UN World Food Programme Human Resources Intern - Kenya Country Office Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Human Resources Intern - Kenya Country Office Jobs in Kenya

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.

The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting young and talented candidates. The programme will provide the successful candidates with the opportunity to put into practice and implement their learned and academic knowledge in a field related to the work of WFP.

This will promote better understanding of WFP Kenya mandate and programmes. Similarly, the programme 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 assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers. You will be part of an efficient and dynamic team that effectively support in the implementation of WFP’s country strategic plan for Kenya.

Job Purpose

WFP’s greatest strength is its dedicated people working tirelessly around the world to reduce hunger, often under difficult conditions where security threats and risks to personal safety are considerable.

The organization is committed to transform its HR function to a strategic business partner. To achieve this, a lot of new HR initiatives are launching and WFP is looking for an outstanding HR intern to get involved and contribute to these exciting HR projects.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Support HR operational activities or projects that are aligned to business needs, following standard processes and ensuring alignment with wider WFP policies.

  • Respond to queries from managers and staff, understanding their issues and ensuring policies, procedures, processes, systems and tools are available and correctly applied to support them.

  • Contribute to the effective management of the employment relationship between WFP and its staff, by administering conditions of service, contracts and appropriate entitlements.

  • Support staff capability building, working with managers to understand individual skills and business requirements, and organizing development solutions which equip people with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future challenges.

  • Support and deliver onboarding activities to ensure new employees have a positive experience of WFP and are successfully integrated into their new role and the organization.

  • Provide support in building talent within WFP, working with managers to understand their needs and organizing solutions to recruit, retain and develop a high calibre workforce to deliver the business strategy.

  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting,
    supporting a WFP wide view of HR activities that enables informed decision-making and consistent information for stakeholders.

  • Conduct straight forward data analysis under close guidance of a senior HR Officer, in order to support others on projects or contribute to process efficiencies and improvements.

  • Assist in the design and the development of diverse new HR employer-branding projects in the field of employment fairs, university relationships, onboarding, talent acquisition and others.

  • Support with communication on HR information to stakeholders, external vendors and/or client groups in line with EVP activities.

  • Monitor emerging industry trends and best-practices and provide recommendations on stakeholder engagement EVP programme optimization.

  • Support with social media and traditional media listening and monitoring of stakeholder activities involving WFP and report on their performance.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Business Analytics, Operations Management, Data Science, Applied Science, Human Resources or related field.

  • Candidate must be a recent graduate (within the last 6 months) or actively pursuing an undergraduate degree of which he/she has competed 2 years of undergraduate study OR pursuing a graduate programme in the above areas; or


  • Fluency in both oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

    Desireable Qualities

  • Adaptable to an international, multicultural, and multilingual environment

  • Availability and willingness to travel as required to different areas of Kenya

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

  • Good communication skills and be able to work in a team

  • Ability to work with different people

  • Ability to understand new concepts very easily.


  • Quality reports.

  • Timely processing of documentation.

  • Successful support in implementation of HR Initiatives.

    Training Components

  • Recruitment, Onboarding and Employee Experience

  • HR Information Systems.

  • HR Operations

  • HR Communication

  • Performance and Learning

    Terms and Conditions

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment.

  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.

  • 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.

  • The internship duration is 8 months, full-time.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Human Resources Intern - Kenya Country Office Jobs in Kenya

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