Career Opportunities: Programme Intern | Kyiv

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🚩 Vacancy Announcement n°: 833423

📢 Job Title: Programme Intern

📌Type of Contract: Internship

➡️ Unit / Division: Programme Unit/WFP Ukraine

📍 Duty Station: Kyiv

➡️ Duration: 6 months

⏰ Closing date: 25 June, midnight (Central European Time)

🇺🇦 The position is only open to Ukrainian nationals or residents of Ukraine, with a legal work permit.

About WFP 

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity, for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP’s values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves. 

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTubeLinkedInInstagramFacebookTwitter.

What will you do in this position?

The Programme Intern will contribute to the implementation of all WFP programmes in the area of assignment of the Kyiv Field Office.

She/he will liaise with communities, local authorities, cooperating partners, and other stakeholders and ensure a two-way information flow between the area of responsibility and the Country Office.

Why work with us? 

The war in Ukraine has had drastic consequences, both for people inside the country and for those around the world dependent on its huge grain supplies. It is inflicting untold suffering on civilians, displace families, and disrupt supply chains and food production. It has caused one of the fastest forced population movements since the Second World War. Close to 6 million Ukrainians are still living as refugees across Europe, and almost 5.1 million are internally displaced. Many have lost their homes and livelihoods. As food production and supply lines are disrupted by fighting, many families in the east and south do not have reliable access to nutritious food.

WFP uses a flexible mix of food and cash assistance to support communities affected by the war wherever they are. This includes working with local partners to distribute food rations in areas near the frontline and providing cash transfers wherever people have access to banks and markets to buy food. Since March 2022, WFP has distributed food and cash assistance equivalent to 2.4 billion meals to families displaced and affected by the war, partnering directly with local responders.

➡️ WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

➡️ WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment.

➡️ WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities.

➡️ A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe.

➡️ WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, leave plus a medical insurance.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office, the Programme Intern will undertake the following tasks:

1. Perform specialized and/or standardized processes and activities within the specific technical area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.

2. Provide programmatic support to the Field Office in the implementation of WFP programmes following established targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.

3. Within the specific area of responsibility, compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports in order to support operational decision-making.

4. Arrange for and participate into regular field missions and meetings with local authorities and cooperating partners on commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant issues to support effective communication flow and efficient operations.

5. Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.

6. Perform data entry and data verification tasks on beneficiary lists received from local authorities and partners and provide relevant feedback to colleagues.

7. Communicate with beneficiaries as needed to clarify and rectify data received, with the utmost

professionalism and sensitivity.

To join us in saving lives, changing lives, you will have:

Education: To be considered for an internship with WFP, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

• Be currently enrolled in a university degree (for example, Bachelor’s degree) and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and attended university classes in the last 12 months;

• Be currently enrolled in a graduate programme (for example, Master degree) and have attended classes in the past 12 months;

• Be a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) and have attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment in the university.

• University studies in Economics, International Economic Relations, Food Systems, Rural Development, Agricultural Economics, Finance or related fields are desirable.

Experience: Specific experience in one or several of the below topics is an advantage:

• Gathering information from multiple sources and reporting on the main findings;

• Data cleaning and management.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills;
  • Excellent command of Excel and solid overall computer literacy;
  • Good writing skills (drafting, formulation, reporting skills) in English;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Willingness to learn;
  • Ability to work both with minimal supervision and as part of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners;
  • Willingness to participate in field missions;
  • Have interest in food security, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN system

Language: Fluency (level C) in both in English and Ukrainian languages.

Before you apply…

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

We aim to achieve parity and inclusion in our teams in Ukraine. 

WFP is dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our recruitment process is inclusively crafted to welcome candidates of all backgrounds, celebrating diversity and ensuring a respectful environment for all. We aim for an accessible and fair recruitment journey. Should you need any reasonable accommodations or have accessibility concerns, please reach out to us confidentially at global.inclusion@wfp.org.

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.

How do you apply…

To be considered, you are invited to apply via WFP’s recruitment portal. CV and cover letter must be submitted in English language.

Only those who are short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next steps of our recruitment process.

We also encourage you to create your candidate profile and set up WFP job alerts to learn more about all the opportunities available to join us and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.  

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