World Food Programme (WFP)

Intern (Communications)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

  Assisting more than 90 million people in 83 countries each year, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

As the international community has committed to ending hunger, achieve Food Security, and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

We are the leader in the global movement to achieve Zero 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.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

As a member of the Regional Bureau Communication team, the Intern will specifically: •    Monitor media.

•    Compile a Middle East daily news digest •    Contribute to and support multiple communication initiatives when required.

•    Create a data base for the RBC photos library •    Support in the internal communications activities (archive all the RBC newsletters, create templates for digital screens, update digital screens when needed)


•    RBC photos library •    RBC newsletters


Learning Elements
  • Knowledge of WFP’s humanitarian work, operations and activities in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
  • Exposure to the work of individual functional areas involved in a WFP operation (e.g. Programme & Policy, Supply Chain, Monitoring & Evaluation, Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping, etc.) at country office and regional bureau level and the ability to learn from exchanges with these units.
  • Exposure of additional WFP work areas through online learnings and personal exchange.
Training components Throughout their assignment, WFP interns have access to an industry-leading learning platform, WeLearn.

Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.


EDUCATION: Currently enrolled in graduate level courses or recent graduates (within 6 months of graduation) from a bachelor’s or master’s programme.

Preferred field of study: Communications, Media, or other relevant fields and studies.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: The incumbent should have the following skills and experience: •    Advanced English language skills both written and oral; •    Experience utilizing Computer Programs, including word processing, and spreadsheets •    Interest in media, current news and regional politics.

•    Accurate, creative open-minded team player with strong initiative and willingness to learn.

LANGUAGE: Fluency (both oral and written) in English (proficient/level C). Knowledge (intermediate/level B) of a second official UN language; Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish, is an asset.


Title of Post: Communications Internship Supervisor: Communications Officer Unit: Communications unit Country: Egypt Duty Station: Cairo Duration of internship: six (6) months Expected Start Date: 1 March 2021


  • 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;
  • Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply: sons, daughters, brothers or sisters.


The deadline is on 13th February 2021 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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