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IIP-Agro-Tourism Association
Kampala, Uganda (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Entrepreneurship, Field Work, Research
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
Program Description:
Program Description:
Agro-Tourism Association (ATA)

Organization Overview
Agro-Tourism Association is an Agriculture and Tourism development company that offers a wide range of services in Agribusiness Value Chain such as Value Chain Analysis and Development; Agricultural marketing, Agronomic principles and practices, Agribusiness Research, Agri-Business Development Services such as financial inclusion, Business plan development, Value addition and processing, Farmer Institutional Development (FID), Higher Level Farmer Level Organization (HLFO). All its services are designed to enhance capacity farmers to engage in farming as a profitable business. Started in 2010, the company has distinguished itself in the provision of practical agribusiness entrepreneurship; has been able to build the capacity of over 90,000 farmers both in and outside Uganda especially the youth and women in Farming as a Business (FaaB).
 
The organization focuses on 5 thematic areas;
  • Agro-Tourism: Agro-Tourism Association promotes agribusiness enterprises as tourism attraction centers to increase the incomes of farmers and Uganda’s tourism products.
  • Incubation: The organization is also engaged in incubation of businesses - especially for youth and women - so the businesses are able to grow into reputable and sustainable entities (with smartly set visions, missions, and objectives) and employ many people. 
  • Apprenticeship: The internship, also known as placement or apprenticeship, looks to ensure that institutions of learning are able to graduate students with hands-on skills who can create their own jobs and jobs for others. The organization also looks to ensure that youth without formal education can acquire skills and knowledge in a formal set up. Farming as a Business (FaaB).
  • Training: Agro-Tourism Association is also engaged in building the capacity of various agribusiness players (including farmers, farmer organizations, etc.) in Agripreneurship to enable to increase their incomes by engaging in Farming as a Business (FaaB) and increase agricultural production and productivity.
  • Research: The organization has a very strong and experienced team of experts who work together to conduct research (and evaluation, monitoring, baseline studies, impact assessment, etc.) in the sectors of agribusiness, enterprise development, tourism, etc. to ensure that our clients (government, NGO’s, companies, individuals, etc) are able to make informed and well-thought-out decisions backed by evidence.

Intern Responsibilities: 
IIP interns will work on one or more of the following projects:


1. Research Assistant 
  • Perform literature reviews to inform project design.
  • Travel to the field, collect and analyze data. 
  • Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations.
  • Assist in preparation and development of the organizational materials.
  • Prepare progress and project reports.
  • Prepare other articles, reports and presentations.
  • Assist with other tasks as and when necessary.
Qualifications:
Strong communication, critical thinking skills and attention to detail required.
 

2. Marketing Officer
  •  Work closely with the advertising media and help them incorporate new business strategies and marketing methods.
  • Attend meetings with the production or manufacturing department and understand the details of the products and discuss strategies with them.
  • Help the marketing team in organizing events and exhibitions for the promotion of products and capture potential markets.
  • Create media and press releases and assist with product presentations.
  • Lease with the clients - prepare quotations and negotiations with the prices and other issues.
  • Manage products that are used for the marketing purpose such as leaflets, posters, DVD's, and advertisements in television, magazine and newspapers, etc.
  • Plan advertising budget and negotiate with the ad agencies and lease additional services from them.
  • Monitor the impact of the marketing strategies adapted on the sales of the product and make necessary amendments in the strategies.
Qualifications:
Strong communication skills and ability to negotiate with the clients and the advertising agencies. Must be aware of the market trends, competitors in the market and future threats. Expert marketing skills and ability to implement new and innovative marketing strategies. Strong presentation skills, mathematical and statistical skills preferred.


3. Business Development Officer:
  • Provide strategies to increase revenue.
  • Perform market research to identify new opportunities and engage with executives to establish strategies for pursuing those new opportunities.
  • Create and improve proposals for our existing and new clients.
  • Prepare the company budget and continually track expenses, as well as make sure we are on track to hit revenue targets.
  • Provide training and mentoring to members of the business development team.
Qualifications:
Strong communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to collaborate, negotiate and project management skills preferred.

For all positions, candidates interested in Environment, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Biology, Agriculture, Tourism, Ecology, Chemistry, African studies, Politics, Science, History, Computer science, and related interests are encouraged to apply.
 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.