Youth Employment (OYE) Intern

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Last update: Apr 18, 2022 Last update: Apr 18, 2022


Deadline: Apr 27, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Netherlands Netherlands
Sectors: Labour Market & Employment, Youth Labour Market & Employment, Youth
Job type: Internship / Volunteer
English English
Work experience: <1
Date posted: Apr 15, 2022


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Company Description

SNV is an international not-for-profit development organization, working in over 25 low-and-middle income countries worldwide. With our team of 1,300 specialists, we focus on increasing people’s incomes and employment opportunities in productive sectors like agriculture as well as on improving access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). By continuing to focus on these interconnected areas, and adapting and expanding our approach, we will reach more people and continuously improve the quality of SNV’s work.

Youth employment and entrepreneurship development is at the core of much of SNV’s work. In line with this, SNV aims to scale up the work creating job opportunities for and with young people with a main focus on our three sectors, yet with flexibility to explore opportunities for youth employment in other sectors as well. SNV will also partner with others who have credible technical and market experience in additional sectors with high economic potential for youth employment and entrepreneurship development. Strategic features of the tested and proven SNV youth employment and entrepreneurship model and interventions include the matching of skilled entrepreneurial minded youth with market opportunities, aiming at the realization of youth employment and youth-led enterprise development by applying the Push, Match, Pull, Enable” (P-M-P-E) approach. SNV explicitly aims for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects.
For more information on SNV, visit our website:

Job Description

Do you want to learn how international NGOs create internal mechanisms to ensure that programs in Global South and fragile States are responsive to the needs of all people while increasing access and opportunity to decent jobs? Do you want to understand how the OYE (Opportunity for Youth Employment) approach is implemented through the Push-Match-Pull-Enable trajectory into food system, energy, and Wash programming? Do you want to better understand the enabling environment for youth employment? Do you want to work with colleagues who are passionate about labour market analysis, youth employment in inclusive value chains and entrepreneurship as key drivers for economics and social inclusion? Then apply now!

SNV is seeking a qualified and highly motivated intern to support the strategic implementation of its youth employment and entrepreneurship (OYE) approach in SNV’s work on Food systems, Energy and WASH.

About Opportunities for youth employment and entrepreneurship:

To overcome systemic barriers, SNV goes beyond training and stimulates realistic and meaningful entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for entrepreneurial minded young people, while supporting the development of a more conducive enabling environment. SNV’s approach is implemented across our sectors: food, energy and WASH and consists of three phases:
Vocational training and apprenticeshipsPush
Based on market scans, our experience in value chain development and knowledge of local markets, SNV selects markets with realistic growth potential for young people.
Meaningful and inclusive employmentMatch
Young people are connected with real employment opportunities in a market segment of their choice while others are supported to create employment opportunities for others.
Kick-starting a youth employment marketPull
After completing their training and apprenticeships, we leverage our trusted position with local businesses to connect market-ready young people with concrete opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship
Creating lasting and inclusive resultsEnable
Bringing evidence from our interventions, we guide local knowledge development and documentation with the objective that best practices and lessons learned are taken forward.

The work focus will include internal assessments, document review, and collaboration with colleagues across several departments and countries.

The internship will be ongoing from April 2022 to March 2023.

The OYE Intern will report to the Global Lead Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship or their designate.


Main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

·       Participating and assisting in the development and publishing of reports, presentations, blogs, articles, business cases on key learnings and success stories of OYE initiatives.
·       Analysing portfolio data and/or monitoring and evaluation data to extract key learnings and identify trends
·       Keeping track of BD opportunities, donor and market trends on youth employment and entrepreneurship
·       Coordinating quarterly and annual reports with country teams and uploading on SharePoint, populating key learnings and disseminating for quality implementation of OYE projects.
·       Coordinating, scheduling, and facilitating virtual and in-person learning events, which may include panel discussions, conferences, Communities of Practice, OYE International Conference 2023 etc
·       Updating OYE Share-Point with most recent marketing and communications material
·       Assist in translation of OYE key documents to French
·       Assisting with document review of internal and external OYE related project and programs
·       Disseminating documents for review and monitoring the review process to keep to deadlines
·       Preparing documents for meetings - Taking notes in key meetings
·       Note:  The JD can be reviewed from time to time based on OYE portfolio needs.


·       Strong writing capabilities in English
·       Good communication and interpersonal skills
·       Self-starter - Attention to detail
·       Experience in basic quantitative data analysis and knowledge of descriptive statistics - Internet research skills
·       Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with graphic design
·       Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Teams is highly desirable
·       French language skills highly desirable (reading, writing, and spoken)


·       Currently registered as a student in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university
·       Studying a subject that is relevant to OYE (e.g., International Development, Economics, Business Development, Finance, etc.)

Additional Information

·       Location: The Netherlands / Remote

·       Work hours: Central European Time (CET), 40 hours per week from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Central European Time (CET)

·       Length of assignment: April 2022 – March 2023

·       Contract type: Internship

How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the above profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your CV with a motivation letter in English via SmartRecruiters before April 27th, 2022. 

Working at SNV 
SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website:

Men, women, non-binary people, and people with disabilities, people from Global South countries are encouraged to apply.