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14 Mar 2019

Volunteer/Intern (Home Growing School Feeding) at United Nations World Food Programme

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Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, 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. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.

WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurityORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT:

The World Food Programme office in Awassa sub office is currently seeking to fill an internship position. The sub office is currently implementing four lines of sights namely Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF), Targeted Supplementary Food or integrated Moderate Acute Malnutrition (IMAM), IDPs and Refugees. The sub office has staff members with practical accumulated functional skills in area of programme life cycle and food assistance, transfer modality (food, cash and voucher), broad knowledge of specialized areas such as (nutrition, Vam, food security analysis and monitoring, etc), emergency programming and strategic policy engagement with Government.


The Volunteer/Intern will be under the direct supervision of the sub office’s program unit with the overall supervision of Head of Sub-Office, the intern will develop functional skill in programme lifecycle and food assistance, transfer modality, nutrition, FFE, Emergency programming by catering in the specific duties and responsibilities:

The duration of assignment cannot be more than 8 months. Up on onboarding successful candidate will be given a one-month trial period and offered a Volunteer contract, then the contract will be converted to an intern depending on demonstrated successful performance, adaptability and agility.


  • Assist the sub office in conducing process monitoring and joint supervision visits to the schools to ascertain programme quality and compliance with set standards;
  • Assist the sub-office in the development of food menu and allocation plan;
  • Will be couched to gain experience in nutrition assessment, FFE market assessment and food menu selection;
  • Under the direct mentorship of TSF/FFE focal person, participate in sub-office led partner capacity gap assessment particularly (such as identifying school gaps and propose training needs);
  • Assist the sub office programme head in proof reading, organizing monitoring data and minor editing;
  • Assist in consolidating sub-office level activity monitoring issues and follow-up whether flagged issues have been addressed;
  • Regularly report key learnings developed and areas requiring couching and mentorship;
  • Perform other Duties.

Position Duration: Maximum 8 month

Job Requirements


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme from a recognized university and have completed at least two years of the program. Candidates should have attended classes in the past 12 months;
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program (for example, master’s degree) from a recognized university and have attended classes in the past 12 months;
  • A recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate program (within six months prior to the application to the internship program) from a recognized university;
  • Relevant field of study with background on knowledge of Nutrition, development studies, economics, educational planning and management, food security and rural development or related field;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English; Knowledge of local language is an added advantage.

How to Apply

WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply on-line through WFP recruitment website.

This VA is open ONLY to Ethiopian Nationals.

Public access: 

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Please note that WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process

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