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Intern (Logistics) Addis Ababa and Mekele. (Open to persons with disability only)

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


  • Duty Stations; Addis Ababa and Mekele
  • Number of Positions: 3
  • Contract Duration: 8 Months


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.


WFP’s activities include food assistance for relief, school feeding, safety nets, nutrition, and food assistance for asset creation through the provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers. The Person with Disability Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting young and talented candidates across the country. The program will provide selected candidates with the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with practical work assignment in a field related to the work of WFP. This will promote a better understanding of WFP Ethiopia’s mandate and programs. Similarly, the program will provide WFP with qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in line with WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Support the Logistics unit, including the Field Support, Pipeline, Customs, and Transport teams, with day-to-day processes in an effort to gain an understanding of the role the Logistics Units plays in the overall operations of WFP Ethiopia.
  • Draft letters and documents for submission to the Ethiopian Customs Agency for incoming food commodities and non-food items from the ports and neighboring countries.
  • Support in tracking WFP Ethiopia sub-office requirements for warehouse items and office supplies, ensuring that each office is equipped with the necessary items to fulfil operations.
  • Create charts for tracking commercial transporter allocations for uplift of cargo transporter performance for regular review by the Transport team to improve efficiencies.
  • Gather information and document achievements of the Logistics Unit against the monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the Logistics unit and sub-office logistics teams.
  • Support on information management and documentation tasks, produce Power Point presentations and reports of weekly and monthly activities of the logistics unit for the Head of Logistics, Head of Supply Chain, and WFP Ethiopia management.
  • Attend weekly Operations Team meeting and track all tasks for follow-up.
  • Support the analysis of food requirements for field hubs and allocations of incoming cargo from the ports.
  • Support on the drafting and tracking of Notes for the Record and tracking incidents.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Education: University degree in Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management, or another related field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses ( recent graduate with in 2 years for Addis and 4 years for Mekele)

Languages: Fluency in oral and written communication in English


31 May 2023

This internship opportunity is only open to persons with disabilities.


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply 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