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United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) Graduate Internship Recruitment 2021

United Nations World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

WFP food aid is also directed to fight micronutrient deficiencies, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and combat disease, including HIV and AIDS. Food-for-work programmes help promote environmental and economic stability and agricultural production.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) Graduate Internship Recruitment

Job Specifications:

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Requisition ID: 147671
Duration: 8 months

Job Description:
  • WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
  • The selection of interns is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Purpose

  • The purpose of this female internship programme is to build WFP employer brand as an employer of choice among university students, bolster female staff representation and build the national talent pipeline for WFP’s future requirements.
  • The programme is also expected to promote a better understanding of the United Nations among the participants through experience in the World Food Programme and Improve youth employability though providing an opportunity for work experience to female fresh graduates, and university students.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  • Participate and support in the implementation of the country office gender transformation programme activities and events including al meetings, forums, as needed, to support proper documentation
  • Support the CO’s engagement with the other UN agencies
  • Support the development and dissemination of knowledge products
  • Prepare briefing notes, talking points, and reports as required.
  • Other as required.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Education: Master’s Degree or First University Degree (completed or in-process) in Gender Studies, International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition / Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, or other field relevant to international development assistance.
  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Must be a female

Terms and Conditions

  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$942, paid in local currency according to the prevailing United Nations exchange rate.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from the WFP internship location, necessary visas, and costs related.

Female Internship Programme - Administration Intern (Yobe)

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Requisition ID: 148081
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Employment Type: Internship
Category: Supply Chain

Job Description:
  • The purpose of this female internship programme is to build the WFP employer brand as an employer of choice among university students, bolster female staff representation and build the national talent pipeline for WFP’s future requirements.
  • The programme is also expected to promote a better understanding of the United Nations among the participants through experience in the World Food Programme and Improve youth employability through providing an opportunity for work experience to female fresh graduates, and university students.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Support in the administration of wholesalers/retailers contracts (maintain a contracts tracking database) and monitor/track retailers performances in coordination with other SC – CBT staff and partners based on well-established key performance indicators;
  • Support in the coordination of food quality control activities, and mobile point of sales (mPOS) equipment management;
  • Support in the reconciliations of wholesalers/retailers transactions data, verify and process retailers invoices, and process payment requests;
  • Support in information gathering that will give clear direction in the drafting of documents and preparing reports;
  • Support in the revision and proof-reading of official documents, in order to ensure accuracy of all Retailer/vendor documentation;
  • Interface between retailers and the IT/SCOPE unit in the maintenance of all IT related equipment;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supply Chain unit.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Have recently graduated with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Supply Chain and Logistics or related disciplines;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Fluent in English and local language (Hausa or Kanuri)
  • Customer-oriented approach with fast response time to queries from clients and good communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations or Humanitarian Sector; Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. 
  • Knowledge of data analytics and tools will be of added advantage.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Must be a Female.

Remuneration
Terms and Conditions:

  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$942, paid in local currency according to the prevailing United Nations exchange rate.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from the WFP internship location, necessary visas, and costs related. 

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Female Internship Programme - ICT Intern (Borno)

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Requisition ID: 148141
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 8 months

Job Description:
  • The purpose of this female internship programme is to build WFP employer brand as an employer of choice among university students, bolster female staff representation and build the national talent pipeline for WFP’s future requirements.
  • The programme is also expected to promote a better understanding of the United Nations among the participants through experience in the World Food Programme and Improve youth employability though providing an opportunity for work experience to female fresh graduates, and university students.

Key Accountabilities (Not All-Inclusive)

  • The selected candidate will be assisting the ICT unit with the following key duties:
  • Assisting with basic Help desk support in providing first level support for customers under close supervision of IT Associate.
  • Following up on customer requirements and report to IT unit daily.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of systems and equipment by carrying out routine tasks, such as assisting with issuance of IT equipment, monitoring of network and systems, assisting with video conferencing setup. under close supervision of IT assistant.
  • Assisting with set up and upgrades of computers, phones, and other accessories.
  • Assisting in keeping track of various equipment, issuing items to staff members, and receiving items.
  • Assisting in the deployment/dissemination of standard material, such as, computer hardware and/or software.
  • Assisting in updating the asset management system by doing the physical count with other colleagues.
  • Assisting with performing assigned internet research on a variety of technology solutions to support the mission of WFP.
  • Participating in testing new equipment and technologies.
  • Assisting on special projects related to hardware and software enhancement and troubleshooting.
  • Compiling all up-to-date IT documentation – network diagram, user’s manual and other IT related document.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Supervisor.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Currently enrolled or have recently graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, Information Technology or related disciplines;
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate study;
  • Have attended courses in the last 12 months;
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Strong knowledge of computer-based networking;
  • Customer oriented approach with Fast response time to queries from clients and good communication skills, with problem description of technical issues in a non-technical way.
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations or Humanitarian Sector; Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and tools will be of added advantage.
  • Fluent in English and local language (Hausa or Kanuri)

