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Sourcing Intern

Latitude Craft Chocolate

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Your chance to join a Thriving Social Enterprise and Make an Impact as a Sourcing Intern with Latitude Trade Company in Uganda!

Overview

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£700 - £1500

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Kampala / Uganda

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Expires at anytime

Latitude Trade Company (LTC) is an innovative social enterprise in Uganda that is making a significant impact by sourcing specialty cacao for export and producing bean to bar chocolate locally. Engaged with over 7,000 organic smallholder farmers, LTC is committed to enhancing livelihoods, supporting the community, and fostering sustainable environmental practices. As a part of LTC, you'll contribute to a mission that not only focuses on delivering high-quality cocoa products but also on making a positive difference in East Africa and the global market.

  • Support the execution and documentation of sustainability programs and grants for farmers.
  • Coordinate and report on business operations to stakeholders.
  • Facilitate training and capacity building for LTC staff.
  • Assist with financial activities including capital raising and system implementation.
  • Develop and manage support programs for farmers like microloans and agroforestry initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain regenerative agroforestry demonstration farms.
  • Support the certification process for USDA and EU Organic products.
  • Expand the farmer network and processing centers.
  • Handle supply chain challenges with local communities.
  • Contribute to the overall goals and operations of the company.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience in finance or accounting (preferred).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • A humble and positive attitude with a willingness to engage across cultures.

Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending a CV, cover letter, and references to [email removed - click apply for more details]. This role offers a monthly stipend, accommodation, a return flight to your home country, health expense reimbursement, annual leave, and covers all work-related travel.

Job Description: Sourcing Intern

Location: Kampala, Uganda (with local travel to rural areas)

Term: 1 year (with opportunity for growth)

Start Date: Immediately

Company Overview

Latitude Trade Company (LTC) is a rapidly growing social enterprise in Uganda sourcing specialty cacao for export and producing bean to bar chocolate at origin. Working with over 7,000 certified organic smallholder farmers, our mission is to sustainably increase incomes and reduce risk for our suppliers while positively impacting the community and environment surrounding our operations. We aim to provide chocolate makers and consumers in East Africa and around the world with the highest quality, transparently sourced and fully traceable Ugandan cocoa products.

Job Description

The Sourcing Intern position is a full-time position based in-country at Latitude field offices reporting directly to the Managing Director. The core responsibilities may include:

●      Support implementation and reporting of farmer sustainability and grant programs

●      Coordinate business and sustainability reporting to investors, donors, and customers

●      Training LTC staff and supporting with capacity building, computer skills, professionalism, and work planning

●      Support and improve capital raise activities and implementation of financial management systems

●      Develop and oversee implementation of LTC support programs for farmers which may include:

o  Farmer payment digitization and financial inclusion

o  Expansion of farmer microloans program

o  Development of Agroforestry & Carbon Credits program

o  Yield improvement and crop diversification amongst

●      Establishment of Latitude regenerative agroforestry demo farms in key sourcing regions

●      Support implementation of USDA and EU Organic Certification programs

●      Contribute to expansion of farmer network and processing centers

●      Work with local community members to navigate supply chain issues

●      Support general operations and organization all goals

In addition to these responsibilities, all employees are encouraged to propose programs, strategies or experiments which are of personal interest and which they feel will offer a promising avenue for improvements to the company or livelihoods of the farmers.

*Candidates seeking longer term (3-5yr) full-time employment opportunities abroad in international development will be prioritized.

Qualifications:

●      Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree from university in related field

●      Prior experience in finance or accounting (desired)

●      Strong Microsoft Skills and data organization skills

●      Strong communication and organization skills

●      Fluent spoken and written English

●      Humble, positive attitude and willingness to work across cultures and learn on the job

Benefits & Compensation:

●      Monthly stipend

●      Accommodation

●      1x Return Trip flight to home country

●      Reimbursement of health-related expenses

●      21 days of annual leave plus public holidays

●      Coverage of all work-related travel

Interested candidates please submit CV, cover letter, and references by clicking Apply

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