The Cooperative Business Intern Consultant is an 8-10 week summer internship position based in Arba Minch, Ethiopia working with Nuru International, and reporting to the Nuru International Field Team Leader. Flights and accommodations will be provided.
Nuru Ethiopia established the Hidota Cooperative Union (“the Union”) to provide enhanced business training, market access, and greater aggregation of raw materials for smallholder farmers in woreda’s within Gamo Gofa Zone, SNNP Region, Ethiopia. Nuru beneficiaries participate in Nuru programming through the Union’s affiliated primary cooperatives (PCs), which integrates impact programs that address the most prevalent and fundamental challenges of extreme poverty around four key areas of need: Agriculture, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare and Education.
The Union was established in 2016, and is operating in its first full season of independent management with Nuru International and Nuru Ethiopia direct support. In order for the Union to meet the needs of the smalholder farmers and primary cooperatives it supports there is a need to refine the Union’s short and long-term business plan and update local and national market analyses for key raw materials.
Timeline: 3 – 4 month commitment (preferably February – May 2018 but exact dates are negotiable)
Required Skills and Attributes:
Benefits provided: Airfare, housing, meals, weekly living stipend, visa, international health insurance, emergency evacuation insurance, and mentorship from Nuru management and team.
To Apply: Please upload your resume/ CV and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.