• Organization TypeFunding Agencies
  • Staff5001-10,000
  • Development BudgetOver 500 Million
  • HeadquartersItaly
  • Founded1962

World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in 75 countries. As the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is continually responding to emergencies. They save lives by getting food to the hungry fast. But WFP also works to help prevent hunger in the future. They do this through programmes that use food as a means to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities. This helps communities become more food secure. WFP has developed expertise in a range of areas including Food Security Analysis, Nutrition, Food Procurement and Logistics to ensure the best solutions for the world's hungry.   Mission Statement WFP is the food aid arm of the United Nations system. Food aid is one of the many instruments that can help to promote food security, which is defined as access of all people at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. The policies governing the use of World Food Programme food aid must be oriented towards the objective of eradicating hunger and poverty. The ultimate objective of food aid should be the elimination of the need for food aid. Targeted interventions are needed to help to improve the lives of the poorest people - people who, either permanently or during crisis periods, are unable to produce enough food or do not have the resources to otherwise obtain the food that they and their households require for active and healthy lives.   Consistent with its mandate, which also reflects the principle of universality, WFP will continue to: use food aid to support economic and social development; meet refugee and other emergency food needs, and the associated logistics support; and promote world food security in accordance with the recommendations of the United Nations and FAO. The core policies and strategies that govern WFP activities are to provide food aid: to save lives in refugee and other emergency situations; to improve the nutrition and quality of life of the most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives; and to help build assets and promote the self-reliance of poor people and communities, particularly through labour-intensive works programmes.     WFP in Numbers A total of 80 million people in 75 countries were reached by WFP assistance in 2013. Of which, 67.9 million are women and children 4.2 million are refugees 8.9 million are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) 1.3 million are affected by HIV/AIDS      
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Careers

Talent pool jobs

World Food Programme (WFP) is building a talent pool to develop a roster of go-to experts or pre-qualify candidates for future roles.
38Current jobs
2,020Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Senior Programme Associate (Gender)
    Mozambique
  • Senior Social Protection and Safety Nets Officer
    Somalia
  • Human Resources Assistant
    Colombia
  • National Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer
    Syrian Arab Republic

Staff at World Food Programme (WFP) have experience in

Sectors

  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • logistics / supplies
  • administration
  • procurement process

Funders

  • ec
  • acumen
  • goal global

Countries

  • myanmar
  • niger
  • kenya
  • rwanda
  • benin

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

In the News

Sponsored by the World Food Programme

WFP launches talent pool for global professionals

6 April 2018
#globaldev organizations

Abidjan: West Africa's growing global development hub

26 September 2017
Feature

The hype over emerging donors

10 October 2011

Somalia

9 May 2007

Kenya

27 August 2009

Philippines

25 September 2009

Chad

16 January 2009

Experience

Contract Awards

Provision of Improved Solutions in Global Health

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

Provision of Access to Support Family Health or Services

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

Provision of Access to Global Health Solutions

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

Contributing to the Reduction of Rural Poverty and Nutrition Insecurity of Smallholders

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Contributing to the Reduction of Rural Poverty and Food and Nutrition Insecurity

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Improving Utilization of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Practices

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Food for Peace: Kore Lavi

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Assisting Malnourished Children Through The Provision Of Specialized Nutritious Food

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Treatment and Prevention of Severe Acute Malnutrition

Children's Investment Fund Foundation - CIFF

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Company Offices

  • Italy (headquarters)
  • Rome
  • Via C. G. Viola 68 Parco dei Medici
  • Korea, North (DPRK)
  • Pyongyang
  • 21 Munsudong
  • Mauritania
  • Nouakchott
  • Ilot K Lot No. 217A
  • Ghana
  • Accra
  • No. 7, 7th Rangoon Close, Cantonments
  • Indonesia
  • Jakarta
  • Wisma Kyoei Prince, 9th floor, Jalan Jend. Sudirman kav. 3
  • Mauritania
  • Nouakchott
  • Ilot K Lot No. 217A
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Damascus
  • East Mezzeh, Marrakesh Street No. 5, Bldg. No. 9
  • Iran
  • Tehran
  • No 39, Shahrzad Blvd, Ghobad Mosque Alley, Shariate Ave.
  • Georgia
  • Tbilisi
  • 2A, Kazbegi Avnue
  • Bangladesh
  • Dhaka
  • IDB Bhaban 14th, 16th and 17th Floor E/8-A Rokeya Sarani Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
  • India
  • New Delhi
  • World Food Programme, 2 Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar
  • Afghanistan
  • Kabul
  • Street # 4, Koshani Watt (Behind Kabul Bank), Shar-e-Now
  • Bolivia
  • La Paz
  • Calle Victor Sanjines No. 2678, Edificio Barcelona Piso 4, Plaza España, Sopocachi, Casilla 933
  • Ecuador
  • Quito
  • Avenida Amazonas 2889 y la Granja, Edificio Naciones Unidas, 6to piso
  • Haiti
  • Port-au-Prince
  • Programme Alimentaire Mondial c/o MINUSTAH Logistics Base Route de l'aeroport
  • Uganda
  • Kampala
  • Clement Hill Road, Plot 17-19
  • Tanzania
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Plot No. 113, Ada Estates, Burundi Street/Mwindu Lane, Kinondoni
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • UN Crescent, Gigiri
  • Malawi
  • Lilongwe
  • Kang'ombe Building Floor 4; City Centre
  • Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa
  • Kifle Ketema Kirkos, Kebele 26, House No. 1041, Marshall Tito Avenue
  • Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Kinshasa
  • Boulevard du 30 Juin, Immeuble Losonia - Gombe
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ouagadougou
  • 66, Angle Av. Georges Konseiga et Av.du Général Aboubacar S. Lamizana
  • Ghana
  • Accra
  • No. 7, 7th Rangoon Close, Cantonments
  • Indonesia
  • Jakarta
  • Wisma Kyoei Prince, 9th floor, Jalan Jend. Sudirman kav. 3