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Internship – Business intelligence support
Supply Chain Retail & Markets Unit (SCOLR)
WFP HQ Rome
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. We are currently seeking to fill two Data Analyst Interns to support with data analysis and data management of core business process, including direct assistance to WFP Country Offices, and particularly the data pipeline of market intelligence, market assessment and performance evaluation portfolios in the Logistics Retail and Markets Team of the Supply Chain Division (SCOLR), based in Rome, Italy.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DIVISION:
In 2020, WFP delivered a record-high US $2.1 billion in Cash-Based Transfers (CBT) in 67 countries – representing 37 percent of its total portfolio, and up from US $10 million in ten countries in 2009. In the past decade, the number of beneficiaries receiving a form of cash-based assistance is growing rapidly, even multiplying. It is an evolving time for humanitarian assistance.
The SC Retail & Markets Unit (SCOLR), supports the development of sustainable markets, required to achieve zero hunger. A significant amount of data is generated from WFP’s market-based operations which can be used to understand, monitor and improve not only the operations themselves but also the markets impacted
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Excellent written and spoken English is required (proficiency/level C) as well as fluent written and oral communication in another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)
Under the direct supervision of SCOLR Supply Chain Officer, and in close consultation with other functions, the Data Analyst is responsible for supporting SCOLR’s data analysis and information management
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:
INFORMATION ON THE COUNTRY OF ASSIGNMENT
(Living conditions, security, health, etc)
The security situation in Italy remains in line with other European Countries. There are no specific threats against the UN in Italy. Considering the ongoing defeat of Daesh in the war territories, the trend in the short and mid-term will most likely continue to see the return of the militants to the countries of origins, including Italy. Insurrectional anarchism remains sufficiently organized on the Italian territory, as it has been present for many years. This movement could target the UN in the context of its anti-capitalism/anti-western narrative. 2) Whilst UN staff continue to be victims of minor crime such as street robbery and apartment break-ins, the infrequency of attacks and random nature of locations do not indicate that UN staff are at an elevated risk in comparison to residents or tourists in Italy. 3) Italy’s national territory is exposed to a broader range of natural hazards than any other European country. The vulnerability of its population and built environment is often severe and has in some cases been exacerbated by human activities.
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK
These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.
Leads by Example with Integrity
Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments
Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork
Applies Strategic Thinking
Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships
Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others
Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change
Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth
Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things
Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives
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.