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Internship - Business Support Assistant (Research Assessment and Monitoring) - Maputo, Mozambique

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

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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, physical or mental disability.


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 an intern position with Research Assessment and Monitoring Unit to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.


  • Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of graduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months in Administration, International Relations, Business Management or equivalent areas of studies.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English.


The Research Assessments and Monitoring unit provides a wide portfolio of services to other units at the country office, in field offices and to country office management. To be able to deliver these services the units need to handle several internal processes for the management of procurement and finance related tasks and reporting.

The business support assistant will be responsible to liaise with colleagues in the RAM unit and in other relevant units (Admin, procurement, finance and HR above all), to ensure these tasks are completed in due time following WFP’s corporate rules and processes.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Collaborate with RAM colleagues and colleagues in other units at the country office to handle procurement of goods and services
  • Provide support to the head of RAM unit and to the VAM and M&E team leaders for financial reporting and budget management
  • Liaise with providers and finance colleagues for monthly payments
  • Produce required documentation on procurement and admin processes.


  • Good communication skills in order to provide specialized business support services to a wide range of individuals.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and monitor budgets.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of individuals across functions.


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP of US$ 575 per month.
  • The internship programme is for a duration of 6 months, with possibility to extend for additional 2 months.
  • 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.


Applications will be received by 28 May 2023.


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.