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Female Internship Programme, Dadaab – Readvertisement (141345)
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting young and talented candidates/students. The programme will provide selected candidates/students with the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with a practical work assignment in a field related to the work of WFP. This will promote better understanding of WFP mandate and programmes. Similarly, the programme will provide WFP with qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in line with WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
WFP Kenya activities in Dadaab include General Food Distribution, School Feeding, Safety Nets, Nutrition and Food Assistance for Assets Creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers. The intern will work with the Programme team under the direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer and overall supervision of the Area Coordinator.
The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position in our Dadaab Sub Office.
The Internship will be for a fixed period of upto 8 months.
Eligibility for internship
To be considered for this internship, applicants must meet one of the three criterias listed in a to c below in addition to fully meeting d,e and f;
- Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme (for example, Bachelor’s degree) from a recognised university and have completed at least two years of the programme. Candidates should have attended classes in the past 12 months;
- Be currently enrolled in a graduate programme (for example, Master degree) from a recognised university and have attended classes in the past 12 months;
- Be a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognised university and have attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment in the university.
- Be fluent in English. Fluency in other WFP official and working languages is always an asset and may be an additional requirement at some duty stations;
- Be fit to travel to, and work at, the duty station of the internship;
- Not be sons, daughters, brothers or sisters of WFP employees;
Provide support in monitoring of WFP programmes including:
- Support the programme team in reviewing monthly Cooperating Partners (CP) reports and capturing them in our SAP (COMET);
- Assist in processing data reconciliation in the SAP (COMET) with LESS;
- Conduct field missions to WFP activities sites to monitor the implementation programme, the management and use of food/ cash assistance, the targeting and the respect of WFP principles by the CPs;
- Contribute to monitoring reports on any WFP programme related issues on the field, including food management on the field, beneficiaries’ problems and conduct of CPs in line with WFP guidelines;
- Contribute in monthly consolidated beneficiaries and achievement reports;
- Assist in receiving and registering invoices and Cooperating Partners reports for tracking purposes;
- Provide weekly status updates on CP invoices received, registered and processed for payment;
- Take minutes in various programme meetings;
- Assist in maintaining accurate records and files within the area of work;
- Perform any other duties as required.
4Ps Core organizational Capabilities
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
- Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
- Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
- Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
- Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
- Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
- Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
Terms and conditions
- Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP of about Ksh 91,242.
- WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation and related costs.
- WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education;
- Upon selection, proof of enrolment in a course of study will be required and your expected date of graduation. If you have graduated, a certified copy of your degree will be required.
- Applicants profile MUST match the C.V attached. Any discrepancies between the C.V and the profile will lead to automatic disqualification.