Communications Intern , WFP – Kenya

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The World Food Programme, Kenya Country Office is looking for vibrant, innovative, and multi-talented students.

An internship at WFP is a great opportunity to acquire practical work experience while contributing to the goal of reaching Zero Hunger

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, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

WFP does not charge a fee at any stage throughout the recruitment & selection process


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 Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aimed at attracting young and talented candidates. The programme will provide the successful candidates with the opportunity to put into practice and implement their learned and academic knowledge in a field related to the work of WFP.This will promote better understanding of WFP Kenya mandate and programmes. Similarly, the programme will provide WFP with qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in line with WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

WFP’s activities include food assistance for relief, school feeding, safety nets, nutrition, and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers. You will be part of an efficient and dynamic team that effectively support in the implementation of WFP’s country strategic plan for Kenya.


The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position in our Communications Unit.

The position will be based at our Country Office, based in Nairobi. The Internship will be for full time 8 months period.


The Communications and Media unit has a number of communication specialists – social media, media relations, graphics designers, event management and multi-media producers.

However, there is a need for a strong communications professional to support the team in writing copy for social media posts, scripts for media interviews, support film and photography, assist produce social media assets for campaigns and coordinate media monitoring.

There is also need for a good writer to help simplify programme reports and data to simpler language and format for public dissemination.

The intern will help the unit achieve consistency, clarity and well-written media content, including running a social media campaign in collaboration with the partnerships team. This will be a critical success in helping the Kenya Country Offices to increase its social media presence as well as ensure written content is appealing and captures the hearts and minds of our audiences – including donors, governments, private sector, citizens and media.


Working with the social media producer to research, curate and produce content. Take lead in production of content for Facebook (new account being processed); Produce social media campaign assets well written and disseminated on social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook). Produce at least 3 well written stories of Changing Lives in Kenya, alongside a series of good multimedia content for reports, social media and the corporate website.

Media monitoring – both mainstream and social media. Use corporate listening tool (Brandwatch) to monitor engagements; Report any potential reputational risk issues in the press and point out content that KCO should engage with.

Contact databases. Create and maintain a comprehensive media list (Nairobi and County-based); Create and update contact list of County Communications Officers/Directors from WFP’s priority counties; and a list of Communications Officers with key Cooperating Partners

Filming and photography. Support content gathering missions; Upload content on the multimedia hub, well captioned and metadata correctly filled, signed consent forms, etc.


  • Quality social media assets created and published and enhanced reporting (metrics)
  • Kenya Country Office’s (KCO) stories published in Regional Bureau in Nairobi and HQ platforms
  • Key persons’ contacts captured in KCO’s databases


How will we define success? What is the intern’s project aiming to do for the organization?

  • Social media assets created and published and monitoring enhanced
  • Quality in-depth stories written or filmed and published
  • Contact lists updated with key persons of interest (e.g. specialized journalists – nutrition or food security)
  • Photo and video assets uploaded correctly and on time for global users


Education: Completed or in the final year of your Bachelor’s degree in Communication of Journalism.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Wochit

Language: Fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili is required


  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP depending on the duty station of assignment.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognized 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.
  • The internship duration is 8 months, full-time.


  • The deadline for receiving applications for this position is May 27, 2024
  • Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on the deadline date.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways.
  • Employment is decided on the basis of competitive selection, qualifications and merit.


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.

Nairobi, Kenya
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