Internship - Communications/Projects Intern for the Global Fleet Unit

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# Internship - Communications/Projects Intern for the Global Fleet Unit

Global Fleet-SCOLO, HQ Rome, Italy

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 a Communication/Project Intern position in our Global Fleet Unit based in Rome, Italy.

Brief description of Global Fleet/SCOLO:

The Global Fleet Unit was established to centrally manage WFP’s truck fleet. The organization globally operates 800 trucks, which are deployed to fill critical gaps in local transport capacity, to stabilize transport rates in the event of increased insecurity and sudden growth in demand, and to pioneer new routes that, due to prevailing insecurity, would remain inaccessible to local transporters. The Global Fleet Unit implements fleet related capacity strengthening projects and provides a full fleet management service package to country offices, including the leasing of fleet assets, monitoring of utilization and cost performance, training, technical support and procurement support.

The intern will be supporting the Global Fleet Unit on a capacity strengthening project in West Africa which consists establishing a Regional Technical Training Centre in Ghana. Through this project, WFP will engage, share its experience and know-how, and coordinate with multi-actors from Governments, the private sector, the UN, and other humanitarian organizations, to develop and deliver learning initiatives.

General Information

  • Title of Post: Internship
  • Supervisor: Global Fleet Manager, SCOLO
  • Unit: Global Fleet/SCOLO
  • Country: Italy
  • Duty Station: HQ Rome
  • Duration of internship: 6 months
  • Expected Start Date: September 2021

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Global Fleet Project Focal point, the incumbent will

  • Assist in the drafting of project documents and presentations;
  • Assist with the design and lay-out of the documents;
  • Translation of French and English documents:
  • Participate in team discussions/meetings;
  • Support the organization of events and trainings related to the Regional Technical Training Centre project;
  • Support in developing communication and outreach materials for external and internal audience (social media, comms strategy, stories, reports etc.)
  • Support in preparing the external launch of the Regional Technical Training Centre project;
  • Support in preparing and tracking impact measurement, gaps and needs assessment reports with governments and humanitarian organizations, etc;
  • Assist with other activities as required.

Qualifications and experience

  • Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated preferably in the areas of communications, international development or closely related field;
  • University course attendance in the past 12 months;
  • Excellent command of English and French
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good time management skills;
  • Good research and analytical skills;

Working Languages

Working knowledge of English and French (proficiency/level C) is required.

Supervision (Level/Methods of Supervision)

Under the direct supervision of the Global Fleet Manager, SCOLO, 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 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 member of the team.

Training components

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.

Learning Elements

At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:

  • Understand WFP and UN system
  • Understand the role of the Global Fleet Unit in the whole WFP system
  • Learn how to develop and manage events and trainings
  • Learn practical skills in Communications such as promoting WFP and Zero hunger challenges.

Information on the Country of Assignment

  • 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.

  • Other relevant information

VA Reference no: 144302

Closing Date: 31 July 2021

Please note that the deadline is at 11:59 pm Rome time (GMT + 1)

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 recognized 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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