Internship - Government Partnerships WFP Berlin Office
Internship – WFP Global Office Germany
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill a 7-months internship position in the Government Partnerships unit of the WFP Global Office Germany. The position will be based in Berlin/ Germany.
The Government Partnerships unit of the Global Office in Berlin supports organization-wide efforts to meet the resource needs at corporate and country levels through active engagement with the government and public sector institutions in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein; enables accurate contribution forecasting and efficient contribution registration and develops and expands resource partnerships in this context in collaboration with other WFP stakeholders at all levels.
- Title of Post: Internship – Government Partnerships
- Supervisor: Government Partnerships Officer, BER
- Unit: WFP Global Office Germany
- Country: Germany
- Duty Station: Berlin
- Duration of internship: 7 months
- Expected Start Date: 15 September 2021
Duties and responsibilities
- Reviewing project proposals for Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein as donors in close exchange with colleagues from WFP Regional Bureaus and Country Offices
- Preparing of briefing notes for meetings, short biographies, and documents for briefings and conferences
- Finalisation and updating of project overviews, contribution tables, and graphs using relevant data
- Informing donor counterparts on developments of WFP operations
- Drafting of emails and thank you letters for contributions
- Taking notes for the record during internal and external meetings and events
- Translating documents from German to English and vice versa
- Preparing weekly and monthly highlights on political developments in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein relevant for the work of WFP
- Performing other related duties as required
Qualifications and experience
- Currently enrolled or recently graduated (less than 12 months ago) from a University degree preferably in political, social, or related studies
- Completed at least two years of undergraduate study
- Attended courses in the last 12 months (transcripts of records or diploma required)
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in German and English are required. Second UN language would be an asset
Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:
- Strong teamwork skills
Working knowledge of English and German (proficiency/level C) is required.
Supervision (Level/Methods of Supervision)
Under the direct supervision of a Government Partnerships Officer, the incumbent will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be an elemental part of the supervision. With the support of a comprehensive induction package and assignment of a buddy/mentor, the intern will rapidly become a productive fully integrated member of the Government Partnerships team in Berlin.
Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, weLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.
At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:
- Have developed an understanding of WFP’s mandate and work
- Be familiar with Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein as a donor
- Be familiar with the structure and content of WFP project proposals
- Have developed an understanding of WFP’s donor contribution process and cycle
Information on the Country of Assignment
- Living conditions in Berlin, Germany
(Living conditions, security, health, etc)
The security situation in Germany remains in line with other European Countries. There are no specific threats against the UN in Germany.
VA Reference no: 142961
31 July 2021
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.
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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