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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

Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-12-10
Rome (Italy)
Procurement Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-17
various locations
Construction Engineer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-10
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Finance Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-17
Dakar (Senegal)
National Consultant - Media and Communication Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-09
various locations
Programme Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-17
Rome (Italy)
National M&E and Planning Team Leader
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-12-10
Yerevan (Armenia)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-12-10
Yerevan (Armenia)
Dashboard Developer (Tableau)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-09
Rome (Italy)
International Specialist on Farmer Business Schools (FBS)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
TRAVEL ASSISTANT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-16
Ankara (Turkey)
Value Chain Facilitator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-10
Paramaribo (Suriname)
Field Security Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-23
prince
Communication and Reporting Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-09
Tehrān (Iran)
Senior expert in monitoring & evaluation, knowledge management and communication
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-12-08
Rwanda (Rwanda)
Executive Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-12-07
Rome (Italy)
National Communications and Knowledge Sharing Specialist (Gender)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-14
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Regional Specialist on Wheat Rust (Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan – one position only)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-14
various locations
Expert in Project Management
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-07
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Communications consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-07
Rome (Italy)
Programme Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-12-07
Rome (Italy)
Forestry Officer (Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-19
Rome (Italy)
Watershed Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-12-06
coxs bazaar
Business Development Advisor
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-06
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
Field-Based Agronomist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-06
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Project Personnel - Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-12-06
Tehrān (Iran)
MONITORING & EVALUATION SPECIALIST
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-12-06
Lusaka (Zambia)
International Perennial Cropping Systems Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-10
various locations
International Climate Impact and Vulnerability Assessment Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-10
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Climate Finance Specialist (Private Sector, Country Programming, Accreditation)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Personnel - Assets/Logistics Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Procurement Specialist (E-Tendering)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Rome (Italy)
National consultant to conduct a mapping/feasibility study of the national egg production and business plan in Rwanda
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-04
Rwanda (Rwanda)
National Project Personnel - Procurement Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-12-02
arbil
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-16
Rome (Italy)
National Specialist on Geographical Indications (GI)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-16
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Senior Fishery Resources Officer (Inland Fisheries)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-12-08
Rome (Italy)
Human Resources Officer (Social Security)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-08
Rome (Italy)
Management Information Systems Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-12-01
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Field Security Officer (Regional Adviser)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-08
Bangkok (Thailand)
National Specialist on Monitoring and Evaluation
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-12-01
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
National Curriculum Development Specialist for Veterinary Paraprofessional
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-12-01
Liberia (Costa Rica)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-12-01
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel- Construction Engineer
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-12-01
Beira (Mozambique)
National Project Personnel- NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-12-01
Beira (Mozambique)
National Catch and Effort Specialist (SC-9)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-08
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Fisheries Data Science Specialist (SC-9)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-12-01
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
International Catch and Effort Expert
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-08
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Fisheries Information Systems Expert (SC-9)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-08
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
International Fisheries Information Systems Expert
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-08
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
International Registration and Licensing Expert
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-08
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Climate change economist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-05
Rome (Italy)
HR Specialist – Recruitment & Staffing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-11-30
Rome (Italy)
Programme Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-01
various locations
Technical Officer (SDGs Coordination)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Rome (Italy)
Senior Technical Officer (SDG Coordination)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Rome (Italy)
Strategy And Planning Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Santiago (Chile)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-11-27
Rome (Italy)
HR Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-12-02
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Publications Editor (English)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-12-02
Rome (Italy)
Manager, The Forest and Farm Facility
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-12-09
Rome (Italy)
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)Technical Specialist (Various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-03-10
Santiago (Chile)
Interpreter/Translator (Arabic)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-12-01
Rome (Italy)
Project Officer (Colombia REDD Project)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-12-02
Bogotá (Colombia)
Resource Mobilization and Partnership Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-07
various locations
Lead National Expert on Local Food Markets
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-07
Minsk (Belarus)
National Specialist on Agri-Food Markets
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-07
Minsk (Belarus)
National Technical Assistant for FO4ACP Programme
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-07
Saint Lucia (Malta)
Agricultural Officer (Plant Production And Protection)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-11-30
Apia (Samoa)
Evaluation Team Leader for South Sudan
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-11-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Fishery Officer (Fishing Safety)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-12-02
Rome (Italy)
Assistant FAO Representative (Administration)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-11-27
Windhoek (Namibia)
National Fisheries Advisor
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-12-03
Kiev (Ukraine)
Livestock Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-12-22
Cotabato (Philippines)
Deputy FAO Representative in Mozambique
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-12-02
Maputo (Mozambique)
Natural Resources Officer (Environmental Sustainability)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-12-07
Rome (Italy)
Deputy FAO Representative in Malawi
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-11-30
Lilongwe (Malawi)
Agro-ecologist / Conservation Agriculture Expert
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-08
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Food Systems Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-23
various locations
National Agriculture and Climate Change Valuation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-11-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Deputy Director, Plant Production and Protection Division (NSP)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2021-11-29
Rome (Italy)
Climate Change Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-11
various locations
Antimicrobial Resistance Use/ Situational Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-07
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Mid-term Review Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-06
Cotabato (Philippines)
National Project Personnel - National Agriculture Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-11-30
Mongolia (Mongolia)
National Gender Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-12-01
Mongolia (Mongolia)
National Specialist on cooperatives
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-12-01
Yerevan (Armenia)
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
Rome (Italy)