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Internship in Network and Digital Solution / TEC / Kinshasa- DR Congo 1, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Closing date: Thursday, 21 September 2023

Qualified women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

Internship opportunity – Network and Digital Solutions, TEC, Kinshasa

  •  Title of Post: Internship in Network and Digital Solution
  •  Type of contract: Internship
  •  Unit: TEC
  •  Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
  •  Duty Station: Kinshasa
  •  Duration of internship: 6 months
  •  Number of positions: 1


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.


With 27.3 million highly food-insecure people, DRC is the largest food security crisis in the world in absolute numbers. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the highest estimated number of food-insecure people worldwide, with 27.3 million people who are food insecure between February and July 2021, representing about 28% of analysed population. Of this figure, 20.5 million people are facing “crisis” levels (IPC Phase 3) and 6.7 million people are facing “emergency” levels (IPC Phase 4) of food insecurity. An additional 41 million people are in a “stressed” state with high risk of slipping into food insecurity. Humanitarian actors continue their assistance operations despite the difficulties of access and insecurity in several provinces of the country; following the crisis in the East, WFP has scaled up its operation in 2022 despite funding challenges.


Under the supervision of the IT Officer, the incumbent is responsible for:

  •  Network Security & Risk Management

Learn and contribute to:

  •  Monitor & assess network vulnerability including performing audit tracking & reporting.
  •  Minimizing service outages and downtime for better performance while reducing vulnerabilities of the infrastructure and services
  •  Provide stable IT and Telecoms environment.

2. Network Infrastructure & Data Connectivity Management

Learn and con tribute:

  •  Monitor Wired & Wireless Local Area Network (LAN & WLAN) and the active network infrastructure devices through regular checks.
  •  Monitor Internet data link and backup internet connectivity via ISPs and wireless connectivity services to the warehouse

Participate to:

  •  Setup of Network equipment like printers, switches, APs; LanControler etc


  •  Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme from a recognized university OR recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognized university.
  •  University course attendance in the past 12 months.
  •  University course relating to technology Information’s studies or equivalent studies.


  •  Proficiency in MS Office (Word , Excel, Power Point, outlook, etc.).


Fluency in French and English (proficiency/level B) is required.


Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, weLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.


At the end of the period of internship, the Intern should have gained solid hands-on experience in all aspects of Information technology and could serve as technician to support users as well in IT and Telecommunications fields.


  •  Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month 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 recognised 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.
  •  Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply sons, daughters, brothers or sisters.

Closing date: 20.09.2023

Different expectations of behavior are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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