World Food Programme (WFP)

Intern (TEC Talent and Development)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

  The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.  We are currently seeking to fill a Talent and Development Intern position in the Resource Management branch (TECR) within TEC Division, based in Rome, Italy.

Brief description of Resource Management branch (TECR), TEC Division:

The Technology Division is driving the Digital Transformation of the World Food Programme for improved efficiency and effectiveness. We provide the Organization with multi-pronged and resilient technical capabilities to respond with both the immediate agility required in Emergency situations, and the sustained, long term ability to cope with natural disasters.

The Resource Management Branch is comprised of four units (Finance and Budget, Optimization, Planning and Control, Talent and Development) which promote effective planning and management of resources. The Talent and Development Unit supports the divisional agenda by implementing the right organizational model, identifying the required capabilities and matching them with the best talent.

General Information

  • Title of Post: Talent and Development Internship
  • Supervisor: Head of Talent and Development
  • Unit: Talent and Development unit within TECR branch
  • Country: Italy
  • Duty Station: Rome
  • Duration of internship: six (6) months
  • Expected Start Date: 15 February 2021
Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Talent and Development, the candidate will perform the following duties:
  • Contribute to the implementation of TEC Employer Branding Strategy and propose new ways to promote TEC vacancies;
  • Support the creation of TEC internal candidate database and keeping it updated;
  • Support Learning and Development Projects, such as TEC Foundational Programme and TEC Channel in the eLearning platform;
  • Provide support to the eLearning platform users with issues they may have with using the tool;
  • Support the release of any new materials onto the TEC eLearning Channel;
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate Training Programs’ effectiveness and provide monthly reports;
  • Support TEC remote working pilot by implementing Smart working action plan;
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Qualifications and experience

  • Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the past six months) in Business Administration, HR or related field;
  • University course attendance in the past 12 months;
  • Excellent command of English; Working knowledge of a second UN language would be an asset;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook);
  • Previous experience in talent acquisition / employer branding and/or in learning and development environment is an advantage;
  • Experienced in e-learning context and digital training solutions.
Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:

  • Good communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Customer Service oriented approach
  • Detail oriented with ability to complete work thoroughly and maintain organized files.
  • Cognitive Capacity and Interpersonal Relations.
  • Ethics & Values and Teamwork.
Working Languages

Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required.

Supervision (Level/Methods of Supervision) Under the direct supervision of TECR Head of Talent and Development, the incumbent will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision. With the support of a comprehensive induction package and assignment of a buddy/mentor, the intern will rapidly become a productive member of the team.

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.

Learning Elements

At the end of the assignment, the Intern should have:
  • Implemented key Employer Branding activities (e.g. creation a network of Universities to collaborate with; development of LinkedIn posts to give visibility to TEC vacancies);
  • Fully supported the creation of TEC internal talent roster;
  • Fully supported the finalization of TEC eLearning Channel and kept it updated uploading new contents as needed;
  • Measure effectiveness of the training programs by sharing monthly reports.
Information on the Country of Assignment

  • Living conditions in Rome, Italy

    (Living conditions, security, health, etc)
The security situation in Italy remains in line with other European Countries. There are no specific threats against the UN in Italy. Considering the ongoing defeat of Daesh in the war territories, the trend in the short and mid-term will most likely continue to see the return of the militants to the countries of origins, including Italy. Insurrectional anarchism remains sufficiently organized on the Italian territory, as it has been present for many years. This movement could target the UN in the context of its anti-capitalism/anti-western narrative. 2) Whilst UN staff continue to be victims of minor crime such as street robbery and apartment break-ins, the infrequency of attacks and random nature of locations do not indicate that UN staff are at an elevated risk in comparison to residents or tourists in Italy. 3) Italy’s national territory is exposed to a broader range of natural hazards than any other European country. The vulnerability of its population and built environment is often severe and has in some cases been exacerbated by human activities.

  • Other relevant information
VA Reference no: XXXX

Closing Date: 2 Weeks from posting date

Please note that the deadline is at 11:59 pm Rome time (GMT + 1) 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.
  • 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.
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. Fighting Hunger Worldwide
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