World Food Programme (WFP) – Global Fleet Intern.

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The World Food Programme, Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa based in Nairobi is looking for vibrant, innovative, and multi-talented students.

 An internship at WFP is a great opportunity to acquire practical work experience while contributing to the goal of reaching Zero Hunger

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

WFP does not charge a  fee for any of the stages throughout the recruitment & selection process.


WFP works to save lives and change lives through the provision of food assistance and resilience-building programs. In line with SDGs 2 & 17, WFP operations have ventured into different modalities of food transfer and capacity-strengthening to end hunger by 2030 and to revitalize global partnerships for sustainable development.

The WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilization, and management support to WFP operations and activities in ten countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.


WFP operates over 1,000 heavy commercial trucks of different configurations, trailers and workshop facilities throughout 28 Country Offices (COs). Most of these trucks are based in the RBN region. The Logistics Global Fleet currently have the following 3 active support projects that require additional temporary resource: 
–    Fleet Leasing, 
–    Fleet Waste Recycling  
–    Bulk Fuel Management

Working under the direct supervision of the Fleet Consultant leading these Projects, the intern will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Additional support will be provided by the GF Projects Manager based in Rome.


  • Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months, preferably in Transport, Supply Chain, Logistics, Mechanical Engineering or related fields. or
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master’s degree) from a recognized university, undertaking the programmes mentioned above, and have attended classes in the past 12 months,
  • Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset.
  • Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet, and other software packages. Proficiency in Excel and fair knowledge of pivot tables. Office 365 proficiency an added advantage

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Updating and increased detailing of the sub-contracted transporters listings for countries where Fleet activities are required,
  2. Profiling suitable transporter fleets in RBN countries for potential leasing utilizing the specifications provided,
  3. Identifying and detailing compliant waste recyclers in each of the countries where Fleet has presence – to ensure old parts such as tyres, batteries, oil and scrap are disposed in a manner conforming to the required standards,
  4. Detailing Bulk Fuel management processes & procedures, to support development of a global standard practice with generic SOPs established for operations to apply in countries as required,
  5. Detailed listing of Fuel systems, equipment and processes by country, supporting a global review of bulk fuel operations,
  6. Other Global Fleet Projects support as required


  • Task Management Skills
  • Produce timely and quality outputs
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment/analysis
  • Ability to develop creative solutions
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and quickly adjust to different working environments;
  • Good understanding of linkages between policy and operational practices;
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity and ability to work independently.
  • Driving licence an added benefit
  • Experience in Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) transport or Supply Chain in a multi-national organization is an advantage


  • Global Fleet Induction
  • Bulk Fuel Handling – Global standards
  • Environment Management System
  • Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment (i.e. Nairobi).
  • This position is not remote and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya for the entirety of the contract.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas 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.
  • The internship duration is 8 months, full-time.



  • The deadline for receiving applications for this position is February 01, 2023
  • Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on the deadline date.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways. 
  • Employment is decided on the basis of competitive selection, qualifications and merit.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.