As every degree of warming is projected to cause at least a five-percent decrease in global crop yield (IPCC, 2021), agriculture calls for an urgent transformation.

finres was created in 2019 and gathers scientists motivated by the ambition to revolutionize decision-making in rural economies. finres scientists put sciences and the latest technological advances at the service of food security and sovereignty. We created the first scientific and AI platform to underwrite agricultural loans under climate change and prioritize investments in technologies and practices in the agricultural sector. The firm has informed US$1.4 billion of investments in 32 countries and works with partners such as the World Bank, the United Nations, CRDB (Tanzania’s largest bank) and the French Development Agency (AFD). If you aspire to be an active player in the resilient movement, this opportunity will fulfill your aspiration.

After three years of bootstrapping, finres has raised 4.1 million euros from some of Europe’s most prestigious VCs and Business Angels. The objective of the fundraising is to accelerate the deployment and development of finres’ solutions globally.

As a Communication and Outreach Intern, you will play a crucial role in supporting the coordination and execution of finres’ communication strategies. You will work closely with the communications team to ensure the successful implementation of various initiatives. This internship / alternance offers an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in brand storytelling, creating communication media, and event management while contributing to impactful projects related to climate change.

Responsibilities:

  1. Communication Outreach:
    • Support the implementation of communication strategies to enhance the organization’s visibility and reach.
    • Assist in creating engaging content for various communication channels, including the website, social media, and newsletters.
    • Assist in media relations efforts, including drafting pitches and monitoring media coverage.
    • Help maintain media contact databases and track communication outreach efforts.
  1. Event Planning and Coordination:
    • Assist in planning and organizing various events, such as conferences, seminars, workshops, and fundraising activities.
    • Prepare applications to relevant events including discussing with event organizers.
    • Collaborate with team members to develop event concepts, themes, and objectives.
    • Support the coordination of event setup.
    • Assist in post-event activities, such as gathering feedback, analyzing event success, and preparing event reports.
  1. Administrative Support:
    • Provide general administrative support to the events and communications team, including scheduling meetings, preparing documents, and managing calendars.
    • Help maintain and update event databases, contact lists, and other relevant records.

Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in communications, marketing, or a related field.
  • Fluent in French and English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team with the willingness to learn.

Recruitment process:

  1. CV’s screening: The hiring team will carefully review the received CVs and shortlist candidates who meet the basic requirements.
  2. Initial screening interview: Selected candidates will be contacted for an initial screening interview, which will be conducted over the phone or through video conferencing. This interview aims to assess the candidate’s communication skills, general fit for the role and motivation.
  3. Selection test: Shortlisted candidate will have to take a short selection test designed to evaluate their organizational and writing skills.
  4. Final interview: Following the selection test, candidates who performed well will be invited to a last interview with our CEO.
  5. Decision and offer: After an internal discussion within the hiring team, the selected candidate will be formally extended a job offer.

This is a paid internship for a duration of 6 months or a work-study for a duration of one year. We offer flexible hours, along with a supportive work environment that encourages innovation and personal growth. If you have a passion for creating dialogue with various audiences as it relates to climate change, adaptation, and climate tech, we invite you to join our team and make a meaningful impact through your writing.

Applications will be examined on a rolling basis until the suitable applicant is found.

Job Type: alternance internship

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