Programme Data Management Intern

at World Food Programme
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted March 26, 2020
Category Management
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Programme Data Management 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.


There are several new tools being made available in 2020 that will help the Regional Bureau in Nairobi (RBN) and Country Offices (COs) with monitoring, reconciling and analyzing data. These tools need to be tested in the RBN to ensure validity and usefulness. Once released for use, these tools need to be rolled out to COs which will require the creation/review/updates of training and reference materials as well as establishing an implementation plan in partnership with each CO.

The intern will support the Programme Data team lead with testing and rolling out new tools in the region as well as support COs within the region with creating/updating their Data Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Job Responsibilities

Conduct user testing of new WFP data tools and corporate dashboards for the Regional Bureau and Country Offices
Create/review/update user manuals, standard operating procedures and training materials on new data tools and dashboards, using data visualization tools where possible
Plan and coordinate with each CO the rollout and training of tools
Time permitting, conduct training needs assessment with COs and RBN to identify data related training needs and develop a training plan
Together with the WFP Headquarters team and the Regional Bureau Data Fellows, support data improvement programmes for the Regional Bureau in Nairobi

Education Requirements

Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies;
currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master's degree) from a recognized university; or have graduated from a university undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months preferably in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Information Management or any other related field.


Fluency in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset

Full proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SharePoint), data visualization tools such as Tableau and Statistical Packages
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