The World Food Programme (WFP), which is the food assistance branch of the United Nations, just launched its first virtual Career Fair hosted by the Director of Human Resources of WFP in Rome, Italy. In the recorded live video you will gain a short introduction to the work, mandate and mission of the World Food Programme and furthermore meet 3 employees working in the World Food Programme HQ in Rome.
The UN World Food Programme does offer paid internships, which is quite rare in the UN System and its branches. Students who are currently enrolled in an university are eligible to apply. The internships normally have a duration of 2-6 months, cover the medical insurance during working hours and pay a stipend of $700 per month.
Another way how to join the UN World Food Programme in the early-mid career stages is to become a Junior Professional Officer (JPO). Applicants must be under 35 years old, have a master’s degree in a relevant subject and be fluent in at least one of the official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). Additionally Junior Professional Officers require 3-5 year’s of professional working experience in their assignment’s Terms of Reference.