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FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Welcome to the career site of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations,

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO serves both developed and developing countries, and acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. In addition FAO is a source of knowledge and information, and supports developing countries and countries in transition to modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all.

Watch the video below to learn about FAO’s strategic objectives.

Career at FAO 

FAO offers a dynamic and multicultural work environment; staff from over 100 countries specializing in diverse fields provide a truly international workplace. As of 31 December 2015, FAO employed 1738 professional staff and 1510 support staff. Approximately 60 percent are based at headquarters in Rome, while the remainder work in offices worldwide. During the last 15 years, the proportion of women in the professional staff category has nearly doubled, from 19 percent to 37 percent.

FAO offers great staff development opportunities, including group training, workshops and individual training courses.  FAO also uses a performance management module which helps staff members achieve their yearly goals and encourages career growth within the organization.

Since FAO’s work is global our staff should be too; that is why FAO has a staff mobility programme which enables and encourages staff to move around both geographically and to different functions within their duty station.

FAO's activities comprise five main areas:

Putting information within reach and supporting the transition to sustainable agriculture. FAO serves as a knowledge network. We use the expertise of our staff - agronomists, foresters, fisheries and livestock specialists, nutritionists, social scientists, economists, statisticians and other professionals - to collect, analyse and disseminate data that aid development.

Strengthening political will and sharing policy expertise. FAO lends its years of experience to member countries in devising agricultural policy, supporting planning, drafting effective legislation and creating national strategies to achieve rural development and hunger alleviation goals. We advocate for the implementation of these policies and programmes, encouraging sufficient financial resources to be made available, the right organizational structures to be in place, and importantly, ensuring adequate human capacities.

Bolstering public-private collaboration to improve smallholder agriculture. As a neutral forum, FAO provides the setting where rich and poor nations can come together to build common understanding. We also engage the food industry and non-profits in providing support and services to farmers and facilitate greater public and private investments in strengthening the food sector

On any given day, dozens of policy-makers and experts from around the globe convene at headquarters or in our field offices to forge agreements on major food and agriculture issues.

Bringing knowledge to the field. Our breadth of knowledge is put to the test in thousands of field projects throughout the world. FAO mobilizes and manages millions of dollars provided by industrialized countries, development banks and other sources to make sure the projects achieve their goals.  In crisis situations, we work side-by-side with the World Food Programme and other humanitarian agencies to protect rural livelihoods and help people rebuild their lives.

Supporting countries prevent and mitigate risks. FAO develops mechanisms to monitor and warn about multi-hazard risks and threats to agriculture, food and nutrition. We are there to inform countries on successful risk reduction measures that they can include in all policies related to agriculture. When need arises, we make sure disaster response plans are coordinated at all levels (source: www.fao.org).

 

