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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

Human Resources
Monitoring & Evaluation

Minimum requirements to apply

University degree from a UN-recognized academic institution. Find out more here.
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.
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 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 FIT Pool works 

The process of establishing a FIT Pool takes an average of seven months. Candidates may apply to one or more opportunities for which they qualify. 

All candidates that apply to a FIT Pool opportunity and pass the pre-screening application questions, will undergo a rigorous process consisting of the following steps:

Invited to the technical assessment; Screened profiles against the job requirements; Invited to take the 2nd UN language test; Invited to attend a panel interview and conduct background checks. Kindly note that candidates move to the next step only if they successfully passed the previous one.

Technical assessment

Profiles screening

Language test

Panel interview

Background checks

Successful applicants will be notified and placed in the FIT Pool for a two-years 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