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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

International Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-17
Budapest (Hungary)
Statistical/Research Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-04-23
Rome (Italy)
Needs Assessments and SDG2 Monitoring Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-05-27
Rome (Italy)
International Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-15
Monrovia (Liberia)
National Programmer
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-04-15
various locations
Programme Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-04-22
Rome (Italy)
Fisheries Specialist and Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-04-21
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
National Rule of Law Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-14
Wau (South Sudan)
Operations Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-04-14
Juba (South Sudan)
National Water Engineer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-13
Wau (South Sudan)
Conseiller(e) technique international(e) auprès du Ministre de l’Agriculture, des Pêches et du Développement Rural
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-06
São Tomé (Sao Tome and Principe)
National Area Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-13
Wau (South Sudan)
Accountability to Affected Population Assistants
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-04-13
various locations
Logistics Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-04-13
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Office Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-20
Cairo (Egypt)
National Project Assistant - Samoa
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-04-20
Apia (Samoa)
Procurement Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-04-17
Kampala (Uganda)
Project Administration and Operations Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-24
Rome (Italy)
National Pest Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-09
Tehrān (Iran)
PROGRAMME SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-09
Juba (South Sudan)
Farmer Field School Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
rwanda
National Operations Officer
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-04-15
Apia (Samoa)
National Professional Officer (Administration)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-04-15
Bridgetown (Barbados)
Consultor/a en apoyo a la implementación del Plan Nacional “Argentina contra el Hambre
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-15
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Rome (Italy)
International Consultant on Conservation Agriculture CA and Agro Ecology AE
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Baghdad (Iraq)
Assistant Faor (Administration)
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-04-15
Vientiane (Lao )
PLANT PRODUCTION AND PROTECTION SPECIALIST
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-07
Lilongwe (Malawi)
NUTRITION SPECIALIST
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-07
Lilongwe (Malawi)
LIVESTOCK SPECIALIST
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-07
Lilongwe (Malawi)
NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-07
Lilongwe (Malawi)
Maintenance & Logistics Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-04-14
Bangkok (Thailand)
National Pest Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-07
Tehrān (Iran)
National Pest Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-07
Tehrān (Iran)
National Meteorologist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-06
Yangon (Myanmar)
NATIONAL FISHERIES STOCK ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-19
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
National Professional Officer (Programme Team Leader)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-04-10
various locations
Institutional Liaison Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-10
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Fishery Resources Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-05-15
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Communication and Advocacy Specialist – CAPFISH Capture
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-09
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Fishery Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-09
Malaga (Spain)
Fishery Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-09
Malaga (Spain)
National Consultant – Fisheries Management Information System
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-09
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Nutrition and Food Systems Officer (Food Policy Economist)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-09
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Consultor(a) para la gestión de Políticas de Comercio Internacional Agroalimentario
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-03
Panama (United States of America)
Fishery Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-09
Sofia (Bulgaria)
Geospatial Strategy Development Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-05
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Remote Sensing Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-05
Kabul (Afghanistan)
COORDINATEUR DE PROJET
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-16
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Costing Study (SDG-2) Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-05
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Audit/Investigation Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Rome (Italy)
National Professional Officer (Fishery and Aquaculture Value Chains)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Programme Officer (Rural Migration)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Rome (Italy)
Fishery Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Juba (South Sudan)
National Professional Officer (Fishery and Aquaculture Value Chains)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
São Tomé (Sao Tome and Principe)
Administrative Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Juba (South Sudan)
National consultant – Gender and Child Labour in Fisheries
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Senior Project Officer (Project Coordination)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
various locations
Head of Information & Systems Management Unit
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-07
Nairobi (Kenya)
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist– CAPFISH Capture
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-04-06
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Communication Specialist (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-15
Rome (Italy)
Graphic Designer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-15
Rome (Italy)
Technical Adviser
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-06
Tarawa (Kiribati)
Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-04-13
Rome (Italy)
Translator/Reviser (Spanish)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-06
Rome (Italy)
Senior Programme Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-03
prince
Programme Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2020-04-03
Rome (Italy)
Statistician
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-03
Rome (Italy)
Functional Analyst / Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-05
Budapest (Hungary)
Evaluation specialist (several positions)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-06
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Functional Analyst / Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-05
Budapest (Hungary)
International Consultant on Cross-cutting Subjects
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-16
Saudi Arabia
Livestock Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-05-31
Cotabato (Philippines)
GEF PROJECT DESIGN SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-05-18
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
National Professional Officer (Fishery and Aquaculture Value Chains)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
National Agriculture and Agroforestry Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-04-13
Tarawa (Kiribati)
Locust Management Specialists (various topics)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-06-30
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-04-08
Rome (Italy)
Investment Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-22
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Agribusiness Investment Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-22
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-07-31
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-07-31
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple 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: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Final and mid-term evaluator consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-13
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
FISHING OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-06-30
Rome (Italy)