The World Food Programme, Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa based in Nairobi is looking for vibrant, innovative, and multi-talented students.


 An internship at WFP is a great opportunity to acquire practical work experience while contributing to the goal of reaching Zero Hunger


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, color, 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.


WFP does not charge a  fee for any of the stages throughout the recruitment & selection process.



WFP works to save lives and change lives through the provision of food assistance and resilience-building programs. Inline with SDGs 2 & 17, WFP operations have ventured into different modalities of food transfer and capacity-strengthening to end hunger by 2030 and to revitalize global partnerships for sustainable development.
The WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilization, and management support to WFP operations and activities in ten countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.



  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Peace, conflict and access
  • Protection and accountability to affected populations



  • Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the last year) in Social Sciences, Economics, Disaster Management, Agriculture, Development Studies, International Relations, or related fields.
  • Currently enrolled or recent graduate of an advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) highly regarded
  • A very strong knowledge of English is compulsory. Knowledge of French, Arabic and/or regional languages seen positively.
  • Excellent computer literacy (MS Office, Excel, Powerpoint) is compulsory.  Data visualisation experience (such as Tableaux) seen positively.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


  • Produce and contribute to the preparation of briefs, presentations, and reports for the EPR Unit.  This includes supporting the monthly regional displacement report and other documents as may be required.
  • Undertake desk research on the impact of ration cuts on populations in need.
  • Collate inputs of NDMA capacity strengthening efforts across WFP East Africa region.
  • Work with the EPR team to support the capacity strengthening of country offices to effectively implement EPR activities. This may include supporting Country Offices on WFP’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Package pending finalization of a global review.
  • Engage in EPR activities that provide opportunity for cross functional learning and work on a specific project by way of sharing experiences from the different functional areas.
  • Conduct desk research, reviews and analyses relating to crises and EPR-related issues in the East Africa region.
  • Support in the synthesis and production of regional contextual risks in the region.
  • Support RBN’s protection and accountability to affected populations activities.
  • Support the EPR unit in the implementation of the RBN knowledge management strategy.
  • Any other duties as required.



  • Self-driven and ready to learn;
  • Excellent analysis and drafting skills are required;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure



Support emergency preparedness and response components of ICSPs/CSPs in the region (principally relating to SO1) to ensure it is effectively implemented by relevant COs.



  • Contextual monitoring and analysis of risks including socio-economic, political and natural hazards documented and shared with RBN colleagues.
  • Support to RBN’s protection and accountability to affected populations activities including trainings and assessment.
  • Timely and efficient support to the RBN EPR provided for periodic reports and briefs, including on knowledge management.



  • Periodic reports and briefs on displacement, socio-economic, political, and natural risks.
  • Support to contextual risks monitoring
  • Support to RBN protection activities including trainings and assessments
  • Support to EPR Knowledge Management activities



  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Food and nutrition security (causes and consequences)
  • Protection and accountability to affected populations
  • Knowledge management



  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment (i.e. Nairobi).
  • This position is not remote and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya for the entirety of the contract.
  • 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.
  • The internship duration is 8 months, full-time.



  • The deadline for receiving applications for this position is February 01, 2023
  • Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on the deadline date.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways.
  • Employment is decided on the basis of competitive selection, qualifications and merit.


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.