Intern, Business Continuity Management

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.


The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position under Corporate Business Continuity Management (BCM Division at WFP. The position will be based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Internship will be for an initial period of 8 months starting from October 2023.

The corporate Business Continuity Management (BCM) office – located in the Deputy Executive Director’s Office, WFP HQ – is responsible for leading WFP’s corporate BCM work and supporting organizational resilience efforts. The team is the custodian of all corporate level business continuity policies, circulars and guidance as well as WFP’s corporate BCM and Crisis Management plans. The team supports both the Headquarters Functional Areas – such as Finance, HR, TEC, etc – and Field Offices in the development of their BMC plans, including by providing templates, advising on process mapping, and training. Development and organization of business continuity maintenance and testing, managing WFP’s Organizational Resilience Management Group (ORMG), and participation in interagency working groups are also responsibilities of the office.


  • Title of Post: Internship, Business Continuity Management
  • Supervisor: Head of Corporate Business Continuity team
  • Unit: Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  • Duty Station: Remote (subject to travel to Rome if required)
  • Duration of assignment: 8 months
  • Expected Start Date: October 2023


The intern will be expected to participate in a range of tasks, to ensure that the BCM team’s objectives are met. Under the direct management and guidance of the Business Continuity Management Consultant, and overall oversgiht of the Head of Office, the intern is expected to assist the BCM team by doing the following (not all exhaustive/inclusive):

  • Participate in design and upgrade of BCM related IT tools and systems, i.e. e-Guide, Provision and WINGS emergency access.
  • Participate in developing and launching new innovate tools for BCM, e.g., considering and conducting research on the potential of Machine Leaning, AI and Blockchain in this area.
  • Develop BCM IT tools related training material to be included in the BCM training curriculum
  • Contribute to supporting business continuity maintenance; support the Business Continuity Consultants in exercises for HQ Functional Areas and Field Offices.
  • Collect and analyse feedback on the new Business Continuity Plan templatead support impementation of improvement.


  • Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months’ in ICT, Management, Finance, Engineering or other relevant field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 package, including Power Apps, SharePoint and Power Automate
  • Experience in variety of ICT tools and programming, such as Tableau
  • Fluent in English


The intern will report to the Business Continuity Management consultants and will also be under the general supervision of the Head of the BCM team.


Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, WeLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, the inter may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.


  • 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.
  • Depending on the duty station of assignment, 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;


October 26th 2023.


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.