PD Summer Internship Programme

World Food Programme, Kigali, Rwanda

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th February, 2020

Job Description

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 for candidates to participate in the PD Summer Internship Programme 2020 in the Policy and Programme Department (PD).

The position will be based in the Smallholder Agricultural Market Support (SAMS) Unit in Kigali, Rwanda. The internship will be typically for a period of at least 3 months during May/June to August/September 2020.

Brief description of WFP activities in the Smallholder Agricultural Market Support (SAMS) Unit in WFP Rwanda:

As part of WFP Rwanda’s country strategic plan (2019-2023) under the strategic outcome 4 ‘Smallholder farmers, especially women, have increased marketable surplus and can safely access agriculture markets through efficient supply chains by 2030 and with the aim of further contributing to food security and achieving a world with zero hunger the Farm to Market Alliance (“FtMA”) was established by multi stakeholders including WFP, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa, Yara, Rabobank and other private sector stakeholders, with the purpose of creating a systemic demand-led change along agriculture value chains that promotes inclusion of smallholder farmers. The goal of the Alliance is to create an environment that will facilitate smallholder farmers to formally and commercially have access to sustainable market systems to meet the demand of international and local food procurement companies, government reserves, and WFP. WFP is a lead coordinator and operational agency of the Alliance in Rwanda.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Unit, the PD Summer Intern will perform the following duties:

  • Support the unit with the Mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) analysis of Post-Harvest Handling and Storage (PHHS) and Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) knowledge and skills uptake by beneficiary smallholder farmers
  • Support the unit in the development and scale-up of the Farm2Go digital tool for farmer cooperatives to manage membership and aggregation cycles
  • Conduct occasional monitoring visits to support local NGO field staff in using digital tools for data collection
  • Support the unit with the data management and digital integration process in line with the country office strategy for digital integration, in close collaboration with Cooperating Partners
  • Participate in research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities

Qualifications and experience

  • Currently enrolled in a master’s degree OR a recent graduate of a master’s degree (graduated within the last 6 months)
  • Excellent English verbal and writing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Experience in agriculture development, digital solutions for development, or Monitoring & Evaluation is a plus.

Working Languages: Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required.


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