Internship - Operations Support and Data Analysis, Rome, Italy, Rome, Italy
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Rome, Italy, Italy
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Internship - Operations Support and Data Analysis,

Hunger Monitoring Unit,

Research, Assessment and Monitoring Division (RAM), Rome, Italy

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 operations support and data analysis intern position in the Hunger Monitoring Unit in the Research, Assessment and Monitoring Division at WFP's headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Brief description of the Hunger Monitoring Unit :

WFP's Hunger Monitoring Unit (RAMAH) in WFP's Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM) Division manages WFP's global hunger monitoring systems, building upon the successes of the mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) initiative.

This entails the establishment and oversight of WFP's near real-time food security monitoring systems in over 30 countries in partnership with other UN agencies and joint food security platforms, as well as developing advanced analytical approaches to ensure timely and holistic views of the food security situation globally.

Data from these systems flows into the HungerMap LIVE (, WFP's global hunger monitoring system, and is made available through resources such as weekly Hunger and COVID-19 Snapshots.

General Information

  • Title of Post : Operations Support and Data Analysis Intern
  • Supervisor : Operations Manager
  • Unit : Hunger Monitoring Unit, Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAMAH) Division
  • Country : Italy
  • Duty Station : Rome
  • Duration of internship : 6 months
  • Expected Start Date : ASAP
  • Duties and responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager and depending on her / his background, the intern will assist the team with tasks such as :
  • Support administrative and contractual processes relating to the implementation of near real-time food security monitoring systems, including : coordination of purchase orders and receipt / payment of invoices;
  • and preparation of scopes of work, sampling and questionnaire for household surveys.

  • Support the day-to-day operations and management of near real-time food security monitoring systems, including : creating country profiles to document the evolution of near real-time food security monitoring;
  • writing and disseminating meeting minutes on a regular basis; and participating in internal and external meetings.

  • Support with basic statistical tests and data analysis, such as data quality checks, trend analysis on key food security indicators and extraction of data from the SQL database for sharing with internal and external partners on an ad hoc basis.
  • Assist with the publication and dissemination of weekly Hunger and COVID-19 Snapshots to internal and external stakeholders.

    Support other ad hoc requests as required.

    Qualifications and experience

  • Currently enrolled in a Master's degree programme OR recent graduate of a Master's degree (graduated within the last 6 months), in the field of business / public administration, statistics, economics, food security, nutrition or a related field.
  • Depending on the intern's specialization : Business / public administration skills Quantitative data analysis and data quality skills using statistical software packages (SPSS / STATA / R) Basic understanding of databases (SQL and / or noSQL) Data management skills Strong communication and writing skills
  • Required soft skills / WFP Competencies :

  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Working Languages

    Strong written and oral English language skills; working knowledge of French is an asset.

    Supervision (Level / Methods of Supervision)

    Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager, 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.

    The Head of the Hunger Monitoring Unit will be the second-level supervisor. With the support of a comprehensive induction package and assignment of a buddy / mentor, the intern will rapidly become a productive member of the team.

    Training components

    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.

    Learning Elements

    At the end of the assignment, the Intern should :

  • Have developed an understanding and overview of WFP's work
  • Be familiar about WFP's work in implementing near real-time food security monitoring systems to support evidence-based programmatic decisions
  • Have learned about the different approaches and methodologies in conducting mobile or remote surveys, including survey design at the implementation phase, developing and testing new indicators and survey modules
  • Information on the Country of Assignment

  • Living conditions in Rome, Italy
  • 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.

    VA Reference no : 141280

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