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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

Procurement Support Assistant-SC 3
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-07
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Office Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-20
Mbabane (Swaziland)
Photographer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-23
Rome (Italy)
Procurement Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-06
Beirut (Lebanon)
Specialist for “Rural Farmers Capacity Assessment
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-06
Beirut (Lebanon)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-06
Amman (Jordan)
Asistente Técnico a la Dirección Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe (RLC)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-05
Santiago (Chile)
Project Support Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-04
Tarawa (Kiribati)
International Programme Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-04
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
National Administration and Operations Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-04
Vientiane (Lao )
Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-02-10
Rome (Italy)
Chief Scientist – Office for Innovation (OIN)
ADG, Assistant-Director-General - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2020-02-17
Rome (Italy)
Director, Office for Innovation (OIN)
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2020-02-17
Rome (Italy)
Field-based Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-03
Turkey (Turkey)
FIRST Policy Specialist – Livestock & Fisheries (Sindh Agriculture Policy Implementation)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-03
Karachi (Pakistan)
FLEGT-VPA Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Team Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-20
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Consultor – Especialista en manejo de reservas estratégicas de alimentos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-03
Santiago (Chile)
National FIRST Policy Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-03
Karachi (Pakistan)
International Consultant on Climate Change Vulnerability and DRR
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-04
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Chargé du Parc automobile et des équipements de la FIRO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
International Consultant in Operations / Project Management
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Results Based Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-07
Rome (Italy)
Director, Information Technology Division (CIO) and Chief Information Officer
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2020-02-14
Rome (Italy)
National Operations Officer
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-02-07
Damascus (Syria)
CONSULTANT FOR TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Santiago (Chile)
National Nutrition Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
Agricultural Advisory Services Project M&E (Monitoring & Evaluation) Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Programme Support Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Farmer Field School Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Hyderabad (India)
Finance Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-02-07
Budapest (Hungary)
Administrative Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-02-07
Apia (Samoa)
Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-02-06
Damascus (Syria)
Administrative Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-02-06
Rome (Italy)
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Hyderabad
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Hyderabad (India)
Farmer Field School Specialist - Hyderabad
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Hyderabad (India)
National Agronomist - Hyderabad
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Hyderabad (India)
Safeguards Specialist - Hyderabad
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Hyderabad (India)
Policy Officer (Environment and Climate Change)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-02-06
Bridgetown (Barbados)
RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AND PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST (STRATEGIC INFORMATION)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-13
Rome (Italy)
Project Team Leader
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Cotabato (Philippines)
ESPECIALISTA EN ORGANIZACIÓN Y GÉNERO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-06
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Consultor/a Regional Desarrollo Empresarial con enfoque de género SEAN-EUROSAN Occidente
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Santa Barbara (Philippines)
NATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGIST
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Nairobi (Kenya)
ONE HEALTH(OH) CONSULTANT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Nairobi (Kenya)
Especialista en Fortalecimiento de Capacidades y Enlace Interinstitucional
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Consultor de Apoyo al Programa Regional de Alimentación Saludable
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-29
Santiago (Chile)
Consultor/a Nacional de enlace institucional con el Programa de Alimentación Escolar (PAE)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-29
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Técnico/a en gestión del Programa de Cooperación Técnica (PCT) y cartas de acuerdo.
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-29
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Communication Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-29
Monrovia (Liberia)
PROGRAMME SPECIALIST – STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PARTNERSHIPS
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-29
Lilongwe (Malawi)
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-07-31
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-07-31
Rome (Italy)
Copy-editor English
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-05
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Copy-editor Georgian
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-05
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Assistant FAOR (Programme)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-02-05
Baku (Azerbaijan)
ESPECIALISTA EN MONITOREO Y SEGUIMIENTO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-05
San Salvador (El Salvador)
ESPECIALISTA NACIONAL EN ADQUISICIONES
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-05
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Especialista en Agricultura Resiliente y adaptada al Cambio Climático
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-05
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
Consultant (e) National (e) spécialiste du genre
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Rabat (Morocco)
Chargé (e) des Opérations
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Dakar (Senegal)
Information Management and Application Developer
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Data Scientist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-04
Rome (Italy)
National Monitoring and Evaluation Associate - Sa’ada
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Yemen (Yemen)
FINANCIAL SPECIALIST - RECLIMA
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-04
San Salvador (El Salvador)
National Grant Analyst
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Tbilisi (Georgia)
National Monitoring and Evaluation Associate - Hodeida
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Hodeidah (Yemen)
Asistente Técnico de la Macroregión TROPICO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Concepcion (Philippines)
Seafood safety lab analysis specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Lilongwe (Malawi)
National Monitoring and Evaluation Associate - Al-Mokha
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Yemen (Yemen)
National Monitoring and Evaluation Associate - Ibb
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Ibb (Yemen)
Education Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Agriculture Water Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-27
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Agriculture Water Policy Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-27
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Knowledge Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-27
Rome (Italy)
National Monitoring and Evaluation Associate - Mukalla
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-27
Yemen (Yemen)
National Monitoring and Evaluation Associate - Aden
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-27
Yemen (Yemen)
Low carbon agriculture policy and project specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-03
Rome (Italy)
Asistente de Recursos Humanos
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-02-03
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Senior National Graphic Designer/Communication Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-27
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-27
Somalia (Somalia)
Software Developer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Rome (Italy)
Consultor en Comunicación (Programa Regional de Alimentación Saludable)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Santiago (Chile)
IT Deployment and Assets
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Rome (Italy)
Programme Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Rome (Italy)
International Agriculture Marketing and Value Chain Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-10
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
International Agriculture Information and Database Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-10
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Cardiologist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Rome (Italy)
Environmental Specialist (Fish and Aquaculture)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-05
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista en Comunicación RECLIMA
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-29
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Senior Project Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-01-29
Lilongwe (Malawi)
Investigation Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-29
Rome (Italy)
International Commodity Specialist (Fish and Aquaculture)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-02-05
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Senior Fishery Officer (IOTC Compliance Manager)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-01-29
Victoria (Malta)
National Deputy Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-01-29
Tbilisi (Georgia)
National Community Mobilizer Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-28
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
ADG, Assistant-Director-General - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2020-01-30
Bangkok (Thailand)
Capacity building for the National Climate Change Committee of Guyana
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Georgetown (Guyana)
Capacity building for the National Climate Change Committee of Guyana
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-01-31
Georgetown (Guyana)