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Internship Opportunities at World Food Programme (WFP)

Internship Opportunities at World Food Programme (WFP)

Internship Opportunities at World Food Programme (WFP),

Internship Opportunities at World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Internship Opportunities at World Food Programme (WFP)


Under the direct supervision of the Forensics Investigations Officer, the intern will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision.


  • Currently enrolled in the university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme within the last 6 months, preferably in Digital Forensics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Forensics Science or related fields.or
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master’s degree) from a recognized university, undertaking the programmes mentioned above, and have attended classes in the past 12 months,
  • Fluent in English (both oral and written) is a must; knowledge of a second UN language, preferably French, would be an asset.
  • Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet, and other software packages. Proficiency in Excel and fair knowledge of pivot tables. Office 365 proficiency an added advantage

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Assist in providing digital forensic services including recovery and acquisition of evidence from IT equipment, preservation and management of evidence using best industry practice during investigation and archiving;
  • Recovery of corrupt data, electronic mail extraction and database examination
  • Assist in performing regular data mining and data analytical procedures using appropriate tools to assist in investigations
  • Perform comprehensive technical analysis and interpret computer-related evidence such as e-mail, various databases, and information stored on electronic devices using forensic tools and methods
  • Manage the chain of custody process for forensic evidence, as well as evidence acquisition and analysis for the NBO office
  • Carry on the implementation of e-Discovery, computer forensic investigations, and related services for large data sets
  • Write scripts where required to automate technical processes
  • Execute designed projects on SQL databases interpretation and evidence carving
  • Collect pertinent information related to Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI) cases utilizing WFP corporate database, including SAP, and available public databases
  • Maintain Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI) forensic systems and equipment by carrying out regular tasks, such as: backing up data, monitoring network and systems, and peripherals, running systems diagnostics, systems updates, patch management and systems optimization, replenishment of consumables, etc.
  • Act as the IT focal point for the Nairobi Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI) investigation team
  • Carry out any other duty as instructed by the Forensics Investigations Officer/or the Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI) management.


Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:

Core Values and Ethics:

  • Demonstrate integrity and fairness
  • Demonstrate the ability to remain objective, neutral and independent vis-à-vis all parties involved;
  • Display cultural, racial and gender sensitivity;
  • Support WFP corporate goals;
  • Comply with WFP rules, regulations and code of conduct.

Task Management Skills:

  • Produce timely and quality outputs
  • Exercise sound judgment/analysis
  • Develop creative solutions
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and quickly adjust to different working environments
  • Good understanding of linkages between policy and operational practices
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity and ability to work independently.

Method of Application

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