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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

Fisheries management and assessment specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-07-15
Rome (Italy)
Programme Officer (Cash and Voucher)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-26
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Donor Relations And Contracts Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-26
Rome (Italy)
Project Officer (Desert Locust Management)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-26
Sanaa (Yemen)
Rural Institutions, Services & Empowerment Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-19
various locations
Coordinator to Support National Statistics Systems
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-19
Luanda (Angola)
Senior Forestry Officer (Team Leader)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-03-26
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel (Administration)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-25
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Human Resources Officer (Head of Regional HR Group)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-26
Accra (Ghana)
National Specialist on Early Warning Systems and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-19
Kiev (Ukraine)
Specialist Economic Sustainability Global Value Chains
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-19
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Personnel (Administration)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-24
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Geospatial Data Scientist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-18
Rome (Italy)
Senior Animal Health Officer (Coordinator/Zoonotic Diseases And One Health)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-03-25
Rome (Italy)
International consultant Youth and Gender Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-04-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Project Field Assistant (6)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-18
tarlac
Project Field Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-18
Cotabato (Philippines)
National Programme Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-18
Kiev (Ukraine)
Economist (Poverty and Rural Livelihoods)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-18
various locations
National Project Personnel - Procurement
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-18
Kiev (Ukraine)
Interpreter/Reviser (French)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-25
Rome (Italy)
National Communications Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-24
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Senior Programme Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-03-24
Rome (Italy)
National Professional Officer (Programme)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-03-24
Belgrade (Serbia)
National Legal Consultant – Food Loss and Waste
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-24
Ashkhabad
Senior Consultant Private Sector CRM System
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-17
Rome (Italy)
National Livestock Capacity Development
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-24
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Field Security Officer (Regional Adviser)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-23
Santiago (Chile)
DROUGHT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Value Chain Consultant– Food Loss and waste
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-22
Turkmenistan
Results Based Management (RBM) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-15
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Technical Officer (FAO/IAEA Centre)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-22
Vienna (Austria)
Agribusiness Consultant (two positions, one in West Bank and One in Gaza Strip)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-15
wbgs
Protocol Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-22
Rome (Italy)
Information Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-22
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Technical Specialist on Forest Knowledge Management
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-15
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
NATIONAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-22
Tunis (Tunisia)
Project Coordinator (PC)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-22
Tunis (Tunisia)
Field water and GIS specialist (NPC)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-22
Tripoli (Libya)
National Consultant - Trade Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-15
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-15
Port Vila (Vanuatu)
FOOD SECURITY CLUSTER/SECTOR COORDINATOR
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-12
various locations
Information Management Specialist for the Food Security Cluster
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-26
various locations
International Evaluation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-12
Tbilisi (Georgia)
National Evaluation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-12
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Data Analyst
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-12
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Nutrition Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-11
Sanaa (Yemen)
Gender Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-11
Sanaa (Yemen)
Access Sensitive Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-11
Sanaa (Yemen)
PROJECT DESIGN SPECIALIST (ADAPTATION FUND)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-18
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Knowledge Management Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-03-18
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-18
Rome (Italy)
Investment Support Officer (multiple specializations)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-25
various locations
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-18
Rome (Italy)
Technical Adviser (Climate Resilient Agriculture)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-18
Quetta (Pakistan)
Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-18
Kampala (Uganda)
Senior Fishery Officer (Divisional Support)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-03-18
Rome (Italy)
Technical Adviser (Food Security and Agriculture Cluster Coordinator - FSAC)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-17
Sanaa (Yemen)
Fisheries Officer (IOTC Compliance)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-17
Victoria (Malta)
National Project Personnel (PHP Web Applications Developer)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Kenya (Kenya)
National Project Personnel (Java Developer)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Kenya (Kenya)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-17
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel (DevOps Engineer)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Kenya (Kenya)
National Project Personnel - ASP.Net Web Applications Developer
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Kenya (Kenya)
Research Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Islamabad (Pakistan)
International Consultant - Direct Access to GCF & Private Sector Mobilization
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Kabul (Afghanistan)
International Consultant - Further Development of the Afghanistan Country Programme to the GCF
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Kabul (Afghanistan)
GENDER AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Entomologist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Graphic Design and Presentation Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-24
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
National Evaluation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Photo and Video Production Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-24
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Measurement, Reporting and Verifications (MRV) Climate Finance Flows Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Institutional Capacity Development and GCF Stakeholders Engagement Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-10
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Sustainable Agriculture Policy Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-13
Rome (Italy)
Support to Governance and member Liaison
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-23
Rome (Italy)
International Legal Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Gender and Socio-economic Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-16
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Senior Technical Officer (Deputy Secretary - ITPGRFA)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Rome (Italy)
Project Officer (Monitoring and Reporting)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Rome (Italy)
Reporting and Communications Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-09
East Jerusalem (Palestinian Territory)
National Project Personnel – Monitoring & Evaluation
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel – Monitoring & Evaluation
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
Natural Resources Officer (Environmental and Social Safeguards and Sustainability)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel – District Team Leader (10 positions)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-09
Pakistan (Pakistan)
National Project Personnel – Gender
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
National Project Personnel – Horticulture
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
National Project Personnel – Livestock
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
International Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-20
Bangkok (Thailand)
National Forestry Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-20
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
Knowledge Management, Communication and Publishing specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-30
various locations
Senior Agricultural Economist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-08
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
National Animal Health and Policy Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-21
Vientiane (Lao )
National Epidemiology and Laboratory Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-21
Vientiane (Lao )
Agro-ecological zoning consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-08
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
National Farming Systems Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-17
Tuguegarao City (Philippines)
Project Coordinator (Team leader)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-08
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
International Land and Water Resources Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy

Harare (Zimbabwe)
National Professional Officer (Senior Forest Management Expert)
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-09
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)