UN World Food Programme Internship-Knowledge Management and M&E, Kigali Jobs in Rwanda

UN World Food Programme Internship-Knowledge Management and M&E, Kigali 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) Unit . The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda. The Internship will be for an initial period of 6 months starting from July 2022.

    Job Purpose

  • The World Food Programme (WFP) office in Rwanda is currently operating under its 2019-2023 Country Strategic Plan (CSP). Strategic Outcome 4 of the CSP, relates to the support of smallholder farmers in Rwanda: ‘Smallholder Farmers have increased marketable surplus and access agriculture markets through efficient supply chains by 2030’ and its execution is led by the The Smallholder Agricultural Market Support (SAMS) Unit.

  • SAMS Unit activities support smallholder farmers through the Farm to Market Alliance (“FtMA”), which was established by multi stakeholders including WFP, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa, Yara, Rabobank and other private sector stakeholders, with the purpose of creating systemic demand-led change along agriculture value chains that promotes inclusion of smallholder farmers.

  • The goal of the Alliance is to create an environment that will facilitate smallholder farmers to formally and commercially have access to sustainable market systems to meet the demand of international and local food procurement companies, government reserves, and WFP. WFP is a lead coordinator and operational agency of the Alliance in Rwanda.

  • The intern will contribute to strenghthen the monitoring, evaluation, reporting and knowledge management of the the SAMS Unit initiatives, with special focus on the activities from the Joint Programme of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP on "Accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women" (JP RWEE).

  • The JP RWEE aims to economically empower rural women and initiated activities in 2014 in seven piloting countries:
    Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda. The coalition of FAO, IFAD, UN Women and WFP is generating synergies that capitalize on each agency’s mandate, comparative advantage and institutional strength to generate more lasting and wider-scale improvements in the living conditions and rights of rural women and girls in the context of sustainable rural development. The JP RWEE focuses on four key outcomes for rural women:

  • Improved food and nutrition security,

  • Increased incomes to sustain livelihoods,

  • Enhanced leadership and participation in rural institutions and in shaping laws, policies and programmes, and

  • More gender-responsive policy environment for the economic empowerment of rural women.

    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, economics, development studies or 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 general guidance of the SAMS Head of Unit and direct supervision by the Operational Information Management and Reporting (OIM) officer, the intern will be expected to assume the responsibilities listed below:

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Participate and contribute in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting of SAMS interventions, with focus on JP RWEE, in close coordination with OIC Officer and JP RWEE National Coordinator;

  • Conduct occasional monitoring visits to support local NGO field staff in using digital tools for data collection;

  • Support analysis of data and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of programmes and activities; and

  • Liaise with the External Partnerships and Communications unit (EPC) and/or relevant colleagues and produce periodic updates on SAMS work, including operational updates/newsletters.

    Knowledge Management

  • Take part in periodic studies under the JP RWEE, including the upcoming study on “horticulture Post harvest loss-PHL Management Practices”; and

  • Support the preparation of knowledge products (including case studies) on SAMS Unit activities.

  • In addition to the above, the intern will perform any other tasks requested.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Internship-Knowledge Management and M&E, Kigali Jobs in Rwanda

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