UN World Food Programme Internship - Small Holder Agriculture Market Support Jobs in Rwanda

UN World Food Programme Internship - Small Holder Agriculture Market Support Jobs in Rwanda

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.

    Organizational Context

  • The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position under the WFP Smallholder Agricultural Market Support (SAMS) - Karongi. The position will be based in Karongi, Rwanda. The Internship will be for an initial period of 6 months starting from July 2022.

    Background and Purpose of the Assignment:

  • The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP Rwanda works in partnership with the Government and other stakeholders through the direct implementation of integrated programmes targeting the most vulnerable people and will progressively shift towards building national capacity to formulate, manage and implement programmes for achieving zero hunger.

  • In implementing its activities, WFP will bridge the humanitarian–development nexus and leverage its extensive experience and the contributions it has made in Rwanda over many decades in order to achieve five strategic outcomes:

  • Refugees and returnees in Rwanda have access to adequate and nutritious food at all times.

  • Vulnerable populations in food-insecure communities and areas have improved access to adequate and nutritious food all year.

  • Children under 5, adolescents and pregnant and nursing women and girls in Rwanda have improved access to nutritious foods and services that enable them to meet their nutrition needs all year.

  • Smallholder farmers, especially women, have increased marketable surplus and access to agricultural markets through efficient supply chains by 2030.

  • The Government of Rwanda and the humanitarian community is provided with adequate, timely, cost-efficient and agile supply chain services and expertise necessary to effectively respond to emergency crisis.

  • This internship position will be based in WFP Rwanda, Karongi Field Office and the internee will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Associate (SO4). At this level, she will be expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only minimal guidance.

  • The internee will be responsible for the field implementation of key smallholder-farmer (SHF) related activities, including (but not limited to): The Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA), Master Card Foundation project (MCF), SMART, SAPMP, and PBF project.

  • In Rwanda, WFP currently supports more than 160 farmer
    cooperatives with membership of more than 50,000 farmers. WFP takes the lead in coordinating this market access support for smallholder farmers through an extensive partnership with value chain stakeholders. WFP is looking for an intern to support push forward these efforts.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme from a recognized university and have completed at least 2 years of studies, preferably in agriculture, rural development, agri business or other related fields

  • Must have attended courses in the last 12 months

  • Recently graduated from a graduate programme (within 12 months) prior to application of internship programme

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);

  • Fluent in English (both oral and written)

    Key Accountabilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Programme Associate (SO4), the intern will be expected to assume the responsibilities listed below:

  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities linked to SHF support and processes at the field office level in collaborate with SO4 partners, supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.

  • Collect and summarize programme(s) data, collaborating with implementing partners where required, conduct analysis and prepare reports in order to support programme reviews and inform decision-making.

  • Monitor the implementation of all SHF-related field activities, in close consultation with the WFP Field Office, WFP country office and SHF unit.

  • Monitor implementation quality on a regular basis and Provide specialized support to SHF operations and programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures in the following areas:

  • Conduct needs assessments of target SHFs, using standardized tools and approaches

  • Facilitate participating farmer organizations and farmer-friendly aggregation entities to access agricultural services by coordinating with key value chain stakeholders on the ground

  • Facilitate linkages of cooperatives to private sector entities for access to post-harvest handling equipment

  • Monitor and assist cooperatives and other aggregation entities to adhere to terms of forward delivery contracts facilitated by WFP

  • Conduct training of trainers of partner staff, as well as ensure quality monitoring of all SHF-related capacity building activities

  • Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.

  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

  • Support the capacity building of cooperating partners involved in implementing WFP supported activities related to smallholder farmers.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Internship - Small Holder Agriculture Market Support Jobs in Rwanda

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