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World Food Programme Future International Talent Pool — Frequently Asked Questions

Things you need to know when you consider applying for the World Food Programme (WFP)'s FIT Pool
, World Food Programme
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Can I apply for more than one FIT Pool announcement?

Interested professionals may apply for any and all FIT Pool announcements for which they qualify. We recommend reading carefully the requirements needed for the role you are interested in before applying.

How do I apply for the FIT pool?

You can easily apply through the WFP FIT Pool page by clicking on the opportunity you are interested in under the"Currently Open Pools" heading.

Should you see nothing on this page, it may mean that we currently do not have an opening. We recommend you monitor the website to avoid missing the right opportunity. You can also sign up for job alerts after registering your profile in E-recruitment.

What are the steps of the FIT Pool application process?

Applications will be screened through a technical assessment, a video interview, a second UN language test, a panel interview and background check. Kindly note that candidates move to the next step only if they successfully passed the previous one.

What are differences between P2, P3 and P4 level?

The main difference lies in the progressively higher number of years of relevant experience. P2 level requires a minimum of 3 years, P3 a minimum of 5 years and P4 a minimum of 8 years. Overall requirements may differ, so we recommend reading carefully the minimum requirements needed for the role you are interested in before applying.

When are FIT Pool vacancy announcements advertised?

FIT Pool announcements are advertised regularly, based on organizational needs. We recommend you monitor the website to avoid missing the right opportunity. You can also sign up for job alerts after registering your profile in E-recruitment.

Does being a member of the FIT Pool guarantee a job for me at WFP?

When we receive a request for recruitment, FIT Pool members that best meet the specific requirements of the post (e.g. language, special skills) will be put forward to the Hiring Manager. In this case, the Hiring Manager may opt to have an informal discussion with you. If you are selected, you will receive an offer of employment on a Fixed-Term International Professional contract.
Kindly note that, while inclusion in the FIT Pool gives its members priority consideration for certain vacancies, it does not guarantee that they will automatically be recruited.

If I applied but was not accepted to the FIT Pool, can I re-apply in the future?

If you applied previously and were not included in the FIT Pool, you are welcome to re-apply when new FIT Pool announcements are advertised. Note that FIT Pool announcements are advertised according to organizational needs.

Does being an internal or external candidate make a difference?

Internal and external candidates are considered equally. Once there is a request to fill in a position through FIT Pool, all candidates that meet the profile for the specific role and duty station will be proposed to the Hiring Manager.

However, we recommend that internal candidates apply through their internal profile.

What would the benefits package be?

For more information please visit UN salary calculation and UN salary and benefits.

Who can I contact in case of technical difficulties during the application process?

Please contact HQ.FitPool@wfp.org