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.



The UN system recognizes that the safety and health of its staff are of utmost importance, not only as a fundamental component of the employer’s duty of care, but also to enable staff to accomplish their mandates and objectives. UN system organizations are therefore committed to protecting and promoting the safety and health of all staff, seeking to offer them a safe and healthy work environment where staff are protected from hazards and risks, work-related injuries and diseases.


As part of the UN system, the World Food Programme (WFP) prioritises the safety and health of its employees. In 2021 WFP officially launched its Integrated Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management System and is currently growing the OSH Global Unit. To build on the established foundation and system in place, the organisation is currently seeking to fill a temporary position as Intern – OSH Administration.


Reporting to the Regional Administration Officer, the Intern OSH Administration will help the Administration Team to do a risk assessment on the RBN office space and identify areas where improvements can be made. This service will be extended to those COs where they may need assistance with Risk Assesments



  • Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the past six months) (Data science, Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering, or a related field) or,
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master’s degree) from a recognized university, undertaking the programme mentioned above, and have attended classes in the past 12 months,
  • Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


  1. Support an OSH risk assessment on the RBN office
    •    Complete a detailed risk assessment on OSH for the OFFICE
    •    Give recommendations for improvements


  1.  Support OSH data analysis for the RBN region and preparation of reports and presentations – (Remote basis)
    •    Create report showing results of the analysis
    •    Participate in team discussions/meetings when required
    •    Support the update of the OSH database, CORITY


  1.  Daily tasks and field-support activities related to OSH trainings, risks assessments database, and incident investigation database – (Remote basis):
    •    OSH RBN Network reference contact to the field offices
    •    Engage with COs Focal Points to discuss OSH needs, to be presented to more senior team members
    •    Support on training and webinar delivery
    •    Provide contributions, as part of the team, on corporate communication activities
    •    Support the preparation of surveys and documentation related to OSH management system
  2. Assist in providing guidance to COs in the implementation of the OSH management system
    •    Assist in the implementation of OSH Risk Management element in the COs and RBN;
    •    Assist in updating CORITY database related to OSH risks assessments
    •    Assist in implementing the Cority online reporting system in field locations
    •    Assist in updating CORITY database related to OSH incident reporting mechanism.



At the end of the assignment, the Intern should have:

  1. Prepared reports and presentations using MS Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Cority especially).
  2. Understand and effectively utilize communication and marketing tools, together with survey platforms (Office 365).
  3. Updated digital content
  4. Related professionally and provided support to field colleagues via online tools on various OSH matters (emails and video-trainings).
  5. Improved knowledge and understanding of a variety of digital tools.
  6. Organize global-based webinars and communications.




  • 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 bycompetent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and CulturalOrganization (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.