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World Food Programme (WFP)

World Food Programme (WFP)

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Position: Logistics & Programme Intern
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Internship
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Posted date: 4 weeks ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

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.

CONTRACTUAL INFORMATION

Duty Stations: Addis Ababa

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.

BACKGROUND & PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

We are currently seeking to fill internship positions under the WFP Admin and Programme Gender Units. The position will be based in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. The Internship will be for 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

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

The Person with Disability 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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Recently graduated (within the past two years) with studies in Business Administration, Nutrition, law, Public health, Finance and Accounting, Project Management, Logistics & Supply Chain, Procurement, Human Resource Management, and National Science 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

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.