Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Summer/Fall Internship with the World Food Programme in Washington, DC, with Stipend

World Food Programme

Development Partnerships
Washington Liaison Office, Washington DC, United States.

The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

We are currently seeking to fill an internship position located in the Washington DC Office that will provide substantive support to the WFP partnership with the USDA McGovern-Dole School Feeding Program.  The start date will be June until 31 December 2018.

Key outputs/Responsibilities:

Senior Government Partnerships Officer (SGPO), the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Support Partnerships Officers on preparation of MGD amendments and evaluations to ensure alignment with donor requirements and prepare brief summaries of evaluation findings for Senior Government Partnership Officer and Partnerships Officers;
  • Develop new “fact sheets” where needed and update current ones outlining WFP MGD operations in countries;
  • Conduct research and analysis on various related issues as determined by the SGPO;
  • Assist with planning of USDA/WFP events and key events calendar with strategic opportunities;
  • Develop SoPs for CO’s on USDA visibility;
  • Synthesize key and common findings of MGD evaluations for internal use;
  • Collect and create a database of WFP/MGD success stories;
  • Participate in calls with donor and country office, as requested;
  • Other duties as required.

Essential Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled (with at least two years undergraduate experience), or recently graduated in the past six months with a MA or BA in disciplines related to International Development, International Affairs, Public Health or Agriculture;
  • Attended university courses in the past 12 months;
  • Enthusiastic, professional, and self-starter nature;
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English;
  • Excellent organizational and superior writing skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel and others. Ability to learn new programs quickly;
  • Previous experience, either through study, internships, or paid employment in the relevant area would be an advantage.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
  • WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
  • 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.

Closing date:   18 May 2018 Apply here.

VA reference no:   81866