Commercial Pilot Intern – Relief International

Job Title: Intern for Commercial Pilot of
Low-Cost Rainwater Storage Product
Location: Mbarara, UGANDA
Duration: 12 months (with possibility of
Start Date: July 2012
Summary: The Intern needs
to have a diverse skill set that demonstrates creativity, operational
management and ability to train. The intern will work closely with the RI field
staff and the clients using the flexible rainwater storage product. The intern
will oversee the final assembly of the product in Uganda and develop a quality
control system. In addition the intern will improve the ease of installation of
the rainwater bag and will improve upon the training program for installers to
rapidly increase the number of installer in Uganda. He/ She will work closely
with the RI Technical Director to develop improved installation methods and to
make the product more user-friendly. The successful candidate will also work
closely with the Project Manager to ensure that supply chain for the product is
This position is based in Uganda
and will be part of the RI/EWV Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Project. More information
on the project can be found at:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Technical Support:
  • Provide oversight and supervise training for workers that are assembling the
    final product in Uganda
  • Improve the training program for installers of the rainwater bag in
    order to increase the installation capacity in Uganda.
  • Provide support to the marketing team with ideas and
  • Provide follow-up in the field for the early adopters to identify
    potential design and performance issues and to recommend solutions to the RI
    Technical Staff;
  • Provide inputs to improve the
    user friendliness of the product and to reduce installation and production
Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Graduate engineer or business major with a combination of education and
    experience in product assembly, construction, and product promotion.
  • Experience in product assembly a plus.
  • Experience as a trainer important, since much of the work will involve
    training of local staff and installers.
  • Marketing and promotion experience also desired.
  • Experience living and working in a developing country context.
  • Strong motivation to take on the challenges involved in developing
    products for the households at the bottom of the pyramid.
  • Fluency in English. Local language skills a plus.

Salary / Pay: A stipend of $1350 per month. 
Accommodations: Stipend
includes housing costs. RI will assist with finding appropriate lodging for
intern. Insurance: Traveler’s Health and Evacuation Insurance provided

Airfare: Cost of airfare included (1 roundtrip ticket)

How to Apply
To be considered for this
recruitment, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, 3
professional supervisory references (whom we may contact after a second
interview) with the date of availability to
. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject line MUST
include the following: Commercial Pilot Intern. Interested applicants are
encouraged to apply ASAP.

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