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Internship - Programme (Agriculture) - Maputo, Mozambique

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

People & HR
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 a national intern position with Programme 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 agriculture, agriculture engineering, water resources management, natural resources management, or equivalent areas of studies.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Excellent command of Portuguese is required.
  • Working knowledge of English would be an asset.


WFP Mozambique Climate Change Adaptive Food Systems Unit, jointly with the Ministry of Land and Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADER), Ministry of Economy and Finance-NDA (MEF-NDA), the National Meteorology Institute (INAM) and the National Institute for Risk Management and reduction (INGD), is introducing the adoption of an Ecosystem-based Adaptation conceptual framework within the setting of an Integrated Water Resources Management System.

The selected candidate will be supporting the above-mentioned activities as per the key accountabilities described below.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of Activity 3 Manager, the candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Support the agriculture production component of on-going actions.
  • Assist agriculture capacity building activities and design of extension messages.
  • Support the introduction of access to solar energy and water for productive activities.
  • Assist in connecting agriculture production components with post-harvest and market access initiatives.


  • Proven analytical and report-writing skills.
  • Collaborative spirit with the ability to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures.
  • Strong drive, self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the UN World Food Programme.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Proactive attitude, shows initiative and has a sense of accountability.
  • Ability to work productively and in an organized fashion.


  • 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.