Interns and Volunteer Jobs at KOMAZA

On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Founded in 2006, KOMAZA is a social enterprise creating sustainable economic opportunities for farmers living in Africa’s semi-arid regions.

Working through a network of field staff, we partner with rural families and help them plant and maintain small-scale, income-generating tree farms.


KOMAZA is looking for three interns / volunteers in the period June/July 2013
  • GPS Mapping Summer Internship
  • Agro-forestry Harvesting Summer Internship
  • Video Production Summer Internship
GPS Mapping Summer Internship
Wanted: A current student or recent graduate with GIS skills who can assist in conducting a mapping exercise to support the operations of a young, international social business working in the agroforestry field.
Location: Kilifi County, Kenya
Comp/Benefits: NA
Application Deadline: Open
Start Date: Flexible, but June or July 2013
The Role
KOMAZA seeks a GPS Mapping Summer Intern who will help execute a mapping exercise with farmers in Ganze district.

The intern will have a chance to meet farmers, visit field offices, work with the Kenyan Rural Roads Authority, and upload mapping data to Google maps.

The ideal candidate is a student in information technology with a strong interest in community development.

The ability to deal flexibly with harsh field conditions and be dependable, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and professional will enable you to have success in this role.

Although this internship is unpaid, we can provide on-site housing at a minimal rate and will cover all operational costs.
This position reports to the Director of Operations.  Komaza can offer recommendations upon successful completion of the internship.
Qualifications
  • Must be able to read GPS coordinates and use a GIS transponder
  • Swahili language skills are a must and Giriyama is desirable
  • License and ability to drive a piki piki
  • Must have a mobile phone
To Apply
For application: You can fill the registration of interest form at www.kenyaexperience.org or send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Please indicate Komaza GPS Mapping Intern in subject line for expedited processing.
Agro-forestry Harvesting Summer Internship
Wanted: 
A current student or recent graduate with silviculture skills who can assist in conducting a salvage harvest to support the operations of a young, international social business working in the agroforestry field.
Location: Kilifi County, Kenya
Comp/Benefits: NA
Application Deadline: Open
Start Date: Flexible, but June or July 2013
The Role
KOMAZA seeks an Agro-forestry Harvesting Summer Intern who will help execute a salvage harvest with farmers in Ganze district.

The intern will have a chance to do everything involved in a tree harvesting operations such as tree selection, cutting, hauling, transport, marketing, and record-keeping.

The ideal candidate is a student in forestry or a recent graduate with a strong interest in sustainable development, forestry and operations.

The ability to deal flexibly with farmers and be dependable, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and professional will enable you to have success in this role.

Although this internship is unpaid, KOMAZA can provide on-site housing at a minimal rate and will cover all operational costs.

This position reports to a Field Manager.  Komaza can offer recommendations upon successful completion of the internship.

Qualifications
  • Must be able to read GPS coordinates and use a GIS transponder
  • License and ability to drive a manual truck with attached trailer
  • Must have a mobile phone
  • Experience with forest management
  • Swahili and Giriyama language skills are desirable, but not necessary
Applications:
You can fill the registration of interest form at www.kenyaexperience.org or send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Please indicate Komaza Agro-forestry Harvesting Intern in subject line for expedited processing.
Video Production Summer Internship 2013
Wanted:
A current student or recent graduate with video production skills who can help create technical training videos to support the operations of a young, international social business working in the agroforestry field.
Commitment: 3-4 month internship
Location: Kilifi County, Kenya
Comp/Benefits: NA
Application Deadline: Open
Start Date: Flexible, but June or July 2013
The Role
KOMAZA seeks a Video Production Summer Intern who will plan, direct, coordinate and shoot technical training videos for the field operations of the company.

The intern will have a chance to do everything involved in video production such as filming, capturing video off the internet, importing footage, logging, editing, building DVDs, uploading videos and adding subtitles to video.

We would also appreciate help in coming up with ideas for fun, creative ways to communicate the messages we need to send to the field staff.

The ideal candidate is a student or a recent graduate with a strong interest in sustainable development, agriculture and capacity-building.

The ability to deal flexibly with farmers and be dependable, enthusiastic and professional will enable you to have success in this role.

Although this internship is unpaid, KOMAZA can provide on-site housing at a minimal rate & will cover all operational costs.

This position reports to the Technology Manager.  Komaza can offer recommendations upon successful completion of the internship.
Qualifications
  • Proficient in video camera operation
  • Must have own laptop with video editing software such as Final Cut or Avid
  • Familiar with web video editing and publishing tools
  • Strong communication and artistic skills
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Proven ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Belief in our organization’s mission and interest in social change
Applications:
You can fill the registration of interest form at www.kenyaexperience.org or send resume, cover letter along with artwork/design samples from your portfolio to: [email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please indicate Komaza Video Production Intern in subject line for expedited processing.
Accommodation: KOMAZA provides on-site housing in Kilifi for about 70 euro per month.
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