UN World Food Programme Kenya - Partnerships Intern Jobs

UN World Food Programme Kenya - Partnerships 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 Partnerships Intern based in the Partnerships Unit of the Regional Bureau, Nairobi.

The unit has 4 staff undertaking and providing partnership support to Country Offices on the Integrated Road Map roll out, regional donor relations, UN and NGO relations, regional leadership visibility, UNDG/UNDAF processes, partnership knowledge management and private sector partnerships.

Enhancing partnerships and exploring new forms of engagement with key stakeholders are critical to achieve WFPs mandate.

RBN assists the region in raising funds where most needed and optimizing the management of these resources.

At the same time, one of the key pillars for the 2019 unit work plan is carrying out an aggressive private sector outreach strategy and brokering win-win partnerships with the private sector i.e. companies, foundations and high net worth individuals in the region.

The unit is also expected to support Country Offices in engaging private sector in country.

However, most COs do not have a dedicated staff working on private sector partnerships, which means that the Regional Bureau has to continuously provide support in this area.

The intern will provide support to the unit in these areas a) government partnerships with a focus on donor relations information and knowledge management and b) private sector outreach.

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 Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Political Science, International Development or other related field;
  • 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

    Carry out background research & analysis of donor priorities and private sector prospects in the region i.e. companies, foundations and high net worth individuals as assigned

  • Provide inputs and prepare briefing materials for senior management and meetings with donors, private sector and other partners i.e. bios, posters, presentations, one-pagers
    Research and update upcoming private sectors event calendar and flag relevant events to the Regional Bureau staff
  • Monitor, register and track funding opportunities as well as donor intelligence in the system Sales force

    Training Components & Learning Elements
  • Overview of WFP
  • Overview of IRM process
  • Overview of government donors and private sector engagement process
  • Partnership skills
  • Sales force training

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role
  • Experience or interest in humanitarian and development fields specifically in relation to partnerships.

    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 - Partnerships Intern Jobs

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