World Food Programme: HR Intern

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  • Post Date: December 12, 2018
About Opportunity


The WFP Southern Africa Regional Bureau, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, is looking for a suitably qualified Intern within the Human Resources Unit reporting to the National Human Resource Officer.


  • Support Recruitment for vacant positions including related administrative actions, long-listing, arranging assessments and coordinating recruitment schedules.
  • Maintain confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored according to audit requirements.

  • Monitor HR mailbox and act on queries and requests.

  • Provide administrative support in drafting confirmation of employment letters, visa request letters, memos for UNLP requests and any other correspondence.

  • The incumbent will be tasked to conduct research on the automation of HR filing.

  • Processing of all HR purchase orders.

  • Processing of all travel arrangements within the unit.


Currently studying towards a first/advanced university degree or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) in Human Resources or a relevant field. Must have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate studies.


IT Skills & Office Management Skills:

Ability to effectively use standard MS Office software..


Fluency in both oral and written English.

CLOSING DATE: 24 December 2018

Interested individuals meeting the above requirements are requested to apply on the WFP Career Website using the following link:

Please search for the position title: HR Intern  , requisition no: 85265


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is recognized as the leading solution provider and partner in the struggle to end hunger and malnutrition and particularly for its efforts to reach those furthest behind first.

Being the frontline agency of the United Nations system that delivers innovative hunger solutions to 81 countries each day worldwide; WFP’s 14,800+ strong staff share a vision and commitment to end hunger by 2030.  Tackling the causes – not just the symptoms – and operating in the remotest corners of the world, with all logistical means necessary, WFP’s results-focussed team provides nutritious and life-saving food and cash assistance when necessary. Bringing unrivalled experience and operating in the world’s most high profile, difficult environments, WFP upholds the humanitarian principles of humanity, integrity impartiality and neutrality.

In successfully achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2) i.e Zero Hunger by 2030, the WFP team actively fosters partnerships with governments, communities, local authorities, civil societies, other UN agencies and the private sector.

For more on WFP and what we do, please go to



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  • Fields of Study:Humanities
  • ProvinceGauteng
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