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Internship - Stakeholder Engagement
Communications, Advocacy and Marketing Division (CAM)
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 Communications, Advocacy and Marketing Division, based in Rome, Italy.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DIVISION
In order to support and encourage further funding from government and private sector donors and engage citizens and civil society around key issues, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) must strategically create and amplify moments, content and experiences that inspire action for our mission of ending hunger worldwide. The Brand Building and Engagement Team (CAMB) aims to reach and motivate these important stakeholders through influential voices, tailored content, and memorable experiences, leveraging data and insights into their views and behaviors. By doing so, we can effectively establish WFP as the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide and trigger action for Zero Hunger.
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Brand Marketing Coordinator and support of the Campaign and Donor Visibility Project Manager, the intern will support the day-to-day running and implementation of WFP’s global stakeholder engagement programme, including government donors, Goodwill Ambassadors, celebrities and influencers, and other key partners. In addition, the intern will support the development and execution of strategic outreach initiatives that leverage external stakeholders around WFP priority narratives to reinforce organizational objectives and mobilize support.
GENERAL INFORMATIONTitle of Post: Stakeholder Engagement Internship Supervisor: Brand Marketing Coordinator Unit: Communications Advocacy and Marketing, CAM Country: Italy Duty Station: HQ Rome or homebased Duration of internship: 6 months extendable to 8 months Expected Start Date: November 2023
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach:Assist with identification and outreach to external stakeholders (influencers, celebrities, government donors, partners) to support WFP’s campaigns, events and other strategic visibility initiatives. Assist with the creation of outreach materials, presentations, briefing documents, assets and other relevant materials. Draft and curate messages and copy for activities leveraging external stakeholders, including social media activities. Together with WFP’s CAMB Unit and Social Media Unit, support with the ideation and development of engagement mechanisms and creative collaboration opportunities with external stakeholders.
Monitoring & Measurement:Update and maintain internal databases and other monitoring systems with stakeholder-related data, including influencer activities, government donor insights, and other key information. Support with social media and traditional media listening and monitoring of stakeholder activities involving WFP and report on their performance.
Capacity-Building & Knowledge Management:Support in the planning and coordination of internal workshops and trainings for stakeholder engagement strategies and best-practices. Support with the creation of training materials and other content and resources for internal capacity- and expertise-building around stakeholder engagement topics. Update and maintain internal knowledge management hubs and platforms. Monitor emerging industry trends and best-practices and provide recommendations on stakeholder engagement programme optimization.
Other:Assist with writing, fact-checking, outreach and additional external stakeholder-led projects as necessary.
By the end of the assignment the intern will have developed:An updated database of materials and tools to promote WFP’s donors’ engagement, including training materials, reports, and creative assets. Supporting materials for the implementation, roll out and assessment of a reporting system of government donor engagement activities, including gathering of lessons-learnt and best-practices.