Applications call for FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for the World Food Forum. In full alignment with the United Nations Food Systems Summit, the World Food Forum will serve as the premier platform to engage and harness the passion of youth in order to galvanize action and identify solutions to the growing challenges facing our food systems and to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as achieving “Zero Hunger”.
The World Food Forum will gather major youth groups, influencers, companies, academic institutions, non-profits, governments, media, and the public to drive awareness, engagement, advocacy, and mobilize resources in support of food systems transformation. The World Food Forum will be inaugurated during a weeklong event in October 2021. It will feature a range of interactive, online events, networks, and content platforms in the areas such as cooking, education, film, innovation, music, and policy.
Tracks of Program
The World Food Forum initiative is composed of different tracks which are the following
- Youth Action: Empowering and connecting young agents of change to spark global dialogues and galvanize transformative actions towards a sustainable global food system
- Innovation Lab: Inspiring innovation for sustainable development in support of ending hunger and transforming our food systems, through global competitions and education to spark behavioral change.
- Education: Uniting schools and youth groups worldwide to call on youth to take action and become #FoodHeroes.
- Cooking: Sparking action through the power of food, culture, education and social media for better food systems.
- Film: Using the power of visual storytelling – through films, documentaries and videos – to build awareness for the urgent need to transform our food systems.
- Music: Bringing together the world’s youth through the universal language of music to inspire hope and incite action to end world hunger and transform our food systems.
- Partnership and Outreach
FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for the World Food Forum will have the following roles
- The volunteer will report to an assigned supervisor.
- The volunteer may be assigned in a field relevant to activities and the events of the World Food Forum.
- The volunteer will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR) prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the volunteer.
- Must have completed secondary school education.
- Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, French, English, Russian or Spanish).
- Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset.
- Be nationals of FAO Member Nations.
- Candidates must be aged 18 or older.
- Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment, have good communication skills, and be knowledgeable in the use of basic computer programs.
- Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother, father, son, or daughter) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Volunteer Programme.
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