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Good experience with IT tools (office suites and Internet in general)
  • Knowledge with tools and standards for the software development process modelling and management
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, challenging, team-oriented environment
  • Inter-personal communications skills
  • Must be a Female

Terms and Conditions

  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$942, paid in local currency according to the prevailing United Nations exchange rate.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from the WFP internship location, necessary visas, and costs related.

Female Internship Programme - ICT Intern

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • The purpose of this female internship programme is to build WFP employer brand as an employer of choice among university students, bolster female staff representation and build the national talent pipeline for WFP’s future requirements.
  • The programme is also expected to promote a better understanding of the United Nations among the participants through experience in the World Food Programme and Improve youth employability though providing an opportunity for work experience to female fresh graduates, and university students.

Key Accountabilities (Not All-Inclusive)
The selected candidate will be assisting the ICT unit with the following key duties:

  • Assist in the documentation of business processes by use of flowcharts and use cases
  • Provide support in the documentation of various SOPs: sensitization, assessment, registration, deduplication, distribution, redemption, settlement, reconciliation.
  • Assist in the preparation of beneficiary data import in line with programmatic needs
  • Interact effectively with internal and external colleagues and user groups to understand their needs, make follow up calls and reminders to weekly meeting with relevant colleagues.
  • Contribute to the preparation of operational plans and deliver resource requirements
  • Produce detailed functional specifications for solution development and write and review documentation appropriate to the System Development Life Cycle for quality, accuracy and comprehensive coverage of functionality
  • Manage test scenarios and test cases, review unit testing for quality, accuracy and comprehensive coverage of both functionality and requirements
  • Manage incoming change, maintenance and support activities to maximize the business value of developed IT solutions
  • Perform any other related duties.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Holder of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Information Technology or its related field; 
  • Have attended courses in the last 12 months or graduated in the last 12 months;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Fluent in English;
  • Customer oriented approach with fast response time to queries from clients and good communication skills;
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations or Humanitarian Sector; Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views;
  • Knowledge of data analytics and tools will be of added advantage;
  • Knowledge of software development life cycle;
  • Ability to design and document process flow by working closely with Business engagement officer;
  • Capability of designing user friendly dashboards showing statistics and metrics on the usage of services, Conduct IT assessments and User surveys.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Good experience with IT tools (office suites and Internet in general)
  • Knowledge with tools and standards for the software development process modelling and management
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, challenging, team-oriented environment
  • Inter-personal communications skills
  • Must be a Female.

Terms and Conditions

  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$942, paid in local currency according to the prevailing United Nations exchange rate.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from the WFP internship location, necessary visas, and costs related. 
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Female Internship Programme (Partnerships & OIM Intern)

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Duration: 8 months
Category: Partnership

Job Description:
  • The purpose of this female internship programme is to build WFP employer brand as an employer of choice among university students, bolster female staff representation and build the national talent pipeline for WFP’s future requirements.
  • The programme is also expected to promote a better understanding of the United Nations among the participants through experience in the World Food Programme and Improve youth employability though providing an opportunity for work experience to female fresh graduates, and university students.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • University degree in Political Science, Economics, Statistics, Information Management or Journalism, Business Management, Social Sciences or other relevant field.
  • Demonstrated interest in international humanitarian development.
  • General knowledge of information management best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including substantive analysis and report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
  • Fluent in English Language

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive):

