Intern Opportunity at Catholic Relief Services

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Intern Opportunity at Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work are accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, Wash, microfinance and peacebuilding. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Country Background

CRS in Tanzania works in very close collaboration with the Catholic Church and implements programs through both Churches and secular local partners. CRS has been helping poor, vulnerable families improve their lives through orphans and vulnerable children, agriculture, health, microfinance and WASH programming in Tanzania since 1962.

Job Summary:

As an intern of the Youth and Agriculture Project (GHG), He/she will support monitor, and report on project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. He/ She will provide technical oversight of GHG in the delivery of effective approaches and strategies for serving our opportunity youth.

Job Responsibilities:

In Collaboration with the youth and agriculture team

facilitate the monitoring of beans Quality Declared Seeds (QDS) farms, as well as the maize demonstration plot.
Facilitate training in harvest and post-harvest for farmers and ensure the application of GAPs is followed by farmers.
Support access to finance to farmers including SILC, link to FSP, and share-out meeting to ensure the data are collected for uploading in the MIS system.
Support on development of business plans and monitor youth group business, especially on record-keeping.
Support field data collection and management during routine monitoring and conduct annual assessments to help track progress on increasing maize and beans productivity, adoption of introduced good agricultural practices (GAPs), reducing post-harvesting losses, and access to inputs.
Documentation of the field report, success stories, and lessons learned.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

In Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness or other related fields preferred.
Should be a graduate between year 2022 to 2023.
Knowledge in Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy is an added advantage.
Thorough familiarity with principles, policies, and current approaches to agriculture development in Tanzania and worldwide.
Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

Observation, active listening, and analysis skills with the ability to make sound judgments.
Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members.
Attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

Travel Required:

60% travel to field locations.

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: Nil

Internal: Head of Programs, Head of Office- Mbeya, Project coordinator, other Program andO peration staff.

External: YB and KyK local partners; HRNS and Tanzanian government representatives.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and are used by each staffm ember to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

Trusting Relationships
Professional Growth

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


Interested qualified candidates should submit their letter of application together with their CV in PDF or Word format in a single attachment which outlines their experience and sustainability of the position applied to email address not later than 30th May 2024.
The applicants should clearly state the Job title applied for in the subject line of the email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Female candidates, people with disability and people from other recognized marginalized backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. CRS Tanzania recognizes many people do not have access to university education, limited capacity to travel, women take career breaks to care for family, and physical access for people with disability is limited in some workplaces including in the field. In all recruitments, CRS Tanzania uses a competency-based selection process. This ensures that if a candidate does not have a university degree or many years of experience, their competencies and existing expertise is assessed and valued.

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