Budget & Programming Intern

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted March 26, 2020
Category Business Operations
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Budget & Programming Intern


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.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

The Regional Bureau in Nairobi (RBN) provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.


The Budget & Programming Unit focuses on Resource Management optimization in the 8 Country Offices (COs) under the Regional Bureau Nairobi (RBN). The Unit is composed of two teams, one focusing on Supply Chain Management and a second one focusing on Funds and Budget Management.

WFP has recently changed its Financial Structure to maximise its operational effectiveness through a realistic financial planning, enhancing accountability, streamlining processes and harmonising programmatic, financial and results frameworks. In this context, RBN’s role is critical to ensure adequate support is provided to all Country Officess so that the new structure is fully understood by key stakeholders and that Country Offices’ teams are equipped with right tools and training material. One of the focuses of the RBN B&P team in 2020 will be the development of training packages for different audiences that should support the transfer of knowledge in key B&P areas.

Job Responsibilities

Familiarity with the Budget Structure;
Budget Preparation;
Funds Management;
Global Commodity Management Facility;
Pipeline Management.

Education Requirements

Currently enrolled in the University and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Masters degree) from a recognized university; or have graduated from a university undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months preferably in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Accounting or other relevant field.


Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset.
Full proficiency in the MS Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint).
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