communications,  interpersonal skills and organizational skills;
9.National of either one European Union member state or of one of the 78 ACP states.

Internship Details

  • Start date: October 2011.
  • Duration: 6 months (renewable once)
  • Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Medical coverage is provided for the duration of the internship
  • International travel, if required, will not be covered by CTA

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

Application procedure
Qualifying candidates are invited to forward before 18 August 2011

  • One-page motivational letter explaining why he/she qualifies for this position;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Scanned copies of academic qualifications;
  • Two letters of recommendations and / or references.

Interested candidates should submit the documents listed above to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   (with copy to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and enter the following text in the email subject field: [ict4d internship application]

More information on CTA:
Mr. J-C. Burguet
CTA - Head of Administration & Human Resource Department
Ref. HRD
PO Box 380
6700 AJ Wageningen
Tel: +31 (0) 317 467100
The Netherlands
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