Internship Program

at Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 13, 2021
Category Agriculture
Business Administration
Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Vacancy Announcement



Position:                          Internship Program

Duty Station(s):              Addis Ababa

Application Deadline:    July 21, 2021


The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is a strategy and delivery-oriented government agency created to help accelerate the growth and transformation of the country’s agriculture sector. The ATA envisions that, by 2025, smallholder farmers are commercialized with greater incomes, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability, contributing to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle-income country status.

The agency focuses on two primary national approaches to catalyze agricultural transformation. First, we support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoA), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda. Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate the development of high-priority commodity value chains in clearly defined geographic clusters, through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative.

Our major activities include conducting strategic and analytical studies, providing technical implementation support, coordinating platforms to better integrate partners and projects, and designing and directly leading a number of implementation projects. Our headquarters are in Addis Ababa, and we have regional offices in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regional offices, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of public, private and development sectors partners across the country.

Our Culture

We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.  Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great teamwork to achieve excellent results.

At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution to changing the country’s agricultural sector.  We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training.  We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training, and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals.


ATA Internship Program is designed to provide a unique professional development opportunity for fresh graduates. The program will help address the future workforce needs within the ATA in particular and also aims to increase the role and participation of women. The program intends to recruit and onboard highly motivated individuals who have an interest in areas relevant to the organization on an internship program. The interns will be assigned to various programs and operational functions to contribute to the organization’s mission while at the same time focusing on meeting their developmental needs and provide an opportunity to explore careers and develop and learn skills on the job.

As the entry point for new graduates or candidates, our Internship Program is an extremely fast-paced and varied experience, often quite challenging but also very rewarding. After an initial onboarding and training, the Intern will work closely with extraordinary colleagues and learn from senior staff and stakeholders.

The Internship Program is a fantastic opportunity for young graduates who are highly motivated and passionate about their own development and committed to contribute to the envisaged change at the national level and impact the lives of smallholder farmers!

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in the following field of study with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and zero years of professional experience.
 No  Internship roles     Educational requirement (Field of Study)  Quantity
  1Information TechnologyInformation Technology/Information System/Computer Science/Software Eng.       2
  2FinanceAccounting & Finance       2
  3ProcurementBusiness Management/ Supply Chain Management or related fields       2
  4Human ResourceBusiness Management or related fields        1
  5Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and ReportingAgroeconomics or Agribusiness, Economics        1
  6Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and ReportingStatistics        1
  7Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and ReportingInformation Technology/Information System/Computer Science/Software Eng.        2
  8Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and ReportingBusiness Management, Economics, engineering, or other relevant fields.        1
  9Agricultural Trade & Investment PromotionAgribusiness, Agri-economics, Management,  Marketing, Economics.        2
  10CommunicationsLaw/Journalism.        1
  11Information Communication Technology for AgricultureComputer Science, Information Systems, Agriculture, Rural Development, Psychology, statistics.        1
  12Agri-hub Business Development SupportAgribusiness, Agri-economics, Management, Marketing, Economics.        1


  • Applicants should have a strong interest in agricultural and economic development in Ethiopia.
  • Genuine intellectual curiosity and desire to innovate and bring large-scale change.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Collaborative mindset and a team player.
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas.
  • Strong desire to learn, highly coachable, and values frequent, constructive feedback.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Fluent in English and Amharic, with strong written and oral communication skills.


Applying Instructions

We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter and (ii) a CV (maximum 3 pages) to by mentioning the position title: - Internship Program on the subject line.

Please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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