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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

Senior Administrative Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-07
Cairo (Egypt)
Food composition consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-07
Various Locations (Various)
Asesor Técnico Principal (ATP) Proyecto Avicultura Familiar
Grade 17 - Locally recruited area staff - Mid level
Closes: 2019-05-31
Malabo (Equatorial Guinea)
Técnico/a Administrativo/a
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-31
Bogotá (Colombia)
Coordinador/a formulación Estrategia para Ganadería Climáticamente Inteligente-Proyecto GCP/DOM/01/GFF
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-31
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Especialista de evaluación
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-31
Chile
Programme Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-07
Rome (Italy)
Asistente Administrativo
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-07
San Lorenzo (Honduras)
Agriculture and Agribusiness Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-31
Cairo (Egypt)
Intergrated Innovative Food Sytems Expert (SC8)
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-31
Nairobi (Kenya)
Programme Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-05-31
Gaborone (Botswana)
Economist (Food Security)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-07
Rome (Italy)
Social Protection Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-31
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Technical Adviser (THAzA Project)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-06
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Strategic Programme Support Consultant - FAO RLC
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-30
Santiago (Chile)
Consultoría para el mejoramiento del Sistema Nacional de Información en Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (SINSAN)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-01
Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
National Professional Officer (Programme)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-06
Damascus (Syria)
Senior Advisor (Agricultural Inputs and Producer Organization)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-30
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Profesional Administrativo/a Especializado/a
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-30
Bogotá (Colombia)
Field Facilitator (Finance & Accounts)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-30
Barisal
National Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-30
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Consultant(e) National(e) spécialiste en pêche artisanale
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-06
Tunis (Tunisia)
National Project Facilitator
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-30
Lusaka (Zambia)
Climate Smart Agriculture Technical Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-05-30
Accra (Ghana)
National specialist in social inclusion (SI specialist)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-30
Cairo (Egypt)
Assistant FAOR (Administration)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-06-06
Yaounde (Cameroon)
Communication Specialist (various profiles)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-15
Rome (Italy)
Assistant FAOR (Programme)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-06-06
Praia (Cape Verde)
Assistant FAOR (Administration)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-06-05
Gaborone (Botswana)
Statistics and Area Frame Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-29
teheran
Consultor Legal - Colombia
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-26
Bogotá (Colombia)
International Plant Protection Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
moldova, republic of
International Soil Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
moldova, republic of
Programme Specialist (various profiles - refer to Purpose of Call for Interest)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-13
Rome (Italy)
National Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-29
Beirut (Lebanon)
National Operations Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-05-29
Beirut (Lebanon)
Programme Officer (Reporting)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
Rome (Italy)
Consultor especialista en Gastronomía
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-29
Santiago (Chile)
International Consultant for Surveys on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) and Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPFs)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-29
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Technical Adviser (Food Security Information Systems and Analysis)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
Juba (South Sudan)
NATIONAL CONSULTANT – ITSPECIALIST
National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-29
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Economist (Food Security Information System - FSIS)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
sana%27a
Senior Agricultural Officer (Plant Protection)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
Bangkok (Thailand)
Parliamentary Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-29
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Technical Adviser (Animal Health)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
Budapest (Hungary)
Operations Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
Antananarivo (Madagascar)
Consultant National Spécialiste en Politique Agricole
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-28
Yaounde (Cameroon)
Specialiste national chargé de la mise en œuvre du projet
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-04
Tunis (Tunisia)
National specialist in social inclusion (SI specialist)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-28
Cairo (Egypt)
ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA EN CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-28
Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Logistics Associate
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-28
Juba (South Sudan)
National Capacity Development Specialist-Training Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-28
Yangon (Myanmar)
Consultor (a) especialistaen Gastronomía
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-28
dominican
Consultor (a) especialistaen Gastronomía
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-28
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Consultor (a) especialistaen Gastronomía
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-28
Colombia (Colombia)
Monitoring & Evaluation assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Luanda (Angola)
Project Assistant for TEFSO, Royal Forest Department, Thailand
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-05-28
Bangkok (Thailand)
Consultor/a técnico en apoyo al área de Producción Sostenible
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-28
Santiago (Chile)
Consultant Junior Vétérinaire
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-04
Tunis (Tunisia)
Field Programme Associate
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-03
New Delhi (India)
Ethics Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-03
Rome (Italy)
Especialista en organización de productores
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-27
Bata (Bulgaria)
Administrative Associate
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-27
Trinidad and Tobago
Food Systems Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-27
Cotabato (Philippines)
Policy Analyst – SC6
SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-27
Nairobi (Kenya)
Consultant national Point Focal FLEGT
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-27
Yaounde (Cameroon)
Senior Technical Advisor
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-27
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Senior Strategy Development Specialist (Vision and Strategy for FAO’s Work in Nutrition)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-27
Various Locations (Various)
National Operations Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-03
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Office Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-06-03
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
SPECIALIST IN MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE AND INLAND FISHERY RESOURCES
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-08-11
Rome (Italy)
Coordinador del Proyecto
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-27
Tena (Ecuador)
Programme Officer (IPC Programme)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-03
Rome (Italy)
Food Security and Nutrition (fish) specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-27
Rome (Italy)
Economist (Resilience Measurement)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-03
Rome (Italy)
Project Specialist (Agronomist)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-27
Aweil (South Sudan)
Programme Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-03
Rome (Italy)
Spécialiste national en appui au Programme
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-27
Bamako (Mali)
Capacity Development Officer (SDG Monitoring)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-31
Rome (Italy)
Evaluation Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-31
Rome (Italy)
Evaluation Officer (two positions)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-31
Rome (Italy)
Coordinateur (ice) National (e) du projet Blue Hope Initiative in the Mediterranean Sea
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-31
Algiers (Algeria)
Technical Field Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
nyaung u
Research and Communications Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
New Delhi (India)
Senior Operations Coordinator Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-28
Santiago (Chile)
AGRIBUSINESS SPECIALIST
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Accra (Ghana)
English Report Writer and Editor
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-30
Rome (Italy)
Consultor/a para la actualización del Plan de Manejo del Bosque Protector Kutukú-Shaimi.
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor/a para la Elaboración participativa de la estrategia interinstitucional para el manejo de los recursos naturales de la provincia del Napo
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Tena (Ecuador)
Field Administrative and Financial Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Santiago (Chile)
Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
myanmar
Training/Community Development Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Cotabato (Philippines)
Accountability to Affected Population (AAP)/Gender Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Cotabato (Philippines)
Fall Armyworm Farmer Field Schools coordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-31
Rome (Italy)
Enterprise/Agribusiness/Marketing Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Cotabato (Philippines)
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DRR-CCA) Specialist (Agriculture)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Cotabato (Philippines)
NATIONAL SPECIALIST – SEAWEED
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-05-23
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
NATIONAL CONSULTANT – PEST MANAGEMENT
National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-23
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
NATIONAL CONSULTANT – PEST MANAGEMENT
National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-23
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT TRAINING SPECIALIST
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-05-23
Dhaka (Bangladesh)