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    Great opportunity for professional development

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)

    I have been working at UN World Food Programme as a contractor (more than a year)

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    Dedicated staff and great support regionally and from headquarters in Rome

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    Career development and promotions are not always commiserate with years of experience and expertise

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UN World Food Programme Interviews

Updated Jan 10, 2015
Updated Jan 10, 2015

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    Administration Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at UN World Food Programme in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I have applied for an administrative position at WFP's DC office on Friday and they contacted me next Monday. Even though the position is based in DC office, the interview took place in NYC, so the interviewer preferred to spend Non-profit's $$$ to make people travel to meet her. They did paid for the travel though, but only after I begged for it in two months. There were three people in the conference room, but two of them were sitting taking notes. The interviewer didn't even bother to ask me what my name was and immediately started reading questions that pretty much sounded like personality test, same questions were rearranged and rephrased and after a dozen of them, I got really annoyed. Be ready for very annoying behavioral-type questions. The interviewer had a grading scale from 1 to 5 on her paper, where "1" was "Worst" and "5" "Best", and each time after I was done answering the question, she was marking the scale without giving a regard if I saw it or not. I have never been contacted after the interview, nobody bothered to reply to my Thank You letter. The post has been re-advertized two months after my interview.

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Website www.wfp.org
Headquarters Roma, Italy
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1961
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
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The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.

WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.

Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards... More

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