Programme Business Support Assistant Intern, Baidoa, Somalia

WFP

Programme Business Support Assistant Intern, Baidoa, Somalia

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 or disability.

Posting Dates

Date of Issue:      14th July 2022                                                                                                 

Closing Date: 7th August 2022

About WFP

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.

The Female Internship Programme

The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting young and talented candidates/students across the globe. The programme will provide selected candidates/students with the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with a practical work assignment in a field related to the work of WFP. This will promote better understanding of WFP Somalia’s mandate and programmes. Similarly, the programme will provide WFP with qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in line with WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

WFP Somalia’s activities include food assistance for relief, school feeding, safety nets, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers. You will be part of a dynamic team that effectively identifies, monitors, evaluates, and manages the organization’s strategic, operational, fiduciary and financial risks in support of WFP’s country strategic plan for Somalia.

This position is open to qualified Somali female candidates only.

What will you do?

  • Provide support WFP Cooperating Partners – CPs for effective implementation of different project activities;  (please define what this entails?)
  • Assist in reviewing CP reports and invoices;
  • Assist project focal points on day today programme activities
  • Generate FRN – food release notes on a monthly basis;
  • Assist in Ccoordinating the dipatch plan with logistics unit for timely delivery to CPs;
  • Work and exchange information with internal counterparts in creating conducive environment to support effective collaboration and implementation of ongoing project activities.
  • Assist in data entry on SCOPE platform, checking and correcting any incompatibilities to ensure the accuracy of the data;
  • Maintain efficient database management to easy access and retrive of required information for programme implemenation;
  • Liaison with UNICEF and other Education partners to ensure complementarity of the programme
  • Receive and collate reports/ feedback from cooperating partners, beneficiaries, and government counterparts to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations

Do you meet the minimum requirements.

The Internship Programme is open to candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Completed an undergraduate or graduate Programme (e.g., a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree) at a recognized university, in the area of Agricultural Sciences/economics, Agribusiness, Environmental Sciences, Climate Change, Development, Political Sciences, Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition.
  • Candidates must have completed at least the first degree in the last 6 months.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Somali

Are you Competent for this Job? Do you have

  • Desire to learn about and develop key skills in the field of  Programme functions.
  • Flexible work style and approach based on client needs.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Team player and problem solver.
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills; high attention to details.
  • Ability to think, plan, and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized way.
  • Technology savvy: ability to think out-of-the box and to come up with innovative ideas.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office package, particularly of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Upon selection, a proof of enrolment stating that you are currently enrolled in a course of study and your expected date of graduation and if you have graduated, a certified copy of your degree.
  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to submit online applications through E-recruitment.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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