Intern -Supply Chain-Food Systems-Lilongwe

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


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. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty. For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.


Type of Contract: Internship Duty Station: Lilongwe, Malawi Contract Duration: 6 Months Dates of Advertising: 6 June 2024 to 19 June 2024

Unit/Division: Supply Chain/ Food Systems Unit

Duty Station: Lilongwe Office


The Malawi Country Office of WFP is seeking motivated and qualified candidates to enroll for the 2024 Internship Programme.

The internship will be for the period of 6 months from 15 July 2024.


Under the close supervision of the National Supply Chain Officer, the job holder is expected to produce organized and accurate work in supporting the Supply Chain- Food Systems Unit.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Assist in undertaking value chain development, market systems analysis and value, addition activities/tasks in established/existing farmers organisation, national food agencies, government ministries and departments. 2. Assist to undertake tasks to create WFP linkages to microfinance institutions for farmer organizations/village savings associations. 3. Assist to provide administrative duties in the implementation of local and regional food procurement policy for nutrition, crop diversification and economic well being of smallholder farmers. 4. Assist to provide secretariate duties on the collaborative activities between food systems, cash-based transfers (CBT), procurement and programme units such as Homegrown school feeding for diversification of school meals diet, purchases, integrated resilience activities for smallholder farmers, value addition, food safety and quality, and any other joint activities as requested. 5. Provide support to a focal point for climate change activities and partnership strategies. 6. Maintain relevant internal and external correspondences, databases, and files; keep track of contractual agreements VCA/MSAs. 7. Follow up and monitor food systems communications with research institutions and academia as directed.



  • Be currently enrolled in an Undergraduate (Bachelor's) or graduate (Master's) programme.
  • Completed at least 2 years of the programme and has attended class in the past 12 months, or Graduated from the Bachelors or Masters programme in the last 6 months.
  • Areas of study includes Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Public and Social Policy, Development Studies, International Relations, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Policy, Communication , or any related discipline.


  • Fluency in both oral and written English


-Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret and synthesize data. -Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in multicultural teams. -Flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to work in challenging and dynamic environments.


• Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP. • 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. • Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply: sons, daughters, brothers, or sisters.


Deadline for sending applications is 19 June 2024


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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