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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Requisition # 104784
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-24

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Communications Intern

Requisition # 104784


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.


The Communications Unit of WFP Tanzania aims to enhance public awareness and understanding of WFP’s work in the country to both local and international audiences. It works to improve brand recognition trough both conventional and non-conventional avenues of communication to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Translate from English to Kiswahili and vice versa
  • Assist with media events including photography, videography and logistics
  • Produce content for print and social media, including Twitter and Facebook
  • Scan local newspapers daily for coverage of relevance to WFP
  • Track local and international news on issues of relevance
  • Liaise with other UN communication officers for joint activities
  • Respond to information requests from various sources
  • Compile donor and other reports
  • Assist with administrative tasks
  • Assist with the dissemination of publications
  • Travel up country as needed



Masters degree in journalism, Political Science or Mass Communication.  Bachelors degree in the same areas will be considered if the candidate has relevant work experience.

ONLY applicants currently enrolled in graduate school or have graduated from a BA or MA programme over the last 12 months can apply.



  • Work experience in journalism or public affairs will be an advantage.
  • Proven experience in translation from English to Kiswahili and vice versa
  • Experience in writing, editing and proofreading will be an advantage


  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of social media trends.
  • Proven writing and editing skills (report, creative writing, media) in English and Kiswahili.
  • Photography and videography skills. Demonstrated working knowledge of Windows computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Knowledge of social and political situation in Tanzania and East African region. Ability to perform multiple tasks. Good interpersonal skills, team spirit and attentive to details.


Fluency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP. 
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation and related costs
  • Open to Tanzania citizens only.


The application deadline is 24th  April 2019


Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. 

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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