World Food Program calls application for Internship in Government Partnerships at WFP Regional Office Cairo, Egypt.
The Partnerships unit provides tailored support that helps senior management attract policy support, resources, technical assistance, and innovative solutions that advance the work of WFP and support member states in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (including Zero Hunger).
The Government Partnerships Intern will work in the Partnerships Unit of the Regional Bureau in Cairo (RBC), which covers the Middle East, North Africa, and CIS regions. The RBC Partnerships Unit facilitates the work of senior staff at the Regional Bureau and country offices in their efforts to effectively position WFP with public, private, and external partners.
Candidates on this WFP Internship at Regional Office Cairo in Egypt will
- Conduct research on donor policies and trends and mapping of opportunities, based on internal and external materials to support in defining partnerships and fundraising strategies.
- This includes thematic priorities as defined by the Partnerships unit.
- Assist in the preparation of briefing documents, presentations, and short biographies for meetings and conferences with donor counterparts.
- Support knowledge and information management, devising a system to manage and streamline various workstreams of the units.
- Assist in the implementation of a global forecasting exercise, in coordination with country offices in the region.
- Assist in reviewing and recording donor intelligence on WFP corporate platform.
- Update donor contribution tables and graphs using relevant data.
- Take notes for the record during internal and external meetings.
- Provide support in the planning and organization of the regional workshops.
- Perform any other related duties as required.
In order to be eligible for WFP Internship at Regional Office Cairo in Egypt, candidates must have the following qualifications
- Currently enrolled in graduate-level courses or recent graduates (within 6 months of graduation) from a Bachelor’s or Master’s program. Preferably in the field of International Affairs, Development/Humanitarian Studies, Social Sciences, or other related disciplines.
- Awareness of socio-political contexts, country-specific focus areas, and partner interest areas and activities.
- Proven ability to synthesize information and communicate it simply and effectively: superior writing and research skills; Strong analytical skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proven ability to operate in a diplomatic environment, using tact and judgment.
- Experience in negotiation and advocacy an asset.
- Understanding of WFP’s mandate is a must, previous experience working with a UN or Humanitarian Agency is an asset.
- Knowledge of office computer systems (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet research.
- Advanced working knowledge in the English language (proficiency/level C).
- Intermediate knowledge (intermediate/level B) of a second official language; Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language.
Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP to cover basic subsistence costs. Depending on the duty station of the assignment, WFP will reimburse travel tickets for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.