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8 Nov 2019

Graduate Internship Coordinator at Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA)

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Job Description

The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) was established in 2002 as an autonomous and non- political, non-profit making organization instituted primarily to promote the interest of members. Its membership constitutes almost all Horticulture (flower, cuttings, fruit, vegetables and herbs) Producer Exporters in the country. EHPEA’s strives to promote the sustainable development of the sector and the competitive Position of Ethiopian Horticulture exports in the Global market. EHPEA is looking employment candidates for the following posts:

EHPEA established in 2007 training department to provide high quality, relevant and practical training to help Horticulture farms to meet their production targets and relevant legal and market label requirements for Good Agriculture Practices. Protection of the Environment and the Employment and Welfare of all the farm employees, and facilitate the development performance by the provision of relevant training. Accordingly, currently EHPEA is seeking to employ qualified and competent staff for Graduate Internship Coordinator position.

Job Summary

The “Graduate Internship Coordinator” is responsible to design a partnership agreement with Ethiopian Higher universities to create a university industry linkage by employing competent graduates in the commercial horticulture sector through 3-4 months’ internship programs after graduation. In addition will gather the demand of graduates by the commercial horticultural farms for the employment after internship program. The Graduate Internship Coordinator will work closely with EHPEA’s project team and other staff members.

Job Responsibilities;

The Graduate Internship Coordinator will have the following duties and responsibilities to undertake in collaboration with Training department head:

  • Design a working framework with Ethiopian Higher universities to create a linkage
  • Select candidate/new graduates based on the framework from each government university in Ethiopia for the internship program
  • Collect the demand (Intake Capacity) of Commercial farms
  • Follow the on line application of inters and help the student in the application process
  • Map out the demand of farms and facilitate the placement of student
  • Follow up with the internee student in the program and make sure that all students get the job in respective farms.
  • Work effectively as a Team member and communicate effectively with EHPEA Management and Staff, Farm Managers and Farm employees
  • Collect all the report and confirmation of the intern student
  • Make sure the internship employed by the company after the completion of the program
  • Conduct a period discussion with farm management about the status of the inter and present the feedback to EHPEA management.
  • He/she will accomplish any additional tasks given by the management or supervisors

Terms of Employment:

  • Employment will initially be for one year and renewable subject to Performance and project achievements

Place of work:           

  •  Addis Ababa and the surrounding area with periodic visits to farms in the  Regions

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English
  •  Work with minimum supervision to meet project aims and objectives
  • High level of creative thinking and imagination
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability of team work
  • Utilize Microsoft Office software’s

  Minimum Qualification and Experience

  • Bsc BSc Degree in Horticulture or any related studies from recognized university/college
  • 3 years of experience in similar engagements
  •  Experience in Horticulture Sector

How to Apply

Interested Applicants should e-mail their Letter of Application together with non-returnable CV and supporting credentials to: [email protected] with a subject title “Gender Expert” and “Graduate Internship Coordinator”

or submit the hard copy to EHPEA office by the following address:

Location: - Micky Leyland Avenue, on the Road to Atlas Hotel, NB Business Centre Bldg. 6th floor, room number 603.  Tel:  +251 116 63 67 50

Note:   Only Applications Submitted by Post will be accepted

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