United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) Graduate Internship Programme (Human Resources)

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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.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Female Internship Programme (Human Resources)

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Requisition ID: 148121
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 8 months

Job Purpose

  • The purpose of this female internship programme is to build WFP employer brand as an employer of choice among university students, bolster female staff representation and build the national talent pipeline for WFP’s future requirements.
  • The programme is also expected to promote a better understanding of the United Nations among the participants through experience in the World Food Programme and Improve youth employability though providing an opportunity for work experience to female fresh graduates, and university students.

Key Accountabilities (Not all-Inclusive)

  • Assist in basic desk support to customers under close supervision of the HR Associate.
  • Maintain and update staff files on the physical filing system and the e-filing platform on Microsoft Teams.
  • Assist in the daily update of Staff in Theatre (Maiduguri AO & Damaturu SO) and submission to UNDSS
  • Assist to update the R&R tracker.
  • Assist in the collation of the monthly staff timesheets for processing.
  • Assist to maintain documentation and update of the Staff Requisition Forms tracker for record purposes.
  • Support in the maintenance of confidential personnel records, HR database and archives.
  • Any other key tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

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  • Holder of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or related field;
  • Have attended courses in the last 12 months.;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Fluent in English and local language (Hausa/Kanuri)
  • Customer oriented approach with fast response time to queries from clients and good communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations or Humanitarian Sector; Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and tools will be of added advantage.

Other Specific Job Requirements:

  • Must be a Female.

Terms and Conditions

  • Interns will receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$942, paid in local currency according to the prevailing United Nations exchange rate.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from the WFP internship location, necessary visas, and costs related.

Application Closing Date
11th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
  • 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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