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10 jobs at FAO Investment Centre (CFI) | Complete list

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by Impactpool

Published on: 13 June 2022

FAO investment centre (CFI) is now recruiting seasoned leaders with experience delivering investment and finance support solutions in a global context. 


Since its start in 1964, FAO has helped developing and transition countries invest in agriculture and rural development over the long term to improve the lives and livelihoods of their citizens, especially the rural poor. During this period, FAO has contributed to more than 2 300 investment projects in 170 countries, working with 30 international partners. To date, FAO’s work with international financing institutions has helped leverage investments valued at over USD 146 billion.


Impactpool supports FAO Investment Centre (CFI) in the outreach for 10 positions.

Agnes Rehema Chisiwa smiles widely and her face beams with pride. Seeing her in her garden of carefully selected and curated tomato plants, there is no doubt that she is proud of what she has accomplished.

Photo credit FAO/Patrick Meinhardt

The FAO Investment Centre 

FAO provides a wide range of technical assistance and investment support. The majority of this work is carried out by the FAO Investment Centre (CFI), where the diversity of its 120 "staff", including 20 in regional and subregional offices is one of its biggest assets. CFI have experts in economics, agricultural development, agronomy, crop and livestock development, climate change, natural resources management, forestry, irrigation and drainage, land and water development, land tenure, marketing, agribusiness and value chain development, monitoring and evaluation, rural sociology and other disciplines.

CFI aims to be the go-to place for investment and finance solutions that lead to more efficient, sustainable, inclusive and resilient agrifood systems. Working in over 120 countries, CFI provides a full suite of investment and finance support to FAO Members. It partners with governments, international financing institutions, national and international organizations, the private sector, research institutions, academia and producer organizations to improve the quality and quantity of agrifood investment. The Investment Centre’s four main areas of work include support to strategic investment planning and policy, public investment, private investment, and innovative finance. These are complemented by the knowledge for investment and capacity development for investment programmes that serve to share knowledge more widely and position the Investment Centre as a trusted voice on investment and finance. 

CFI is a multidisciplinary Centre comprising the Director’s office, which leads on strategy and business development, knowledge management, communication and administration, and five regional services: Asia and the Pacific; East and Southern Africa; Near East and North Africa, and Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; and West and Central Africa.

Impactpool supports CFI in the outreach for 10 positions with different expertise areas. The minimum requirement are same for all 10 jobs; Advanced degree, 10 years relevant experience and Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of English.

Please note that the closing date differs for each the different jobs, click on each to learn more:

Closing on 27 June, 2022

Senior Credit and Rural Finance Officer
Senior Animal Production and Health Officer

Closing on 29 June, 2022

Senior Agribusiness Officer (CFIA)
Senior Agribusiness Officer (CFIB)
Senior Economist

Closing on 4 July, 2022

Senior Rural Sociologist


In the cover photo of this article, you meet Agnes, read about her and FAO CFI's work on gender and business converge.

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