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The World Food Programme (WFP)'s Future International Talent (FIT) Pool seeks to build a pool of highly qualified, dynamic professionals of all levels who wish to work in any of WFP’s countries of operation, including emergency duty stations.

Professionals, at any point in their career, who are looking for new challenges serving a humanitarian purpose are welcome to join the WFP family and give their contribution to the achievement of Zero Hunger.

WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you’re unlikely to find in many other organizations. Every emergency, disaster and crisis is different and requires a unique response. This entails creativity, deep respect for personal differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team to unlock solutions to the most complex challenges.

WFP: Saving lives, changing lives

Currently open pools

  • Budget and Programming

    The Budget and Programming Division is the function responsible for ensuring efficient use of WFP’s resources. The function supports WFP management in budget planning, monitoring and performance reporting. It also provides guidelines and tools to ensure compliance and facilitate benchmarking across operations. To successfully enable WFP in achieving zero hunger worldwide, the function seeks to interest people passionate about finding cutting edge solutions to improve our business model and optimize the use of our voluntarily-pledged resources. Join the Budget and Programming Community at WFP! Apply now P1; P2; P3; P4;
  • Partnerships

    Partnerships are crucial levers to achieve Zero Hunger. It requires skilled and proactive professionals who have the tact, perseverance and technical understanding to strategically engage with governments, the private sector, UN agencies, international financial institutions, academia, think-tanks, NGOs and the public at large. Join the Partnerships Community at WFP! Apply now P2; P3; P4
  • HR

    WFP Human Resources Division is the function who supports our employees around the Globe in moving this world toward a world with zero hunger. The people we serve don't need average. They need extraordinary. The difference between the two is up to every one of us. Join the Human Resources community at WFP! Apply now P3; P4
  • Security

    Closed February 2020
  • Data Analyst, Food Security

    Closed February 2020
  • Nutrition

    Closed February 2020
  • Logistics

    Closed March 2019

Minimum requirements to apply

  • Education

    University degree from a UN-recognized academic institution. Find out more here.
  • Experience

    Relevant professional experience in the functional area you are interested in applying for.

    Years of experience and other requirements may differ among levels (P2, P3 and P4) and functional areas. Before applying, be sure you meet all requirements needed for the role you are interested in.
  • Languages

    Fluency in written and spoken English and an intermediate level of a second UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or working knowledge of Portuguese.
  • Mobility

    Mobility is the essence of WFP and continues to be a core contractual requirement to work in any WFP country of operation, including emergency duty stations from 2 to 4 years.

                              How the selection process works

Candidates may apply to one or more opportunities for which they qualify. Applicants will undergo a rigorous process consisting of four steps:

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    Technical assessment

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    Video interview

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    Language test

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    Panel interview

The process of establishing a FIT Pool takes an average of seven months. Successful applicants will be notified and placed in the FIT Pool for a two-year period. Within this time frame, if and when there are suitable job opportunities, candidates included in the FIT Pool will be contacted.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.

“We will never achieve all we can achieve at the World Food Programme without a first-in-class workplace culture, and a key part of creating that culture is making sure we have a better balance of women and men working at WFP. I’m holding managers accountable for achieving gender parity and we are also working hard to promote women in our ranks. Come join us and help create that great workplace culture as we help the world get to Zero Hunger.” 

- David Beasley, WFP Executive Director

WFP Executive Director and field staff

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