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Internship Web and Online Presence Analysis

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It facilitates access to information and knowledge; supports evidence-based, multi-stakeholder development of agricultural policies and strategies; promotes inclusive value chain development and use of ICTs and strengthens the capacities of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities. CTA has an opening for an intern within the Knowledge Management & Communication (KMC) Programme.

CTA provides support to agricultural and rural development activities across the ACP regions through supporting Information, Communication and Knowledge management (KM) initiatives. CTA has an extensive web presence with over 500,000 visitors a year.

A small team within the KMC Programme works towards supporting and developing the CTA web presence and capacity building with partners. The Intern will work under the guidance of the project team leader (acting as mentor) and in collaboration with the other team members.


Duties

  • Under the guidance of his/her mentor, the intern will carry out the following activities:
  • Help develop the web monitoring system using the new dashboard and automated reports from Google analytics.
  • Produce management reports on CTA online presence and trends in use of online products.
  • Assist in drafting guidance for CTA website managers in relation to audience assessment and use of the dashboard.
  • Review existing guidance provided in the CTA SMART Toolkit with reference to online assessment and propose updates as needed.
  • Support the work of the Web Coordinator particularly in relation to website development validation.
  • Work with CTA’s digital media team to support and develop the use of social media tools in relation to the CTA websites.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the mentor.

Academic Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Recent graduate, between 22 and 29 years old (maximum).
  • National of one of the ACP or EU States signatory to the Cotonou Agreement (79 African, Caribbean and Pacific States – http://www.acp.int/content/secretariat-acp - and the European Union Member States).
  • University degree in ICT or communication-related disciplines.
  • Experience and keen interest in the area of online user analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of one of the Centre's two working languages (French or English) and a satisfactory knowledge of the other one.
  • Participation in CTA activities will give you an invaluable experience at international level.
  • Internship stipend (€ 800 per month for holder of a Bachelor’s degree, € 1,000 holder of a Master’s degree).
  • Payment of travel costs when joining and leaving the Centre.
  • Medical coverage for emergency cases of sickness and accident, for the duration of the internship.
  • Knowledge of Google analytics and other web analysis packages welcomed.
  • Good organisation, inter-personal and communication skills.

Benefits

  • Participation in CTA activities will give you an invaluable experience at international level.
  • Internship stipend (€ 800 per month for holder of a Bachelor’s degree, € 1,000 holder of a Master’s degree).
  • Payment of travel costs when joining and leaving the Centre.
  • Medical coverage for emergency cases of sickness and accident, for the duration of the internship.

How to apply

Interested candidates are required to send their application via email or mail. Applications should include:

  • A letter of motivation (maximum one page explaining why the candidate considers that he/she is in a position to successfully contribute to project implementation and what he/she expects to gain from the internship. The date of earliest availability should be specified as well);
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae, preferably EUROPASS format (http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae );
  • A copy of the highest diploma/degree, as well as training certificates related to the position. Original documents are to be presented once a candidate is selected.
  • Two letters of recommendation and/or references.

Applications submitted by email should be sent to Pascal Deleu, Human Resources Officer. Email: intern1@cta.int Please indicate in the "Subject" of the email the title ‘Web platforms internship application’. Deadline for applications: 10 March 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Starting date March/April 2014
Duration 6 months (renewable once)
Location Wageningen, The Netherlands
Closing date for application 10 March 2014 or until the position is filled.