Cover letter for WFP(3 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for WFP.”

Examples of cover letters for WFP

When applying for a position at WFP, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position with you further.”

Sample 1:


The Representative,

WFP Nepal Country Office

Chakupat, Patan Dhoka Road

Lalitpur, Nepal

P.O. Box 107

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Ref: Application for the post of Operational Information Management & Performance Reporting Officer (Reports Officer)

I am writing to apply for the position of Application for the post of Operational Information Management & Performance Reporting Officer (Reports Officer)

as advertised recently on With this letter, I would hereby like to express my interest to work at the World Food Program Nepal Country Office. I am a post graduate in Business Development and Internationalization from Umea University, Sweden, with a total of almost 4 years work experience.

I dare to say that although my qualifications and employment history are more into business backgrounds, I have always been interested in humanitarian works, policy and international relations, and therefore I have applied to work at the World Food Program Nepal Country Office.

I hope therefore, that on consideration of my resume (attached to this email), and the UN personal history form (P11), you will be persuaded of my potential to perform well and make a real contribution as a member of your organization. In the meantime, I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. I will be available to attend interview any time this month, and I’d really welcome the opportunity of discussing this position with you.


Sample 2:

“Dear hiring manager,

I am applying for an internship with WFP. I would like some feedback on my motivation letter which should be about 3000 characters which is roughly about 1500 words.

Born in a third-world country. Raised in a first-world economy. This privilege has led me to pursue a career to make a difference in the environments that people live and work. I have made it my primary goal to focus my studies on agriculture and environmental sustainability. As during my studies, economics alone- has not been adequate to explain how the world will feed 10 billion people and lower greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. As such, that I have made it my primary goal to focus both research interests on agriculture and environmental sustainability. A place at the World Food Programme would support my thesis topic on agricultural crops and the environment. In addition I would better understand the global presence of WFP, also on the ground, in reaching marginal environments with innovative and technological solutions.

During my master’s course, I have sought several experiences to challenge both my theoretical and empherical knowledge on the relationship between food security and the environment. As such, I focused and choose electives such as income and poverty distribution, development microeconomics and development policy analysis to extend both my theoretical and empherical capabilities. In classes, I learnt about theories and frameworks on world hunger and climate change. To translate this knowledge, working at the WFP would provide me with the opportunity to understand the EMS framework, which has been most compelling during my studies.

Gaining almost a year of work experience within the UN system, I have enhanced my skills in programme management, partnership coordination, analytical and communication skills. This is demonstrated where I supported GEF’s Environment and Economic Mitigation workshop to coordinate discussions with high level participants and understand how to improve environmental strategies to support agriculture. WFP’s internship would support this experience as I would better acknowledge WFP’s collaboration with other UN for technical advice and non-food resources in both crises and development situations.

As an individual, I am very positive and a self-motivator with a willingness to be resourceful and take high accountability. In both my work and academic experience I have benefitted a lifelong interaction with people from different backgrounds. To be considered for the WFP internship would be a great opportunity and a logical step towards my career goal. It would improve my environmental knowledge and no doubt help with ultimate goal of working in environmental sustainability to make a global impact.”

Sample 3:

“Dear Human Resources Manager,

I am very interested in applying for your internship position with the WFP Media Team Communication Division. I have recently graduated from University of Roma Tre with a Masters degree in International Relations. During my academic studies I have thoroughly enjoyed and succeeded in my Public Communication, Sociology of Communication and Media Research classes. These courses have introduced me to communication strategies and to the value of effective communication through all forms of media exchange.

I have a strong passion for working towards the achievement of sustainable development, peace, justice and human rights. I also really enjoy the day to day interaction with people of different cultures and highly committed on projects that have clear and tangible outcomes in fighting hunger worldwide. So I believe that an internship with the World Food Programme would be a great opportunity to expand my knowledge of food and humanitarian aid, while at the same time a chance to develop my skills and experience in the media and communication fields.

I strongly believe in the vision of World Food Programme and therefore it would be an honor to contribute to your mission through an internship.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application and I look forward to hearing from you and discussing the position and my qualifications in greater details.

Yours sincerely,”

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the elements of a cover letter?

The Four Parts of a Cover Letter

  • Address the Recruiter by Name.
  • Address the Company’s Needs.
  • Tell the Recruiter Why You Want to Work Here.
  • Tell Them How to Reach You.

How do I write a cover letter for a UN job?

“In line with the qualification, experiences, and responsibilities specified in the vacancy announcement, I consider myself one of the suitable candidates, and thus I express my strongest interest in the position, and hereby submit my application along with a motivation statement and updated CV for your review”

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