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Internship - Graphic Design & Communication Career Management Branch (HRMTC), WFP HQ Rome
World Food Programme (WFP)
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Job Expired 20 Jul 2022
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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.

Internship – Graphic Design & Communication

Career Management Branch (HRMTC) - the Human Resources Division

WFP HQ Rome, Italy

(in presence or remote TBC)

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 Career Management Branch of the Human Resources Division.


Our team is part of the Career Management Branch (HRMTC) within the Human Resources Division, and its main activity is focused on providing professional learning services to WFP’s core business Functions and Country Offices. These include support on capability assessments, consulting on learning strategy; development and delivery of learning and development; equipping the internal learning community with tools and guidance resources; managing WFP’s global learning platform, managing a global mentoring programme and career resource centre, as well as the management of external vendors for provision of learning services. The team has recently launched an enhanced global learning platform with extensive functionality including social learning, blended learning, facilitator dashboard, mobile app, gamification, and dedicated thematic learning “channels”. The team actively promotes learning best practices through creating and disseminating guidance materials to internal partners, as well as via maintaining a community of practice among the global learning focal points.


  • Title of Post: Internship
  • Supervisor: Learning and Development Specialist
  • Unit: Career Management Branch
  • Country: Italy
  • Duty Station: Rome or remotely TBC
  • Duration of internship: 6 months
  • Expected Start Date: August 2022


Under the direct supervision of the Learning and Development Specialist, the candidate will perform the following duties:

  • In line with WFP’s corporate branding standards, produce effective and visually appealing online and occasional print design products for HRMTC’s learning and communication initiatives, including but not limited to presentations, infographics, brochures, flyers, newsletters, data visualization products, visual information assets, charts, graphs, posters.
  • Support the learning team with graphic design by creating strong visual identities for HRMTC’s offer of learning products and services.
  • Help the unit’s efforts to promote learning initiatives through contributing with creative ideas on how to effectively deliver messages, market offerings, reach out to a global group of business partners and staff with diverse learning needs and communication styles.
  • Develop and update the design for a set of learning and communication templates and publications such as: PowerPoint presentations, banners for online use, guidelines and job aid documents, reports, checklists, webpages (learning channels, blended learning paths assets).
  • Apply principles of human-centred design, support from a look and feel point of view of the learning solutions offered by HRMTC for a diverse audience of internal business functions.
  • Assist in the creation of visual assets for online communication and interactive media such as animation videos, short e-Learning courses.
  • Support the learning team with text and visual content mapping, editing and refining for internal communications regarding HRMTC’s offer of learning products and services.
  • Research and implement interactive design solutions for online communication.


  • Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed or recently graduated (within the past six months) with a degree in Graphic Design, Communications or related studies
  • University course attendance in the past 12 months


  • Excellent command of English; Working knowledge of a second UN language would be an advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Proficiency in creating MS PowerPoint and MS Word templates
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Familiarity with designing creative communication materials and providing support on technology related projects (e.g.: interactive media, e-Learning template graphics)
  • Accuracy and attention to detail, customer/service-oriented attitude, ability to take constructive feedback
  • Familiarity with latest design trends


  • Experience working with animation programmes (part of the Adobe Creative Cloud or other) is an advantage
  • Knowledge and background on Instructional Design is an advantage
  • Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS is an advantage


  • Self-starter – ability to work independently, according to an agile methodology, seeking guidance as required
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs
  • Ability to work under pressure, and to deliver on tight deadlines
  • Ability to organize and adapt to a high workload and changing priorities
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to a diverse range of internal clients
  • Show proactivity in finding best design approach solutions to complex learning and communication requirements
  • Ability to assimilate and incorporate feedback


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

SUPERVISION: (Level/Methods of Supervision)

  • Under the direct supervision of the Learning and Development Specialist the incumbent will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision.
  • With the support of a comprehensive induction package and access to a network of graphic designers, the intern will rapidly become a productive member of the team.


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


At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:

  • be able to apply the WFP organizational branding guidelines in the design of learning and communication products (presentations, digital communication products, templates etc.)
  • be able to effectively identify and apply visual and online solutions towards supporting internal communications
  • expand their portfolio for organizational communications through the creation of a set of graphic identity elements to be applied to the unit’s products and services
  • have established a working collection of document templates (PowerPoint, Word and PDFs) for learning interventions, all with an established and consistent look and feel
  • have helped introduce new online marketing and visual communication techniques and technologies to HRMTC’s portfolio.


Applicants MUST upload or provide a link to a sample portfolio of their relevant graphic design works; the selection of the samples should be in line with the type of work described in the above job description. Applications submitted without any samples of work completed will NOT be considered. (Samples can also be from course content from previous/ current studies).


  • Living conditions in Rome, Italy

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.


  • VA Reference no: 168561
  • Closing Date: 20 July 2022


  • 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 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.
  • Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply: sons, daughters, brothers or sisters.


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.

Saving Lives

Changing Lives

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