World Food Programme HR NGO Internships in Kenya

United Nations Internships in Kenya




The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill the position of Intern – HIRS in support of the Regional Bureau office, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

HR Internship Responsibilities

  • Working in the HR Unit, under the direct supervision of the HR Officer, the Intern – HIRS Analyst will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Assists with overall administrative functions for all modules of HR Systems (Payroll, Benefits, Appointments, Separations, Compliance, HR data etc.);
  • Monitor contract expiry dates in the system and take appropriate actions;
  • Help maintain data integrity in systems by running queries, analyzing data and initiate corrective actions when necessary;
  • Review Personnel Action Forms (PAF) and other Service Requests to ensure proper data entry functions;
  • Compile and maintain payroll data, reconcile errors and update payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering relevant data including overtime;
  • Post job opportunities to online job posting sites, social media and other online resources;
  • Assist and/or provide support in recruitment of national/local staff in the National Officer and General Services categories;
  • Provide support of new hire on-boarding process and employee orientation;
  • Evaluate, develop, and recommend procedures. Participate in discussions on new/revised procedures and practices; interpret and assess the impact of changes and make recommendations on follow up actions;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Eligibility Criteria for the HR Internship

  • Currently enrolled to a University or have recently graduated from a University, preferably in Human
  • Resources, International Relations , Business Administration or Computer Science;
  • Have completed at least two years of undergraduate study;
  • Have attended courses in the last 12 months;
  • Fluent in English (both oral and written); knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, is an asset.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Proficiency in MsOffice (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Strong Analytical and drafting skills; ability to extract, interpret, analyze and format data, and to resolve operational problems;
  • Ability to present their findings, or translate the data into an understandable document;
  • Critical Thinking: Ability to look at the numbers, trends, and data and come to new conclusions based on the findings;
  • Attention to Detail: Data is precise – vigilant in carrying out analysis to come to correct conclusions;
  • Ability to carry out several tasks simultaneously, within a limited time frame.


How to Apply

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