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Internship - Data Information and Analysis, Emergency Operations Division (EME), HQ Rome, Italy

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

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Internship - Data Information and Analysis

Global Surge Coordination Unit, Emergency Operations Division (EME)

HQ Rome, Italy.

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 in the Emergency Operations Division (EME) within the Global Surge Coordination Unit, based in Rome, Italy.


To ensure WFP is equipped with the capacities to respond on a no-regrets basis to emergencies in efficient and effective manner the Emergency Operations Division (EME) established the Global Surge and Coordination Unit (GSCU).

The GSCU is responsible for coordinating a structured system that helps WFP identify, train and deploy the talent that is needed for current and future emergency responses. GSCU will coordinate WFP’s internal response to ensure that staffing requirements are filled in a timely, coordinated and accountable manner, with the GSCU functioning as a one-stop shop for emergency support for Country Offices and Regional Bureaus.

Under the supervision of the Global Surge Officer, the intern will support the co-ordination of information related to the identification, training and deployment of staff to emergency operations.


  • Title of Post: Internship
  • Supervisor: Global Surge Officer
  • Unit: Global Surge Coordination Unit, Emergency Operations Division (EME)
  • Country: Italy
  • Duty Station: Rome
  • Duration of internship: 8 months
  • Expected Start Date: September 2023


  • Produce Surge team information management and data analysis products such as monthly reports, fact sheets, lessons learnt, emergency analyses based on Surge Platform data, etc.;
  • Prepare presentations and other forms of communications;
  • Create digital graphic designs using relevant data visualization software, e.g., Tableau, PowerBI;
  • Produce tailored information products based on information collected and analyzed;
  • Any other reporting duties as requested by the supervisor.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme from a recognized university OR recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognized university;
  • University course attendance in the past 12 months.


  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and recommend a course of action.
  • Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and provide client-oriented service.
  • Ability to identify client’s need and match them to appropriate solutions.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processed and systems.
  • Knowledge of analytical tools and data visualization software, e.g., Tableau, PowerBI
  • Experience in the humanitarian environment is desirable.


Excellent written and spoken English is required (proficiency/level C).

SUPERVISION (Level/Methods of Supervision)

Under the direct supervision of the Global Surge Officer


Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, weLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.


At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:

  • Have acquired a good knowledge of the GSCU operations and data, and the work of WFP in Emergencies;
  • Be autonomous analyzing data and creating dashboards;
  • Have gained analytical skills;
  • Have supported the development and production of reports and dashboards on GSCU operations.


  • VA Reference no: 829326
  • Closing Date: 24 September 2023 at 11:59pm Rome time


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
  • WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognized 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.


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Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.

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.

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