The Agriculture team at iDE Ghana is seeking an intern in the Tamale office. This internship is an opportunity for students and young professionals to gain meaningful hands-on experience in international development.
The Strategy and Operations intern will work on a CSA model established by Korsung- iDE’s Agriculture social enterprise. CSA or Community Supported Agriculture is an alternative socioeconomic model of agriculture in which producers and consumers remain directly connected–taking an ethical approach to strengthening the relationship between customers and farmers.
The intern will iterate, innovate, and design. In addition to working with our Agriculture Managing Director; s/he will work with our Director of Innovation to use human centered design (HCD) to improve upon a newly established CSA. S/he will: work with the team to apply previously established design principles to the business management of the CSA. By the end of his/her service with iDE, the intern will have developed robust mechanisms for the expansion of production and sales of the CSA.
The S & O Intern supports the improvement of Korsung’s CSA performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies. Specifically, the intern:
1/ Works to expand marketing and sales operations for the CSA to improve upon the existing medium for customers to subscribe shares of vegetables produced by farmers with whom iDE Ghana works;
2/ Works with the small team to improve the existing packaging and delivery by developing a tracking system for inputs, outputs, and revenues; including tracking deliveries and payments made by subscribers;
3/ Works with the small team to improve the CSA’s design by performing regular market research and assessment techniques;
4/ Executes a market expansion strategy, using Human Centered Design to iterate on market segmentation;
5/ Analyzes data to build understood design principles into the framework of the CSA.
¬ Initially an unpaid position and could be eligible for academic credit if the intern is a student (pending the requirements of the institution)
¬ iDE Ghana can provide accommodation if requested
How to apply
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