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Internship – Internship – Performance Management
Career Management Branch, HR Division
HQ Rome, Italy
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Powered by the passion, dedication and professionalism of almost 21,000 staff worldwide, the World Food Programme (WFP) works in over 120 countries and territories to bring life-saving food to people displaced by conflict and made destitute by disasters, and help individuals and communities find life-changing solutions to the multiple challenges they face in building better futures.
We are currently seeking to fill a Performance Management intern position in our Career Management Branch of the HR Division.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DIVISION
WFP’s dedication to those it serves requires excellence in the competence, skills, and ethical conduct of its workforce. To support this, the Career Management Branch plays a key role given its mandate of being responsible for performance management, learning and development, career management and development, WFP’s internal promotion system, and employee engagement.
GENERAL INFORMATIONTitle of Post: Internship Supervisor: HR Officer Unit: Career Management Branch Country: Italy Duty Station: HQ Rome Duration of internship: 6 months Expected Start Date: September 2023
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direct supervision of the HR Officer, the candidate will perform the following duties:Assist with a broad range of processes related to talent management, with an emphasis on performance management and employee engagement which are designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of WFP’s workforce. Conduct data analysis and reporting from performance management systems to support requests, projects and initiatives, and gathering information to identify trends. Contribute to the design and support the rollout of progressive online tools and other creative solutions to support the work of HR, the Branch, and WFP employees worldwide, such as the HCM implementation. Support the development of effective and innovative communication plans with a view to ensure a high level of engagement for all HR and Career Management-related initiatives. Provide support to other key HR initiatives coordinated by the Branch, such as engagement support, learning and development and long service awards. Be part of the HR team that works closely with Country Offices to support the effective implementation of relevant initiatives in the field, where WFP’s support is most needed. Stay relevant and up to date with market practices and external networks to build recognized capability and credibility. Use this knowledge to identify areas for improvement, share insights with global teams, and build capability in this area.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCECurrently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme from a recognized university OR recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognized university; University course attendance in the past 12 months; Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, MS Teams).
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLSDemonstrated self-starter with drive and initiative Proficiency in data analysis and data reporting High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint Good communication skills, both orally and writing Aptitude in working with technology systems Strong customer service mindset Ability to familiarize quickly with new concepts and information High attention to detail Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a multicultural environment
Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required. A second UN language (in particular, Arabic, French or Spanish) would be an asset.
Under the general supervision of the HR 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. 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:Have had hands-on experience on multiple aspects of the performance management process Have had exposure to performance management systems, their design and improvement Have had direct contact with colleagues globally through providing responsive support and troubleshooting in areas related to performance management