The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
The purpose of this female internship programme is to build WFP employer brand as an employer of choice among university students, bolster female staff representation and build the national talent pipeline for WFP’s future requirements.
The programme is also expected to promote a better understanding of the United Nations among the participants through experience in the World Food Programme and Improve youth employability though providing an opportunity for work experience to female fresh graduates, and university students.
Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
Perform routine review and archiving of programme reports.
Ensure training venues, required materials, attendance sheets etc. are organized in good time.
Assist in handling of Hall bookings for meetings and trainings.
Review stocks of working materials (Markers, Pens, A4 Papers, etc.) available with Programme Colleagues and make necessary request as stocks get depleted.
Perform routine distribution reconciliation processes (all modalities) with guidance from persons assigned.
Work with persons delegated to carry out Monthly physical inventory processes at the warehouse.
Periodically accompany Programme staffs for routine distribution support and other field-based missions.
Attend meetings when requested and take notes for further review and dissemination by Programme leads.
Contribute to improvement of business procedures and processes, suggest response to standard queries, and follow up for timely and accurate guidance.
Perform other duties as required by Programme unit.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
Have recently graduated from a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Agriculture, Public Health, Nutrition, Sociology, Science or related disciplines;
Have completed at least four years of undergraduate study;
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
Fluent in English and local language (Hausa or Kanuri)
Customer oriented approach with fast response time to queries from clients and good communication skills.
Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations or Humanitarian Sector; Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Knowledge of data analytics and tools will be of added advantage.
Other Specific Job Requirements:
Must be a Female.
Terms and Conditions
Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$942, paid in local currency according to the prevailing United Nations exchange rate.
WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from the WFP internship location, necessary visas, and costs related.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
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.