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Job vacancies at FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Current jobs

Specialists in land administration and governance of land tenure and natural resources
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-05-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-22
Rome (Italy)
Forestry Application Developer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-14
Rome (Italy)
SPECIALIST ON DIGITAL AGRICULTURE STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-21
Tunis (Tunisia)
Forestry Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2023-02-21
Bangkok (Thailand)
Animal Health Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-28
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Finance Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-14
Maseru (Lesotho)
Natural Resources Project Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-14
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
National Technical Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-14
Al Başrah (Iraq)
Programme Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-14
Maseru (Lesotho)
Procurement Assistant (2 Positions)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-13
Islamabad (Pakistan)
GIS Developer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-13
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
NATIONAL SECURITY SPECIALIST
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-13
Maiduguri (Nigeria)
International Expert Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-13
Kathmandu (Nepal)
Office Assistant (GFCM)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-20
Split (Croatia)
Administrative Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-13
Kigali (Rwanda)
West Africa Virtual Learning Centre Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-27
Dakar (Senegal)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-16
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-17
Rome (Italy)
Technical Adviser (Coffee Breeder)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2023-02-17
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Office Assistant (GFCM)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-16
Malaga (Spain)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-17
Rome (Italy)
Global Network Against Food Crises Senior Adviser
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-10
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Programme Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-16
Rome (Italy)
Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-09
Islamabad (Pakistan)
International Specialist in Dairy Sector Tropical Forage Development
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-09
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Specialist in Dairy Sector Forage Development
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-09
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Food Safety Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-16
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Project Assistant (Operations and Administration)-SB-3
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-16
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Programme Officer (Coordinator)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2023-02-16
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
REMOTE SENSING AND GIS SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-16
Rome (Italy)
Operations Officer (Head of Operations)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2023-02-16
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-13
Rome (Italy)
Statistical/Research Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-15
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-12
Rome (Italy)
Information Technology Officer (Data Visualization)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2023-02-16
Rome (Italy)
National Operations Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-09
Jakarta (Indonesia)
Information Technology Officer (Geospatial Analysis)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2023-02-16
Rome (Italy)
Administrative Assistant – SC 4
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-16
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Office Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-09
Budapest (Hungary)
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for Africa (RAF)
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple 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: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
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: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC)
Internship
Closes: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for Asia and the Pacific (RAP)
Internship
Closes: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Teller (FAO Credit Union)
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-12
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2023-02-14
Rome (Italy)
Fishery Officer (Climate Change Specialist)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2023-02-15
Rome (Italy)
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for FAO headquarters (HQ)
Internship
Closes: 2023-08-25
Rome (Italy)
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for Africa (RAF)
Internship
Closes: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Client Support Analyst/Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-24
Santiago (Chile)
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for Europe and Central Asia (REU)
Internship
Closes: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for FAO headquarters (HQ)
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2023-08-25
Rome (Italy)
Call for Expression of Interest – Internship Programme for Near East and North Africa (RNE)
Internship
Closes: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for Europe and Central Asia (REU)
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple 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: 2023-08-25
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Animal Health and Production Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-07
Aden (Yemen)
Agribusiness and Finance Investment Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-03-07
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
International Expert on Organic Production and Certification (IEOPC)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-07
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Assessment Coordination Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2023-02-07
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2023-02-14
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Emergency And Rehabilitation Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2023-02-14
Rome (Italy)
Forage Development and Animal Feed Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2023-02-07
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Protocol Officer (Protocol and Liaison)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2023-02-14
Rome (Italy)
Animal Health Officer (Global Surveillance Coordinator)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2023-02-14
Rome (Italy)
Junior Agribusiness Investment Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-03-07
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Consultant on Agriculture and Food Systems Policies
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
International Expert on Feeding of Small Ruminants
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-20
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
STATISTICAL TRAINING SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Quezon City (Philippines)
POLICY ANALYST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Quezon City (Philippines)
Green Cities Assessment Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Data Verification Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Driver
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Administrative Assistant (Finance)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Panamá (Panama)
Finance Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Rome (Italy)
National Irrigation Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Operations Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-10
Maseru (Lesotho)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Rome (Italy)
Meteorologist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Mogadishu (Somalia)
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-10
Maseru (Lesotho)
Fisheries Specialist for FAO Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Communications Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2023-02-10
Maseru (Lesotho)
Programme Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2023-02-06
Rome (Italy)
National Information Technology (IT)/Data Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2023-02-03
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Facilitator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-03
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Senior Administrative Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2023-02-10
Accra (Ghana)
Knowledge Management Specialist - Agriculture and Climate Change
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-10
Bangkok (Thailand)
Climate Foresight and Scenarios Development Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-10
Bangkok (Thailand)
Regional Coordinator and International Agriculture and Climate Change Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-10
Bangkok (Thailand)
Forestry and Biodiversity Portfolio Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-03
Manila (Philippines)
National Driver
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2023-02-03
Al Başrah (Iraq)
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM AND CASH AND VOUCHER ASSISTANCE)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2023-02-10
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Agricultural Engineer
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2023-02-03
Cotabato (Philippines)
Finance Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2023-02-03
Rome (Italy)
Forestry and Project Coordination Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-03
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-03
Manila (Philippines)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2023-02-03
Rome (Italy)
NATIONAL SPECIALIST ON CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION (AKIS)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2023-02-02
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

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).