Intern Improved Cookstoves (ICS)
VACANCY: INTERN IMPROVED COOKSTOVES (ICS)
Starting Date: As soon as possible (minimum period of 4 months)
Location: Hanoi, Viet Nam
SNV is a Dutch development organization committed to eliminating poverty and inequity in emerging markets worldwide by catalyzing Market Based Solutions for the Poor. In Asia, SNV is active in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Bangladesh.
SNV provides advisory services, knowledge and innovation, implements projects and programs, and promotes the development of local markets for capacity development.
Leveraging 40 years of experience on-the-ground in emerging markets, SNV counts on more than 1,500 professionals in more than 100 offices in 40 countries in Asia, Africa, the Balkans, and Latin America.
SNV provides these services to leading public and private clients to catalyze innovative and strategic solutions that drive growth and performance while generating jobs, income and improved access to basic services for the low-income segment.
SNV Vietnam is looking for an intern as part of the Renewable Energy (RE) team. Recently the RE team of SNV started to develop new programs besides the very successful household biogas program that was developed since 2003. One of the current programs under development is about Improved Cookstove. SNV will have an capacity building role within the ICS project(s) building upon the existing (technical) knowledge and experience within the Vietnamese market. Institutional development and supply chain strengthening will be an important part of the program. The potential market for ICS is very large within Vietnam, a country with over 90 million inhabitants.
Depending on the profile of the intern at least the following tasks have to be performed:
including potentially partner selection
including field visit(s)
Business plan development for optimal market approach
Involvement in ICS selection and optimalisation
Assistant the RE team with other ICS related issues.
The intern must meet the following skills and qualifications:
- University graduated or coursing the last academic year in a subject relevant to industrial engineering, energy science, economics, business, international development, etc.
- Basic work experience in general
- Experience with Improved Cookstoves is an advantage.
- Interest in development and fight against poverty and inequality
- Solid knowledge of English
- Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Internet
The intern should possess the following competencies:
Results-oriented, responsibility, able to work independently
Respect for diversity, ability to work in teams, communication, creativity and commitment to continuous learning
SNV will pay the intern a living allowance and local travelling expenses when the intern is required to work in the fields out of the working station in Hanoi.
He/she will benefit from working with multi-national team of professionals with rich and diverse fields of expertise.
Applications should enclose a CV and a cover letter in English. Please send applications via e-mail to Ms. Dagmar Zwebe at email@example.com, including "Intern Position RE" in the subject line.
Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis to identify appropriate candidates as soon as possible.
SNV Viet Nam Office
6th Floor, Building B, La Thanh hotel
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Tel.: + 84 4 3846 3791