New Internships at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Tanzania

Internship Position
  • Kasulu, Tanzania
  • Intern
  • Contract type: Internships
Company Description 
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.  Our  global  team  of  local  and international advisors  works  with  local  partners to equip communities,  businesses and organizations  with  the  tools,  knowledge  and  connections  they  need  to  increase  their  incomes  and  gain  access  to  basic  services  – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.
SNV is the implementing agency for the Energizing Development (EnDev)programme in Tanzania.  EnDev Tanzania focuses on two key project components: the development of markets and sustainable supply for improved cook stoves (ICS) as well as for small plug-and-play solar (picoPV) technology in rural and peri-urban areas in the Lake Zone, Northern Zone and throughout the Central and Southern Zones of Tanzania.
SNV Tanzania’s current Energy Programme focuses largely around Solar and Improved Cook stoves in rural areas using market-based solutions and Results Based Finance to ensure sustainable change. This new programme will move the Solar RBF and ICS products into new operational markets that includes large displaced populations as well as host populations
Renewable Energy Service & Products as an Opportunity in National and Displaced (RESPOND) Markets of Kigoma Region project’s main objective is to improve the use of sustainable energy by refugees and surrounding communities in the Kigoma region in Northwest Tanzania.  Improving access to quality cooking and solar energy options to these communities reduces the extremely high pressure on the limited firewood resources and contributes to improving the living conditions in the project’s region. Additionally, it has a positive impact on safety, the environment, nutrition, health, household economics and gender equality. Measures of the project will be implemented in the following three Activity Areas of:
  1. Distribution and Promotion of Improved Stoves & Cooking Practices
  2. Access to High Quality Solar Energy Products & Services
  3. Alternative Reforestation Practices alleviating reliance on traditional biomass
Attention will be to holistically facilitate sustainable and inclusive supply chain development that ensures low-income people from the camps and host communities have access to affordable, reliable and economically viable energy technologies. A humanitarian market based approach will be employed to improve overall livelihood, enterprise development and employment potentials while working closely together with international and local companies.  

Overview of the Position
The RESPOND Project Intern will be based in the SNV offices located in Kasulu, Kigoma region. The Intern’s main responsibility will be to provide support to the Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Verification (MERV) unitunder RESPOND implementation in Kigoma.  The intern will work to support specific tasks with technical and MERV advisors and delivery of M&E and Knowledge Development services under the RESPOND projects three activity areas (Cooking, Solar and Reforestation) as well as support the administration of the project office in Kasulu.   

Job Description
I.   Key Responsibilities:
  • Some of the key responsibilities of the RESPOND intern are listed here and will be further developed with supervision of the Project Manager:
    Cooking Activity Area
  • Visit cook stove producers and agents engaged in the project to verify reported sales figures and undertake basic quality control inspections on product present
  • Document verified sales figures in the project monitoring tools, ensure data flow to the MERV advisor in a timely fashion and analyse the reported sales with SNV to confirm performance incentives earned
    Solar Activity Area
  • Conduct phone and on-site verification of the identified solar product retailers and customers as per the tool and standards outline by SNV to support incentive claim verification.
    Reforestation Activity Area
  • Support project advisors in planning and coordinating on-site trainings, verification and incentive distribution.
    Project Office Administration Support
  • Act as Kasulu project office focal person to Mwanza branch office administrator for all office management needs including services and utilities, equipment management, office

V.  Candidate Profile: 
  • This internship vacancy is for a Tanzanian national
  • Completion of Bachelor’s degree is required, degree in a related field is preferred (example: Environmental Conservation)
  • Demonstrated experience in field research, data collection and Administrative skills is desired
  • Experience or knowledge of Information System (GIS) and project documentation are desired
  • Candidates with some experience working in the humanitarian sector or in Kigoma region are preferred
  • Professional proficiency in English and Kiswahili 
  • Readiness to live, work and travel in rural districts with minimal amenities is required.
Additional Information
Desired start date: 1st July 2019 
How to apply: Please send your application letter and CV by 31st May 2019 
Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis to identify appropriate candidates as soon as possible. 


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