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Internship Digital Fundraising

Private Partnerships and Fundraising Division,

WFP Headquarters, 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 a Digital Fundraising intern position in our Digital Fundraising team of the Private Partnerships & Fundraising Division, based in Rome, Italy.

Brief description of Division

The Private Partnerships and Fundraising Division (PPF) is responsible for engaging the private sector (corporations, individuals, foundations) through high-

impact partnerships in support of WFP’s strategic priorities. Serving as a broker between WFP and the private sector, PPF strives to mobilize funding, technical assistance, innovative solutions and visibility and awareness to help WFP fulfil its mission, while offering the public and companies the opportunity to create a world with zero hunger.

PPF also serves as the in-house consultant’ guiding WFP Regional Bureaux (RB), Country Offices (COs) and HQ Functional Units on partnership development, best practices, compliance and rules and regulations.

WFP is in the process of finalizing a new partnership and engagement strategy, which will focus on cooperation with the business sector, foundations and individuals to drive towards zero hunger, scheduled for approval in late 2019.

WFP will focus its efforts over the next strategic period (2020-2025) in three key pillars :

  • Impact : partnerships that provide expertise and skills to support capacity strengthening for WFP and local governments
  • Income : investing in and growing fundraising
  • Innovation : identifying areas for innovation particularly with businesses uniquely able to drive change at scale
  • General Information

  • Title of Post : Internship Digital Fundraising
  • Supervisor : Digital Fundraising Lead
  • Unit : Digital Fundraising
  • Country : Italy
  • Duty Station : Rome
  • Duration of internship : 6 months
  • Expected Start Date : November 2019
  • Duties and responsibilities of the internship role

    Under the direct supervision of the Digital Fundraising Lead, the candidate will perform the following duties :

  • Support in the creation and execution of digital fundraising appeals
  • Use Facebook to implement campaigns alongside digital fundraising team
  • Use Google Ads to traffic and optimize search and video campaigns alongside digital fundraising team
  • Support in the creation of reporting dashboards
  • Support in the management of the supporter care emails
  • Support in the management of responding to Facebook ad comments
  • Copywriting emails and selecting imagery
  • Keeping up to date on current trends within digital and fundraising
  • Qualifications and experience required

  • Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the past six months)
  • University course attendance in the past 12 months
  • Soft skills / WFP Competencies :

  • Understanding of digital marketing techniques PPC, email, content creation
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook), Adobe CS suite would be an asset
  • Working Languages

  • Excellent Working knowledge of English (proficiency / level C) is required
  • A second UN language would be an asset
  • Supervision (Level / Methods of Supervision)

    Under the direct supervision of the Digital Fundraising Lead, 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 Tech Lead 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 :

  • Be able to create and launch digital fundraising appeals
  • Send emails via Marketing Cloud
  • Analyse appeals
  • Information on the Country of Assignment and Other relevant information

  • 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 : 107619

    Closing Date : 22 October 2019

    Terms and Conditions

  • 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.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV / AIDS status.

    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.

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