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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Rome
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-01

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Internship - Due Diligence, Legal Office, Rome, Italy

Rome (Italy)

Internship - Due Diligence

Due Diligence Team, Legal Office

WFP Headquarters

Rome, Italy.

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position with the Legal Office, at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The selected candidate will assist the Due Diligence Team, and the Internship will be for 8 months, starting in July 2019.


As part of its private-sector partnership strategy, WFP has established a Due Diligence Team within the Legal Office, which is responsible for preparing reports on prospective donors and partners.  As a member of the due diligence team, the selected candidate will assist with the following key duties:

  • Conducting research on potential WFP donors and partners, with a focus on core United Nations values and principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption, as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
  • Identifying practices and policies that may pose a reputational risk to WFP, or otherwise appear to compromise the integrity or independence of the organization;
  • Developing reports providing concise, objective analysis of key facts and issues;
  • Database entry and development of reference materials and knowledge management tools, as appropriate;
  • Performing other related duties as required.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a masters program or recently graduated with a masters (in the last six months);
  • Course attendance in the past twelve months;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills;
  • Significant experience in conducting open source and database research.


Technical Skills & Knowledge

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and Internet-based research;
  • Strong time/project management skills and ability to work under stringent deadlines;
  • Awareness of issues relevant to corporate social responsibility;
  • General knowledge of the United Nations system is an asset.



  • Excellent command of written and spoken English;
  • Intermediate knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable (Arabic/Chinese/French/Spanish/Russian), or Portuguese, which is one of WFP’s working languages.

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.

Closing date:   31 March 2019

VA reference no:  104251

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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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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