The Youth Action in Agriculture Development (YAAD) is a youth organization envisaged to ensure active participation of the youth in the sector, under the context that the youth constitute the larger proportion of the population in sub-Saharan Africa. YAAD with funding from ATD Entrepreneurship Hub (AEH) have come up with business ideas to exploit fish value addition and processing, including fish sausages, in a bid to address the post-harvest fish losses in Malawi. YAAD is looking for a Young intelligent Researcher and Enterpreneur interested in this Value Addition and processing for one month to assist in developing fish sausage and drafting a product commercialization plan. This attachment program forms part of the mentorship program of the YAAD which aims at building the capacities of the youth and young professionals in Malawi and abroad through active engagement in the program implementation process.
The eligible candidate is expected to;
- Be undergraduate student pursing Food Science and Technology at LUANAR in his/her third or fourth year of study in the 2017/2018 academic year
- Have knowledge of food processing and capacity to develop food products.
- Those with proven background of food product development or have once developed sausage from meat or fish protein sources have an added advantage.
- Be a Malawi resident
- Be a subscribed member of Youth Action in Agriculture Development (YAAD) or Youth for Fish Program (YFFP), or register with Youth Action in Agriculture Development (YAAD) or Youth for Fish Program (YFFP) after being engaged which has a membership fee of MK5000.
To register, download the membership forms visit Youth Action in Agriculture Development (YAAD) or Youth for Fish Program (YFFP) blog at http://youthinagricultureblog.wordpress.com/ and http://www.afri-fishnet.org/youth-for-fish.php or request application form through email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Bank Name : National Bank of Malawi
Branch : Lilongwe
ACC Name : Trustees of African Fisheries Experts Network
ACC No. : 0001000185837
Swift Code : NBMAMWMW008
The selection of candidates shall be done through a rigorous exercise, consisting of independent reviewers. The basis of selection shall be made on practical experiences and knowledge on food product development.
How to Apply
The candidates must send their applications to
NEPAD Regional Fish Node
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
P.O. Box 219
ATT: YAAD Coordinator
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with copies to email@example.com; and the email subject should be: Attachment Opportunity
For enquiries and questions: +265 999 942 840 and +265 888 956 503
N.B. To reach not later than Friday the 15th September, 2017