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Research, Assessment and Monitoring Intern

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-01

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My WFP Story


" I got to work with WFP, and I realised that one’s dreams are valid, keep going."


Programme Assistant





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.


In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


The Regional Bureau in Nairobi (RBN) provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.





The Research, Assessment and Monitoring unit serves WFP with the expertise in the areas of Monitoring & Evaluation, Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping. We have the corporate knowledge on the related processes and we provide the guidance to Country Offices on application of methodologies, tools and processes on a daily basis.


The intern will support in the review of Country Office assessment and monitoring data via online systems such as COMET, ONA and support Data Visualization on a regular basis to inform decision-making.




  • Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master's degree) from a recognized university; or have graduated from a university undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months preferably in Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Information management, Social Sciences or other related fields


  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset


  • Proficiency in MS Office/Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint) and ERP systems.


What you will do:


  • Review and visualise the outcome and cross-cutting results’ data on a monthly basis to ensure that it meets the Minimum Monitoring Requirements (MMRs)
  • Provide support in reviewing and cleaning of assessments’ related data, when required
  • Triangulate the assessment and monitoring data to support the synergy of the Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping as well as of the Monitoring and Evaluation workstreams. 
  • Produce technical food security and markets drafts, as may be required




  • On the job coaching & training
  • Field trips


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment (i.e. Nairobi)
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs
  • 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


  • The deadline for recieving applications for this position is 1 April 2020
  • Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on the deadline date
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
  • The World Food Programme does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process
  • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways. 
  • Employment is decided on the basis of competitive selection, qualifications and merit




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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