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.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme (for example, Bachelor’s degree) and have completed at least two years of the programme as well as have attended classes in the last 12 months;
- Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (for example, Masters and have attended classes in the last 12 months
- Recent graduate (from an undergraduate or graduate programme) within six months prior to application to the internship and attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment with the university.
- Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required.
- Preferred field of study: Business Studies, Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications or other related field.
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. Partnership Officer of the Dar -es Salaam Country Office in Tanzania. The Internship will be for an initial period of 8 months starting from 17 January 2021.
WFP’s private sector partnership actions drive WFP’s effective positioning with private partners to attract resources, technical assistance and innovative solutions to advance the work of WFP in the region.
As WFP implements its private sector partnership strategy, we believe that there is more that the agency can do to strategically engage with private sector partners.
One of the priorities for enhanced private sector engagement in 2022 is a robust and thorough land scape assessment of opportunities along the following pillars: 1) income; 2) impact and 3) innovation. Some of the opportunities will be at country and regional levels while others at the global level, particularly for prospective private sector partners that may have an interest in Tanzania. The landscape mapping exercise will be critical to ensure that our approach to private sector partnerships is not “business as usual”.
The purpose of this assignment is to therefore hire an intern to focus on the land scape exercise. While the main tasks are related to private sector landscape, the intern will also be expected to work in a team to support the CAM/P Unit with other tasks as required.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Reporting to the Partnerships Officer, she/he will be responsible for undertaking the landscape analysis.
- Working together with the partnerships officer, she/he will be responsible for coordinating the landscape analysis process, including all phases from scope definition to reporting, and using inputs from technical units, working closely with various units.
- Following the landscape mapping exercise, short list strategic leads that have an overlap with WFP with regards to activities, goals, priorities or areas of interest.
- This should include completing detailed research and analysis of private sector partners’ corporate responsibility agendas, utilizing primary and secondary methods such as interviews and desk research, to generate insights and develop recommendations.
- This should include information, where possible, on the prospective company’s advocacy priorities, ensuring that this also potentially aligns with WFP’s priority advocacy agenda in each respective country office.
- Informed by the landscape analysis, support the partnerships officer with developing the strategic vision, objectives, and key results for the regional partnership plan, and maintain alignment to both regional priorities and the WFP corporate strategy.
- Collaborate with WFP stakeholders to integrate their knowledge and experiences into the analysis to proactively address learnings.
- Report on the progress, achievements, challenges, and successes during and after the landscape analysis after strategy has been submitted.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
The incumbent should have the following skills and experience:
- Experience utilizing computer programmes, including word, PowerPoint and spreadsheets;
- Experience in Research – particularly on companies, commercial activities, background information, desktop or by conducting interviews (where appropriate). This is in order to conduct landscape mapping and identify and generate leads for WFP in Tanzania
- Proven writing skills; i.e. experience in crafting written briefs and reports, attention to details in using correct grammar and punctuations, preparing excerpts from a long-detailed content/report
- Strong Interpersonal relationship skills to swiftly engage and easily build professional rapport with internal and external stakeholders
- Conversant in editing and track reviewing of soft copy documents in Ms. Office.
Fluency (Level C) in both oral and written English Language.
Fluency in Kiswahili
DELIVERABLE AT THE END OF THE PROJECT
- Together with all the internal and external stakeholders, develop an actionable land scape analysis that will feed into the private sector strategy
- Support on the development of the partnerships strategy as needed.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Partnership Intern will be paid a monthly stipend of approximately USD US$ 578.50 per month as a contribution towards basic subsistence costs.
- WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas 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.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline for receiving applications is 05 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.