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Internship – Knowledge Management
Innovation, Change and Knowledge Management Division (INK)
HQ Rome, Italy
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 an Innovation, Change and Knowledge Management (INK) division intern position based in Rome, Italy or home-based.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DIVISION
WFP’s Innovation, Change and Knowledge Management (INK) division was created in 2015 and recently given the corporate mandate to strengthen Knowledge Management (KM) across the organisation at a global, regional, and country level. KM is a way of working that values knowledge as an organisational asset, and WFP’s vision for KM is to create, access, retain and share knowledge internally and externally to achieve zero hunger. Effective KM will allow WFP to maximise the impact of every dollar by learning from more than 60 years of experience in the field, building on the successes of those who came before us, and avoiding duplication of work and repeating costly mistakes.
By enabling staff knowledge to be shared widely, WFP will become more effective, innovative, and cost-effective. As such, INK is actively expanding its corporate KM Team to help move forward its KM Strategy and KM Action Plan.
GENERAL INFORMATIONTitle of Post: Internship Supervisor: Knowledge Management Lead Unit: INK Duty Station: Rome, Italy or homebased Duration of internship: 6 months Expected Start Date: September 2023
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESSupport the Knowledge Management Lead in implementing the KM Action Plan Support the development of KM guidance and tools for the corporate Knowledge Management Toolkit Support with Knowledge Management in person and virtual events Support with the implementation of the KM communication plan
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.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:Knowledge of Knowledge Management approaches and practices Knowledge of Change Management approaches and practices is a plus Prior relevant work experience is a plus Effective written and verbal communication skills Digitally savvy Experience with Office 365 is a plus Analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative is a plus Collaborative spirit to liaise with a wide range of people at various levels and across different cultures