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 to fill a Communications, Advocacy and Marketing intern position in our London Office.
Who we are and what we do:
Communications and Advocacy: London is an international media hub allowing WFP to engage with the public reaching huge global audiences.
Private Sector Partnerships: PGP is responsible for building a pipeline of corporate and foundation prospects as well as management of WFP’s global humanitarian partnerships.
External Relations: We engage with a range of institutions, including international NGO partners, Humanitarian think-tanks and parliament.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Communications, Advocacy and Marketing the candidate will perform the following duties:
- Help to develop content for WFP London’s social media channels.
- Monitor the UK’s media, Parliament, NGOs and Government communications for issues relating to WFP’s work.
- Work on brand building campaigns specific to the UK market.
- Support the development and running of events.
- Performing other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the past six months)
- University course attendance in the past 12 months;
- Excellent command of English; Working knowledge of a second UN language would be an asset;
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and evidence of writing for a range of online and offline communication channels.
- Experience of using social media platforms to raise awareness.
- Knowledge of UK Parliament, politics and current affairs would be an advantage.
- Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required.
- Under the direct supervision of the Head of Communications, Advocacy and Marketing in London, the incumbent will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision. The Director of the London Office will be the second-level supervisor. With the support of a comprehensive induction package and assignment of a buddy/mentor, the intern will rapidly become a productive member of the team.