PD Internship Programme
Jobs at:The World Food Programme (WFP)
Deadline of this Job:
02 May 2021
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
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 motivated and qualified candidates to fill positions of the 2021 Policy and Programme Department (PD) Internship Programme.
The position will either be based in our Field Innovation Hub in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or home-based, depending on the pandemic-caused restrictions. The internship will be for the period of 3- 8 months from June/July 2021.
Brief description of Tanzania Field Innovation Hub:
Assisting almost 100 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. WFP partners with governments, other international organizations and UN agencies, the private sector, and more than 1,000 national and international NGOs in its operations to provide food assistance and tackle the underlying causes of hunger.
We are currently seeking to fill an Innovation Advisor position in our Innovation Field Hub, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
WFP believes that new ideas and disruptive approaches are crucial to getting closer to achieving #zerohunger. We recognize the potential of bold, creative innovations in technology, nutrition and agriculture to create extraordinary, life-changing impact for millions of people.
To this end, WFP’s first Field Innovation Hub (the Hub) was established in Tanzania in 2017. Now in its fourth year, the Hub has laid the groundwork for catalyzing Tanzania’s innovation ecosystem and changing the way WFP approaches both current and future operations. The Hub’s work is closely aligned with the objectives of WFP Tanzania’s 2017-2021 country strategic plan, which focuses on supporting the Government of Tanzania in its effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular the Zero Hunger 2030 agenda. In 2021, the hub is fully dedicated towards finding opportunities to revolutionize WFP’s activities to increase its impact and effectiveness.
The Hub’s work in Tanzania includes the following work streams:
• Tailored innovation services: We work together with all units in WFP Tanzania to embed innovation into the design and implementation of existing and planned activities. We help incorporate innovation into project proposals, help secure private sector partnerships, provide support on the development of business cases and advise on the use of emerging technologies. We extend these services to our government partners and other key stakeholders.
• Identifying, matching and piloting innovation projects: We identify challenges within the domains of WFP Tanzania’s work. We match these with local & international startups or custom-design solutions together with WFP colleagues and innovation partners. We then provide funding and support to teams to refine & pilot their solutions using human-centered design tools.
• Exploring transformative innovation: We test new approaches to innovation by leading a pioneering “moonshot” project that aims to uncover radical solutions on longer, 10year time horizons using techniques such as systems mapping and scenario planning.
• Build the innovation capacity of intra- and entrepreneurs: We support WFP colleagues as well as external (aspiring) entrepreneurs to build their innovation and business skills to develop and test their ideas.
• Catalyzing the Tanzania innovation ecosystem: We play a key role in the Tanzania innovation ecosystem by convening and supporting other hubs and UN agencies through events, workshops and technical support.
Title of Post: PD Internship_Field Innovation Hub
Supervisor: Head of Innovation – Programme Policy Officer
Unit: Field Innovation Hub
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Duration of internship: 3-8 months
Expected Start Date: June/July 2021 .
Duties and responsibilities
• Provide support to project managers on sourcing and selection of high potential innovation projects, which could include desktop research, attending startup events in Tanzania, requesting and reviewing pitch decks, and attending selection calls with teams.
• Contribute to the design and execution of pilot projects, including desktop research, preparing and participating in innovation bootcamps, drafting of project proposals and presentations to units within WFP Tanzania.
• Provide support to the Ecosystem engagement manager on tasks such as preparing events, and developing communication and promotion materials.
• Support with other ad hoc requests as required
Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:
• Driven by impact
Qualifications and experience
• Currently enrolled with in a graduate programme and have attended classes in the past 12 months, or a recent graduate from a graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme). Students in the field of Business, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Nutrition or Computer Sciences are preferred
• Excellent command of English; Working knowledge of a second UN language would be an asset
• Proficiency in modern office tools (Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google Suite)
• Entrepreneurial and innovative mindset, demonstrating through extracurricular activities.
• Background or experience living/working in East Africa is a strong plus
• Technical or design skills are a plus
Education Requirement: No Requirements
Job Experience: No Requirements
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
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