World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP Careers

Who We Are

The World Food Programme are the world’s largest humanitarian agency aiming to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in 75 countries.

As the United Nation frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is at a critical point in its history where its next steps can help pave the way for achieving zero hunger. While the organization continues to provide world class emergency response, it is focusing its efforts to help prevent hunger in the future. We do this through programmes that use food as a way to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities. This helps communities become more food secure.

WFP is equipping its workforce with capabilities in a range of areas, including Food Security Analysis, Nutrition, Food Procurement and Supply Chain to ensure that the best solutions are delivered for the children, women and men whom we serve.

Careers that save lives

Join our mission to end world hunger
Are you passionate about helping those in need?
The World Food Programme is a leader in the global movement to achieve Zero Hunger. In 80 countries our innovative hunger solutions are benefiting some 80 million people. Join us to make a difference.

Why work at the World Food Programme?

1. Meaningful and impactful careers
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Our day to day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

2. Continuous learning and training
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We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers.

3. Multicultural and stimulating working environment
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We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger.

Chat to WFP recruiters at our next online careers event.

Every day too many men and women across the globe struggle to feed their children a nutritious meal. In a world where we produce enough food to feed everyone, 815 million people – one in nine – still go to bed on an empty stomach each night. Even more – one in three – suffer from some form of malnutrition.

Eradicating hunger and malnutrition is one of the great challenges of our time. Not only do the consequences of not enough – or the wrong – food cause suffering and poor health, they also slow progress in many other areas of development like education and employment.

In 2015 the global community adopted the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to improve people’s lives by 2030. Goal 2 – Zero Hunger – pledges to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture, and is the priority of the World Food Programme.

Every day, WFP and its partners work to bring us closer to a zero hunger world. With our humanitarian food assistance, we provide nutritious food to those in urgent need. Meanwhile our complementary programmes address the root causes of hunger, building the resilience of communities, so we don’t need to keep saving the same lives each year.

The world has made great progress in reducing hunger: There are 216 million fewer hungry people than in 1990-92, despite a 1.9 billion increase in the world’s population. But there is still a long way to go, and no one organization can achieve Zero Hunger if it works alone. If we want to see a world free of hunger by 2030, governments, citizens, civil society organizations and the private sector must collaborate to invest, innovate and create lasting solutions.

Every year The World Food Programme reaches 80 million people in 80 countries with life-saving food.


Rome, Italy
Contract
Competitive
The Legal Office provides support for WFP’s mission through its three branches – the Administrative and Employment Law Branch (LEGA), the Contractual and Constitutional Law Branch (LEGC) and the Maritime, Transport and Insurance Law Branch (LEGM). You will be selected to work in one of two branches—either LEGA or LEGC—with the possibility of doing some cross-over work between branches.
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To conduct a review of the structures of staff unions/associations of other United Nations agencies, make a comparative analysis, identify best practice, and assess the pros and cons of expanding the PSA mandate to create a single, global WFP staff association representing all staff categories and contract types.
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Bangkok, Thailand
Permanent
Competitive
Under the guidance of HR Officer, the incumbent takes part to deliver HR Emergency Preparedness and Response activities, range of HR operations management & Service delivery in line with WFP policies, and work on developing the HR data analytics for regional Bureau.
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Rome, Italy
Volunteer opportunity
Competitive
The Voluntary Assistant roster is a list of individuals who are available for short-term voluntary assignments at WFP Headquarters, Rome, Italy. Inclusion on the roster is for a 12 month period after which individuals need to re-register their interest in order to be re-included. Assignments as a WFP Voluntary Assistant can be for a maximum of 12 months total.
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Company Statistics

Date Established

1961

Headquarters

Rome, Italy