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Intern – Emergency Response Unit at World Food Programme (WFP)

  • Internship
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

World Food Programme (WFP)

You are invited to apply!

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


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. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty. For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.


Type of Contract:          Internship
Duty Station:                 Lilongwe, Malawi
Contract Duration:        6 Months
Dates of Advertising:   6 June 2024 to 19 June 2024

Unit/Division:                 Emergency Response Unit

Duty Station:                  Lilongwe Office



The Malawi Country Office of WFP is seeking motivated and qualified candidates to enroll for the 2024 Internship Programme.

As an Emergency Intern, you will have the opportunity to contribute to WFP’s emergency response efforts, gain valuable experience in humanitarian operations, and support our mission to save lives and change lives.

The internship will be for the period of 6 months from 15 July 2024.


Under the overall supervision of Programme Policy Officer (Activity Manager), the primary objective of this internship is to provide support to WFP’s emergency response activities, including but not limited to assessment, monitoring, coordination, and implementation of food assistance programs in crisis-affected areas.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1.    Assist in conducting assessments to identify food security and nutrition needs in emergency-affected communities.
2.    Support the monitoring and evaluation of food distribution activities, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
3.    Assist in the coordination of emergency response activities with government authorities, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.
4.    Contribute to the development and implementation of emergency response plans and strategies.
5.    Provide logistical and administrative support to emergency operations, including distribution planning.
6.    Assist in the preparation of situation reports, briefing materials, and other communications related to emergency operations.
7.    Undertake any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor to support the overall objectives of the emergency response.



  • Be currently enrolled in an Undergraduate (Bachelor’s) or graduate (Master’s) programme.
  • Completed at least 2 years of the programme and has attended class in the past 12 months, or Graduated from the Bachelors or Masters programme in the last 6 months.
  • Areas of study includes International Relations, Development Studies, Public Health, Agriculture, Nutrition, or any related discipline.


  • Fluency in both oral and written English


-Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret and synthesize data.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in multicultural teams.
-Flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to work in challenging and dynamic environments.


•    Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP.
•    WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas 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.


Deadline for sending applications is 19 June 2024

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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