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Marketing & Sales Internship - Bean to bar chocolate in Uganda

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Latitude Craft Chocolate
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Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

Latitude Craft Chocolate


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Published 17 days ago

March 1, 2021
March 1, 2022
Stipend and allowances dependent on experience
12 months (40hrs / wk)

Job Description: Internship

Location: Uganda (Western or Kampala)

Term: 12 months (with opportunity for full-time employment)

Start Date: Flexible

Company Overview

Latitude Trade Company (LTC) is a rapidly growing social enterprise in Uganda established in 2016 sourcing specialty cacao for export to the US and European chocolate industry, and producing bean to bar chocolate at origin. Working with over 1,000 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 offer farmers better-than-fair trade prices, while providing chocolate makers in the US and Europe with the highest quality, transparently sourced and fully traceable Ugandan cocoa products. LTC’s chocolate was awarded a bronze at the 2017 International Chocolate Awards and our Semuliki Forest cacao was recognized as one of the top 50 samples in the world by the Cocoa of Excellence program in 2019.

Job Description

The Intern role is a 12 month opportunity for professionals or recent Bachelors or Masters graduates looking to gain experience in an East African social enterprise. The role will be based full time in Uganda with the location (rural or urban) dependent on the candidate’s experience and goals. The role may include any of the following projects:


Chocolate Intern – position based in Kampala

(interest in marketing, branding, sales distribution, manufacturing, confectionery)

o  Development of LTC marketing materials & branding strategy

o  Sales and distribution of Latitude chocolate bars, bonbons, and couvertures

o  Social media strategy development & implementation

o  Development of cocoa tourism and experiential programs for customers

o  Development of pastry and culinary training program


All roles may include grant writing and development of special projects relating to the farmers, local chocolate educational and promotion, environmental sustainability, etc.

Candidates are highly encouraged to identify and propose programs, strategies, experiments or opportunities which they feel offer a promising avenue for improvements to the company or livelihoods of the farmers.

 

Benefits & Compensation:

·       Monthly stipend

·       Accommodation

·       Communications allowance

·       Leave schedule for local tourism

·       Coverage of all work-related travel expenses

·       Opportunities for ongoing involvement in company or projects

Qualifications:

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

·       Previous work or travel experience in Africa or similar context

·       High degree of organizational skills

·       Ability and willingness to learn and problem-solve independently

·       Patience & sense of humor

·       Knowledge, interest or previous experience in any of the following fields:

o  Agriculture, agronomy, agroforestry

o  Confectionery production & manufacturing

o  Marketing, sales & distribution

o  Food science, sensory analysis, quality control, product development

o  Finance, accounting, bookkeeping

o  Systems development

o  Grant writing, development program design

o  Setup and management of e-commerce platform and 3PL distribution in USA


In some cases, remote positions can be considered for web, e-commerce, and social media work.


 Interested candidates please submit CV and work sample of any kind to jobs@latitudetrade.co with the job title referenced in the subject line.

Job Description: Internship

Location: Uganda (Western or Kampala)

Term: 12 months (with opportunity for full-time employment)

Start Date: Flexible

Company Overview

Latitude Trade Company (LTC) is a rapidly growing social enterprise in Uganda…

Details at a glance

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  • Stipend

Benefits

Accommodation and living stipend

Accommodation and living stipend

How to Apply

Email CV and any type of work sample to the email. Please include areas of professional interest and desired start date.

Email CV and any type of work sample to the email. Please include areas of professional interest and desired start date.

Location

6 Bukoto Street, Kampala, Central Region, UG

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