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How to get a job with the World Food Program

By Elena L. Pasquini08 November 2011

Members of the World Food Program assess a humanitarian situation in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by: Julien Harneis / CC BY-SA

In the global fight against poverty and starvation, the World Food Program is a relatively small but important player.

WFP has lately taken a new approach to addressing global hunger, moving away from food aid to food assistance. But the United Nations program continues to accepts interns and volunteers, and offers a variety of career paths for junior professionals.

Devex spoke with Ruth Grove, WFP’s deputy head of human resources, about entry-level job opportunities and how to build a career with the Rome-based program. Here’s Grove…

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Elena L. Pasquini

Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.


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