World Food Programme (WFP) – Communications Advocacy and Marketing Intern.

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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.


The Communication, Advocacy and Marketing (CAM) unit has a number of communication specialists – social media, media relations, advocacy and media monitoring. However, there is a need for a good writer/editor to support the team in writing copy for social media posts, scripts for media interviews and a series of social media assets for campaigns. There is also need for a good writer to help simplify programme reports and data to simpler language and format for public dissemination.

The intern will help the Communication, Advocacy and Marketing (CAM) unit achieve consistency, clarity and well-written media content, including running a social media campaign in collaboration with the partnerships team. This will be a critical success in helping RBN Country offices to increase their social media presence as well as ensure written content is appealing and captures the hearts and minds of our audiences – including donors, governments, private sector, citizens and media.


  • Candidate must be a recent graduate (within the last 6 months) or actively pursuing an undergraduate degree of which he/she has competed 2 years of undergraduate study OR pursuing a graduate programme in English, Literature, Social Studies or related field.
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English is required. Working knowledge of Swahili is desirable.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and MS Office is required; Desk-stop publishing/editing will be good to have.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the general supervision of the Communications Team leader and in close consultation with the Communication Officers in the team, the intern will undertake the following activities:

  • Create, edit and revise various forms of communication products, including but not limited to technical documentation such as speeches, factsheets, talking points, opinions, prefaces, foreword, web articles and social media texts in a consistent and coherent manner across all communication platforms.
  • For the above, conduct desk research of materials, including the materials produced by WFP and other relevant organizations, in consultation with substantive units and relevant staff in the RBN.
  • Edit and proof-read written documents for external audiences prepared by the programme teams, including checking spelling, acronyms and other abbreviations, etc. The drafting and editing work may require some additional research and coordination with relevant staff.
  • Ensure all written work is authentic, original and appropriately cited and/or referenced.
  • Support any other writing tasks related to communications, as required.


  • At least 4 social media campaign assets well written and disseminated in our social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter).
  • Produce at least 5 well written stories of Changing Lives in the region, alongside a series of good multimedia content for the website.


The intern will be trained on the WFP branding and communications guidelines, and as well as receive hands-on experience in photography and videography, field experience in interviewing and documenting stories of change and impact of WFP’s work in changing lives.


  • 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.




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