M&E Intern, AV Equipment Technician at TechnoServe

On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
TechnoServe Mobile Training Unit (MTU) Vacancies

Enhancing Smallholder Farmer Livelihoods in Kenya through Training and Technology Adoption

General Information

TechnoServe, Inc. is an international non-profit economic development organization founded in 1968.  Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women in poor areas of the developing world to build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth for their families, communities and countries. 
Our work focuses on identifying promising business opportunities with a positive economic role for and impact on the rural poor.  

Our approach is based on hiring high-performing people who share our vision of private sector solutions to generate sustainable solutions to poverty.  

We believe in hard work, creativity, and leveraging the dynamism of talented people.  
We are committed to innovation, learning, and results, with a global team drawn from world-class industry and management consulting firms.  
We are currently working in more than 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Targeting  3 sub-sectors; namely Dairy, Maize and Horticulture,  TECHNOSERVE is implementing the Mobile Training Unit (MTU) Program in Nandi, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Trans-Nzoia and Uasin-Gishu Counties, that seeks to promote agricultural extension and technology adoption using among other tools an audio/visual enhanced ‘farmer mobile classroom’. 

The MTU program is looking for two young men and/or women to participate in internship program for an initial period of 6 months.
For more information, visit www.technoserve.org
1. Audio and Video Equipment Technician
Reporting to the Senior Business Advisor the ideal person should have an ear and an eye for determining sound and visual quality; and be familiar with the many components that make up audio and video systems with complex wiring and cabling.
The position’s primary responsibility involve setting up and installing audio/visual equipment such as microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards for training events and functions, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences.
  • Monitor sound feeds to ensure quality, test and resolve equipment issues and mix sound inputs and feeds
  • Ensure equipment is installed according to designated layout and diagnose and correct system problems.
  • Compress and digitize audio and video data and ensure the safe storage and integrity of data.
  • Make announcements over public address system, instruct and calm crowds during trainings,
  • Improvise commentary on items of interest, such as background and history of events or past records of participants.
  • Notify supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed.
Training in broadcast technology or electronics, broadcasting, journalism, communications from a technical school or college coupled with work experience obtained at the college studio or via internships.
Key Skills
  • Ability to ad lib, knowledge of current events or music, appealing voice with good diction and solid writing skills
  • Ability to understand manuals and technical diagrams
  • Able to innovatively turn ideas into outlines, storyboards, and images.
  • Mastery of public spoken communication in English, Kiswahili and local language/s in North Rift
2. M&E Intern

Working under the supervision of a business advisor, the intern will 
  • Provide support to the team in consolidating, sorting and filling -including data entry- on specified clients and MTU project indicators and milestones that will inform the monitoring and evaluation process.
  • Organize all information that is received and ensure that it is properly stored and accurate.
  • Carry out a comparison of data recorded with all the source documents, detecting errors that could have arisen and verifying the recorded information.
  • Enter data from related documents into the appropriate database system for the indicator monitoring and assist with any other processing tasks as advised by management.
Education Qualifications
  • Minimum qualification- Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or business-related studies.
Key Skills and Competencies
The intern shall have knowledge of record management procedures, program activities processes and guidelines; in addition to;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and software.
  • Highly detail-oriented, organized, and thorough with follow-up.
  • Highly self-directed and self-motivated; able to meet deadlines in fast-paced environment.
  • Willing to follow directions and able to work well as part of a team.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
These internships are paid positions, in line with TechnoServe’s scales and policy.

Application Instructions
Qualified and interested applicants should submit a Word-formatted single document consisting of cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. 
Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted. 
No phone calls please. 
Deadline for applications is 1700h Friday 22nd November, 2013.
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