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Internship External Relations, Maputo, Mozambique

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Organization: WFP – World Food Programme

Country: Mozambique

City: Maputo

Office: WFP in Maputo, Mozambique

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Female qualified applicants are encouraged to apply


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.


WFP Communications, Advocacy and Marketing Unit aims to enhance public awareness and understanding of WFP’s work in the country. It aims to improve brand recognition through a variety of communication avenues to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. The Unit’s work spreads over a spectrum of tasks which include creating creative content, media engagement, developing stories, writing, and editing external documents. The Communications Intern will support the team in the delivery of this mandate.

We are currently seeking to fill an internship position under the WFP External Relations Unit, – Mozambique, the position will be based at Maputo. The Internship will be for an initial period of six (6) months.


University degree or equivalent qualification, preferably in a field relevant to the position such as Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Media, marketing and branding or other relevant fields and studies

Be a recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognized university and have attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment in the university.

Expert level in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Fluency in oral and written in both English Language and Portuguese Language

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Head of External Relations Unit, the Intern will perform the following duties:

Monitor media and identify trends and issues

Assist in keeping track of important news, events, milestones and other communication opportunities

Update media contact database

Develop content through infographics, video and graphics and support multiple communication initiatives when required

Support Country Office with our multimedia hub database

Support internal communications activities

Support information management efforts

Assist in the preparation of reports and data analysis and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control

Support communication with donors, local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions

Support in preparation of internal and external communications materials, including social media, stories, reports, brochures, leaflets and other formats;

Support the development and running of events

Provide relevant research and translation services and other ad-hoc support;

Help keep accurate records for reporting purposes and help update our mailing lists

Other duties related to Communications and Reporting, as required.


Preferably with at least 4 months of internship experience or able to present a portfolio of non-edited samples of own work prepared for the university (for example: papers, texts, photos, videos, reports, etc).

Training components and learning elements WFP Mandatory courses, sales force, publisher, teams, canva, creative writing and public speaking (WeLearn).



Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners). cy1JYEw CWdGVC

Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:

Deliver timely products as requested respecting the deadlines.

Provide feedback and relevant insights.

Demonstrate interest and willingness to learn new tasks.

Support WFP to implement its communications strategy.


Duration of assignment will be 6 months with a posibility of extension

Duty station/location can be in Maputo or our field offices.

WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from WFP internship location, necessary visas and costs related.

Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$575 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.

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;


29th November 2021