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Intern – Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security and Nutrition (AFN) Division

The position

We are seeking to recruit an intern for the 2024-25 academic year to support the company’s Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Security and Nutrition (AFN) Division. Examples of our work in the AFN sectors can be found on our website. Current contracts include design of an agricultural value chain project in Lao PDR, support to help smallholder farmers increase the quantity and quality of coffee crops to link into global supply chains, and an aquaculture commercialisation project in Eastern Africa.

Duties and responsibilities

The successful applicant will be an undergraduate studying a relevant course in the themes of agriculture, rural development, international relations, economics, wider social sciences, or other areas of relevance to the AFN division. You will have a general interest in international development or international affairs, with a particular interest in rural and/or agricultural development.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Business development (i.e. bidding for new consultancy work)
    • Support the identification of new consultancy opportunities.
    • Once opportunities are identified, assess the requirements of the donor/client seeking assistance, the objectives of the assignment, and research suitable partners in order to put the company in the best position for winning any eventual tender.
    • Preparation of qualification documents for submitting bids.
    • Searching for suitable team members for inclusion in our bids.
    • Assist with the preparation of bid documents.
    • Format CVs and project references.
    • Undertake checks of due diligence and other anti-corruption documentation for potential partners.
  • Project management
    • Provide support in the management of on-going projects.
    • Assist the Division Project Managers with on-going tasks as required.
    • Review and proofread project technical and progress reports.
  • Support to the Division Manager
    • Administrative support such as collating information, formatting documents, travel booking and researching relevant thematic topics.
    • Assisting with keeping the divisional pipeline document up to date.

In doing the above, you will be expected to contribute positively to the company’s profitable portfolio of work and its reputation for successful project acquisition and implementation. Candidates must have a right to work in the UK.

Person specification

Skills/abilities

Essential / desirable attributes*

Ability to work in a team environment

E

Business orientated and numerate

E

Highly organised with the ability to work to a high standard across multiple tasks

E

Excellent communication skills

E

Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel skills

E

Fluency in English

E

Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Teams

D

Experience

 

Undergraduate studying a relevant course in the themes of Landell Mills’ work

E

Experience of working or volunteering in the themes of Landell Mills’ work

D

Interests

 

Rural and/or agricultural development

E

International development issues

D

*Essential attributes (E): Those without which a candidate would struggle to do the job. Any candidate unable to demonstrate how they meet these requirements would normally be rejected at the shortlisting stage. Desirable attributes (D): Those that would be useful, but are not essential, for the post-holder to possess.

Applications close on
March 10th, 2024

Salary
A salary of £19,641 per annum.


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