The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill a Government Partnerships intern position in our London Office.
Brief description of the WFP London Office
Who we are and what we do:
Duties and responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Government Partnership Officer, the candidate will be assisting the Public Partnerships and Resourcing Division's (PPR) London Office with the following key duties:
Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:
Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required.
Supervision (Level/Methods of Supervision)
Under the direct supervision of Government Partnerships Officer, the incumbent will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision. The Director of the London Office will be the second-level supervisor. With the support of a comprehensive induction package and assignment of a buddy/mentor, the intern will rapidly become a productive member of the team.
Throughout 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.
At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:
Information on the Country of Assignment
(Living conditions, security, health, etc)
(The current Security Level in the capital is Low - 2 ). The United Kingdom has been the target of terrorist attacks in the recent past and may have one of the highest risks towards possible terrorist attacks. Certain strategic locations that may pose a higher risk are iconic tourist locations, public transport hubs and places of worship. UN staff are advised to remain vigilant. Crime rates remain low throughout the country. However, pickpocketing and petty theft may occur in major tourist areas, hotel lobbies, public transport hubs and the surrounding areas. There are no specific threats reported against the UN.
VA Reference no: 149767
Closing Date: 30 September 2021
Please note that the deadline is at 11:59 pm Rome time (GMT + 1)
Terms and Conditions:
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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