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Internship Opportunity at CTA Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development

Internship Opportunity at CTA
Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development

Introduction
During the period 2009-2013, CTA successfully
implemented a series of training events known as
Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning
Opportunities in 23 ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and
Pacific) countries. This resulted in approximately
2200 trained people, 38% of whom women.
Feedback from beneficiaries (individuals and
institutions) has been extremely positive. In May
2013 the project was awarded the WSIS Project
Prize 2013 in the category e-agriculture.
Each event lasts for 5 days and accommodates
approximately 25-28 trainees, who are selected,
based on applications submitted after an open call.
One day of the training is devoted to the
introduction to the IMARK module “Social Media for
Development”. This allows trainee the opportunity
for perfecting his/her skills through a self-learning.
In 2013 CTA in partnership with local host
institutions will extend the initiative to additional
ACP countries.
A CTA team coordinates the implementation of the
project. The Intern will work under the guidance of
the project Team Leader (acting as Mentor) and in
collaboration with the other Team Members.
Responsibilities of the Intern
Under the guidance of his/her Mentor, the Intern will
carry out the following activities:
1. Assist in the organisation and follow-up of the
Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning
Opportunities;
2. Interact and collaborate remotely with
consultants, host organisations and
beneficiaries using cutting edge technology;
3. Assist in the gathering and processing data for
M&E purposes and for assessing project
impact;
4. Contribute to the analysis of the results of a
planned impact assessment;
5. Assist in the updating of the periodic curriculum
if needed;
6. Report on project activities via social media;
7. Perform other tasks as requested by the
mentor.
Internship details
 Start date: as soon as possible.
 Duration: 6 months (renewable once)
 Duty station: CTA, Wageningen, The
Netherlands
 Medical coverage: provided for the duration of
the internship
 International travel: not covered by CTA
 Stipend
Profile
1. University degree in ICT or communicationrelated disciplines;
2. Experience and keen interest in the area of
Web 2.0 and Social Media;
3. Maximum 30-year old;
4. Recently graduated;
5. Fluent in written and spoken English or French
and ability to work in the other language;
6. Knowledge in managing CMS (Joomla) is
welcome;
7. Good organisation, inter-personal and
communication skills;
8. National of either one European Union member
state or of one of the ACP (Africa, Caribbean,
and Pacific) States.
Interested candidates should submit the
documents listed below to internship@cta.int and
enter the following text in the email subject field:
[ICT4D and Web2forDev internship application]
 Curriculum vitae
 Scanned copy of the university degree(s)
 One-page letter 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
 Two letters of recommendation and/or
references.
Deadline for application: 15 June 2013.

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