WFP Legal Office
The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position under the Legal Office, in our Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The selected candidate will be assisting the Due Diligence Team, and the Internship will be for an initial period of 6 months starting from February 2016.
As part of its private-sector partnership strategy, WFP has established a due diligence team within the Legal Office, which is responsible for vetting prospective donors and partners. As a member of the due diligence team, the selected candidate will assist with the following key duties
  • Conducting research on potential WFP donors and partners, with a focus on core values and principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption, as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact;
  • Identifying practices and policies that may pose a reputational risk to WFP, or otherwise appear to compromise the integrity or independence of the organization;
  • Developing reports providing concise, objective analysis of key facts and issues;
  • Assisting with database entry and additional information systems reporting;
  • Performing other related duties as required.
Essential Requirements
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills;
  • Significant experience in conducting open source and database research;
  • Some experience with evaluating and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies:
  • Currently enrolled in and have attended courses in the last 12 months, or have recently graduated in the last 12 months from, an advanced degree programme in law, business administration, sciences, political or social sciences, international relations, information management or similar area;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
Technical Skills & Knowledge
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and Internet-based research;
  • Strong time/project management skills and ability to work under stringent deadlines;
  • General knowledge of United Nations system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing the administration is an asset;
  • Awareness of issues relevant to corporate social responsibility.
  • Intermediate knowledge of another UN official language is desirable (Arabic/Chinese/French/Spanish/Russian), or Portuguese, which is one of WFP's working languages.
Terms and Conditions
  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$700 per month depending on the duty station.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from WFP internship location, necessary visas and related costs.
Application procedures
Go to: -0020235
Step 1: Create your online CV.
Step 2: Click on the hyperlink to view the current opening(s) and 'Apply' to submit your application(s).
You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this Internship.
Deadline for applications: 19.01.2016
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply .
REF: 16 -0020235
Fighting Hunger Worldwide