Intern (Emergency Preparedness and Response)

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External/Internal Vacancy Announcement




Deadline for Application: 10 days from day of publication

The Office of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Accra invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the vacancy below.

Job Title : Emergency Preparedness and Response Intern

Duration : 8 Months

Post Grade : Intern

Duty Station : Accra

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.

WFP’s mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetime. Every day, WFP works 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 is supporting the Government of Ghana to achieve its vision of economic self-sufficiency articulated on its charter of Ghana Beyond Aid.

WFP Ghana Country office under the Gulf of Guinea Emergency Response, is currently working to support refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable host community members in the Upper East and Upper West of the Country. Over the past year insecurity in Burkina Faso driven by non-state armed groups has rapidly moved southwards creating a spill over across the border and therefore putting a significant strain on host communities’ resources and food systems.

A need has therefore arisen for an emergency preparedness and response intern role to provide support to the team. This role will be based in Accra.


To provide administrative and operational support to emergency coordinator and other team members for efficient and effective management of the response. The incumbent will be supervised and managed by the emergency coordinator.


Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Produce and contribute to the preparation of briefs, presentations, and reports for the emergency preparedness and response(EPR) Unit. This includes supporting the monthly Gulf of Guinea situation report and other documents as may be required.
  • Undertake desk research on the impact of cash tranferred to asylum seekers through both qualitatative, quantitative and mixed methods techniqueds working cloely with the monitoring and evaluation team. .
  • Work with the EPR team to support the capacity strengthening of the National Disaster Management Organization and other local entities responsible for emergency response.
  • Engage in EPR activities that provide opportunity for cross functional learning and work on a specific project by way of sharing experiences from the different functional areas.
  • Conduct desk research, reviews and analyses relating to crises and EPR-related issues in the Gulf of Guinea Countries.
  • Support in the synthesis and production of Gulf of Guinea contextual risks analysis working closely with monitoring and evaluation team.
  • Support protection and accountability to affected populations through regular field missions and community engagemen activities.
  • Support the EPR unit in the design and implementation of knowledge management strategy.


  1. Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the last year) in Social Sciences, Economics, Disaster Management, Agriculture, Development Studies, International Relations, or related fields.
  2. Currently enrolled or recent graduate of an advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) highly regarded
  3. A very strong knowledge of English is compulsory. Knowledge of French, Arabic and/or regional languages seen positively.
  4. Excellent computer literacy (MS Office, Excel, Powerpoint) is compulsory. Data visualisation experience (such as Tableaux) seen positively.


No professional experience required

Desired skills for entry into the role:

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit their applications and CV stating 3 references online to: and follow the steps.

Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

People living with disability are also encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates meeting the criteria will be contacted.


  1. 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.
  2. WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  3. 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
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