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. The Tanzania Field innovation Hub complements the global WFP Innovation Accelerator based in Munich, Germany. The Accelerator has grown to a team of 50 innovators from diverse backgrounds. WFP believes that new ideas and disruptive approaches are crucial to getting closer to achieving #zerohunger. 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 Tanzania Filed Innovation hub works very closely with the Accelerator and the Country Office team in Tanzania to deliver on its objectives.
The Tanzania Field Innovation Hub is participating in the WFP international internship program which seeks to recruit motivated and qualified candidates to fill positions of the 2021 Policy and Programme Department (PD) Internship Programme from universities across the globe. The program aims to offer the selected candidate(s) a chance to understand WFP’s overall operations and gain first-hand exposure to practical use of innovation methodologies such as HCD and Lean Startup. More information about this opportunity can be accessed here: Career Opportunities: PD Intern – Field Innovation (141660) (successfactors.eu)
The internship position will run from June/July this year for a minimum of 3 months and up to 8 months. The selected intern will be based either in Dar es Salaam or work remotely depending on the pandemic-caused restrictions and will be offered a monthly stipend to cover part of their cost of living. Please do note the deadline to apply is May 2nd at 11:59 pm Rome time (GMT + 1).
Given the University of Nairobi long standing stature as a leading institution of excellence in the East Africa region and the African continent, we would like to extend this opportunity to its student body. We rely on your goodwill to share this opportunity with the respective administrations of the different schools in both the undergraduate and graduate programs whose student profiles will be interested in working in the humanitarian context