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Intern – Youth Skills and Business Development x3

SNV

This is a Full-time position in Katete, Kasama and Mazabuka, Zambia posted 11/06/2021.

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SNV

## Company Description

SNV Netherlands Development

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, working in
Energy, Agriculture and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the
Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term local presence in more than 27
countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and
international advisors works with local partners to equip communities,
businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they
need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. We support
people to access and develop the capabilities, services and opportunities
needed to live a healthy, productive and fulfilling life, while sustainably
using the natural resources they depend on. More specifically, our work
includes advisory services, evidence-based advocacy and implementation at
scale.

The Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) is an international not-for-
profit development organization that believes in contributing to poverty
alleviation in Zambia through various programs/projects that it implements.
There is great opportunity by all people to pursue their own sustainable
development and SNV is working with different groups in pursuant of the same.
SNV provides services in Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and
Renewable Energy. The recipients of these services include governmental
institutions, non-governmental organizations and private sector organizations,
communities, and individual households.

Place of Internship*> –*> 3 (Katete, Kasama and Mazabuka)

Duration of Internship*> –*> 6 months

BACKGROUND:

SNV is implementing a multi-country Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE)
Project funded by SDC and other donors. The OYE approach is a market-based
method to sustainably increase youth (self) employment. The OYE model is
distinguished from regular/traditional approaches – it goes beyond skills
training, including market matching and mentoring into (self-) employment and
enterprise development. It aims to achieve access to direct employment and
business opportunities in climate smart agriculture and renewable energy
sectors.

OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE OF THE INTERNSHIP

PURPOSE

The Youth Skills and Business Development Intern will support the process or
pathway of young people engaged by the project transitioning to (self-)
employment and entrepreneurship. This support will (initially) be mainly exist
of tracking, monitoring and verification of youth progress. This entails the
quality and actual delivery of soft employability skills (mainly through local
service providers contracted by SNV OYE) technical skills (as much as possible
acquired in a work environment e.g. on-the-job or apprenticeships), as well as
with regard to the engagement of OYE youth with private sector companies and
local markets.

The internship in OYE is also providing learning opportunities for candidates
who are interested in youth empowerment and ways of improving youth inclusion
notably in private sector companies and financial institutions (Banks,
Microfinance institutions, etc). He/she supports the OYE project in the
context of the sectors of Agriculture, and Renewable Energy. Including
identification of opportunities for youth self-employment and entrepreneurship

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

> (Secretarial) Organizing meetings with private sector companies and Financial Institutions (aimed at promotion of youth inclusion)
> Convening (or facilitating/secretarial) stakeholder meetings including local government, and training providers (aimed at youth empowerment)
> Monitor and verify youth skills training by service providers, training institutions and private actors with focus on youth employment (formal, informal and self-employment), training curriculum review and adaptation of the curriculum through documenting experiences and recommendations from stakeholders
> Support the documentation, sharing and dissemination of project learning and results

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

> A degree in Development Studies, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture Business or other related qualification.
> Strong practical and theoretical experience in youth skill development
> Entrepreneurship and business development experience
> Experience in engaging in vocational training institutions, knowledge institutions and youth hubs
> Experience in youth related programming
> Fluent in English and local languages.
> Strong computer skills

PERSONALITY

> *> Willingness to learn
> Has interest in youth empowerment programs with a focus on agriculture, energy and WASHE
> Proactive personality and strong leadership capabilities
> Sociable individual to accommodate youth
> Good communicator who is a critical thinker and has a strong personality
> Strong interpersonal skills
> A good team player

PLEASE NOTE:

> SNV WILL NOT offer employment after the completion of the internship.
> Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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