Current jobs

National Grant Analyst
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-19
Tbilisi (Georgia)
National Agro-Pastoral and Farmer Field School Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-05
Kampala (Uganda)
Crop Production Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-05
Various Locations (Various)
Climate Change Specialists
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-05
Various Locations (Various)
Value Chain Development Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-05
Kampala (Uganda)
Spécialiste national de Champs écoles Paysans
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-12
Tunis (Tunisia)
Program Specialist& Field Office Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-05
Lira (Uganda)
Programme Associates-Gender
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-05
Various Locations (Various)
Programme Associates-Farmer Field School
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-05
Various Locations (Various)
Técnico/a en diseño y desarrollo web.
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-05
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor/a en comunicación
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-05
Lima (Peru)
Sustainable Development Experts
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-21
based
Assistant national - Chargé des Opérations
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-02
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
Project Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-09
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Assistant aux achats (biens et services)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-02
Rabat (Morocco)
Internal Audit Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-02
Juba (South Sudan)
IT Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-09
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
National Programme Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-04
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Technical Adviser (Aromatic Plants)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-08
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Technical Adviser (Value Chain Development)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-08
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Operations Coordinator (Forestry Programme)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-01
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Programme Officer (Fish4ACP)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-08-08
Rome (Italy)
Strategic Planning Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-01
Juba (South Sudan)
National Epidemiologist, Lab Support
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-01
Monrovia (Liberia)
Food Composition Tables Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-01
south africa
Coordinador/a de Proyecto-Biodiversidad Agrícola
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-01
Mexico (Mexico)
Especialista en Biodiversidad Agrícola
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-01
Mexico (Mexico)
Coordinador/a de Proyecto-Biodiversidad Agrícola
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-08-01
Mexico (Mexico)
National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-31
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Técnico (a) Territorial para el Programa de Alimentación Escolar
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-31
Chiquimula (Guatemala)
Consultor Sistematizador
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-31
Santiago (Chile)
Consultor/ra en temas de género para el proyecto “Establecimiento de una Red de Sistemas Importantes del Patrimonio Agrícola Nacional (SIPAN)”
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-31
Santiago (Chile)
Chief Technical Adviser (Rural Agriculture Development)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-08-07
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Operational Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-31
Rome (Italy)
National Compliance Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-30
Juba (South Sudan)
Especialista en Género para el Proyecto ’’Promoviendo la ganadería climáticamente inteligente en la República Dominicana’’
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-30
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Natural Resources Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-30
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Project Specialist –stakeholder’s engagement and outreach
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-30
Cairo (Egypt)
National Lead Consultant for Development of Funding Proposal
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-30
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Especialista en comunicaciones
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-30
Colombia (Colombia)
Greenhouse gas analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-12
Rome (Italy)
Consultor/a para el Monitoreo y Evaluación de los Programas de la SADER
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-29
Mexico (Mexico)
Especialista de Coordinación Clúster SAN
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-29
Bogotá (Colombia)
Senior Technical Advisor
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-31
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Assistant (e) Administratif (ve)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-31
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
International Consultant for NTFPs (Non-Timber Forest Products) Value Chains Development
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-29
Praia (Cape Verde)
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-29
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
Provincial Coordinator, Chilgoza GEF Project
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-29
Pakistan (Pakistan)
National – Strategy Planning Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-29
Mbabane (Swaziland)
International Situational Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-29
based
National Climate Change and Risk Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-27
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Human Resources Support Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
Ankara (Turkey)
National Project Coordinator, NPC (Fisheries Specialist)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-27
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Field Supervisor ( 02 positions )
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-27
Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Consultoría Nacional para articular las iniciativas en curso de la FAO en relación a la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Irrigation Engineer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
Rome (Italy)
Agroéconomiste, spécialiste en sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Specialiste en Infrastructures rurales
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Agro-Forestry Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
Uganda (Uganda)
Program Associate - Livestock Production
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
Arua (Uganda)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
Kampala (Uganda)
Regional Agro-Pastoral and Farmer Field School Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
Uganda (Uganda)
Consultor Especialista en Desarrollo Económico / Financiero en Emprendimientos Comunitarios
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
La Paz (Bolivia)
Consultor Especialista en Transformación y Producción
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
La Paz (Bolivia)
Water Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-26
Uganda (Uganda)
Human Resources Support Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-25
Ankara (Turkey)
Human Resources Support Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-25
Ankara (Turkey)
Farmer Field School (FFS) Data Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-25
Angola (United States of America)
Farmer Field School (FFS) Data Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-25
Angola (United States of America)
Farmer Field School (FFS) Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-25
Angola (United States of America)
Encargado Macrozonal para el proyecto “Establecimiento de una Red de Sistemas Importantes del Patrimonio Agrícola Nacional (SIPAN)” - Región de Antofagasta
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-25
Chile
Assistant(e) de bureau
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-08-01
prince
Technical Adviser (Honey Bee Breeder)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Technical Adviser (Fisheries Management Expert)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Assistant for National Animal Health Programme
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-25
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Technical Adviser (Subtropical Fruits Breeder)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Technical Adviser (Cereals Breeder)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Evaluation Techniques and Training Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-25
based
International Consultant on Sapling Certification Scheme
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-25
based
Communication Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Khartoum (Sudan)
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-08-01
Victoria (Malta)
Technical Adviser (Coffee Breeder)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-31
Juba (South Sudan)
Assistant for National Animal Health Programme
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-24
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Técnico (a) Territorial para el Programa de Alimentación Escolar
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-24
San Marcos (Honduras)
Consultor técnico em gestão e monitoramento ambiental III
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultor em tecnologias para aquicultura em águas continentais da União
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISER
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-24
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Consultor em regulamentação aplicada à aquicultura e à pesca artesana
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultor em cadeias produtivas da piscicultura marinha e malacocultura
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-23
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultor em aquicultura continental
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-23
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultor em comercialização da aquicultura ornamental
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultor em cadeias produtivas da piscicultura marinha e malacocultura
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
Food Security Integrated Approach Program-Component Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-23
Nairobi (Kenya)
Publications Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-08
Rome (Italy)
National Income Generation Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-24
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Consultor Nacional en Pérdidas y Desperdicios de Alimentos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-23
Mexico (Mexico)
Livestock Monitoring & Information Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-23
Juba (South Sudan)
Conference Officer (Liaison with Member Countries)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-07-23
Rome (Italy)
EuFMD – Learning Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-20
Various Locations (Various)