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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

DRM Programme Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
DRM Information Management and Communication Specialist (IMC)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National DRM Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Public Awareness and Outreach Strategy Implementation Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Land Tenure Governance Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Consultant on National Forestry Strategy Development
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista en pesca, acuicultura y cambio climático - Región del Biobío.
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Coordinador/a del portafolio FAO – GEF en Colombia
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Agriculture Field Technician
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Evaluation Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Assistant FAOR (Administration)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-01-30
2.
Especialista en diálogos multiactores en los temas SAN
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Consultant en résilience et protection sociale
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-02-05
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Programme Assistant (multiple positions)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-01-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista para Monitoramento do II Plano Nacional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista para Promoção da Alimentação Saudável nos equipamentos da Assistência Social
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista para Elaborar Estudo Geográfico dos Desertos Alimentares no Brasil
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Coordinador Macrozonal para el proyecto “Establecimiento de una Red de Sistemas Importantes del Patrimonio Agrícola Nacional (SIPAN)”, Región de la Araucanía o Región de Tarapacá
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Técnico/Extensionista para Proyecto GEF Conservación de Especies Amenazadas
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista para Promoção da Alimentação Saudável e Proteção do Direito à Alimentação
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Programme Monitoring and Reporting Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista em Governança de Recursos Naturais
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
REMOTE SENSING AND GIS SPECIALIST
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Senior Food Security and Nutrition Policy Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
STUDY SPECIALIST (AGRO-ECONOMIST/NATURAL RESOURCES ECONOMIST)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Digital Publications Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Breeding Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-24
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Human Resources Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-01-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Assistant FAOR (Administration)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-01-23
2.
Agribusiness %26 Value Chain Facilitators (6 positions)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-01-18
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Consultant (National Account and Macro-Statistics Specialist)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista de evaluación
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-03-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Assistant FAOR (Programme)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-01-24
1.
General Service Positions – Grades G-3, G-4, G-5, G-6
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
General Service Positions – Grades G-3, G-4, G-5, G-6
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
General Service Positions – Grades G-3, G-4, G-5, G-6
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
General Service Positions – Grades G-3, G-4, G-5, G-6
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
General Service Positions – Grades G-3, G-4, G-5, G-6
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
General Service Positions – Grades G-4, G-5, G-6
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Policy, Economics and Institutions Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-03-12
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Spécialiste en Organisations Communautaires de Développement Locaux
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-01-24
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Fisheries technical specialists (various)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Agricultural Specialist (Plant Production)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-02-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Fishery Resources Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-01
based
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Regular Volunteer Programme
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – FAO Regional, Sub-regional, Country Offices or Headquarters Fellows Programme
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2019-03-02
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Regular Volunteer Programme
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-02
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Regular Volunteer Programme
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Regular Volunteer Programme
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Regular Volunteer Programme
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Regular Volunteer Programme
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2019-03-02
Various Locations (Various)
Fishery Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-31
based
MBWin Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-01
Bangkok (Thailand)
FISHING OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-04-30
rome
IT Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-04-10
various locations
Consultant (Pool)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy

Various Locations (Various)