The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has an opening for an intern within the Policies, Markets and ICTs Programme, in Wageningen, Netherlands for a period of six months starting in August, 2014. CTA is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It facilitates access to information and knowledge; supports evidence-based, multi-stakeholder development of agricultural policies and strategies; promotes inclusive value chain development and use of ICTs and strengthens the capacities of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.

Background and Main Purpose of the Internship
Since 2009 CTA has successfully implemented a series of training events known as Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunities in 35 ACP countries. This has resulted in approximately 3,000 trained people, 38% of whom women. Feedback from beneficiaries (individuals and institutions) has been extremely positive. In May 2013 the project was awarded the WSIS Project Prize 2013 in the category e-agriculture.
Each event lasts for 5 days and accommodates approximately 25-28 trainees who are selected on the basis of applications submitted after an open call. One day of the training is devoted to the introduction to the IMARK module Social Media for Development. This allows trainees to perfect their skills through self-learning. In 2014/2015, CTA will extend the initiative to additional ACP countries in partnership with local host institutions.
A CTA team coordinates the implementation of the project. The intern will work under the guidance of the project team leader (acting as mentor) and in collaboration with the other team members.
Under the guidance of his/her mentor, the intern will carry out the following activities:
  1. Assist in the organization and follow-up of the Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunities.
  2. Interact and collaborate remotely with consultants, host organizations and beneficiaries using cutting edge technology.
  3. Assist in gathering and processing data for M&E purposes and for assessing project impact.
  4. Contribute to the analysis of the results of a planned impact assessment.
  5. Participate in updating the curriculum.
  6. Maintain the and web sites.
  7. Report on project activities via social media.
  8. Perform other tasks as requested by the mentor.
Academic Qualifications, Experience and Skills
How to Apply
Interested candidates are required to send the documents listed below via email to Pascal Deleu, Human Resources Officer. Email:
Please indicate in the "Subject" of the email the title 'ICT4D and Web2forDev internship application'.
Deadline for applications: 30 May 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.