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Overview

We are seeking talented and ambitious people to join us on our journey. We have developed an internship program that allows young people the opportunity to engage in developing their business acumen and at the same time contribute new ideas and fresh thinking into our organisation. This internship program will focus on attracting individuals in the following areas:

    • Community Engagement: focus on rural communities and marganlised populations (such as women and youth), with an interest in primary data collection and data analysis
    • Marketing: focus on traditional and social media, assisting management in developing and delivering a comprehensive marketing plan
    • Technical: focus on working with our technical team to help localise our products to improve accessibility and uptake of our mobile solutions.

Applicant Competencies

The terms of reference for candidates will be based on candidates’ interest and our business needs, Selected individuals will possess the following attributes:

Experience Takes personal responsibility for being responsive and timely in delivering stated needs. Asks probing questions to understand underlying needs; offers solutions to meet those needs. Sets own challenging goals, which surpass those set by their supervisor.

Evaluates and communicates readily visible opportunities. Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own work. Contributes to decision making by providing a first level of risk analysis.

Demonstrates that working in a team brings added value to the creation and execution of work. Communicates and presents information and ideas in an organized and clear way Responds to others in a timely and respectful manner.

Anticipates what needs to be done and acts proactively. Considers own behavior in the context of Emergent’s values and vision and recognizes the impact one has on others. Takes time to understand own development needs by soliciting feedback and changes behavior based on feedback received.

Understands project management methodologies and applies them to own tasks and objectives setting. Takes responsibility to ensure task management, quality, timeliness and consistency of deliverables Conducts market/industry research and analyses and integrates into project work.

Selection Criteria
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and/or French
      • Strong interest in technology and development
      • Currently enrolled in an academic institution and/or recently graduated
      • Experience in social or community engagement activities

To apply, please send your CV to internship@emergentafrica.com with the subject line: Internship

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