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World Food Programme (WFP) – Innovation Learning & Impact 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

With a growing innovation portfolio, the RBN Innovation Hub is looking for an innovation learning and impact intern to support with the impact measurement and learning knowledge sharing activity for the Hub. Reporting to either the IGNITE Innovation Hub Food Systems Advisor or Learning and Impact Advisor to be recruited, the intern will work with relevant functional units in the Regional Bureau, HQ and Country Offices as well as stakeholders and partners in the global and regional innovation ecosystem to support the capture and sharing of learning and impact measurement.

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 International Development, Business, Innovation, Environmental Science, Learning and Development or any other relevant field 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. Develop a shared innovation toolkit of resources for the IGNITE Innovation Hub and Country Offices;

  • Review the best of the innovation toolkit materials available to WFP and CARE and develop a shared innovation toolkit for use by innovation practitioners in the IGNITE Innovation Hub and the WFP and CARE Country Offices
  • Using human centered design approaches, support with the development of an approach (including workshops, surveys etc) to capture learnings from the field, and sharing learnings across the projects and programmes in the innovation portfolio
  • In collaboration with HQ and implementing partner, support with the development of a standardized set of indicators to enable the overarching measurement of impact of the Hub activities, at both the individual and collective level, aligned with the Theory of Change

2. Support with impact measurement, knowledge management and reporting ongoing activities:

  • Support with sharing and analysing timely surveys and after-action reviews and assess feedback to gain actionable qualitative insights into what is working / what could be improved across the Hub’s programming –
  • Identify and collect stories and major communication moments that showcase the impact of the Hub’s work in strengthening food systems across the region to be sustainable
  • Support donor project reporting requirements and information management between donors, internal stakeholders and project leads related to learning and impact measurement

3. Support other innovation partnerships and events needs as required:

  • Provide knowledge and learning input into communication and fundraising elements for innovation.
  • Support developing material for communications, advocacy/fundraising purposes.
  • Support core innovation activities (e.g. innovation challenge; bootcamps; sprint programme; thought leadership; innovation fund) as needed.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

    1. Strong conceptual thinking to create relevant fundraising materials, for projects and activities with innovative elements
    2. Ability to produce high-quality written materials, including graphically based PowerPoint presentations as well as text documents for diverse audiences
    3. Ability to interact with leaders and external audiences with maturity and tact
    4. Collaborative spirit – able to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility and diplomacy
    5. Strong time management skills with an ability to plan ahead, anticipate requirements, problems and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully, and to work on tight deadlines
    6. Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy
    7. Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the UN World Food Programme
    8. Willing to work in and travel to different field locations and challenging operating environments

TRAINING AND LEARNING ELEMENTS

  • INKA human centered design training
  • Impact measurement training

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 recognized 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.
  • 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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