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Organization: WFP – World Food Programme

Location: Guinea (Guinea)

Grade: Internship

Occupational Groups:


Operations and Administrations

Sustainable trade and development

Sustainable Business Development

Closing Date: 2021-09-30


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) seeks individuals 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

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

The Representation of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Guinea is pleased to advertise this job announcement as part of its operation in Guinea.

Job Title: Intern – Business Support Nutrition

Duty Station: Conakry

Job Opening: 1


Programme/ Nutrition

Type of contrat/Grade: Internship

Duration: 3 months (renewable depending on performance and budget)

Opening date: 20/09/2021

Closing date: 29/09/2021


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. Eliminating hunger by safeguarding access to food, improving nutrition and ensuring food security, responding to emergency needs and supporting economic and social development. WFP focuses on the most vulnerable people at risk of food insecurity and malnutrition, such as pregnant and lactating women, children under five, people living with HIV, tuberculosis and disabilities. Gender equality, the fight against sexual harassment, the prevention of abuse of authority and the protection of the dignity of beneficiaries are integrated throughout the process of assistance to beneficiaries.

ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT: This post is based in the WFP Guinea Country Office (GNCO) and incumbent reports to the Senior Programme Associate Nutrition. Job holders typically provide administrative support to team(s) and/or support a specific business stream, and report to the relevant Associate. At this level, work is carried out under close supervision or immediately available assistance.

JOB PURPOSE: To deliver standard business support processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.


Education: Completion of secondary school education.

Experience: Four or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.

Knowledge & Skills:

Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.

Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision.

Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.

Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention.

Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.

Language: Fluency in French (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably English would be an asset.

Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

Develop an action plan of weekly activities and share with the Senior Programme Associate (Sr. PA).

Assist the Senior Programme Associate in the monitoring process of the implementation of the ongoing chronic malnutrition prevention project (1000 days project) activities in collaboration with the Labé sub-office and the Conakry monitoring and evaluation team.

Conduct a field visit to gain insight into the strategy of the 1000 Days Project in Guinea.

Contribute in the elaboration of concept notes (CN) for the activities of prevention of chronic malnutrition and other forms, in collaboration with the Country Office’s partnership unit. Collect and analyse documents related to the nutrition aspect in Guinea and in Africa (especially documents in English) and by sharing key information for the elaboration of CN project Nutrition and Health.

Propose nutrition sensitive interventions and communication activities for social and behavioural change in favour of nutrition.

Perform any other tasks required by the hierarchy.


Strong conceptual thinking to create relevant fundraising materials, for projects and activities with innovative elements

Ability to produce high-quality written materials, including graphically based PowerPoint presentations as well as text documents for diverse audiences

Ability to interact with leaders and external audiences with maturity and tact

Collaborative spirit – able to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility and diplomacy

Strong time management skills with an ability to plan ahead, anticipate requirements, problems and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully, and to work on tight deadlines

Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy

Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the UN World Food Programme

Willing to work in and travel to different field locations and challenging operating environments


This is an Internship position. This position is open to international applicants only.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage to the next stage of the selection process.


Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (Conakry Time) on the deadline date.


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) seeks individuals 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

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply



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