World Food Programme (WFP) – Digital Forensic Investigations 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.


Under the direct supervision of the Forensics Investigations Officer, the intern will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision. 


  • 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 Digital Forensics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Forensics Science 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. Assist in providing digital forensic services including recovery and acquisition of evidence from IT equipment, preservation and management of evidence using best industry practice during investigation and archiving;
  2. Recovery of corrupt data, electronic mail extraction and database examination
  3. Assist in performing regular data mining and data analytical procedures using appropriate tools to assist in investigations
  4. Perform comprehensive technical analysis and interpret computer-related evidence such as e-mail, various databases, and information stored on electronic devices using forensic tools and methods
  5. Manage the chain of custody process for forensic evidence, as well as evidence acquisition and analysis for the NBO office
  6. Carry on the implementation of e-Discovery, computer forensic investigations, and related services for large data sets
  7. Write scripts where required to automate technical processes
  8. Execute designed projects on SQL databases interpretation and evidence carving
  9. Collect pertinent information related to Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI) cases utilizing WFP corporate database, including SAP, and available public databases
  10. Maintain Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI) forensic systems and equipment by carrying out regular tasks, such as: backing up data, monitoring network and systems, and peripherals, running systems diagnostics, systems updates, patch management and systems optimization, replenishment of consumables, etc.
  11. Act as the IT focal point for the Nairobi Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI) investigation team
  12. Carry out any other duty as instructed by the Forensics Investigations Officer/or the Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI) management.


Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:

1. Core Values and Ethics:

  • Demonstrate integrity and fairness
  • Demonstrate the ability to remain objective, neutral and independent vis-à-vis all parties involved;
  • Display cultural, racial and gender sensitivity;
  • Support WFP corporate goals;
  • Comply with WFP rules, regulations and code of conduct.

2. Task Management Skills:

  • Produce timely and quality outputs
  • Exercise sound judgment/analysis
  • 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.


Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, WeLearn. 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.