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I worked at UN World Food ProgrammePros
Despite shortage of funds and lack of donations WFP in Syria managed to resume its operation and assistance to beneficiaries through a joint staff fundraising on social media for a one dollar donation which reached donorsCons
Challenges are to deliver despite the security situation in Syria and to reach the needy in this harsh winter seasonAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Management in general cares for its staff but process of advancement is lenghthyRecommendsNegative OutlookApproves of CEO
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Getting an Interview
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The process took a day – interviewed 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.Interview Questions
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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...