Internship – Government Partnerships
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.
WFP’s Regional Bureau for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (RBC, based in Cairo, Egypt) provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in 17 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen. Embracing two macro-regions, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CIS) regions, the WFP Regional Bureau Cairo (RBC) oversees a vast area with some of the most critical humanitarian emergencies of our time.
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- You will learn about WFP and its culture through real-life work experience and exposure to various job roles. We will provide you relevant on the- job training and feedback to kick-start your professional career. Through this experience, you will develop new skills and make new connections that very well might provide professional references for you someday.
- You will have clear job responsibilities and live the experience of being a WFP employee.
- You will work with professional teams and receive formal training and ongoing coaching.
- You will get the chance to enrich your skills and work with people from 30+ nationalities.
Section: Responsibilities / Duties
The Partnerships unit provides tailored support that helps senior management attract policy support, resources, technical assistance and innovative solutions that advance the work of WFP and support member states in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (including Zero Hunger).
The Government Partnerships Intern will work in the Partnerships Unit of the Regional Bureau in Cairo (RBC), which covers the Middle East, North Africa and CIS regions. The RBC Partnerships Unit facilitates the work of senior staff at the Regional Bureau and country offices in their efforts to effectively position WFP with public, private and external partners.
- Conduct research on donor policies and trends and mapping of opportunities, based on internal and external materials to support in defining partnerships and fundraising strategies. This includes thematic priorities as defined by the Partnerships unit;
- Assist in preparation of briefing documents, presentations and short biographies for meetings and conferences with donor counterparts;
- Support knowledge and information management, devising a system to manage and streamline various workstreams of the units;
- Assist in the implementation of a global forecasting exercise, in coordination with country offices in the region.
- Assist in reviewing and recording donor intelligence on WFP corporate platform.
- Update donor contribution tables and graphs using relevant data;
- Take notes for the record during internal and external meetings;
- Provide support in the planning and organization of the regional workshops;
- Perform any other related duties as required.
Section: Requirements: Education / Experience / Languages / other requirements:
Currently enrolled in graduate-level courses or recent graduates (within 6 months of graduation) from a Bachelor’s or Master’s program.
Preferred field of study: International Affairs, Development/Humanitarian Studies, Social Sciences, or other related disciplines.
Knowledge & Skills:
The incumbent should have the following skills and experience:
- Awareness of socio-political contexts, country-specific focus areas and partner interest areas and activities.
- Proven ability to synthesize information and communicate it simply and effectively: superior writing and research skills; Strong analytical skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proven ability to operate in a diplomatic environment, using tact and judgment.
- Experience in negotiation and advocacy an asset.
- Understanding of WFP’s mandate is a must, previous experience working with a UN or Humanitarian Agency is an asset.
- Knowledge of office computer systems (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet research.
- Advanced working knowledge in the English language (proficiency/level C).
- Intermediate knowledge (intermediate/level B) of a second official language; Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language.
- Internship Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension
- Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP to cover basic subsistence costs.
- 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;
Deadline for submitting applications: 12 September 2020
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