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INTERN- Programme and Policy


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Field Office and direct supervison of the Programme Associate, the incumbent will  provide support for effective coordination and implementation of the Lean Season Assistance programme as well as perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to meet the objectives of the CSP.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute towards the development of Field Office activity plan and processes ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Provide efficient coordination and management support to a range of specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Draft a variety of elaborated reports and substantial data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, weekly/bi-weekly updates, monthly reports, performance) and make recommendations to supervisors, ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Ensure accurate, timely recording of data for baseline and end line data, registration monitoring, verifications, food distribution monitoring and post distribution monitoring, food security, markets monitoring, and output monitoring of LSA and  consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Ensure accurate entries of distribution data in COMET and perform reconciliation of output data recorded in COMET with LESS in consultation with the Supply Chain focal points.
  • Support the capacity building of cooperating partners and national government for effective implementation of CSP activities, including use of SCOPE platform as a beneficiary management system.
  • Ensure filing is properly done and timeously.
  • Manage toll free issues and make follow ups.
  • Conduct field monitoring (e.g food distribution monitoring, registration monitoring, post distribution monitoring, food security monitoring and markets monitoring) when required.
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months’ in economics, urban and rural planning, social sciences, agriculture, environmental sciences, agricultural insurance,project management and disaster risk management or related field ;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Fluent in English, Shona and or Ndebele


·         Interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

·         Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with very good outcomes.


·         Currently enrolled in an undergraduate, or graduate degree programme.

·         Pursuing at least a first-level university degree in management, international relations, business administration, communications, business administration, social sciences or related field.

·         Knowledge of relevant computer systems and applications; excellent knowledge of MS Office is required.

·         Knowledge in the field of Programmes is a plus

·         Experience in or exposure to international or humanitarian settings either as volunteer or as part of work or study would be an advantage.


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP 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 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;

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20 March 2019

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