UNWFP: Private Partnerships Internship 2023 in Johannesburg
The United Nations World Food Programme invites applications for Internship – Private Partnerships (8 month contract) in Johannesburg. Requisition ID 181739 – Posted 28/12/2022 – Short Term Monthly – Africa,...
The United Nations World Food Programme invites applications for Internship – Private Partnerships (8 month contract) in Johannesburg.
ID 181739 – Posted 28/12/2022 – Short Term Monthly – Africa, Southern – South Africa, Johannesburg
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
The mission of WFP is to end global hunger.
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.
In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters.
WFP’s Regional Bureau for Southern African region (RBJ) is coordinating and facilitating private sector engagement across the 12 Southern African Countries Offices (COs).
One of the priorities for enhanced private sector engagement in the region for 2023 is an actionable regional strategy to be supported by a robust and thorough land scape assessment of opportunities in all 12 countries along the following pillars: income; 2) impact and 3) innovation.
Some of the opportunities will be at country, regional and where it makes sense, global level, particularly for prospective private sector partners that may have an interest in Southern Africa, though not based at the regional or CO-level.
The landscape mapping exercise will be critical to ensure WFP’s approach to transform private sector partnerships in the field.
Compounding the importance of the landscape exercise with the other equally important, but competing priorities of the Private Sector Partnerships Officer, the purpose of this assignment is to therefore hire an intern to undertake the landscape analysis, support on private sector engagement, communication and reporting.
Further coordination with all RBJ units, Headquarters (HQ) and CO teams may also be required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme (for example, Bachelor’s degree) from a recognised university and have completed at least two years of the programme. Candidates should have attended classes in the past 12 months; or
- Be currently enrolled in a graduate programme (for example, Master degree) from a recognised university and have attended classes in the past 12 months; or
- Be a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognised university and have attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment in the university.
- Field of study : Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Sales & Marketing, Communications or other related field;
Knowledge and Skills:
- Advanced computer skills, including at least intermediate skills in windows-based word processing and spreadsheets and other standard software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN ERP system, system policies, rules and regulations and procedures governing administration an advantage.
- Working knowledge (proficiency/level C) of English. Knowledge of French/Portuguese an added advantage.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.
- WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
- Depending on the duty station of assignment, WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
- WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised 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;
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
This Vacancy Announcement will close on Thursday 12 January 2023 at 11:59pm Johannesburg Time.
This position is only open to South African nationals or Permanent Residents of South Africa.
WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties.
Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise.
Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment.
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