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Logistics Intern at WFP

- September 01, 2017

World Food Programme (WFP)
Logistics Intern
Level : Intern
Duty Station : Kenya
Deadline : 15 September 2017


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.


Education:Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months’ in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Transport economics, Engineering or Development Management.LanguageLanguage:Fluent in EnglishExperience: Experience in or exposure to international or humanitarian settings either as volunteer or as part of work or study.Skills:Strong interpersonal skills and cultivated relationships with office colleagues from diverse cultural background and counterparts;Teamwork orientation;Proactive attitude to problem solving, participation in team discussion, and ability to use initiative;Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data using a variety of tools and approaches;Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure as part of team.Technical Skills: Proficient in MS Office package, especially Word, Excel and Power Point is required. Further skills on audio/video editing are an asset.


The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill a Logistics intern intern position at WFP, Regional Bureau Nairobi. The position will be based at Regional Breau Nairobi(RBN) in Nairobi, Kenya. The Internship will be for an initial period of 6 months  starting from September, 2017.


The selected candidate will be assisting the WFP RBN Logistics Unit with the following key duties:

Research and identify possibilities and advantages of new technologies to assist logistics operations effectively in humanitarian response;Contribute the development of concept note/ business case/ scope of work on new initiatives;Collate date and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP wide view of logistics colleagues and staff within the area of assignment to support an integrated approach to food assistance;Contribute towards the development of logistics plans and processes ensuring compliance with wider logistics policies and WFP standards;Provide support on formulating operational notes and weekly reports;Assist in developing monthly key performance indicator dashboard in the regional transport, storage and distribution operations;Assist in mapping stakeholder analysis to identify opportunities of expanding WFP Service Provision in the region;Assist in logistical administrations for meetings/ workshops/ conferences;Any other duties and responsibilities as requested.



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;


14 September, 2017