United Nations - World Food Programme - Emergency Preparedness & Response Intern Jobs in Kenya

United Nations - World Food Programme - Emergency Preparedness & Response Intern Jobs in Kenya


  • The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

    Job Purpose

  • Emergency preparedness and response

  • Contextual risk analysis

  • Disaster risk management

  • Capacity strengthening and development

  • Protection Integration and Accountability to Affected Populations

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master's degree) from a recognized university; or have graduated from a university undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months preferably in Social Sciences, Disaster Management, Agriculture, Range Management, Development Studies, Environmental Science, or other related field.

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

  • Full proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

    Key Accountabilities

    What you will do:

  • Act as the Focal Point for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Package (EPRP) for the Bureau. Key tasks include following up with Country Offices to update the Checklists (MPAs, ERAs) Contingency Plans, and the Risk Register.

  • Work with the EPR team at the regional Bureau to support the capacity strengthening of Country Offices to effectively implement Emergency Preparedness and Response activities, as well as the EPRP tool, by regularly disseminating relevant information.

  • In collaboration with all Regional Bureau units and Country Offices, assist the EPR team with the establishment of an operational plan to respond to crisis in the region, through the reviewing of Concept of Operations and IR-PREPs etc.

  • Produce and contribute to the preparation
    of briefs, presentations and reports on the regional Emergency Preparedness and Response activities.

  • Conduct desk research, reviews and analyses of key documents relating to Emergency Preparedness activities and the Emergency Response to the crises in the East Africa region.

  • Support in the synthesis and production of regional contextual risks in the East and Central Africa region. Also support in the identification of risks and mitigating measures internal to our operations, including those related to protection, accountability, and data protection and privacy.

  • Any other relevant duties as required

    Training Components & Learning Elements

  • On the job coaching & training

  • Field trips

    Terms and Conditions

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment (i.e. Nairobi)

  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs

  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised 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

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations - World Food Programme - Emergency Preparedness & Response Intern Jobs in Kenya


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