UN World Food Programme Kenya - Food For Asset Intern Jobs

UN World Food Programme Kenya - Food For Asset Intern Jobs

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 Regional Bureau for East and Central Africa, located in Nairobi, provides strategic and policy guidance as well as technical support to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan, Djibouti and Uganda.

We are currently seeking to fill the position of a Food For Asset Intern based in the Programme Unit of the Regional Bureau, Nairobi. The unit is headed by a Programme Policy Officer and supported by Food Assistance for Assets Technical Specialist.

Currently there is a gap for supporting the FFA Technical Specialist through background research and studies to inform formulation and development of strategies, policy briefs and programmes in the region.

Measurement of beneficiary lives changes as a result of creation of assets; and in close collaboration with the Monitoring & Evaluation team, it requires continued exploration of the best ways and means to address through new approaches and techniques.

In addition, preparation of training and capacity building initiatives in the region require compilation of learning material and documentation of proceedings. More importantly record keeping and organization of FFA material both in digital and physical forms is a necessary function that enhances knowledge management.

This additional support would allow the FFA Technical Advisor to concentrate on the field support required in the region for the roll-out of the new corporate FFA guideline and the scale-up and capacity strengthening.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in the University and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months from a university preferably in Agriculture, Economics, Development, Environment, Project Management or other related fields;
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Masters degree) from a recognized university and have attended classes in the past 12 months,
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French would be an asset.

    Key Account-abilities
  • Under the overall guidance of the head of the unit and direct supervision of the FFA Technical Advisor, the FFA intern will carry out the following responsibilities.
  • Conduct basic research on FFA trends/ new emerging techniques and/or approaches to inform design and development of strategies, policy briefs and programme interventions;
  • Assist the FFA technical advisor in planning and organizing training and field missions, including preparation of
    background material such as presentations for workshops;
  • Helping in the design and review of food assistance for assets regional briefs, exchange mission reports and CO reports with resilience and livelihoods components;
  • In close liaison with the technical advisor, review FFA roadmaps identifying gaps and follow up actions;
  • Provide inputs in the development of a simple guide on nutrition and gender work norms and on effective ways of measuring beneficiary impact as result of FFA activities, liaising closely with other functional units such as nutrition and M&E;
  • Contribute to knowledge management by working to ensure that lessons learnt from FFA programmes in the region are captured and documented; and where possible with information from COs, help compile info bits and success stories;
  • Perform any other duty as may be delegated.

    Training Components & Learning Elements
  • FFA Programme Orientation (FFA Guidance Manual Reference)
  • Theory of Change (TOC) and Project Cycle Management
  • Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) in resilience and livelihoods programming
  • FFA audits and impact measurement.
  • Work norms and knowledge Management
  • The role of FFA in humanitarian development nexus
  • Familiarize with DRR, Environment, Resilience, Food Security and Nutrition policies

    Functional Capabilities
  • Research briefs and reports produced on FFA new trends, methodologies and impact
  • Reports and briefs of documented learning and best practices made to enhance knowledge management
  • Number of missions and workshops supported;
  • Number of road maps reviewed and follow up actions for performance improvement.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role
  • Ability to effectively communicate, adapt and build relationships is a vital skill in this role.
  • Additional capacity in knowledge management software is an added advantage.

    Terms and Conditions
  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.
  • 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 recognized 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;

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 10th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Kenya - Food For Asset Intern Jobs


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