Program Intern – Technoserve Vacancy Announcement

Program Intern – Technoserve Vacancy Announcement, February 8 2024



Organization: Technoserve

Position: Program Intern

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Full-Time, Internship

Date of Announcement: February 8, 2024

Deadline: unspecified






Job Description



Technoserve works with enterprising people to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries in the developing world. We are a non- profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and marketing. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Program Description

The Inspiring Good Nutrition Initiatives Through Enterprise (IGNITE) will build on the foundations of the Technical Assistance Accelerator Prelude (TAAP) program to achieve increased motivation and fortification capability of millers leading to increased proportion of fortified staple foods and conversion of a critical mass of millers to improved FF practices across at least eight countries.

IGNITE will facilitate the activation and expansion of a catalytic collective impact initiative – the Millers 4 Nutrition (M4N) coalition – to globally coordinate and locally implement an ultimately sustainable model for delivery of technical assistance (TA) and other services to millers. These TA services, and associated engagement platforms, will establish business cases and motivate and develop capabilities of food processors to improve their performance in the fortification of selected staple foods and condiments, and thereby to achieve large-scale and relevant (contributing to the diets of large proportions of populations in countries where staple FF has been identified as part of national nutrition strategies) coverage on a sustained basis. The IGNITE program will be implemented in eight priority countries namely Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Tanzania.

Internship objective

The program seeks to recruit recent graduates, master’ s and PhD students in food science, food processing, and related fields to work with local food processing firms in Ethiopia. The internship provides valuable professional development opportunities to receive on the job training in a private sector setting, preparing them to became the next generation of African food technologist and business consultants. In addition to their on-the-job contributions to the clients, interns will develop case studies, and carry our research and support pieces of training with supervision by program staff. Overall the internship is aimed at expanding practical knowledge, refining career goals, and building professional networks. The location of internship will be on site where the processors are located.


Job requirements


Basic requirements

  1. A first degree from a recognized university in any of the following disciplines: food processing, nutrition, or related fields.
  2. Must have graduated within the last 2 years, completed coursework awaiting graduation, or currently pursuing a masters.
  3. Provide a recommendation/reference letter from the university attended.

Personal Attributes

  1. Should possess interpersonal and communication skills
  2. Must be goal oriented, dynamic, passionate and self-motivated
  3. Must be a team player and have the ability to solve problems.
  4. A person of integrity
  5. Must be computer proficient


How to Apply


Application guideline:

Millers for nutrition program invites applications from qualified candidates for the internship program in one or more of the following knowledge centers:

  • Food safety and quality standards
  • Good manufacturing practices
  • Nutrition and fortification
  • Public Nutrition Policy





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