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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

Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – FAO Regional, Sub-regional, Country Offices or Headquarters Fellows Programme
Fellows Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
EuFMD - Programme Specialist (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-01
Multiple locations (Various)
EuFMD - Programme Specialist (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-01
Multiple locations (Various)
Coordinador de proyecto
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-28
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Coordinador técnico
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-28
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Técnico Forestal en monitoreo de gases de efecto Invernadero-GEI
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-28
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Asistente administrativo
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-28
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Técnico Forestal para elaboración de la línea base para la deforestación, degradación, ganadería y monitoreo general del proyecto
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-30
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Técnico Forestal para apoyar la elaboración de la propuesta
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-30
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Finance and Administration Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-27
Yangon (Myanmar)
Training Coordinator (National)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-27
Yangon (Myanmar)
Logistics Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-26
Yemen (Yemen)
Programme Specialist (Strategic Planning And Resource Mobilization)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-26
Amman (Jordan)
OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-26
Lusaka (Zambia)
Sub-Office Coordinator - Aden
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-26
Yemen (Yemen)
Sub-Office Coordinator - Hodeida
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-26
Hodeidah (Yemen)
Team Leader, final GEF project evaluation, Iran
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Senior Animal Health Officer (Infectious Diseases)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-11-30
Rome (Italy)
Senior Economist (Social Protection)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-11-30
Rome (Italy)
Information Technology Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-11-30
Rome (Italy)
Especialista en Sistematización y gestión del conocimiento
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-23
Panama (United States of America)
Asistente Administrativo/a y Contable
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-23
Bogotá (Colombia)
Head Nurse
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-30
Rome (Italy)
Técnico/a Administrativo/a
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-23
Bogotá (Colombia)
Asistente Administrativo
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-23
Bogotá (Colombia)
Consultant national en aquaculture
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-22
Bukavu (Congo Democratic)
Consultant national pour la conservation du poisson
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-22
Kalemie (Congo Democratic)
IT Assistant in Decentralized Offices
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-30
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
National Technical Advisor – Information Systems
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-21
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Especialista Nacional en Metodologías de Modelos de Negocios Inclusivos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-21
Mexico (Mexico)
Especialista Nacional Esquemas Operativos para la Certificación de Almacenamiento
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-21
Mexico (Mexico)
Technical Adviser (Agricultural Research and Extension Expert)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-11-27
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Project Coordinator - RECLIMA
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-27
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Geographic Indications Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-19
Tete (Mozambique)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-26
Sofia (Bulgaria)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-26
Sofia (Bulgaria)
Consultoría en Desarrollo Rural Territorial
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-19
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Membre d’équipe - Specialiste en évaluation, santé et production animale
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-19
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Human Resources Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-11-26
Rome (Italy)
Ombudsman
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-11-30
Rome (Italy)
National Consultant- Planning and Development MP 4 , MP 5 and MP 6
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-16
Monrovia (Liberia)
National Consultant- Planning and Development MP 2- MP 3
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-16
Monrovia (Liberia)
Especialista en Conservación de la Biodiversidad Marina
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-16
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Information Technology Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-22
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
NATIONAL CONSULTANT - VALUE CHAIN/YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-15
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Spécialiste National en Gestion des projets et du personnel dans le secteurs de financements climatiques
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-15
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Records Management Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-22
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Information Resources Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-22
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
International Land and Water Resources Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-14
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Interpreter-Translator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-14
Rome (Italy)
Consultor/a en comunicación corporativa, abogacía y alianzas estratégicas
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-14
Quito (Ecuador)
Cadastral Surveyor\\Mapping Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-14
Georgetown (Guyana)
Coordinador/a de Proyecto UTF/COL/084 / UTF/COL/094
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-14
Bogotá (Colombia)
GIS/Web Mapping/Remote Sensing Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-14
Georgetown (Guyana)
CONSULTOR NACIONAL PARA LA GESTIÓN OPERATIVA
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-12-12
Asunción (Paraguay)
CONSULTOR NACIONAL ESPECIALISTA EN MONITOREO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-12-12
Asunción (Paraguay)
CONSULTOR NACIONAL ESPECIALISTA EN GENERO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-12-12
Asunción (Paraguay)
CONSULTOR NACIONAL – ASISTENTE FINANCIERO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-12-12
Asunción (Paraguay)
National Professional Officer (South-South Cooperation)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-11-21
Accra (Ghana)
Knowledge Management Consultant – REBYC-II LAC
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista de comunicación para el desarrollo y extensión rural (Encargado de Unidad Móvil de Comunicación para facilitación multimedial)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Managua (Nicaragua)
Agronome, spécialiste en production des végétaux.
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Especialista en Innovación Tecnológica para el Proyecto AGRIADAPTA (backstopping)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-20
Managua (Nicaragua)
Field Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-20
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
CONSULTOR AUDIOVISUAL
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Santiago (Chile)
Finance Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-20
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Administrative Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-20
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-20
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Consultor para la realización de un estudio sobre las implicaciones económicas, sociales y nutricionales de la introducción de la una Canasta Básica Tributaria.
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Security Officer (Headquarters Coordinator)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-11-20
Rome (Italy)
Consultor para el estudio sobre los cambios en la demanda de alimentos, el estado nutricional y la recaudación fiscal producto de la introducción de una Canasta Básica Tributaria
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Senior Inter–Agency Coordinator on One Health
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-19
Rome (Italy)
Executive Secretary Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2019-11-26
Rome (Italy)
RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AND PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST (EMERGENCY AND RESILIENCE DIVISION)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-28
Rome (Italy)
National Technical Advisor – Laboratory Services
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-12
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Programador y Desarrollador GIS WEB
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-24
Lima (Peru)
Senior Reviser (French)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2019-11-15
Rome (Italy)
Reviser (Arabic)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-11-15
Rome (Italy)
Administrative Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-11-14
Dakar (Senegal)
Programme Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Malaga (Spain)
Green Jobs/Youth Employment Specialist Levels B and C
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Rome (Italy)
Green Jobs/Youth Employment Specialist Levels B and C
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Rome (Italy)
Information Technology Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-19
Bogotá (Colombia)
Information Technology Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-19
Bogotá (Colombia)
CONSULTORÍA INTERNACIONAL – GERENTE DE PROYECTO
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-26
Asunción (Paraguay)
CONSULTORÍA INTERNACIONAL – GERENTE DE PROYECTO
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-26
Asunción (Paraguay)
Coordinador en Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos y Una Salud
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Santiago (Chile)
Coordinador en Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos y Una Salud
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-13
Santiago (Chile)