Internship - Digital Forensics Investigations, Office of Inspections & Investigations, Rome, Italy

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 06 May 2019

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World Food Programme

Internship – Digital Forensics Investigations

Office of Inspections & Investigations

Rome, Italy

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill the position of Digital Forensics Investigations Intern, which will be based in the organization’s Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI) at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Within delegated authority, the Digital Forensics Investigations Intern will be responsible for the following duties:

• Assist in provide digital forensic services including recovery and acquisition of evidence from IT equipment, preservation and management of evidence using best industry practice during investigation and archiving;

• Analysis of evidence including device data extraction, recovery of corrupt data, electronic mail extraction and database examination;

• Assist in performing regular data mining and data analytical procedures using appropriate tools (e.g. Intella) to assist in investigations, including regular data mining to highlight potentially fraudulent activity.

• Assist in the interpretation of the results of such procedure;

• Perform comprehensive technical analysis and interpret computer-related evidence such as e-mail, various databases, and information stored on electronic devices using forensic tools and methods;

• Document the chain of custody process for forensic evidence, as well as evidence acquisition and analysis methods;

• Carry on the implementation of electronic discovery, computer forensic investigations, and related services for large data sets;

• Collect pertinent information related to OIGI cases utilizing WFP corporate database, including SAP, and available public databases;

• Review the collected data along with OIGI case materials, analyze the data and produce comprehensive analytical reports;

• Assist in training and support of users of technology and systems, such as audio/videoconferences, meetings, databases, networks, etc.;

• Maintain OIGI forensic systems and equipment by carrying out regular tasks, such as backing up data, monitoring network and systems, and peripherals, running systems diagnostics, systems updates, patch management and system optimization, replenishment of consumables, etc.;

• Administer user access to systems and databases, monitor system and application usage;

• Liaise with the WFP IT unit as and when necessary;

• Carry out any other duty as instructed by the OIGI Forensics Officer/or management team

The Digital Forensics Investigations Intern will be under the supervision of the OIGI Forensics officer and will assist OIGI Investigations Officers in carrying out investigation activities.

The Digital Forensics Investigations Intern is expected to:

• Show ability to think and articulate concisely;

• Provide thorough and well-reasoned written contributions, reports and recommendations in a timely manner;

• Show effective and timely interaction with colleagues and concerned parties, internally and externally;

• Contribute to OIGI’s policies and procedures and best practices;

• Conduct himself/herself in a professional manner, keep confidentiality and exercise due care in carrying out his/her work; and

• Undertake the tasks in accordance with the standards of quality, style and format used in OIGI.

Qualifications & Experience Required


  • Currently enrolled, or graduated in the last six months, with a university degree in a related area;
  • At least two years undergraduate studies completed;
  • University course attendance in the past 12 months;
  • A relevant professional certification in the field of digital forensics would be a plus.


• Demonstrated knowledge of the latest digital forensic techniques (acquisition and analysis) applied to hard drives, electronic devices such as mobile phones, networking and encryption, principles and techniques of computer security investigation, etc.);

• Demonstrated knowledge of of digital forensic tools, methodologies and protocols;

Competencies / Core Values and Ethics:

• Demonstrate integrity and fairness;

• Demonstrate the ability to remain objective, neutral and independent vis-à-vis all parties involved;

• Display cultural, racial and gender sensitivity;

• Support WFP corporate goals;

• Comply with WFP rules, regulations and code of conduct.

Task Management Skills:

• Produce timely and quality outputs;

• Exercise sound judgment/analysis;

• Develop creative solutions;

• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and quickly adjust to different working environments;

• Good understanding of linkages between policy and operational practices;

• Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity and ability to work independently.


• Write clearly and effectively;

• Have good presentation skills;

• Speak clearly and convincingly;

• Listen actively and respond effectively to develop and maintain effective working relations with officials at all levels and of all cultures.


• Written and oral proficiency in English. Preferably a good working knowledge of Arabic or one of the following: French, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

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.
  • 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.
  • Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply: sons, daughters, brothers or sisters.

Closing date: 06 May 2019

VA reference no: 104252

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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