Kampala / Mukono district, Uganda
Introduction of probiotic yoghurt in Uganda
INTERNSHIP PROJECT LEADER (M/F)
Project Start: Continuous
1.Support the production and distribution of probiotic Yoba® in collaboration with a small
yoghurt factory Life Dairy Ltd. and the Uganda Industrial Research Institute,
2.Set up a marketing study to evaluate consumer needs and related communication,
promotion, pricing, of probiotic Yoba® in collaboration with the management of the local
3.Recruit and train local people to lead future production and marketing of Yoba®.
4.Investigate opportunities to further expand the Yoba for Life concept in Uganda and more
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Experience with project management
Experience abroad/in Africa
Academic or similar background
Excellent in communication and networking skills.
Technical know-how and affinity with food microbiology
An open-minded and flexible team worker who can drive
the project and knows how to take initiatives
In case you are interested in a Yoba internship, then send a motivation letter and resume to:
Yoba for Life Foundation. Hunzestraat 133a, 1079 WB Amsterdam, NL
Subject: Internship Yoba
After a first selection round, candidates will be invited for interviews in Amsterdam. The project
might be executed by more than one person at the same time.
The Yoba for Life Foundation is a not-for-profit network organisation accredited by the Dutch
Tax Authority as a Public Benefit Institution (ANBI status). Its founders are internationally
recognized as experts in microbiology and probiotics and have been employed in the
international food industry. The Yoba for Life business plan has been awarded with the Neue
Zürcher Zeitung award in 2009. For more information and media reports check our website:
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About The Yoba for Life Foundation
Every year millions of people in
resource-poor countries suffer from
malnutrition and diarrhea. Making their
own Yoba® will enable people to live a
healthier life and build up their country.
Probiotic yoghurt can be a cheap and effective tool to improve the health of people in resource
poor countries. The Yoba for Life foundation aims to introduce probiotics through local yoghurt
factories in Africa. In this way the Yoba for Life concept contributes to improving health and
wealth of people and local communities where self-employment is the core of existence.
Are you interested in this innovative concept, do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and do you
have experience and affinity with food technology? Then you can help us expand the Yoba for
Life project in Uganda. In this challenging six month internship, you will work with a small
factory in rural Uganda to introduce and evaluate
first probiotic yoghurt called Yoba®.
You will work on a voluntary basis with support of the Yoba for Life Foundation. A daily fee of
10 USD will be provided by Yoba for Life as a contribution to cost of living. Your airplane
ticket will be refunded, up to a maximum of 900 USD*, when the project has been executed
successfully. Project related expenses, when required for successfully carrying out the
project, will be compensated by the Yoba for Life Foundation on a case by case basis.
A personal laptop is required. Access to internet is available through the mobile telephony
network by means of a
Working and living conditions in this project are challenging, and the local factory staff may
not have the same educational background as you have. Production methods in the small-
scale yoghurt factories can be primitive and the introduction of probiotics in the daily routine
will require improvisation. The accommodation will be in (simple) guesthouses and can be
organized by yourself, or via the paid services of
Basic costs of living may vary between 8-15 USD/day depending on the location of the guest
house. Before departure the project leader will be briefed by the Yoba for Life Foundation
about details of the project. During the project every two weeks Skype conferences are held
with Yoba for Life. Local support during the internship can be facilitated by staff from SYPO in
Volunteers are encouraged to facilitate their own funding via their own Network, universities, employers, or sponsors.