Programme Business Support Assistant (Nutrition) Intern

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

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 or disability.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Why join WFP in Somalia?

The World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 500 employees who contribute to make Somalia hunger free in close partnership with local partners

The Female Internship Programme

The Female Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting young and talented candidates across the globe. The programme will provide selected candidates with the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with a practical work assignment in a field related to the work of WFP. This will promote better understanding of WFP Somalia’s mandate and programmes. Similarly, the programme will provide WFP with qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in line with WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

WFP’s activities include food assistance for relief, school feeding, safety nets, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers. You will be part of a dynamic team that effectively identifies, monitors, evaluates, and manages the organization’s strategic, operational, and financial risks in support of WFP’s country strategic plan for Somalia.

This position is open to qualified Somali female nationals.

What will you do?

Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Associate, the intern will be required to undertake the following:

Assist the Nutrition team in coordination of beneficiaries’ registration by the Cooperating Partners (CPs)
Assist the Nutrition team to enrol beneficiaries in a WFP Cooperate system SCOPE .
Assist to follow up CP reports and invoices with the partners and ensure its submission on time.
Follow up the CP for distribution reports to submit through the MODA System.
Participate Physical stock taking for both commodities and NFI at the warehouse’s liaison with the logistic unit.
Perform COMET data entries for CP reports and share with COMET focal point for review and submission for validation.
Follow partners on submission of stock balance reports from the nutrition partners.
Monitor or review overall commodities movement such as food delivery, storage and distribution at site and verify the amounts received have been recorded.
Perform any other duties as required.
Do you meet the minimum requirements?

The Internship Programme is open to Somali female candidates who meet the following criteria:

Completed an undergraduate or graduate degree programme (e.g., a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree) at a recognized university in the area of Nutrition, Social Science, Public health, Economics , or other relevant field and with a great interest for Programme Nutrition work.
Candidates must have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in the last 12 months.
Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Somali
Are you competent for this job? Do you have

Desire to learn about and develop key skills in the field of Finance and Administration.
Flexible work style and approach based on client needs.
Cultural sensitivity.
Team player and problem solver.
Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills; high attention to details.
Ability to think, plan, and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized way.
Technology savvy: ability to think out-of-the box and to come up with innovative ideas.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office package, particularly of Excel and PowerPoint.

Contract duration 8 months


10th January 2023

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

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.