World Food Programme (WFP) – Security Intern

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KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The intern, reporting to the Security Officer, is expected to:

  • Assist in compiling factual information, to facilitate reporting and decision-making process.
  • Assist in planning and preparation of field missions.
  • Assist in preparation of security assessment reports after field missions.
  • Support compiling routine security reports and ensure relevant databases are accurately updated at all times.
  • Assist in the inventory control and maintenance of security equipment, to ensure its
  • appropriate functioning at all times.
  • Support in the emergency and contingency planning documentation.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Security Management, International Relations or Law Enforcement or other relevant field.
  • Currently enrolled in a master’s degree programme and have attended classes in the past 12 months, or a recent graduate from a bachelor or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) ; or
  • Graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a Bachelor’s/master’s degree or equivalent studies.

Language:  Fluency in both oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.


  • Adaptable to an international, multicultural, and multilingual environment
  • Adaptable to an international, multicultural, and multilingual environment
  • Availability and willingness to travel as required to different areas in Kenya
  • Good communication skills and be able to work in a team
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision


  • Quality reports.
  • Timely processing of documentation.
  • Successful support in missions.


  • Security Management Systems
  • Security  and Safety Training
  • Security Systems Operations


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment.
  • 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.