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  • Posted: May 11, 2020
    Deadline: May 15, 2020
  • CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture) works in collaboration with hundreds of partners to help developing countries make farming more competitive, profitable, and resilient through smarter, more sustainable natural resource management.
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    Intern – Operations

    OP-2635 – Operations Intern

    Job Summary

    The Operations intern will assume the responsibilities of front office operations and general office administration support. The incumbent will ensure efficient and effective support in office coordination for excellent management of the CIAT front office.


    • Attending to all General inquiries from external persons and directing them to the relevant staff or department.
    •  Receiving visitors at the reception and attending to them appropriately.
    • Professional management of office calls.
    • Ensure that the Front Office is well maintained, neat and clean at all times and that reception articles are well displayed.
    • Liaising with Gate Security to ensure official visitors are ushered in without delays.
    • Coordinate general housekeeping of the office premises and follow up on all maintenance needs.
    • Managing the Kitchen Supplies to ensure availability and timely replenishment.
    •  Facilitating and supervising the outsourced office cleaners to ensure the office cleaning service.
    • Management of mailing system with Contracted Courier and regional offices to facilitate inbound and outbound mail and parcels including internal and external distribution.
    • Managing bookings and usage of the meeting rooms.
    •  Participate in coordination of security related matters.
    •  Data Analysis and maintaining information and records.

    Qualification and personal attributes

    • Recent Degree in Business Administration/Procurement Management or other relevant Courses. 
    • At least six (6) months’ experience in a similar position. 
    • Good command of MS Office applications with ability to learn new applications. 
    • Good written and oral communication skills.
    • Fluency in English.

    Terms of Employment: 

    This is an internship position based in Nairobi, Kenya. The initial contract will be for period of three (3) months, and is renewable for a further 3 months depending on performance and availability of resources. The Alliance offers a multicultural, collegial research environment. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.

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    Gender Consultant


    SERVIR-Amazonia seeks to understand better how women and indigenous populations have/are being integrated into development and science projects, policies and activities in the region. The purpose is to strengthen its vision and gain a better understanding of the possible impacts or consequences of its projected interventions (services) under the Program, which may differ between women and men. In this regard, the study seeks to make the differences between men and women visible, if any, to neutralize possible negative impacts and enhance the benefits of the services for the most vulnerable people, particularly women and indigenous peoples.

    This consultancy is intended to provide an updated study on the state of gender relations and the situation of women in the Amazonia Basin, and would be an input for the national Communities of Practice meetings that SERVIR-Amazonia is promoting in six countries during the second half of the year 2020.

    This study is based in a literature review and interviews at the regional level, including six Amazon Basin countries (Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana and Suriname). It will not include field work beyond knowledgeable informant interviews. Representatives of the SERVIR-Amazonia partners in the different countries should be included among the interviewees. Literature to be reviewed may/should include program descriptions, project reports and evaluations, web pages, policies, strategies, international scientific literature related to the Amazon and the Program service areas, from government institutions, NGOs, donors, etc.

    The selected Consultant team will be composed of two professionals, a Principal Researcher and a Research Assistant, which should meet the following requirements:

    • The Principal Researcher should lead the study and the work of the Research Assistant. He/she will be the main responsible of carrying out the study in a successful and timely manner.
    • The Principal Researcher must have a professional degree (Magister or PhD) or diploma in some specialty of the social sciences, including advanced studies in gender or indigenous peoples issues.
    • The Research Assistant must have a professional degree or diploma in some specialty of the social sciences, including gender issues and/or indigenous people’s studies or experience.
    • Both professionals must have knowledge and professional experience in relation to gender and/or indigenous people’s considerations in the Amazonia, environmental issues.
    • Both professionals must have good command of at least two of the three following languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese

    Language: The study and reports may be written in English or Spanish.

    Responsibilities: The development of the study will be supervised by the Gender Advisor and the Indigenous People’s Advisor of the SERVIR- Amazonia Program.


    • April 29: Announcement of the Request

    • May 4: Deadline for submission of questions (to be addressed to [email protected])

    • May 7: Responses to questions (See responses)

    • May 11: Deadline for applications, including CVs, technical and cost proposal

    • May 18: to May 21. Interviews of pre-selected candidates.

    • May 22: Announcement of awardees.

    • May 29: Consultancy start-up

    • June 3: Submission of draft work plan

    • July 2: Submission of first draft of the literature review and interviews conducted

    • July 30: Submission of final report

    Method of Application

    Applicants are invited to visit to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications should include reference number  as the position applied for. Application letter and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate’s lastname, firstname for ease of sorting.  
    The Alliance does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). The Alliance also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.
    Applications closing date: 15th May 2020  
    Please note that email applications will not be considered.
    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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