  • The intern will be required to carry out well-defined activities and straight forward analytical work, working closely with a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. Support operational information management and performance reporting (OIM & PR) activities and contribute to the establishment and presentation of standard operating picture of WFP programme portfolio and associated results that facilitate informed and timely decision-making at all levels throughout the organisation.
  • Support staff in assigned area to ensure that standard OIM & PR procedures and templates are followed to drive the quality, consistency and standardisation of information management and performance reporting across WFP.
  • Collate relevant information and data from media and local internal and external sources to facilitate and maximize the exchange of information and data flow between functional area networks in WFP, to provide operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact.
  • Support the collation and dissemination of political and humanitarian analysis pertaining to WFP current or future responses and donor policies, trends and preferences to ensure country specific input to WFP’s operational reporting.
  • Support the collation, analysis and communication of information, pertaining to the operational environment and available human, financial and physical assets in order to facilitate access to timely and accurate information used at country, regional and corporate level.
  • Support the Annual Reporting Exercise in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation, logistics and resource management functions to ensure coherence and quality of performance information.
  • Collaborate with counterparts internally to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.
  • Support the assurance of defined quality standards in all processes and products.
  • Other as required.

Other Specific Requirement:

  • Must be a Female.

Terms and Conditions

  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$942, paid in local currency according to the prevailing United Nations exchange rate.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from the WFP internship location, necessary visas, and costs related. 

Female Internship Programme - Nutrition

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Requisition ID: 148161
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 8 months

Job Description:
  • The purpose of this female internship programme is to build WFP employer brand as an employer of choice among university students, bolster female staff representation and build the national talent pipeline for WFP’s future requirements.
  • The programme is also expected to promote a better understanding of the United Nations among the participants through experience in the World Food Programme and Improve youth employability though providing an opportunity for work experience to female fresh graduates, and university students.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Support WFP Maiduguri Area Office Nutrition Unit with the implementation activities of the nutrition interventions whichs include periodic field visits for programme monitoring of all WFP nutrition activities.
  • Support in tracking and analysis of nutrition data to provide input into WFP Maiduguri Area Office reporting activities and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on nutrition activities, including use of WFP corporate reporting tools (e.g COMET), to enable informed operational decision making and consistency of (internal and external) information.
  • Support with data quality assurance, reconciliation and data entry of programme output data into WFP’s corporate reporting tool.
  • Participate in relevant nutrition and food assistance co-ordination forums, workshops and trainings.
  • Provide support for regular internal and external meetings with government authorities, partners, and all other relevant stakeholders, as required.
  • Support in effective and timely documentation and filling of all official documents including approved programme report, procurement processes, stock management of non-food items for nutrition programme, etc.
  • Other relevant activities as required.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Holder of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nutrition or related field.
  • Have attended courses in the last 12 months.;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Fluent in English and local language (Hausa/Kanuri)
  • Customer oriented approach with fast response time to queries from clients and good communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations or Humanitarian Sector; Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and tools will be of added advantage.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Must be a Female.

Terms and Conditions

  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$942, paid in local currency according to the prevailing United Nations exchange rate.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from the WFP internship location, necessary visas, and costs related.

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Female Internship Programme (Human Resources)

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Requisition ID: 148121
Duration: 8 months

Job Description:
  • The purpose of this female internship programme is to build WFP employer brand as an employer of choice among university students, bolster female staff representation and build the national talent pipeline for WFP’s future requirements.
  • The programme is also expected to promote a better understanding of the United Nations among the participants through experience in the World Food Programme and Improve youth employability though providing an opportunity for work experience to female fresh graduates, and university students.

Key Accountabilities (Not all-Inclusive)

  • Assist in basic desk support to customers under close supervision of the HR Associate.
  • Maintain and update staff files on the physical filing system and the e-filing platform on Microsoft Teams.
  • Assist in the daily update of Staff in Theatre (Maiduguri AO & Damaturu SO) and submission to UNDSS
  • Assist to update the R&R tracker.
  • Assist in the collation of the monthly staff timesheets for processing.
  • Assist to maintain documentation and update of the Staff Requisition Forms tracker for record purposes.
  • Support in the maintenance of confidential personnel records, HR database and archives.
  • Any other key tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification and Requirement:
  • Holder of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or related field;
  • Have attended courses in the last 12 months.;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Fluent in English and local language (Hausa/Kanuri)
  • Customer oriented approach with fast response time to queries from clients and good communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations or Humanitarian Sector; Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and tools will be of added advantage.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Must be a Female.

Terms and Conditions

  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$942, paid in local currency according to the prevailing United Nations exchange rate.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from the WFP internship location, necessary visas, and costs related.

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Method of Application

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Terms and Conditions

  • Only Nigerian Nationals and or candidates who have valid Nigerian residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in the English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited.
  • Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
  • WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
  • WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Deadline: September 11, 2021

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