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Internship - Logistics Cluster Training, WFP HQ Rome


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Italy
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Logistics
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Supply Chain
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-17

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.



Internship – Logistics Cluster Training


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization 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 an intern position for the Global Logistics Cluster (GLC) support unit hosted by the Supply Division in WFP Headquarters in Rome.



The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline humanitarian agency addressing hunger and malnutrition worldwide.  Due to its expertise in the field of humanitarian logistics, WFP was chosen to be the lead agency for the Logistics Cluster and maintains a Global Logistics Cluster (GLC) support unit hosted by the Supply Division in WFP Headquarters in Rome.

Comprised of a diverse, multi-skilled group of logisticians, the Logistics Cluster is mandated by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to complement and co-ordinate the logistics capabilities of co-operating humanitarian agencies during large-scale complex emergencies and natural disasters. The GLCSC is also tasked with: advocacy on behalf of the cluster approach, training, preparedness, and the development of new tools and resources to benefit emergency humanitarian response operations.

The Logistics Cluster Training Programme aims to enhance the capacity of deployed staff and of the wider humanitarian community, in order to increase the efficiency of humanitarian logistics operations. We aim to reach a broad audience, targeting humanitarian logisticians and information management professionals at the local, national and international levels. More information is available at



  • Title of Post: Internship
  • Supervisor: Global Training Officers
  • Unit: Global Logistics Cluster
  • Country: Italy
  • Duty Station: HQ Rome
  • Duration of internship: 4 months
  • Expected Start Date: Sept. 2022



Support the Global Training Officers in developing and maintaining training material, course preparation and conductance, training related databases, online distance learning systems, training information material and further training related activities of the Global Logistics Cluster and humanitarian logistics. Training of humanitarian actors and Logistics Cluster staff is seen as key for the successful delivery of logistics cluster services and is an essential part of capacity building and preparedness.  The training officer will report to the Global Training Coordinator of the GLC and will form part of the GLC training team.  The officer will contribute to the ongoing support, enhancement and development of logistics cluster training activities to include: new and existing courses, online learning and onsite training facilitation.   In addition, they will act as the focal point for providing expertise on training methodology and on training evaluation and monitoring processes.


  1. Support the development of training materials and target-audience specific adaptions (for Logistics related trainings);
  2. Support training preparation, administration and conductance;
  3. Support the preparation and analysis of feedback, lessons learnt and implementation into existing training programme;
  4. Support the development, design and creation of e-learning courses on Logistics Cluster Learning Platform;
  5. Support the setup and maintenance of a training record database;
  6. Maintain a learning resource database and Logistics Cluster Learning Platform;
  7. Contribute to development of course framework documents, training catalogue and further training information media;
  8. Support the development of a competency framework;
  9. Support the management of Virtual Reality devices and contribute to Virtual Reality related scenario development and training delivery;
  10. Assist with planning and conductance of further training related GLCSC activities;
  11. Take and keep notes and meeting minutes as needed;
  12. Support the training officers on other communications initiatives (including partner communication);
  13. Support the administration of the Logistics Cluster training programme (such as participants lists, event management, etc.)
  14. Support the preparedness unit by contributing to simulation exercise development.
  15. Perform other duties as required;



  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme (for example, Bachelor’s degree) from a recognised university and have completed at least two years of the programme. Candidates should have attended classes in the past 12 months; OR
  • Be currently enrolled in a graduate programme (for example, Master degree) from a recognised university and have attended classes in the past 12 months; OR
  • Be a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognised university and have attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment in the university.



Key skills: Ability to understand complex contexts; orientation towards implementation; excellent written and communications skills; ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure as part of a team; good communication skills; ability to present and speak in front of groups; understanding of learning methodology, especially on adult education, e-learning, self- and community based learning is desirable. Technical skills: Proficient in MS Office package, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel (VBA desirable) and PowerPoint. Further skills on graphic design, e-learning development (Mohive, Crossknowledge), web development and audio/video editing are an asset. Demonstrated ability in data acquisition and knowledge of Access or other database tools is also a plus



Excellent written and spoken English is required (proficiency/level C).

French and/or Spanish language skills (B2 level) is desirable.


SUPERVISION (Level/Methods of Supervision)

Under the direct supervision of the Global Training Coordinator.



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:

  • Understand the full training design cycle
  • Be able to apply best practices on inter-agency emergency logistics trainings
  • Be familiar with the aspects and mechanics of training planning, organization and delivery (including administrative steps)
  • Understand the design and development of online trainings, as well as online Learning Management Systems (WeLearn). This also includes the day to day management of a learning channel on the Learning Management System.



  • Living conditions in Rome, Italy

(Living conditions, security, health, etc)

The security situation in Italy remains in line with other European Countries. There are no specific threats against the UN in Italy. Considering the ongoing defeat of Daesh in the war territories, the trend in the short and mid-term will most likely continue to see the return of the militants to the countries of origins, including Italy. Insurrectional anarchism remains sufficiently organized on the Italian territory, as it has been present for many years. This movement could target the UN in the context of its anti-capitalism/anti-western narrative. 2) Whilst UN staff continue to be victims of minor crime such as street robbery and apartment break-ins, the infrequency of attacks and random nature of locations do not indicate that UN staff are at an elevated risk in comparison to residents or tourists in Italy. 3) Italy’s national territory is exposed to a broader range of natural hazards than any other European country. The vulnerability of its population and built environment is often severe and has in some cases been exacerbated by human activities. 



  • VA Reference no: 171161
  • Closing Date: 16 August 2022



  • 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.



These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

Leads by Example with Integrity

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Applies Strategic Thinking

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives


Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications.  WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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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