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Intern - Gender

Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2018-11-05

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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.


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.

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The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position under the WFP Gender Unit of the Programme Division. The position will be based at Regional Bureau, Cairo, Egypt. The Internship will be for an initial period of four months starting ASAP.


 Support the design of the gender dashboard and gather the data needed to display on the dashboard. The intern will assist the gender section in all data related tasks and in the preparation and the reporting of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.


  1. RBC Gender Dashboard
  2. Gender Annual Newsletter
  3. Report on the 16 days of activism against gender-baised violence

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Assist in creating a gender dashboard for the regional bureau 
  2. Assist in gathering the data for the Gender Annual Newsletter
  3. Coordinate with the gender consultant and prepare the activities for the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
  4. Assist in preparing the regional gender workshop


  • 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’. preferred field of study: Political Science, Sociology, Social Sciences, Development studies, International Development or other relevant programs. Additional qualifications in Computer Science, Information Management, and Statistics is an asset.;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Fluent in English


  1. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point); Experience utilizing computer programs, including word processing, spreadsheets, data capture systems and other software packages and systems;
  2. Ability to deliver results through planning and organizing own activities effectively;
  3. Ability to manage multiple requests at a time;
  4. Excellent teamwork skills in a multicultural environment;
  5. Detailed work style and strong work ethics;
  6. Ability to meet strict deadlines


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP 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;


Interested candidates are invited to submit their application not later than Monday, 5th of November 2018.


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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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