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Internship - Human Resources - Maputo and Beira, Mozambique

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

People & HR
Posted on Friday, May 12, 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 two (2) national intern positions with Human Resources Unit to be based one in Maputo and one in Beira, 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 Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Organizational Psychology, or equivalent areas of studies.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Knowledge of any creative and attractive online tool will be an advantage (ex: Canvas, Sway, etc).
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English.


The selected HR intern will be responsible to perform a range of HR tasks to support accurate implementation of WFP policies and procedures and facilitate the effective functioning of a client-focused and strategy-oriented HR services.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Human Resource Officer, the candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Maintain confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives to ensure data and files are accurately stored in share point and updated in compliance with the established standards.
  • Monitor NTEs to ensure that all personnel contracts are extended/renewed/separated 30 days before the NTE.
  • Support with the filing documentation of international staff records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards.
  • Leverage various tools and technology to analyze data and identify trends.
  • Talent Acquisition – activate talent searches on hiring forums and social media platforms.
  • Send offer and rejection letters, emails, and messages to all candidates.
  • Support the Country Office Talent and Acquisition team on recruitment processes (Filing recruitment docs, carrying out background checks.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by Country Office HR team.


  • 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.