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NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS CENTRE (NTBC)

ADVERT FOR INTERNSHIP

The National Technology Business Centre (NTBC) is a Statutory Body under the Ministry of Technology and Science established by the Science and Technology Act No. 26 of 1997 and Statutory Instrument No. 136 of 1999, both of which are found in the National Science and Technology policy of 1996. NTBC is managed by a Board of Directors drawn from various sectors and industry. The Centre’s main objective is to ensure the promotion, marketing, and transfer of proven and sustainable technologies in Zambia in order to contribute to sustainable economic development.

NTBC is seeking to recruit Two (2) interns for the period of Eight (8) Months i.e. (May to December 2024) to be based at Kabwe Technology Institute (KIT) KABWE and Mansa Trades Training Institute (MTTI) MANSA.

NATURE OF EMPLOYMENT

Internship

JOB PURPOSE

The Business Incubation Program Intern will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the business incubation program at Mansa Trades Training Institute (MTTI) and Kabwe Institute of Technology (KIT). The intern will work closely with MTTI and KIT staff, NTBC representatives, and incubatees to address challenges identified in the program and enhance its efficiency and effectiveness.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assist in aligning the execution of activities with signed letters of agreements and approved business/implementation plans.

2. Provide clarity and guidance on grant utilization guidelines to all stakeholders, including MTTI/KIT staff and incubatees.

3. Conduct training sessions to bridge the gap in understanding among MTTI/KIT staff and other involved parties regarding program guidelines and processes.

4. Monitor and evaluate program progress at MTTI and KIT, identifying areas for improvement and timely corrective actions to prevent derailment.

5. Collaborate with NTBC and other stakeholders to ensure smooth coordination and implementation of the business incubation program.

6. Assist in documentation and reporting of program activities and outcomes as required.

7. Perform any other duties as assigned to support the success of the business incubation program.

QUALIFICATIONS

Full Grade 12, with at least five credits, which must include Mathematics and English.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, or related field.

Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact professionally with stakeholders at all levels.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Knowledge in business development, entrepreneurship support, or project management is an advantage.

Knowledge of grant management and business incubation principles is desirable.

Method of Application

All applications clearly indicating the preferred DUTY STATION must be addressed to:

The Director

National Technology Business Centre (NTBC)

8th Floor, New Government Complex, Nasser Road, Kamwala

P.O. Box 51310 RW

LUSAKA .

Application deadline
18 Apr 15:00