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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

Especialista para elaborar el Modelo Multisectorial de intervención territorial con enfoque de género y la sistematización de la experiencia
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-04-05
La Paz (Bolivia)
Administrative Associate
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-12
Georgetown (Guyana)
National Operations Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-04-04
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Responsable service achat - Consultant National
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-04-06
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
Rural Finance Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-10
Rome (Italy)
Spécialiste National Suivi des marchés
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-03
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Project Manager
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-10
Rome (Italy)
Técnico/a en gestión del Programa de Cooperación Técnica (PCT)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-03
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Programme Officer (Decent Rural Employment)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-09
Rome (Italy)
Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Category B and C
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-04-16
Rome (Italy)
Natural Resources Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-09
Rome (Italy)
Lead Agro-biodiversity (ABD) Policy Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-04-01
Quezon City (Philippines)
Assistant Agro-biodiversity (ABD) Policy Consultant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-04-01
Quezon City (Philippines)
Emergency Reporting and Outreach Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-30
Various Locations (Various)
Cardiologist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-01
Rome (Italy)
National Technical Specialists
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-07
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
General Legal Affairs Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-18
Various Locations (Various)
Consultant International Spécialiste en épidémiologie – gestion et évaluation des risques et en PPA
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-04-03
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
National Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-08
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Nutrition-sensitive Programme Specialist – Resilience and Emergency
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-08
Various Locations (Various)
Chauffeur
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-01
Moroni (Comoros)
Consultant / Expert National Epidémiologiste
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-04-03
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-02
Juba (South Sudan)
National Technical Advisor
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-02
Maseru (Lesotho)
National Zootechnician “Specialist in Livestock Production
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-01
Buea (Cameroon)
IT Assistant at local offices
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-04-01
Beirut (Lebanon)
Consultor para Compra Institucional do Programa de Aquisição de Alimentos - PAA
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-31
Brasilia (Brazil)
GIS Specialist (National)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-03-31
Vientiane (Lao )
Técnico especialista en producción hortícola para riego
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-03-30
Various Locations (Various)
Consultor Técnico en Producción y Comercialización de Productos con Valor Agregado de la AUP
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Various Locations (Various)
National Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Assistant Administratif
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Various Locations (Various)
Senior Agricultural Officer (Plant Protection)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-04
Bangkok (Thailand)
Asistente de Tecnologías de la Información
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Mexico (Mexico)
Agricultural Officer (Integrated Pest Management)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-04
Rome (Italy)
Fishery and Aquaculture Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-04
Maputo (Mozambique)
Senior Land and Water Officer (Integrated Landscape Management)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-04
Rome (Italy)
National Specialist on Aquaculture in Kyrgyz Republic
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-28
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Asesor para la elaboración del protocolo de monitoreo de huemul en la reserva de la Biosfera Corredor Biológico Nevados de Chillán- Laguna del Laja
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-28
Concepcion (Philippines)
Human Resources Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-03
Rome (Italy)
Senior Reviser (Russian)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-03
Rome (Italy)
Senior Reviser (Arabic)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-03
Rome (Italy)
Consultor nacional en apoyo al Inventario Nacional Forestal (INF)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-03-28
Malabo (Equatorial Guinea)
Técnico Especialista en Teledetección
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-28
Malabo (Equatorial Guinea)
FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership Program (FAPP) Manager
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-28
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Specialist on Aquaculture in Azerbaijan
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-28
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-28
Maputo (Mozambique)
IT Deployment and Assets Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-28
Rome (Italy)
Migration Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-01
Rome (Italy)
Senior Nutrition Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-12
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Office Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-03-27
Hanoi (Vietnam)
Consultor/a gestión y apoyo técnico a la Representación de la FAO en Chile
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-03-26
Santiago (Chile)
Assistente de Operações
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-23
Brasilia (Brazil)
Senior Economist (Project Manager - Mafap)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-03-30
Rome (Italy)
Técnico de proyecto
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-23
Managua (Nicaragua)
Emergency Coordinator for Emergency Response Roster
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-23
Various Locations (Various)
National Media, Communication and Partnership Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-03-23
Beijing (China)
National Marketing Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
National Agriculture Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Statistician
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Various Locations (Various)
Local Innovation Facilitator
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Nairobi (Kenya)
Assistant du Représentant de la FAO (Programme)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
Legal Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Rome (Italy)
Legal Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Rome (Italy)
Partnership, Outreach and Communication Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-05-05
Geneva (Switzerland)
Project Driver
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-27
ratanakiri
Consultor/a técnico/a de enlace
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-31
Panama (United States of America)
Spécialiste en MNV et REDD+
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-23
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Execution Modality / Organizational Gap Analysis Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-04-30
based
Field Security Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-27
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) GCP/GUY/003/GRI
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Programme Officer (Gender Equality and Women%27s Empowerment)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-23
4.
Forestry Officer (FAO-EU FLEGT)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-23
4.
Technical Adviser
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-23
4.
Director, Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-12
2.
Strategic Programme Leader, Sustainable Agriculture Programme (SP2)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-12
2.
Coordinator (REDD+) Forest Policy and Resources Division, FOA
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-03-30
1.
IPC ISS Front-End JavaScript Developer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-29
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Nutrition Education Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
SSC National Project Expert (Operation)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-03
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Agricultural Officer (Plant Nutrition)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-03-31
3.
Team Leader for National Mindanao and Emergency Preparedness and Response Group (natural and human-induced)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-03-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Senior Agricultural Officer (Team Leader)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-03-31
5.
Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-13
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Specialists for the Evaluation Team
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-03-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
English Language Teacher
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
French Language Teacher
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Spanish Language Teacher
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Evaluation Manager and Evaluation Analyst
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-03-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Investment Operations Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Agribusiness Investment Support Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Programme Support Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
ECTAD Country Team Leader
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-17
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Epidemiologist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-17
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Laboratory Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-17
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Professional Officer (Information And Communication Technology)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-11
Cairo (Egypt)
Veterinary Socio-economist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-17
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Breeding Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-04-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Policy, Economics and Institutions Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-08-31
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)