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Agri-Profocus Kenya Internship Position

Agri-ProFocus is Dutch rooted multi-stakeholder network that aims at promoting farmer entrepreneurship.

Agri-ProFocus Kenya seeks to support farmers to practice agriculture as a business, access innovative business development services and maximise profits. 

Agri-ProFocus Kenya secretariat is recruiting a part time PR, Marketing and communication intern.

Terms of Reference

1. Background

In the past 2 years, Agri-ProFocus Kenya network has grown rapidly.

The number of professional subscribed to the Kenya Online Platform has increased from 367 in 2011 to 1,350 currently.

At the same time, the visit duration and the page views per unique visitor are decreasing, indicating a growing overall interest for the online platform but a need to provide more guidance to those visitors.
This has brought out the need to engage a suitable candidate to assist in facilitation of the network activities.

2. The Assignment

Agri-ProFocus Kenya would like to hire an intern to provide hands-on support to Agri-ProFocus Kenya team with a special focus on PR, marketing and communication activities.

The activities of the intern can be categorized as: 

Daily maintenance of the Online Platform, including pro-active linking of “question and answer” posted by the members. A bi-weekly contact between the Agri-ProFocus team and intern is required so the intern can tap into the existing knowledge of the network from the Agri-ProFocus team and can share upcoming topics with the Agri-ProFocus team - 30%

The intern supports the team in developing, lay-outing and dissemination of the monthly bulletin and other publicity materials  - 30%

Proactive marketing and member recruitment onto the online platform - 30%

Monitoring and evaluation activities are essential to show the network members and other supporters of the network the results and impact of the network’s activities. The junior is asked to provide hands-on support to the M&E activities of the Agri-ProFocus team. The junior will provide support in the development of the research material and implementation the study, for example, interviewing participants to investigate the follow-up after an event etc.  This requires an one day per month time investment - 10%

Any other duties deemed relevant to support the network

The intern will work in close cooperation with the Agri-ProFocus Kenya coordination team. 

2.1 Assignment Duration

The assignment will start with a testing phase of 6 months with an input of 6 days a month with the possibility of review and extension. 

3. Profile of the Candidate

The ideal candidate should demonstrate
  • Knowledgeable in agriculture and agribusiness  sector
  • A graduate in an Agricultural related field, community development, PR and communications or  other related field
  • Expertise and interest in social media tools and social media use for marketing and branding
  • Some experience in a working environment 
  • The candidate should have an outgoing personality, Independent and self-motivated

If you fit the above profile kindly send your CV and motivation letter to info@agri-hubkenya.com  

Agri-ProFocus will negotiate a reasonable daily rate with the successful candidate.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


For more information about Agri-ProFocus Kenya visit our online platform http://apf-kenya.ning.com

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