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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 Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-08-13
Damascus (Syria)
Senior Technical Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-08-20
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-19
New York City (United States of America)
Human Resources Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-16
Budapest (Hungary)
Finance Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-17
Budapest (Hungary)
Programme Officer (Cash And Vouchers)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-17
Rome (Italy)
Food Security Specialist (FSS)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-09
Johannesburg (South Africa)
National Project Personnel - Procurement Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-08-09
Yerevan (Armenia)
National Project Personnel - Finance
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-08-09
Yerevan (Armenia)
Junior Policy Specialist, Responsible Business Conduct
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-09
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-16
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-16
Pretoria (South Africa)
Office Driver
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-07
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Natural Resources Officer (Forestry And Climate)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-13
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
National Project Personnel - Office Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-06
Kiev (Ukraine)
South-South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-13
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Programme Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-11
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Senior Economist (Food Security and Nutrition)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-09-03
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel - Field Specialist in Kharkiv
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-06
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Specialist – Livestock sector review, Seychelles
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-05
seychelles
National Specialist – Livestock sector review, Mauritius
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-05
mauritius
National Project Personnel – Procurement
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-05
Thimphu (Bhutan)
School Nutrition Guidelines and Standards Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-19
Rome (Italy)
One Health Intelligence and Early Warning Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-10
Rome (Italy)
PROGRAM SPECIALIST (MONITORING AND EVALUATION)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Lusaka (Zambia)
National Fishery Field Technician – (3 Positions)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Liberia (Costa Rica)
Programme Coordination and Resource Mobilisation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-13
Vientiane (Lao )
NATIONAL EARLY WARNING SYSTEM SPECIALIST
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Kampala (Uganda)
IPC Coordinator- SC 8
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Field Monitoring and Implementation Specialist-SC 8
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Governance Policy Advisor-SC 10
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Nutrition Advisor SC 10
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Poverty and Social Protection Policy Adviser-SC 10
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National specialist on conservation agriculture
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Kiev (Ukraine)
GEF Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-05
Kiev (Ukraine)
Projects support specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-15
Budapest (Hungary)
Information and Knowledge Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Amman (Jordan)
Survey Facilitator (2)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Assistant FAO Representative (Administration)
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-08-10
Luanda (Angola)
Human Resources Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-11
Budapest (Hungary)
ECTAD Country Team Leader (Indonesia)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-13
Jakarta (Indonesia)
National Project Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Alofi (Niue)
Governing Bodies support specialist, Secretariat Services branch (CSGS)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-11-19
Rome (Italy)
Senior Policy Expert (Fishery and Aquaculture - FIRST Programme)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-09
Abuja (Nigeria)
Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Specialist/ Head of Sub-Office, L’viv
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-02
lviv
National grant analyst
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-02
Tbilisi (Georgia)
National Programme Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-08-09
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
Human Resources Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-09
Santiago (Chile)
Digital Agriculture Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-15
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Administrative Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-02
Geneva (Switzerland)
National Specialists - Great Green Wall Southern Africa (Southern Africa countries)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-02
various locations
Digital content specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Rome (Italy)
Econometric-Economic Analysis Specialist (Multiple Posts)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-20
Rome (Italy)
Training/Community Development Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Cotabato (Philippines)
International Nutrition and Policy Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Data Manager
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-11
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Operations Assistant (ECTAD)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-08-09
Hanoi (Vietnam)
Agro-Processing Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Climate Finance Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Senior Driver
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Seoul (Korea (Democratic people's republic of))
Project Officer (Coordinator)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Project Officer (Climate Change)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Rome (Italy)
Finance Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Budapest (Hungary)
Administrative Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
Electrician
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Rome (Italy)
Heating, Ventilation and A/C (HVAC) Technician
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Rome (Italy)
Global Food Security Cluster Specialist (Project manager, Global Network against food crisis, Partnership Programme Component 3)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-09
Rome (Italy)
Interpreter/Translator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-18
saudi arabia
Technical Advisor - Epidemiology
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Incident Coordination Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-04
various locations
Chief Technical Adviser
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Senior Economist
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Junior Data Engineer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-31
Rome (Italy)
COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-08-11
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
IRSS Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-15
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Internal Audit Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-22
Rome (Italy)
Associate Professional Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-08-14
Rome (Italy)
Sustainable Trade and Value Chains Specialists (Various)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-14
various locations
International Expert on Geographical Indication
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-25
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
International Consultants on Rose Industry
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-17
saudi arabia
Emergency Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-19
various locations
National Legal Consultant on Seed Legislation
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-08-03
Maputo (Mozambique)
National Professional Officer (Value Chain Development Expert)
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-08-06
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Fisheries livelihoods consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-09-08
Rome (Italy)
FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for the World Food Forum
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-08-31
various locations
Regional ICT Support Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-15
Bangkok (Thailand)
International consultant Youth and Gender Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-12
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Graphic Design and Presentation Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-11
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Photo and Video Production Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-11
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Project Officer (Pastoralism and transhumance)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-09
n%27djamena
National Professional Officer (Senior Forest Management Expert)
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-10
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
INTERNAL CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR FAO STAFF MEMBERS (P, NPO, GS) - Covid19
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
National Professional Officer (Sub-Tropical Fruits Breeder)
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-10
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes soon: 2021-08-08
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Internship Programme
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-08-08
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Internship Programme
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-08-08
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Internship Programme
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-08-08
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Internship Programme
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-08-08
various locations
Internship Programme - HQ Internship Programme
Internship
Closes soon: 2021-08-08
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes soon: 2021-08-08
various locations