WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
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.
Why intern with us?
Nigeria, a federal constitutional republic with over 500 ethnic groups, the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populated country in the world. Conflict in the northeast and criminality in the northwest remain important drivers of instability in Nigeria. In May 2013, the Government declared a state of emergency in the northeast States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY). UNHCR reports over three million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria, most of them in the BAY states. The March 2022 Cadre Harmonisé projected that 4.1 million people in the BAY states will face crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity from June to August 2022. WFP operations focus on crisis response to prevent further deterioration of food and nutrition security, reduce malnutrition, and minimize gender inequality. WFP has been present in Nigeria since 2016. In addition to the exciting and challenging work we also offer:
Training componentsThroughout their assignment, WFP interns have access to an industry-leading learning platform, WeLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.
Learning ElementsExpanded knowledge of the United Nations system: The Intern should have gained insights into the structure, functions, and mandate of the United Nations They should have a better understanding of the UN's role in advocating for sustainable development (SDG Goals) and promoting international cooperation. Have proficiency in working within a humanitarian agency: The Intern should have developed skills and knowledge specific to working in a humanitarian organization like the World Food Programme. They should understand the principles, values, and operational aspects of WFP's work, including its role within the United Nations system. Gained practical experience: The Intern should have gained practical experience in implementing initiatives and interventions aimed at achieving the WFPs mission. They should have participated in relevant projects, activities, and programs to contribute to WFP's efforts in achieving Zero Hunger. Strengthened professional skills: The Intern should have honed their professional skills, including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and project management. They should be able to apply these skills effectively in a multicultural and fast-paced work environment
To join us in saving lives, changing lives you will have for...
Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (for example, master's degree) from a recognized university and has attended classes in the past 12 months. Or a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months before the application to the internship programme) from a recognized university and has attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment in the university, in the field of Law, International Studies, Political sciences, Social Sciences, or another field relevant to international development and humanitarian assistance.
Must be women , as this program aims to empower and support women in line with WFP's commitment to gender equality.
Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required
Required skills/ Competencies:Works effectively in a multicultural and diverse environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills Comfortable in a rapidly changing environment, with competing and shifting priorities. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Excellent organisational skills Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
5.How can you make a difference?
The unit ensures protection mainstreaming in food security, nutrition and livelihoods. This includes protection analysis to inform WFP programming, capacity building/strengthening of internal staff and CPs, strengthening accountability to affected populations (AAP) and ensuring WFP interventions contribute to protection outcomes. The unit also conducts relevant assessments such as protection risk assessments, conflict sensitivity assessments, cash-based transfer impact assessments among others to inform strategy and policy development. The unit continues to induct CPs on Prevention against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and against Sexual Harassment. In a nutshell, the unit has been involved in the implementation of the WFP Nigeria Protection and AAP Strategy 2021-2023 whose overall vision for WFP Nigeria is “To ensure that affected populations, including displaced persons, host communities and returnees, are able to enjoy their right to food security, nutrition and safe and meaningful access to livelihoods, and are granted the urgency to determine what is in their best interest”
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