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31 Aug 2021

Gender and Protection Intern at WFP

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Job Description

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


WFP’s ability to achieve its Strategic Objectives depends on its capacity to deliver food assistance that addresses the different needs and priorities of the women, men, girls and boys whom it serves. A world with zero hunger can be achieved only when everyone has equal opportunities, equal access to resources, and equal voice in the decisions that shape their households, communities and societies. WFP is committed to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into all of its work and activities, to ensure that the different food security and nutrition needs of women, men, girls and boys are met.

WFP’s Internship opportunities are designed to promote a better understanding of the United Nations World Food Programme mandate and commitments. In Tanzania, the internship opportunities serve as a tool for students which augments their study and career development, and it also allows the organisation to benefit from the students specializing in fields relevant to activities carried out in the region.


Education: Currently enrolled in graduate level courses or recent graduates (within 6 months of graduation) from a Bachelor’s or Master’s program.

Preferred field of study: Political Science, Sociology, Social Sciences, Development studies, International Development or other relevant programs. Additional qualifications in Monitoring and Evaluation, Computer Science, Information Management, and Statistics is an asset.

Experience: 0-2 years of experience


Languages: Advanced working knowledge in English language (proficiency/level C).


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 WFP Gender and Protection of the RBJ/Tanzania. The position will be based at our Country Office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Internship will be for an initial period of 6 months starting from 1 October 2021.



The Gender and Protection Team of Tanzania seeks to hire an  intern to support the team in mainstreaming gender and protection in the Tanzania  programme as well as in enhancing the GEWE visibility, knowledge sharing, and learning.  The main task for the intern is to support the data-related tasks and knowledge management.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Gender and Protection Advisor. The Intern is expected to perform the following responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate with the COMET, programme and IT teams to develop the CO electronic newsletter
  2. Assist in the implementation of gender and age marker-monitoring phase
  3. Assist in drafting the gender, protection annual reports
  4. Support the design and the implementation of GBV campaign
  5. Assist in the desk review and proof reading of the Gender and protection studies and knowledge management products; and
  6. Perform other admin duties as required.


Knowledge & Skills: The incumbent should have the following skills and experience: M&E experience, Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point); Experience utilizing computer programs, including word processing, spreadsheets, data capture systems and other software packages and systems; Ability to deliver results through planning and organizing own activities effectively; Ability to manage multiple requests at a time; Excellent teamwork skills in a multicultural environment; Detailed work style and strong work ethics; Ability to meet strict deadlines


  1. Tanzania annual Gender electronic newsletters
  2. A draft report on the progress of gender and protection mainstreaming


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP of 14% of the Daily Subsistence Allowance rate of the duty station (the DSA rate for Dar es Salaam is US$223) times the number of days worked in the entire month.  The stipend rate ranges from US$665 to US$718 per month for Dar es salaam, Tanzania CO.
  • Applicants must be Tanzanian nationals.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, 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.
  • Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply: sons, daughters, brothers or sisters.
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted.


The deadline of applications is 14 September 2021.

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Closing Date : 10th September , 2021.

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