Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
What is WFP looking for?
WFP is a high-performance driven organisation. The work environment is a diverse, dynamic, challenging and satisfying one in which to further expand your career. Voluntary Assistants provide valued short-term assistance to the programmes many different divisions (including Human Resources, Programme & Policy, Supply Chain, Finance, Travel, Government and Private Partnerships, Communications and Operations).
What is the Voluntary Assistant Roster?
The Voluntary Assistant roster is a list of individuals who are available for short-term voluntary assignments at WFP Headquarters, Rome, Italy. Inclusion on the roster is for a 12 month period after which individuals need to re-register their interest in order to be re-included. Assignments as a WFP Voluntary Assistant can be for a maximum of 12 months total.
The ideal WFP Voluntary Assistant will demonstrate the following competencies: