WFP - World Food Programme

Intern – Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit, Khartoum

Job Overview


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


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.


In 2021, Sudan’s humanitarian needs continued to grow, compounded by protracted conflict and displacement, natural shocks (such as droughts and flooding), epidemics, malnutrition and food insecurity across the country. At macro level, the ongoing economic crisis has placed a significant number of Sudanese nationals, refugees and IDPs, including people in hard-to-reach areas, in a severe state of food insecurity. The 2021 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) identified 9.3 million people – nearly one in four people in Sudan- in need of humanitarian assistance. The Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (EPR) in the Sudan WFP Country Office plays a key role in building the capacity of WFP staff and its partners to effectively prepare for, anticipate and respond to rapid and slow onset shocks, including complex emergencies. This requires a careful analysis of risks and vulnerability and put in place risk-informed, systematic preparedness and response plans. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Emergencies, the Intern is expected to learn and grow professionally while supporting the Country Office as well as the Area and Field Offices in emergency preparedness and response related activities.


  • Familiarize and learn key WFP Sudan programmes to understand the broader operational context;
  • Provide support in collecting food security and beneficiary data, in collaboration with the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping, to support the EPR unit in its emergency preparedness and response programmes;
  • Support in drafting EPR Unit written documents and publications, including collating the necessary information from relevant colleagues, units both at the Country Office and the field.
  • Conduct research and document key EPR-related subject matter for internal use within WFP Sudan.
  • Performing liaison support and administrative tasks as necessary, such as organizing electronic filing and repositories in the day-to-day EPR Unit operation.
  • With supervision, support on the ground assessments (such as flood-related)


  • Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months’;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Strong writing and speaking ability in English; fluency in Arabic is not required but would be an asset.
  • Fluent in English


Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • Undergraduate programme (Bachelor’s degree) from a recognized university and have completed at least two years of the programme, OR
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master’s degree) from a recognized university.


  • 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.
  • Depending on the duty station of assignment, 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;



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.

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