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Zero Hunger! Exciting opportunities at the World Food Programme – Apply for the FIT Pools

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by Impactpool

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP always look for the very best talents to join to work to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable can access the nutritious food they need. Now they are opening up for applications to the Future International Talent (FIT) Pool.

WFP’s greatest strength is its workforce of 16,000 dedicated humanitarians, who work tirelessly around the world to achieve Zero Hunger, often under difficult conditions. Working for WFP is a chance to serve the world’s most vulnerable people through modern humanitarian approaches, in a dynamic, global environment where life-changing experiences are the norm. Joining WFP is a gateway to an international, creative, and professionally and personally rewarding humanitarian career.

With the launch of the Future International Talent (FIT) Pool, WFP 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 and hardship duty stations.

Professionals, at any point in their career, that are looking for new challenges serving a humanitarian purpose are welcome to join the WFP family to contribute to achieving Zero Hunger. There are multiple exciting opportunities for professionals of all levels.

Applicants to the FIT Pool must meet the eligibility criteria, including

  • Education: A completed university degree from an Academic institution recognized by the UN.
  • Experience:
    • With 3 to 5 years of relevant postgraduate professional experience, a candidate should apply at the P-2 levels.
    • With 5 to 8 years of professional experience, a candidate should apply at the P-3 level.
    • With 8 to 11 years of professional experience, a candidate should apply at the P-4 level.
  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and intermediate level in a second UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish or Portuguese).

The FIT Pool represents a great opportunity for employment at WFP. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply to more than one FIT Pool announcement?

Interested professionals may apply to any and all FIT Pool announcements for which they qualify.

What are the different steps of the FIT Pool application process?

Applications will be screened through a technical assessment, a video interview, a second UN language test and a panel interview. Finally, there will be a background check for those candidates who are recommended by the interview panel for inclusion in the FIT Pool.

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

While entrance to the FIT Pool gives its members priority consideration for certain vacancies, it does not guarantee that they will automatically be recruited into such a position.

Should you be successful in all stages of the FIT Pool selection process indicated below, you will be placed in our FIT pool of candidates ready and available to be selected and deployed for a two-year period. In this time frame, when a position becomes available, the most suitable candidate is identified from the FIT Pool and proposed to the relevant Hiring Manager. The Hiring Managers can then decide either to move forward with the selection or to have an informal interview with the candidate to confirm the best fit.

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

If you have 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.

I am having problems with my application, is there anyone I can contact?

Yes, contact [email protected] for your questions.

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