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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

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, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Duty Station: Gambella and Pugnido
  • Number of Positions: 3
  • Contract Duration: 8 Months
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, or necessary related costs.
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognized Institutions.
  • Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply; sons, daughters, brothers, or sisters.

ABOUT WFP

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.

JOB PURPOSE

We are currently seeking to fill internship positions under the WFP Programme and Supply Chain Units. The position will be based in Gambella and Pugnido Ethiopia. The Internship will be a period of 8 months. The purpose of this job is to deliver standard business support processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery. In addition to the accountabilities for the position, the intern will primarily be responsible to coordinate, providing technical support to the indicated units, and liaising with cooperating partners and assure the clear flow of the job

FEMALE INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

The Female Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting young and talented candidates across the country. The program will provide selected candidates with the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with a practical work assignment in a field related to the work of WFP. This will promote a better understanding of WFP Ethiopia’s mandate and programs. Similarly, the program will provide WFP with qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in line with WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

WFP’s activities include food assistance for relief, school feeding, safety nets, nutrition, and food assistance for asset creation through the provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers. You will be part of a dynamic team that effectively identifies, monitors evaluate and manages the organization’s strategic, operational, fiduciary, and financial risks in support of WFP’s country strategic plan for Ethiopia.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Recently graduated (within the past six months) studies in Natural Resource Management, Logistics, and Supply Chain, Business Administration, and the related field of study.
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional team members
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with professionalism and diplomacy
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong attention to detail

HOW TO APPLY

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. WFP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. The selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

18th of August

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.

Tags: internship, logistics, natural resource management, school feeding, supply chain, sustainable development, sustainable development goals