Intern (Research) in UN Residents Coordinator Office at WFP December, 2021

Intern (Research) in UN Residents Coordinator Office at WFP December 2021

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

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.
Education: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 are an asset.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Fluent in English
The internship position is based at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The internship will be for an initial period of 6 months starting from 17 January 2022.
To support the RCO team to undertake research on issues related to sustainable development and peace-humanitarian-development nexus as well as to assist in communications, knowledge sharing, and learning initiatives.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct supervision of the RCO Team leader, the Intern is expected to perform the following responsibilities:

  1. Conduct independent desk reviews and other-research related tasks
  2. Assist with updates for the UN Common Country Analysis and other documents
  3. Contribute to the preparation of background notes, reports and proposals
  4. Contribute to communications and outreach initiatives
  5. Assist substantively and administratively in organizing events and field missions and ensuring their timely follow-up
  6. Perform other related duties as required
  7. Provide outreach to and support youth-centric program and related events
  1. UN CCA update, 2022
  2. Briefing and logistical notes for selected field visits
  3. Research paper for an area-based joint programme proposal

Knowledge & Skills:The incumbent should have the following skills and experience: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Strong research and analytical skills; 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


0-2 years of experience
  • 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$190) times the number of days worked in the entire month.  The stipend rate ranges from US$558.6 to US$638.4 per month for Dar es salaam, Tanzania CO.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, and related costs.
  • Interns must therefore be able to cover their costs of travel, insurance, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period.  The United Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of these conditions of service.
  • 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.
  • Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit written authorization of the Chief of Human Resources of WFP.
  • There should be no expectation of employment by the United Nations or WFP completion of the internship.
The deadline for receiving applications is 08th January 2022.

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.

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.


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