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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

Gender Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Information Technology Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-12
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Food Security and Social Protection Specialist (FIRST Programme)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Lilongwe (Malawi)
Consultor especialista para lograr la sostenibilidad de la pesca
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Guatemala
Coordinador/Enlace País de los programas forestales%5C: a) Gobernanza y Comercio Forestal(FLEGT); b Restauracion de Paisajes Forestales (FLRM), c) Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación Evitada (REDD); d) Bosques y adaptación y mitigación al CC
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Guatemala
Especialista en hortalizas
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Guatemala
Especialista en gestión del riesgo
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Guatemala
Especialista en frutales
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Guatemala
Especialista en café
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Guatemala
Operations Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Tunis (Tunisia)
National Facilitator (Forest and Farm Facility)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-04
Accra (Ghana)
Project Specialist (Monitoring, reporting, stakeholder engagement)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-10
Various Locations (Various)
Fishery Resources Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-31
based
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT ( All FAO Specialisation)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-31
Various Locations (Various)
Spécialiste des opérations et des projets d’urgence
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-03
Praia (Cape Verde)
Procurement Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-03
Rome (Italy)
Technical Specialist (TS)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-03
Luanda (Angola)
Agriculture and Rural Development Policy Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-03
based
Governing Bodies Support
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-03
Rome (Italy)
Auxiliar de Recursos Humanos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-02
Guatemala
Piloto mensajero
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-02
Guatemala
Encargada/o de limpieza
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-02
Guatemala
Técnico en producción de café
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-02
nebaj quiche
Especialista en Desarrollo Comunitario
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-02
Various Locations (Various)
Especialista en Sistemas Productivos Indígenas y Monitoreo
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-02
Panama (Panama)
Fisheries and aquaculture specialist with expertise in Climate change / Climate change specialist with expertise in fisheries and aquaculture
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Assistante Admin/Secrétaire/Réceptionniste
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-01
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Spécialiste en appui à la formulation du projet en réponse aux effets du changement climatique
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-01
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Spécialiste national forestier spécialiste en CC
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-01
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Agent de Nettoyage du Bureau
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-01
Kiffa (Mauritania)
Gardien
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-01
Kiffa (Mauritania)
Spécialiste National en Communication
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-01
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
Chauffeur
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-01
Nouakchott (Mauritania)
National Nutrition Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Asistente técnico/a para el desarrollo de las capacidades del Fondo de Tierras para implementar la política para facilitar el acceso a la tierra a las mujeres
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Guatemala
Outreach and Knowledge management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Rome (Italy)
Consultor/a especialista en turismo integrado y sustentable en pesca y acuicultura - Caleta Riquelme, Región de Tarapacá
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Chile
Coordinador Técnico
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
La Paz (Bolivia)
Coordinador Técnico
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
La Paz (Bolivia)
ECTAD Country Team Leader
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-12
Various Locations (Various)
Consultor en Comunicaciones Programa de Cooperación Brasil - FAO
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Santiago (Chile)
Consultor en Comunicaciones Programa de Cooperación Brasil - FAO
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Santiago (Chile)
Procurement Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Arbil
Auxiliar de Compras
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Guatemala
Auxiliar II de Compras
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Guatemala
Auxiliar II de Compras
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Guatemala
Especialista en sistemas alimentarios de milpa y patio hogar
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Guatemala
Especialista en organización comunitaria
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Guatemala
Especialista en organización comunitaria
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Guatemala
Spécialiste pour la planification et la formation forestières sur les politiques et l’aménagement pour l%27adaptation au changement climatique
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-11
Praia (Cape Verde)
Land Resource Information System (LRIS) Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-27
based
Regional Farmer Field school and Value Chain Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-27
Cairo (Egypt)
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: 2019-03-16
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: 2019-08-31
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)
Solar Energy Engineer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-27
based
Project assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-03
Rome (Italy)
Auxiliar de Viajes
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-25
Guatemala
Auxiliar de Finanzas
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-25
Guatemala
Asistente de Proyecto
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-25
Santiago (Chile)
National Operations Officer (Global Environment Facility Project)
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-10-02
Ankara (Turkey)
Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-25
Harare (Zimbabwe)
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-09-30
based
Statisticien
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-25
Yaounde (Cameroon)
Statisticien Spécialisé dans les sondages
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-25
Yaounde (Cameroon)
Especialista en Políticas de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (Programa FIRST)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-02
Guatemala
UN Reform Consultant (Development of new ways of working)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-02
Rome (Italy)
Specialist for lessons learned and best-practices in UN joint collaboration
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-02
Rome (Italy)
Spécialiste en Champ Ecole Agro-Pastoraux (CEAP)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-25
Praia (Cape Verde)
Spécialiste en Finance rural et montage d’activité génératrice de revenus
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-25
Praia (Cape Verde)
Consultants nationaux – Spécialistes en biodiversité et gestion durable des forêts
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
cameroon
Consultant for Development of a Capacity Building Strategy and a state-of-the-art Capacity Building Institute for Agriculture
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Lahore (Pakistan)
Consultant for Creation of Punjab Horticulture Board and Punjab Horticulture Research and Development Corporation
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Lahore (Pakistan)
Chief Technical Advisor
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Consultant for Rural Institutions Review in Punjab
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Lahore (Pakistan)
Especialista em Sistemas alimentares saudáveis, sustentáveis e inclusivos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
Farmer Field School Facilitators
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Pakistan (Pakistan)
Horticulture Production Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Provincial Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Quetta (Pakistan)
Gender Associate
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Quetta (Pakistan)
Agribusiness %26 Value Chain Facilitators
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Quetta (Pakistan)
Deputy Chief of Party / Value Chain Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Islamabad (Pakistan)
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: 2018-09-24
Santiago (Chile)
Monitoring %26 Evaluation Associates
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-24
Quetta (Pakistan)
Operations Specialist for Emergency Response Roster
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-10-05
Various Locations (Various)
Social Science Consultant (Antimicrobial Resistance)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Various Locations (Various)
Veterinary Consultant – Minimising AMR in animal health and production systems
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-09-28
Various Locations (Various)
Consultoría Especializada para la Evaluación de Proyectos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-09-29
based
Assistant FAOR (Administration)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-09-25
Kathmandu (Nepal)