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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

Marawi Coordination and Conflict Resolution Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-10-31
New York City (United States of America)
Programme Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-07-31
Tbilisi (Georgia)
International Consultant Sustainable Soil Management
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-08-07
Cairo (Egypt)
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Specialist (Social Policy) Levels A, B and C
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-07-26
Multiple locations (Various)
Consultor Assistente de Projeto (AS)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-07-26
Brasília (Brazil)
Emergency Reporting Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-09-15
Multiple locations (Various)
Technical Adviser
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-02
Rome (Italy)
Dam Design Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-07-28
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Unified Communications Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-07-26
Rome (Italy)
Client Computing Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-07-26
Rome (Italy)
Especialista em Monitoramento e Avaliação
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-07-27
Brasília (Brazil)
Food Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDG) Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-08-03
Home Based (Home Based)
Spécialiste en production et protection des plantes - Consultant international – CTPD - 1
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-08-01
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Spécialiste dans l’élaboration de stratégie de communication en lien avec les RANs et GA
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-01
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Spécialiste dans le développement des recommandations alimentaires et nutritionnelles - - CTPD - 1
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-01
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Senior IT Project Manager
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-08
Rome (Italy)
Full stack JavaScript Developer
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-08
Rome (Italy)
Evaluation Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-25
Home Based (Home Based)
Drivers
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-24
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
National Institutional Specialist - Development of enabling institutional framework for implementation of National Animal Identification, Registration and Traceability System
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-24
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Adviser on research and innovation systems for development impact
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-24
Rome (Italy)
National Copy-Editor (English)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-24
Tbilisi (Georgia)
National Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-23
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Foot and Mouth Disease Technical Specialist and EuFMD Programme Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-31
Rome (Italy)
International Specialist for Farmer Field Schools (FFSs) (CADI)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-23
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
International INRM co-management agreements specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-23
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
International Farmer Field Schools Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-23
Lilongwe (Malawi)
National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-23
New York City (United States of America)
Land and Water Management Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-23
Lilongwe (Malawi)
Statistician
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-23
Rome (Italy)
FAO GCF PROJECT TASK MANAGER (PTM)
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-06
Santiago (Chile)
Consultant International Suivi Evaluation
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-07-23
N'Djamena (Chad)
Technical Advisor - Laboratory Services
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Communication Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-20
Yokohama-shi (Japan)
Public participation and outreach strategy development specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-07-27
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Consultor/a Nacional Jurista para la coordinación y ejecución de acciones del Proyecto ’’Apoyo para la implementación del derecho a la alimentación adecuada’’
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-07-19
Santiago (Chile)
Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-07-19
Tehrān (Iran)
Asistente de Representante de la FAO (Programa)
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-07-26
Riga (Latvia)
Especialista Nacional en Juventud Rural
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-19
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
International Legislation Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-19
Ankara (Turkey)
Institutional Analysis Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-19
Ankara (Turkey)
Decent Rural Employment Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-18
Rome (Italy)
Travel Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-07-18
Ankara (Turkey)
Institutional capacity development Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-23
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Global Call For Expression Of Interest - Temporary General Service Positions G1/G2
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-09-15
Rome (Italy)
Technical Consultant (Various)
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-31
Multiple locations (Various)
AGRIBUSINESS INVESTMENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-15
Multiple locations (Various)
Programme Support Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-15
Rome (Italy)
INVESTMENT OPERATIONS SPECIALISTS
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-15
Multiple locations (Various)
Technical Specialists (various)
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-07-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Animal Health Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-25
Multiple locations (Various)
Fishery Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-31
Home Based (Home Based)
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Regular Volunteer Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Internship Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Internship Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Internship Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – FAO Regional, Sub-regional, Country Offices or Headquarters Fellows Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Regular Volunteer Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest - RAP Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Internship Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Regular Volunteer Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Regular Volunteer Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Regular Volunteer Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest - RAP Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Internship Programme
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
MBWin Specialists
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-31
Bangkok (Thailand)
Fishery and aquaculture statistics/economist specialist (various profiles)
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Capacity building specialist in fisheries and aquaculture statistics/information systems
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Technical Specialists - Value chain development, improved market access
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Technical Specialists - Post harvest, value addition/food loss and waste reduction
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Technical Specialist – Geographic Indications, territorial development
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME SPECIALIST
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-31
Rome (Italy)
FISHING OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-31
Rome (Italy)
IT Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Specialist in Field Programme Management
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Communications %26 Publications Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Administration Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Human Resources Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Technical Specialists (Various)
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-01
Multiple locations (Various)
Agricultural Specialists (Various)
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-01
Multiple locations (Various)
Operations and Programme Specialists (Various)
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-01
Multiple locations (Various)
GEF PROJECT DESIGN SPECIALISTS
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-31
Multiple locations (Various)
Internal Audit Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Rome (Italy)
Fisheries and Aquaculture Project Management Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-30
Multiple locations (Various)
Fishery and aquaculture information management specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-10
Rome (Italy)
Partnerships, South-South Cooperation, Advocacy and Capacity Development Specialists
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-30
Rome (Italy)
Consultant (Pool)
N/A - Level not specified

Multiple locations (Various)
Agricultural Specialists (Various)
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-18
Multiple locations (Various)
Technical Specialists
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-18
Multiple locations (Various)
Operations and Programme Specialists (Various)
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-18
Multiple locations (Various)
Senior Economist (Poverty Analysis)
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-18
Multiple locations (Various)
Global Soil Partnership (GSP)/Sustainable Soil Management Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-19
Ankara (Turkey)
Soil Data Management Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-19
Ankara (Turkey)
Evaluation Specialists
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-24
Rome (Italy)
Consultant international gestion de projet aquaculture et pêche continentales
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-19
N'Djamena (Chad)
TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-20
Panamá (Panama)
Specialist in capture fisheries statistics
N/A - Level not specified
Closes: 2018-08-31
Rome (Italy)
Emergency Monitoring and Evaluation (M%26E) Specialist, Category C
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-20
Multiple locations (Various)
Digital Communication Specialist
N/A - Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-07-25
Rome (Italy)