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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

  • Security

    WFP Security Division ensures the safety and security of WFP staff, assets and operations in order to enable WFP’s workforce to focus on achieving zero hunger. Join the Security community a WFP! Apply now P3; P4 P3;P4!
  • Nutrition

    Nutrition is prioritized as core element in WFP’s work and is essential in achieving Zero Hunger and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We work to improve the availability of and access to nutritious foods as welll as to analyze and address barriers that communities face in accessing and consuming healthy and nutritious diets. Additionally, we help build the capacity of countries to find long-term solutions and contribute to the broader policy dialogue on food and nutrition security. Join the Nutrition community at WFP! Apply now P3; P4
  • Data Analyst, Food Security

    Over the years, Food Security Data Analysis has established itself as the core WFP’s food security information system, covering pre- and post-emergency assessments, in-depth comprehensive household surveys, early warning, market and price trends analyses, food security monitoring and spatial analysis. Are you ready to join the Vulnerability Analysis Mapping (VAM) team and become a Food Security Data Analyst to change and save the lives of the world's most vulnerable people? Apply now P3; P4
  • Budget and Programming

    Coming soon
  • Partnership

    Coming soon
  • 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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