5 tips for applying to WFP's Junior Professional Officers program

WFP staff provide food vouchers to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Photo by: Rein Skullerud / WFP / CC BY-NC-ND

Every year, highly talented young professionals join the World Food Programme as junior professional officers, a first step to pursuing a career in humanitarian assistance and development.

Candidates are selected on a highly competitive basis, and they are one of the most valuable resources for the organization. They bring expert knowledge and fresh ideas from their countries, along with innovative solutions, according to former WFP Human Resources Director Prerana Issar, at the headquarters in Rome.  

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  • Eva Donelli

    As a correspondent based in Brussels, Eva Donelli covers EU development policy issues and actors, from the EU institutions to the international NGO community. Eva was previously at the United Nations Regional Information Center for Western Europe and in the European Parliament's press office. As a freelance reporter, she has contributed to Italian and international magazines covering a wide range of issues, including EU affairs, development policy, social protection and nuclear energy. She speaks fluent English, French and Spanish in addition to her native Italian.