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FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Current jobs

FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for the World Food Forum
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Fisheries Global and Regional Processes Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-07-28
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for Africa (RAF)
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for Near East and North Africa (RNE)
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for Europe and Central Asia (REU)
Internship
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC)
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for FAO headquarters (HQ)
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2022-08-25
Rome (Italy)
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for Europe and Central Asia (REU)
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for FAO headquarters (HQ)
Internship
Closes: 2022-08-25
Rome (Italy)
Call for Expression of Interest - Fellows Programme for FAO Regional/Sub-regional, Country, Liaison Offices and headquarters
Fellows Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for Near East and North Africa (RNE)
Internship
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
Internship
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC)
Internship
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for Africa (RAF)
Internship
Closes: 2022-08-25
various locations
Digital Agriculture Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-08-13
various locations
National Food Systems Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-27
Dodoma (Tanzania)
Early Warning Capacity Building Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-27
Uganda (Uganda)
Programme and Operational Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-27
Rome (Italy)
International Social Forestry and Climate Change Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-26
Bangkok (Thailand)
International Specialist on Institutional Development
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-02
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Learning Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-02
Rome (Italy)
Virtual/hybrid/in person meeting and software support specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-02
Rome (Italy)
Policy and Programme experts (Biodiversity)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-01
various locations
National Project Personnel - Administrative Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-25
Paramaribo (Suriname)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-05-25
Rome (Italy)
National Consultant - Strengthening National strategy for laboratory inspection, licensing and accreditation
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-25
Monrovia (Liberia)
Humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-08
various locations
International Specialist on Variety Registration and Release
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-25
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Data analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-01
Rome (Italy)
Technical Adviser (Irrigation Extension)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-06-01
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Programme and Liaison Specialist (Abuja, Nigeria)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-25
Abuja (Nigeria)
International Climate Change Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-01
suriname
Technical Adviser (Cereals Breeder)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-06-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Asset Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-24
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Senior Water and Land Advisor
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-25
various locations
Logistics Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-24
Kabul (Afghanistan)
JP RWEE National Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-24
Tunisia (Tunisia)
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-24
Tunisia (Tunisia)
Data modeller
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-31
Rome (Italy)
National Gender Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-24
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Personnel- District Field Technicians
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-23
Mozambique (Mozambique)
Security Guard for the Project Office
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-23
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Office & Programme Support Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-23
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Animal Production Officer (Animal Nutrition)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-05-30
Rome (Italy)
Local Security Assistant (LSA) Bamyan
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-23
bamyan
Local Security Assistant (LSA) Gardez
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-23
Afghanistan (Afghanistan)
International Application and Database Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-23
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Local Security Assistant (LSA) Kunduz
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-23
Kunduz (Afghanistan)
Local Security Assistant (LSA) Jalalabad
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-23
Jalalabad (Afghanistan)
Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2022-05-30
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Provincial Field Coordination Specialist (2 positions)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-23
Afghanistan (Afghanistan)
Database Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-23
Kabul (Afghanistan)
M&E and Community Mobiliser Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-23
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Alternative Fuel/Energy Diversification Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-05-23
Kabul (Afghanistan)
National Professional Officer (Payroll and Benefits)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2022-05-30
Budapest (Hungary)
Finance Associate (Treasury)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-05-20
Rome (Italy)
Agriculture Governance/Public Policy Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-20
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Personnel - Operations Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-05-20
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
National Project Personnel - Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-05-20
Georgia (Georgia)
Human Resources Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Budapest (Hungary)
Fishery and Aquaculture Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-05-26
Bangkok (Thailand)
Human Resources Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Budapest (Hungary)
Adviser Access and Benefit-sharing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-02
Rome (Italy)
Technical Officer (FAO-GEF Regional Lead for RAF-RNE)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-05-25
Rome (Italy)
National Legal Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Specialist on Environment and Natural Resource Management
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-18
Yerevan (Armenia)
Waste Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-06-04
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
MEAL Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-24
various locations
Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-05-25
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-05-18
Rome (Italy)
Governing Bodies support specialist, Secretariat Services branch (CSGS)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-07-04
Rome (Italy)
Graphic Designer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Livestock Extension Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Juba (South Sudan)
Chief, Asia and the Pacific Service (CFIB)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2022-05-27
Rome (Italy)
Chief, Latin America and the Caribbean Service (CFIF)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2022-05-27
Rome (Italy)
Deputy Director (Business Development), Investment Centre (CFI)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2022-05-27
Rome (Italy)
Senior Natural Resources Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2022-05-20
Rome (Italy)
Chief, West and Central Africa Service (CFIE)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2022-05-27
Rome (Italy)
Chief, East and Southern Africa Service (CFIA)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2022-05-27
Rome (Italy)
Fisheries and aquaculture specialist with expertise in Climate change
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-09-30
Rome (Italy)
Junior Emergency Management Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-26
various locations
National Professional Officer (Affiliate Workforce)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2022-05-18
Budapest (Hungary)
Technical Officer (GEF Climate Change Adaptation Thematic Advisor)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-18
Rome (Italy)
Procurement Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-18
Cairo (Egypt)
Fishery Officer (Shocks and Emergencies)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-18
Rome (Italy)
International Specialist on Biological Pest Control
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Environment Specialist / Agrometeorology
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-24
Rome (Italy)
Evaluation Specialists (Team Members for the Evaluation of FAO’s Country Programme in Somalia)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-27
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
International Specialist on Quality Systems in Seed Laboratories and Accreditation Process
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
General Legal Affairs Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-26
various, various locations
Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer (Outreach and Communications)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Rome (Italy)
Project Officer (Fishery/Technical Adviser)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-16
Rome (Italy)
Technical Officer (GEF - Biodiversity Thematic Adviser)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-16
Rome (Italy)
National Specialist on Information and Communication Technologies
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-16
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Bangkok (Thailand)
Regional Communications Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-18
Santiago (Chile)
National Project Personnel - Monitoring and Evaluation
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-05-20
Vientiane (Lao )
National Gender Specialist to carry out a Country Gender Assessment of Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Food Safety Communication Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

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).