Internship Opportunities At The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 2021

The United Nations World Food Programme:

Is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

B WFPackground And purpose Of The WFP:
WFP’s ability to achieve its Strategic Objectives depends on its capacity to deliver food assistance that addresses the different needs and priorities of the women, men, girls, and boys whom it serves. A world with zero hunger can be achieved only when everyone has equal opportunities, equal access to resources, and equal voice in the decisions that shape their households, communities, and societies. WFP is committed to integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment into all of its work and activities, to ensure that the different food security and nutrition needs of women, men, girls and boys are met.

WFP’s Internship opportunities are designed to promote a better understanding of the United Nations World Food Programme mandate and commitments. In Tanzania, the internship opportunities serve as a tool for students which augments their study and career development, and it also allows the organization to benefit from the students specializing in fields relevant to activities carried out in the region, World food program is looking for.

Career Opportunities: Gender and Protection Intern (147910)
Requisition ID 147910 – Posted 30/08/2021 – Short Term Monthly – Africa, Southern – Tanzania, United Republic of – Dar-es-Salaam
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in graduate-level courses or recent graduates (within 6 months of graduation) from a Bachelor’s or Master’s program.
  • Preferred field of study: Political Science, Sociology, Social Sciences, Development Studies, International Development, or other relevant programs. Additional qualifications in Monitoring and Evaluation, Computer Science, Information Management, and Statistics is an asset.


  • 0-2 years of experience


  • Advanced working knowledge in English language (proficiency/level C).

  • Organizational Context:

    The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position under the WFP Gender and Protection of the RBJ/Tanzania. The position will be based at our Country Office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Internship will be for an initial period of 6 months starting from 1 October 2021.Job Purpose:
    The Gender and Protection Team of Tanzania seeks to hire an intern to support the team in mainstreaming gender and protection in the Tanzania program as well as in enhancing the GEWE visibility, knowledge sharing, and learning. The main task for the intern is to support the data-related tasks and knowledge management.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive):

Under the direct supervision of the Gender and Protection Advisor. The Intern is expected to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the COMET, program and IT teams to develop the CO electronic newsletter
  • Assist in the implementation of gender and age marker-monitoring phase
  • Assist in drafting the gender, protection annual reports
  • Support the design and the implementation of the GBV campaign
  • Assist in the desk review and proofreading of the Gender and protection studies and knowledge management products; and
  • Perform other admin duties as required.

Other Specific Job Requirements

Knowledge & Skills:

The incumbent should have the following skills and experience: M&E experience, Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Experience utilizing computer programs, including word processing, spreadsheets, data capture systems, and other software packages and systems; Ability to deliver results through planning and organizing own activities effectively; Ability to manage multiple requests at a time; Excellent teamwork skills in a multicultural environment; Detailed work style and strong work ethics; Ability to meet strict deadlines


  • Tanzania annual Gender electronic newsletters
  • A draft report on the progress of gender and protection mainstreaming

Terms and Conditions:

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP of 14% of the Daily Subsistence Allowance rate of the duty station (the DSA rate for Dar es Salaam is US$223) times the number of days worked in the entire month. The stipend rate ranges from US$665 to US$718 per month for Dar es salaam, Tanzania CO.
  • Applicants must be Tanzanian nationals.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, and related costs.
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognized 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.
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

-Female applicants, people with disabilities, and qualified applicants 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.

Opening Date: 30th August 2021
Deadline: 14 September 2021.

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