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Internship – Library and Research Centre
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 intern position in the WFP Library and Research Centre based in Rom, Italy.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DIVISION
The Library and Research Centre is a knowledge acquisition, dissemination & research service for the UN World Food Programme’s 22,000+ staff and is an integral part of WFP’s Knowledge Management team which focuses on promoting a culture of knowledge sharing, learning and continuous improvement of WFP’s work.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Library and in collaboration with other knowledge management colleagues, the intern will support the day-to-day operations in the Library and Research Centre as well as the broader INK team.
GENERAL INFORMATIONTitle of Post: Internship Supervisor: Head of Library Unit: Innovation and Knowledge Management Division (INK) Country: Italy Duty Station: HQ Rome Duration of internship: 6 months extendable to 8 Expected Start Date: September 2023
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library, the candidate will perform the following duties:Disseminate alerts of interesting new publications and articles to subscribed mailing lists Update of LRC’s internal web page with newly published publications and contents Participate in the digitalization of WFP historical publications User-support: sharing articles obtained through ILL, managing access to reading platforms and the digital lending of publications Preparation of research requests, reports, powerpoint presentations, etc. Support the organization of external group visits (Universities and student groups) to WFP HQ and the organization of events, book talks, panel discussions. Other related duties as required
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 & SKILLSEffective written and verbal communication skills; Digitally savvy; Highly organized and detail-oriented; Proactive, strategic and able to work independently (including in a remote environment); Ability to multi-task and solve problems in a fast-paced environment; Ability to produce engaging materials to serve a number of different internal and external audiences;
Excellent written and spoken English is required (proficiency/level C). Working knowledge of a second UN language would be an asset.
SUPERVISION (Level/Methods of Supervision)
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library, the incumbent will be provided with 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.