Introduction WFP, (1998) World Food Programme (WFP) is one of the largest United Nations systems which get its funds voluntarily from different funding institutions and other organizations. It was started in 1961 and its core vision is to ensure that every child, woman and man is able to access food to ensure good active health bodies across the globe. WFP ensure food is delivered to the target group in emergency times like during wars, natural disasters and civil wars (Twigg, 2004). This organization aims to provide food to 90 million people or more over 73 countries.
It has more than 15000 workers usually in the remote zones. To execute its duties effectively, efficiently and timely WFP has different risk management policies as attached in Appendix 1ObjectivesWFP has well organized and stipulated five objectives lead the organization to successfully execute its daily duties http: //www. wfp. org/about/. This are: -To save live and offer livelihood protections during emergencies: WFP has to be on alert to any emergency so as to provide the needed basic human needs timely. Prepare for emergency: After the emergency there is usually live destruction and property.
WFP has to ensure that after emergencies are over the lives of the affected are restored and rebuild it. It is the duty of the WFP to bring down under nutrition and chronic hunger allover the world. WFP final objective is to ensure that nations around the globe build up have strengthened capability to fight and reduce hunger. The WFP rationale of managing risk and complianceWillitts & Harvey, (2005) WFP being a global humanitarian agency responding to emergencies is not left out in risk involvement such as corruption.
Its major role is to supply food to the needy and alleviate hunger. However, due to the multilevel chain of command from the donor to the target person there is high probability of the food items either landing on the wrong hands or being channeled to the wrong people and living those in need un attended. Corruption can be reduced, however, is not easy to totally eliminate. (Manning, 2005) WFP has, therefore, ensures there is professional reporting which involves audit, monitoring and reporting as part of their risk reduction policy on fraud.
There is also benchmark put in place to allow open discussion with the organization and its partners where it requires offering some incentives. Penalties are also imposed to those found involved in the corruption system. The people involved in the target communities are supposed to carry physical counting of the stock in place, issued and returned as well as expired. The different regional supervisors do carry out a survey to the different location to ensure the stock in the store is actually what is in the records.
In addition, they get information from the target group. Upon evaluation the necessary steps are taken depending on the report found (Willitts & Harvey, 2005). Support for risk management and compliance activities(Twigg, 2004) As a result of increased and unplanned emergencies, WFP works hand in hand with other relief agencies to ensure there is ready food as well as other logistics needed such as personnel, vehicles to ensure effective, efficient and timely service delivery of food to the target group. This ensures that human protection is achieved. The systems effectively in place in supporting risk management and compliance include livelihood protection, agriculture and food security (Willitts & Harvey, 2005).
The organizations in line with WFP include The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This organizations work together to promote disaster risk management (DRM) among the groups which are prone to hunger and other disasters. (Manning, 2005) The WFP reviews the risk in a given environment does monitoring and gives update as per the security risk assessment code stipulated in The United Nations Minimum Operating Security Standards (UNMOSS).