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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

Publications Coordinator and Editor (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian languages)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-17
Rome (Italy)
Emergency Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
various locations
Analyste des conflits
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-24
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Animal Health Officer (Veterinary Public Health And Antimicrobial Resistance)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-07-23
Rome (Italy)
AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-08-01
cagayan de oro city
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-07-23
Seoul (Korea (Republic of))
Project Technical Clearance Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Economist (Food Security Early Warning)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-23
Rome (Italy)
Economist (Trade)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-23
Rome (Italy)
Communication Specialist (Internal Communications)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-23
Rome (Italy)
International Phytosanitary Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-16
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
National Consultant for Communication and Outreach (NC-Communication)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-16
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
National Programme Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-16
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
Social Security Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-15
Rome (Italy)
National Migration and Social Protection Consultant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-15
Kampala (Uganda)
Project Coordinator (2 positions)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-15
various locations
Provincial Coordinator (01 position)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-15
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Livelihoods Programme Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-15
Kampala (Uganda)
Admin & Finance Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-15
Karachi (Pakistan)
NSHR - VA Template PSA.NAT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
cagayan de oro city
Forest health specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-29
Budapest (Hungary)
Forestry GIS Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-15
Budapest (Hungary)
Silviculture Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-29
Budapest (Hungary)
National Project Coordinator (NPC)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-15
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
Technical Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-15
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
National Consultant for HRBA, CSA for National Forest Monitoring (NC-HRBA)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-15
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
INTERNATIONAL MONITORING AND EVALUATION CONSULTANT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
Khartoum (Sudan)
English Language Teacher
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-22
Rome (Italy)
Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-15
Lusaka (Zambia)
National Climate Information System Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-14
Tehrān (Iran)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-14
Bangkok (Thailand)
Office 365 developer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-15
Rome (Italy)
FOOD SECURITY CLUSTER/SECTOR COORDINATOR
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-28
Rome (Italy)
Food Security and Agricultural Livelihoods Assessment Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-21
various locations
GF-TADs Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-21
Rome (Italy)
Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-21
Seoul (Korea (Republic of))
Evaluation Consultants (Team leader and team member for the final evaluation of the second phase of the “Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agricultural Policies” Programme)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Program, Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-13
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Project Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-13
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Women and Youth Engagement Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-13
Tehrān (Iran)
Climate Finance Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-13
Tehrān (Iran)
National Stakeholder Engagement Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-13
Tehrān (Iran)
National Consultant on Globally Important Agricultural heritage Systems
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-13
Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan)
National Consultant Extension and Advisory Services
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-13
Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan)
Anticipatory Action Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-13
Harare (Zimbabwe)
GIS/Web Mapping/Remote Sensing Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-10
Georgetown (Guyana)
Cadastral Surveyor\\Mapping Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-10
Georgetown (Guyana)
Land Valuation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-10
Georgetown (Guyana)
Team members national consultants to develop Epi-tools (ECTAD)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-10
Hanoi (Vietnam)
Data Management and GIS Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-10
Rome (Italy)
Information Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-10
Rome (Italy)
National Videographer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-10
Rome (Italy)
Earth Observation - Data Scientist (2 positions)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-10
various locations
Early Waning Anticipatory Action Specialist (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-14
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Human Resources Officer (Head Regional HR Unit)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-17
Santiago (Chile)
Animal Breeding and Genetics Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-10
Rome (Italy)
Field Extension Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-09
various locations
Consultant(s) for Rapid Evidence Assessment
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-16
various locations
National Project Manager
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-09
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Statistical Programme/GIS Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-09
Kabul (Afghanistan)
UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Drone Usage Policy Development Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-09
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-09
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Project Coordinator – GFTADs - ASF
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-12
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
National Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-08
Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
Administrative and HR Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-08
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Agribusiness Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-14
Accra (Ghana)
Forest and Farm Facility Consultant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-07
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Software Developer (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-14
Rome (Italy)
Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-08
Kiev (Ukraine)
FISHERIES INFORMATION SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Management and M&E Consultant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-08
Vientiane (Lao )
Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-07
Sultan (United States of America)
Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-13
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Spécialiste International en santé animale et en épidémiologie
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-07
Cotonou (Benin)
Spécialiste International en santé animale et en santé publique vétérinaire
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-07
Cotonou (Benin)
Land And Water Officer (Water Resources)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-07-13
Rome (Italy)
Land And Water Officer (Agriculture Water And Policy)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-13
Rome (Italy)
Technical Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-13
Rome (Italy)
Land and Water Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-07-13
Cairo (Egypt)
Waste Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-13
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Investment Officer (Digital Agriculture)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-13
Rome (Italy)
Livestock Emergency Response Preparedness Consultant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-06
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Facilities Management Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-07-13
Rome (Italy)
Evaluation and Food Safety Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Agribusiness/Marketing Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-16
Philippines (Philippines)
Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-07-07
Accra (Ghana)
Evaluation Consultant (Team leader and Team members for the Mid-term Evaluation of the Forest and Farm Facility Phase II project)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-12
various locations
Project Officer (Food Systems)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-07-07
Rome (Italy)
Animal Health Officer (Deputy Executive Secretary, EuFMD)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-07-07
Rome (Italy)
National Communications Consultant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-03
Paramaribo (Suriname)
Statistician
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-07-08
Rome (Italy)
Communications Specialist (CS)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-07
Georgetown (Guyana)
Agriculture and Food System Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-10
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
EuFMD – Technical Specialist (Various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
various locations
Locust Management Specialists (various topics)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-08-30
various locations
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-06
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Needs Assessments and SDG2 Monitoring Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-25
Rome (Italy)
Food Security and Nutrition Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-25
Rome (Italy)
Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-07-11
Rome (Italy)