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FAO YPP (Young Professionals Programme)

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by Impactpool

Published on: 1 September 2022

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced there Young Professionals Programme at multiple locations for P1 grade level candidates. 

Please note that all positions application deadline is 18th September 2022.

United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) encourages applications from qualified nationals of non-represented and under-represented member countries as well as qualified women. This means that knowing how your country is represented at the UN agency is a strong reason for applying: Can your nationality help you secure a job at FAO in 2022?

FAO/Jimena Gomez

What is it?

The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative targeted at talented, qualified young professionals who are mainly nationals of non or underrepresented members. Priority consideration will be given to candidates from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and developing countries in general, to start a career as an international civil servant with FAO.

Under the supervision of a senior staff member, Young Professional Officers work with international and national staff and are involved in the identification, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of FAO activities. Purposes of assignments vary and may have a country-specific, regional, sector-based or thematic focus.

Young Professional Officers are offered two years fixed term contracts subject to a one-year probationary period. They will generally be employed at P-1 step 1 level on initial appointment and will move to P-1 step 2 level for the second year of their assignment.

What are the requirements?

Candidates for the YPP are selected on a highly competitive basis. The qualifications below are required for consideration:

  • Candidates should be 32 years of age or younger as of 31 December of the year of application;
  • Academic qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s, Ph.D. or equivalent) in a field relevant to the work of FAO;
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in a field relevant to the work of FAO;
  • Language skills: Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian);
  • Candidates must not bear any of the following relationships to staff members of the Organization: son, daughter, brother or sister.

Young Professional Officer (Innovation and Digital Agriculture)


Accra (Ghana) | Junior level - P-1

Young Professional Officer (Innovation and Digital Agriculture)


Ankara (Turkey) | Junior level - P-1

Young Professional Officer (Social Protection)


Accra (Ghana) | Junior level - P-1

Young Professional Officer (Food Security and Nutrition)


Santiago (Chile) | Junior level - P-1

Young Professional Officer (Fisheries and Aquaculture)


Bridgetown (Barbados) | Junior level - P-1

Young Professional Officer (Human Resources)


Bangkok (Thailand) | Junior level - P-1

Young Professional Officer (Climate Data and Information Management)


Bangkok (Thailand) | Junior level - P-1

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