Internship Opportunities at World Food Programme (WFP) June 2023-n internship at WFP is a great opportunity to acquire practical work experience while contributing to the goal of reaching Zero Hunger
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 Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting young and talented candidates. The programme will provide the successful candidates with the opportunity to put into practice and implement their learned and academic knowledge in a field related to the work of WFP.
This will promote better understanding of WFP Kenya 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’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 an efficient and dynamic team that effectively support in the implementation of WFP’s country strategic plan for Kenya.
The role seeks to support the Nutrition department in Management of Nutrition treatment/prevention Programmes at the National and Community level. They will be involved in Government engagements and Capacity Strengthening for nutrition-specific and sensitive programming. With nutrition support across the outcomes/activities, the unit is continuously overwhelmed by the operational requests and nutrition technical support at the field level where nutrition technical capacity remains a gap. Therefore, with the guidance of the Head of unit for Nutrition, the intern will provide support to the team to reduce the gap.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Policy Officer and direct supervision of the Programme Associate (Nutrition), the incumbent will perform the following duties: –
- Support in developing and implementing nutrition-specific and sensitive activities and monitoring processes as per the CSP.
- Respond to routine queries with readily available support by senior staff and escalate where appropriate in order to provide a timely and accurate response to enquiries.
- Conduct field visits to project sites to monitor the implementation of projects, and support with the preparations and conducting of mission visits to project sites by senior WFP officers or donors.
- Assist in preparing nutrition-related reports and data analysis and ensuring deliverables adhere to WFP corporate standards and quality controls.
- Contribute to the writing of reports and funding proposals/concept.
- Accompany WFP official in nutrition related partners’ meetings, workshops, etc.
- Perform other related duties as required.
2.Monitoring and Evaluation Intern
WFP Kenya Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2023-2027 will go live in July 2023. The CSP contains 4 outcomes and 9 activities. Each of the activities has several outputs. The CSP results frameworks provides details of the indicators that will be used to measure performance for each of the activities. The CSP results framework will be complemented by activity specific indicators that the M&E team in consultation with the activity and outcome managers will develop. In the CSP, WFP Kenya commits to developing baselines for each of the CSP outcomes, monitor and measure progress in achieving the set outcomes through process/activity monitoring, assess performance through outcome monitoring, reviews and evaluations.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Support process monitoring for all the CSP outcomes.
- Support review of all field monitoring reports for timeliness, completeness and quality highlighting gaps and or areas that need strengthening.
- Lead remote monitoring, working closely with beneficiary services unit and the senior M&E associate and UNV M&E assistant.
- Review field monitoring narratives and data submitted by field office to ensure consistency.
- Develop and keep an updated system of results for all indicators monitored, tracking progress in achievement of the targets.
- Develop and keep an updated system for M&E monitoring requirements for field offices.
- Develop a system with all project sites, Update monitored sites for each activity against sampled sites working closely with the senior M&E associate to ensure sampling is representative and field offices are in progress of achieving their set monitoring targets, reporting and implementation of recommendation.