Thursday, 31 May 2018

Blue North Internship Opportunity 2018

Blue North is a specialist consulting practice focused on supporting farmers and agricultural supply-chains in the development and implementation of sustainability strategies and programmes.

Blue North has a dedicated Monitoring and Evaluation service offering, which has a strong focus on interventions and programmes across different sectors in agriculture, rural development and natural resource management.

Blue North is based in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, with a very strong foundation in the agricultural, environmental and rural landscape of the Western Cape, nationally as well as internationally. We are seeking an intern that can join our team and assist with the increasing amount of work we are undertaking in the evaluation field.
  • The internship is for six months.
  • The internship will be based in Cape Town
  • This internship will commence as soon as possible.
  • The intern will report directly to the head of Blue North’s M&E service
The intern will be responsible for assisting with the following:
  • Assisting with the design of data collection tools
  • Assisting with data collection in the field (e.g. conducting interviews / focus groups)
  • Data compilation and analysis
  • Assisting with fieldwork planning logistics
  • Literature review and assisting with report writing
  • Administrative assistance
  • Assist with scanning for potential projects and proposal writing
  • Requirements
  • We are looking for an ambitious intern as this is an opportunity that offers considerable growth potential in our small team. 
The intern must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • Hold an Honour’s or Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences Rural development; Development Studies; M&E or related field.
  • Have an understanding of sustainability 
  • Have an interest in learning more about monitoring and evaluation
  • Must be analytical and have experience working with quantitative and qualitative data
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Be a confident self-starter and self-motivated
  • Must have organisational skills, the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work to meet deadlines
  • Must have a proven academic track record
  • No criminal record
To apply, we require the following documents: 

A one-page motivation letter explaining why you are interested in the internship
Your CV including contact details of three referees.
Two examples of your writing

Please send your application to Dr Myles Oelofse by end of business on 5 June 2018. 

Please contact Dr Oelofse by email should you have any questions about the internship.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within
one week of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. We reserve
the right to not make an appointment, should we not find the right candidate. Blue North will
not be liable for any costs related to the application process or any costs related to the uptake
of the position.

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