To strengthen capacities as well as better utilize research, CAFP has established a scholarship program to support master’s level thesis research aligned to the CAFP strategic thematic area, Poverty, Health, Food and Nutrition Security; Agricultural Transformation, Institutions, Markets and Trade Development; and Technology, Climate-Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems. In addition to offering students resources and collaboration opportunities to build their research capabilities, the scholarship program aims to enhance the relevance of agricultural and food policy research to improving the effectiveness of agricultural and rural development strategies in Zimbabwe.
Each year CAFP seeks to competitively enroll a number of recent graduates at Bachelor and Masters Level as well as students undergoing PhD studies in relevant fields for a 6 to 12 month internship programme. The Internship Programme offers eligible applicants the opportunity to acquire direct hands-on experience in agricultural policy research and outreach, programme management, bid writing, writing for development, infographics and documentary development production, surveys design, making effective presentations etc. The interns will be based at CAFP’s Head Office in Harare, Zimbabwe.
To be considered for the internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Have graduated with a Bachelors or a Master’s degree the within the past two years from reputable universities in any of the following areas: Agricultural Economics, Economics, Environmental Economics, Development Finance, Rural Development, Gender, Nutrition, Geographic Information Systems, Communication and Media Studies, or related field;
- Doctoral students from reputable Universities wishing to undertake their policy research under one of CAFP’s thematic areas.
- Have excellent academic record as demonstrated by university records;
- Have excellent writing skills;
- Highly organised, committed to work and self-motivated; and,
- Ability to work full-time for the full 6-months.