Summer Internship Programme 2018, Partnerships

Organisation :

World Food Programme (WFP)

Location : Thailand

Function : Internship

Organisation type : Non-governmental Organization (including non-profits and not-for-profits)

Industry : Nonprofit Organization Management

Posted on : 22 Jan 2018

Application Deadline : 11 Feb 2018

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking for candidates to participate in the OSZ Summer Internship Programme 2018 in the Policy and Programme Division (OSZ).

The position will be based in Bangkok, Thailand, within the Regional Bureau for Asia & the Pacific (RBB), Partnerships Unit. The internship will be for the period of at least 3 months during May/June to August/ September 2018.


Brief description of WFP activities and the Partnerships Unit in RBB

Assisting 80 million people in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. The Regional Bureau for Asia & the Pacific covers 14 countries in the region with sheer diversity of national identities/economies that adds to the complexity of WFP’s programme of work and relatively partnerships opportunities and perspective especially in aiming at achieving Agenda 2030. While partnerships drive all programmes, policies and activities at WFP, they are fundamental to WFP ability to meet our strategic objectives and provide assistance to people in need. In support of the development and implementation of RBB Partnerships Strategy (2018-2020), the Partnerships planned to collect the partnerships data through conducting a partnership mapping exercise in order to acquire an overview that covers ongoing partnerships in order to understand areas of potential growth.



General Information

  • Title of Post: OSZ Summer Intern
  • Unit: Partnerships Unit in the Regional Bureau for Asia & the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Supervisor: Head of Partnerships
  • Duration: At least 3 months (May/June to August/September 2018)


Description of responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Head of Partnerships, the OSZ Summer Intern will perform the following duties:


Conduct a Partnership Mapping Exercise

  • Following general guidance of WFP Corporate Partnerships Strategy, this exercise will be conducted with priority on Resource Partners, Knowledge Partners and Policy & Government Partners with the following three main scopes:
    • Country Office Partnerships
    • Regional Partnerships
    • Thematic & Programmatic Partnerships
  • The exercised mapping will be structured around the following partnership categories as outlined in the WFP Corporate Partnerships Strategy:
    • Resource Partners (human, financial and technical resources)
    • Knowledge Partners (information, evaluation and analysis)
    • Policy & Governance Partners (policies, governance, regional and country hunger and nutrition policies, and hunger and institutional governance)
    • Advocacy Partners (support for policy work)
    • Capability Partners (design and implementation of programmes and operations) 
  • Through making contact to Country Offices and RBB teams, the exercise will be conducted and prioritised on capturing the Government Partnerships, Private Sector Partnerships (companies, foundations, NGOs) but it will also include some other partnerships that may be impactful and influential.


Contribute to daily operations of RBB Partnerships in Asia as needed/assigned



Expected Outcomes


At the end of the assignment, the OSZ Summer Intern should have:

  • Compiled a collection of current partnerships data presented in the three main scopes (country, regional and thematic scopes)
  • Provided a cross-cutting partnership perspective which will lead to a more integrated, effective and collaborative partnership development at the County Office and Regional levels.


Essential Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s degree programme and have attended courses in the last 12 months OR recent graduate of a Master’s degree (graduated within the last 6 months);
  • Excellent English verbal and writing skills;
  • Experience in desk research, information management and reporting;
  • Organized, detail-oriented, able to work in multi-cultural team environment;
  • Flexible, responsible, able to work independently and as part of a small team.


Terms and Conditions

  • 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.


Deadline for Applications


11 February 2018






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

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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.