Grant No: 2100155033671
Loan No: 2100150036497
Project ID No: P-MW-IA0-005
Procurement Ref. No: J4Y/AfDB/C-2018/002
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO ALL ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED TO HOST INTERNS FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS IN THE TARGETED SECTORS OF AGRICULTURE, ICT, MANUFACTURING AND SMALL-SCALE MINING.
The Government of the Republic of Malawi through the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has received financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) towards the cost of supporting the Jobs for Youth Project (J4Y). The J4Y is financed under the African Development Bank (AfDB) loan and African Development Bank (AfDB) grant. The Malawi Government through the J4Y, intends to apply part of the proceeds to finance payments to recruit and place youth in organizations to gain work experience in targeted sectors of Agriculture, ICT, Manufacturing and Small-Scale Mining.
The Jobs for Youth Project has partnered with Employers’ Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM) to facilitate the implementation of the internship programme by identifying host institutions and attachment of interns.
In this arrangement the host institutions’ role will be to impart skills and mentor the interns so that they gain practical working experience in their relevant field of study. Payment of monthly stipend will be made by the J4Y through another independent institution.
Expressions of Interest are requested from all companies, organizations, institutions including non-state actors, and Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to host the interns in the project targeted sectors, namely Agriculture, ICT, Manufacturing and Small-Scale Mining.
Below are the specific disciplines or areas of specialization required in each sector:
Agriculture: Agronomy, Irrigation, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Enterprise Development and Microfinance, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Education, Food Security, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Nutrition, Natural resources, Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Human Nutrition and Food Science, Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, Environmental Sciences Natural Resources Management (Land and Water), Natural Resources Management (Wildlife and Ecotourism), Animal Science, Seed Systems, Horticulture ,Forestry, Biotechnology
2. ICT: Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Communication Technology, Computer Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Information Systems, Business information Technology, Computing. IT Systems Support, Management Information Systems, Computer Studies, Computer Networking and hardware, Information Processing.
3. Manufacturing: Welding and Fabrication, Textile and Design (including Tailoring/Fashion), Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing and Heating, Brick Laying and Construction, Auto Mechanics (Mechanics), Renewable Energy, Agro-processing and value addition, Intrusion (Printing of plastic products), Auto Body Repair, Painting, Land Scarping.
4. Small Scale Mining: Mining Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Earth Sciences, Metallurgical Engineering, Thermal Dynamics,
Interested companies, organizations, institutions including non-state actors, small and medium enterprises are invited to take part in this endeavour to empower the youth by developing their job readiness through submission of Expression of Interest. The Expression of Interest should clearly state how many interns they are willing to host, qualification of the interns required, and the duty station of the interns to be hosted.
Expressions of Interest must be delivered either by hand or email to the address below clearly marked “Expression of Interest to Host Interns” and should reach ECAM not later than 20th February 2020.
The Executive Director
Employers’ Consultative Association of Malawi
The Ridge, Off Namiwawa Ring Road
P.O. Box 2134
Tel: +265 999 189 391
(Clearly indicate on the subject line EXPRESSION OF INTEREST- HOSTING INTERNS)
For further information please contact Ellen Ziwoya-Phiri through the telephone number and email above.