Mercy Corps Program Data and Knowledge Management Intern Vacancy in Kenya

Mercy Corps

Vacancy Announcement: Program Data and Knowledge Management Intern

The AgriFin Accelerate program will operate in three African countries (Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia) utilizing a market ecosystem approach, working with carefully selected partners to build sustainable models, where farm and crop management tools and financial services are “bundled” in affordable, unified platforms on mobile phone channels to promote mass uptake commercially.

The program involves three interrelated components that seek to address low farmer productivity and capability and improve institutional ability to deliver appropriate products and build ecosystems to drive scale.

We work with farmers, banks, mobile network operators, MFIs, research institutes and other ecosystem players in well-defined partnerships to sustainably bundle services, leveraging the offer and outreach of all partners, while increasing the range of services, access points and value for farmers.

The program works with partners to identify, prototype, test and scale successful mobile-enabled services for smallholders, with a key focus on expanding access to financial services, using a rapid iteration approach to product development and client-centric design techniques.

We are presently looking for a committed and dynamic candidate to take up the position of Program Data and Knowledge Management Intern.

General Position Summary: The Program Data and Knowledge Management Intern will support ongoing communications activities through the write-up of blogs, research papers and reports.

In addition, a communications influencer strategy will be undertaken and the internship will support the design and monitoring of market-level (ecosystem) impacts of AFA publications and events.

The internship will support the program Technical Team (TT) and Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) unit activities ranging from tasks including data management, data visualization, cost utility and return on investment analysis, and monitoring evaluation and research design.

Examples of projects to be undertaken during the internship might include business case development and strategy for digital marketplace platforms, project development for early warning and response system for the fall army worm challenge, return on investment analysis of ‘edutainment’ media promotion on farmer practices, and data analysis of transaction data on digitized agricultural management information system platforms.

Internship Assignment Responsibilities:

1. The internship will support the program Technical Team (TT) and Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) unit activities ranging from tasks including data management, data visualization, cost utility and return on investment analysis, and monitoring evaluation and research design.

Examples of projects to be undertaken during the internship might include business case development and strategy for digital marketplace platforms, project development for early warning and response system for the fall army worm challenge, return on investment analysis of ‘edutainment’ media promotion on farmer practices, and data analysis of transaction data on digitized agricultural management information system platforms.

2. The internship will support ongoing communications activities through the write-up of blogs, research papers and reports. In addition, a communications influencer strategy will be undertaken and the internship will support the design and monitoring of market-level (ecosystem) impacts of AFA publications and events.

Learning Objectives:

Through the internship process, the intern will gain:

  • Knowledge and experience documenting and sharing data and knowledge through a technical working group community of practice structure;
  • Technical experience in working on data driven technical programs in the areas of agriculture, technology, and financial inclusion in a developing country context;
  • Experience drafting written communication and analysis pieces on digital finance, financial inclusion, agriculture, and technology solutions;
  • Greater awareness of market systems development approaches to program implementation, particularly in the Kenya context, through on-the-ground observation and facilitation of qualitative and quantitative research;
  • Knowledge and experience in Project Management Life Cycle, including Logical Framework, Theories of Change, Performance Indicators, as well as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning;
  • Through practical field experience and direct engagement with partners, gain a general understanding of the region’s dynamic social, political, economic, and cultural issues, their underlying causes, and Mercy Corps’ approach to addressing these issues.

Reports Directly To: Director, Strategic Learning.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Works Directly With: Technical teams, M&E Manager, Country Managers and Program Officers, Consultants, Finance and Operations staff.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled or recent graduate from an advanced program studying agriculture, finance, economic development, international development, communications, media or other relevant studies.

Success Factors:

  • The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding. S/he will be an excellent communicator, multi-tasker, and able to work in ambiguous situations. S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures. S/he will be a team-player with a positive attitude toward problem solving and conflict resolution. The successful candidate will be focused on team-building; be a strategic thinker, have strong skills in project management and maintain a sense of humor.
  • Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) listing three professional referees (including a recent supervisor) to afa-hr@mercycorps.org on or before Monday 28th May 2018 by 4.00pm.

The email subject line must clearly show the job title.

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified.

Please do not attach any certificates.

(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates)

NB: Mercy Corps AgriFin Accelerate Program does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process



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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi County

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Economics and Statistics, ICT and Technology, Interns and Trainees, Monitoring and Evaluation, NGO and UN

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