Mid- to senior-level jobs with the World Food Program

World Food Program staff at a food depot in Ethiopia. Photo by: The Green Party / CC BY-ND

The World Food Program has taken a new approach to addressing global hunger, moving away from food aid to food assistance. But how has this new strategy affected WFP’s recruitment process?

Established in 1963, this U.N. program currently employs about 10,200, 90 percent of whom are based in the field. Logistics and food assistance programming remain central to the organization’s work — and thus do experts in finance, logistics, IT, human resources and international law.

About the author

  • 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.