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World Food Programme (WFP) – Enterprise Risk Management 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.

ABOUT WFP

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.

JOB PURPOSE

The Enterprise Risk Management Unit within the WFP Regional Bureau for East Africa requires support in coordination of risk management initiatives in the region. The intern will support in the organization and planning of risk assessments and reports. 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 law, finance, commerce or any related field.or
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master’s degree) from a recognized university, undertaking the programme 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
  • Experience in google suite applications will be an asset

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The responsibilities under this role will include but is not limited to;

  1. Support Regional AFAC specialist in raising Anti-Fraud Anti-Corruption awareness in the region through specialised awareness campaigns (trainings, social media presence, posters)
  2. Research developments in Risk Management trends and practices and its applicability to WFPs ERM framework
  3. Under the leadership of AFAC specialist, support Country Offices in carrying out Fraud Risk Assessments
  4. Support in the production of fraud risk assessment report and documentation/minutes of a quarterly risk committee meeting
  5.  Assist in the quarterly reporting and follow up of Risk Reporting, including support in analysing key risk indicator
  6. Assist Risk Management unit in the planning of the annual Risk Management workshop/training.
  7. Quarterly Documentation of Risk Committees and oversight action follow up, through production of minutes

TRAINING AND LEARNING COMPONENTS

  • Existing resources from the Risk Management Division available on We-learn
  • On the job training throw job shadowing

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Reseach skills
  • Report writting skills
  • Communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Interest around Risk Management

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • 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.

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

  • 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.
  • The World Food Programme does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment 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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