UN World Food Programme Occupational Safety and Health Intern Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Occupational Safety and Health Intern Jobs in Kenya

About WFP

WFP works to save lives and change lives through the provision of food assistance and resilience-building programs. Inline with SDGs 2 & 17, WFP operations have ventured into different modalities of food transfer and capacity-strengthening to end hunger by 2030 and to revitalize global partnerships for sustainable development.

The WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilization, and management support to WFP operations and activities in ten countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.

Job Purpose

The UN system recognizes that the safety and health of its staff are of utmost importance, not only as a fundamental component of the employer’s duty of care, but also to enable staff to accomplish their mandates and objectives.

UN system organizations are therefore committed to protecting and promoting the safety and health of all staff, seeking to offer them a safe and healthy work environment where staff are protected from hazards and risks, work-related injuries and diseases.

As part of the UN system, the World Food Programme (WFP) prioritises the safety and health of its employees. In 2021 WFP officially launched its Integrated Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management System and is currently growing the OSH Global Unit. To build on the established foundation and system in place, the organisation is currently seeking to fill a temporary position as Intern – OSH Administration.

Reporting to the Regional Administration Officer, the Intern OSH Administration will help the Administration Team to do a risk assessment on the RBN office space and identify areas where improvements can be made. This service will be extended to those COs where they may need assistance with Risk Assesments

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the past six months) (Data science, Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering, or a related field) or,

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master’s degree) from a recognized university, undertaking the programme mentioned above, and have attended classes in the past 12 months,

  • Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset.

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, particularly
    Excel and PowerPoint.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

    Support an OSH risk assessment on the RBN office

    • Complete a detailed risk assessment on OSH for the OFFICE

    • Give recommendations for improvements

    Support OSH data analysis for the RBN region and preparation of reports and presentations - (Remote basis)

    • Create report showing results of the analysis

    • Participate in team discussions/meetings when required

    • Support the update of the OSH database, CORITY

    Daily tasks and field-support activities related to OSH trainings, risks assessments database, and incident investigation database – (Remote basis):

    • OSH RBN Network reference contact to the field offices

    • Engage with COs Focal Points to discuss OSH needs, to be presented to more senior team members

    • Support on training and webinar delivery

    • Provide contributions, as part of the team, on corporate communication activities

    • Support the preparation of surveys and documentation related to OSH management system

    Assist in providing guidance to COs in the implementation of the OSH management system

    • Assist in the implementation of OSH Risk Management element in the COs and RBN;

    • Assist in updating CORITY database related to OSH risks assessments

    • Assist in implementing the Cority online reporting system in field locations

    • Assist in updating CORITY database related to OSH incident reporting mechanism.

    Training Components

    At the end of the assignment, the Intern should have:

  • Prepared reports and presentations using MS Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Cority especially).

  • Understand and effectively utilize communication and marketing tools, together with survey platforms (Office 365).

  • Updated digital content

  • Related professionally and provided support to field colleagues via online tools on various OSH matters (emails and video-trainings).

  • Improved knowledge and understanding of a variety of digital tools.

  • Organize global-based webinars and communications.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Occupational Safety and Health Intern Jobs in Kenya

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