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  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 16 May 2024
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The Alliance of Bioversity International delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people's lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.


The Alliance works with local, national and multinational partners across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and with the public and private sectors. The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.


The CGIAR Hub for Sustainable Finance (ImpactSF):

The CGIAR Hub for Sustainable Finance (or ImpactSF), was established in 2022 to build on the CGIAR scientific expertise and extensive network to accompany private investors through the transition to sustainable and climate resilient food, water, and land use systems. The ImpactSF mission is to address the barriers and bottlenecks that prevent finance flowing responsibly and ethically to solutions tackling this transition in the Global South. The ImpactSF has three impact pathways (IPs); IP1) co-design and influence investments with public and private investors; IP2) strengthen project pipeline development and enable inclusive finance; IP3) improve the evidence of sustainable financing at all levels that contribute to transforming the financial ecosystem.

The ImpactSF team supports the implementation of several projects, including but not limited to Clim-ARM whichย is focused on developing investmentย blueprints for Agriculture Risk Management Solutions inย Ethiopia and Rwanda.

About the position

We are looking for an intern to work within the ClimARM project, within the ImpactSF Unit. The intern would also provide support to the Ag360 Fund provided as a grant by Convergence which aims to unlock financing through a blended Finance Debt Fund for the adoption of Bio charย as a tool to valorise agriculture waste, fund soilย health improvements and decarbonize value chains, which face challenges of scaling.ย  The intern will specifically provide support to the following project tasks.

Key duties & responsibilities


Key Responsibilitiesย 

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย  Analyze bio char market in Africa.

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย  Identify potential pipeline of bio-char projects in Africa.

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย  Support case studies development for agricultural risk management solutions.

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย  Support ImpactSF team in communication.



Education, experience, and skills

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย  Bachelors degree in Agriculture / Environment / Food Science / Resource management and Technology and any other related field.

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย  Good understanding of Bio char (preparation, properties, applications, effects / impacts, market among other dimensions of the Bio char technology) and the nexus between bio char and agricultural development and food systems transformation and climate related challenges in developing countries.ย 

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย  Proficiency in use of Stata or other statistical software for data science is an added advantage.ย 

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย  Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative, and decentralized environment, and operate under tight deadlines.ย 



Terms of employment


This is an Internship Position with a contract beginning as soon as possible until end of September 2024, and will be home-based / based in our Nairobi office. The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity.

Applicants are invited to visit to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number REF:103684ย  Intern - CGIAR Hub for Sustainable Finance (ImpactSF)

ย as the position applied for. Cover letter and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate's last name, first name for ease of sorting. The Alliance collects and process personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

This vacancy is archived.

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