Intern (104807)

  • Added Date: Friday, 12 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months
  • Advanced University degree in the social sciences

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position under the WFP Office of the Country Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, Gambia. The position will be based in Banjul. The Internship will be for an initial period of 8 Months starting from 20th May 2019.

JOB PURPOSE

The Gambia is situated in West Africa bordered by Senegal on three sides. WFP has been providing humanitarian and development assist in The Gambia since the seventies, and will continue to support the Government in reaching the plan’s goals through investments in sectors relevant to Sustainable Development Goal 2 through a three-year Country Strategic Plan (2019 – 2021). A critical new focus area will be support for development of a social protection system focused on mainstreaming the national school meals programme as a national safety net. To guarantee continuity in the face of government financial and capacity constraints, this country strategic plan combines direct implementation and capacity support in the enhancement of the national transition process

Several evaluations suggest that WFP should continue to support the Government in identifying viable and cost-efficient school meals programme modalities,32 with a view to eventual hand-over, and in enhancing national monitoring and evaluation capacities and gender responsiveness.

In this context, WFP intends to establish an efficient reporting protocol to accompany the CSP 2019-2021 in order to support advocacy for more government, partner and donor participation in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal .

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Donor Relations and Partnership Officer and in close collaboration with the Budget and Programming Officer, the incumbent will support the reporting needs of the Country Office and backstop as communication focal point. He/She will support the delivery of a range of reporting and communications activities and support all Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) activities and contribute to the establishment and presentation of standard operating picture of WFP programme portfolio and associated results that facilitate informed and timely decision-making at all levels throughout the organisation. He/she will be required to perform the following duties:

  1. Implement country specific reports and ensure that the various reporting and communication activities enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, as well as support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with overall reporting and communications of WFP strategies.
  2. Support the social media plan by developing social media content, and utilising platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
  3. Generate donor specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support global and country fund-raising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
  4. Monitor and analyse traditional and social media to inform the development and/or evaluation of communication activities and strategies.
  5. Collate outreach data contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports, Support communications activities that enable informed decision making and ensures consistency of information presented to the media and other stakeholders.
  6. Support capacity building of WFP staff on all aspects of reporting, communication.
  7. Support staff in assigned area to ensure that standard OIM & PR procedures and templates are followed to drive the quality, consistency and standardisation of information management and performance reporting across WFP.
  8. Collate relevant information and data from media and local internal and external sources to facilitate and maximize the exchange of information and data flow between functional area networks in WFP, to provide operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact.
  9. Support the collation and dissemination of political and humanitarian analysis pertaining to WFP current or future responses and donor policies, trends and preferences to ensure country specific input to WFP’s operational reporting.
  10. Support the preparation of Annual Country Report (ACR) for the Annual Reporting Exercise in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation, logistics and resource management functions by coordinating to ensure coherence and quality of performance information.
  11. Support CO in emergencies by preparing, organising and providing secretarial support to Operational Task Forces (OTFs).
  12. Support with other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Under the direct supervision of the Donor Relations and Partnership Officer and in close collaboration with the Budget and Programming Officer, the incumbent will support the reporting needs of the Country Office and backstop as communication focal point. He/She will support the delivery of a range of reporting and communications activities and support all Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) activities and contribute to the establishment and presentation of standard operating picture of WFP programme portfolio and associated results that facilitate informed and timely decision-making at all levels throughout the organisation. He/she will be required to perform the following duties:

  1. Implement country specific reports and ensure that the various reporting and communication activities enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, as well as support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with overall reporting and communications of WFP strategies.
  2. Support the social media plan by developing social media content, and utilising platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
  3. Generate donor specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support global and country fund-raising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
  4. Monitor and analyse traditional and social media to inform the development and/or evaluation of communication activities and strategies.
  5. Collate outreach data contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports, Support communications activities that enable informed decision making and ensures consistency of information presented to the media and other stakeholders.
  6. Support capacity building of WFP staff on all aspects of reporting, communication.
  7. Support staff in assigned area to ensure that standard OIM & PR procedures and templates are followed to drive the quality, consistency and standardisation of information management and performance reporting across WFP.
  8. Collate relevant information and data from media and local internal and external sources to facilitate and maximize the exchange of information and data flow between functional area networks in WFP, to provide operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact.
  9. Support the collation and dissemination of political and humanitarian analysis pertaining to WFP current or future responses and donor policies, trends and preferences to ensure country specific input to WFP’s operational reporting.
  10. Support the preparation of Annual Country Report (ACR) for the Annual Reporting Exercise in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation, logistics and resource management functions by coordinating to ensure coherence and quality of performance information.
  11. Support CO in emergencies by preparing, organising and providing secretarial support to Operational Task Forces (OTFs).
  12. Support with other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • At least three years Professional experience in humanitarian and media work
  • Willing and able to work in remote locations.
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) and social media
  • Personal flexibility and high motivation
  • Good communication and excellent reporting skills in English

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • At least three years Professional experience in humanitarian and media work
  • Willing and able to work in remote locations.
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) and social media
  • Personal flexibility and high motivation
  • Good communication and excellent reporting skills in English

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 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;

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

27th April 2019

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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.

This vacancy is archived.

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