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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

ECTAD National Epidemiology Advisor
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-12-11
Abuja (Nigeria)
ECTAD National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-12-11
Abuja (Nigeria)
ECTAD National Operations/Admin Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-12-11
Abuja (Nigeria)
Natural Resource Management Extension Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-18
various locations
Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-12
Rome (Italy)
International Expert on Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-10
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Development and Management Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-12-10
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Gender Statistics Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-10
Rome (Italy)
Geographic Indications Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-09
Tete (Mozambique)
National Project Personnel (Economist)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-12-09
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Government Finance Statistics Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-09
Rome (Italy)
Executive Associate
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-12-09
Rome (Italy)
National Project Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-09
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Emergency Programme Specialist/ Area Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-08
Damaturu (Nigeria)
Senior Research and Capacity Development Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-08
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
GEF Project Design Specialists for Latin America and the Caribbean
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-15
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
DEVELOPER-SHAREPOINT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-15
Santiago (Chile)
NPO (Programme/National Project Manager)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-15
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Driver
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-12-08
Baghdad (Iraq)
Biodiversity Coordinator for the Solomon Islands
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-08
Honiara (Solomon Islands)
NPO (Programme/National Project Manager)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-12-16
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Project Officer Manager (Desert Locust Management)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-14
Sanaa (Yemen)
Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer (Needs Assessment)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-14
Rome (Italy)
Investigator
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-21
Rome (Italy)
Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-12-14
Rome (Italy)
Project Officer (Chile REDD Project)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-14
Santiago (Chile)
Fishery Officer (International Marine Fisheries Management)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-14
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
National Project Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-07
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Consultant on Assisted Reproduction (embryo transfer technology)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-14
Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan)
International Specialist on Assisted Reproduction (embryo transfer)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-14
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
International Consultant In Land And Water Engineering
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
Secretary, Commission on Phytosanitary Measures of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-01-10
Rome (Italy)
National Irrigation and rural infrastructure Engineer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Soil Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Soil Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Animal Husbandry Specialist (Livestock Consultant)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Animal Husbandry Specialist (Livestock Consultant)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Aquaculture Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Aquaculture Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Crop Production Specialist (Agronomist)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Crop Production Specialist (Agronomist)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Freetown (Sierra Leone)
National Project Personnel (Finance and Administration)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Lilongwe (Malawi)
National Project Personnel – (District Coordinator)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Neno (Malawi)
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-12-11
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel - (Programme Assistance)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-03
Uganda (Uganda)
Project Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-10
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Project Personnel – (Procurement)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-03
Islamabad (Pakistan)
National Project Personnel (Procurement Assistance)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-03
Islamabad (Pakistan)
National Specialist in Epidemiology
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-03
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
National Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-03
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
National Project Personnel - Assistant for TEFSO, Royal Forest Department, Thailand
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-12-20
Bangkok (Thailand)
Corporate sustainability reporting Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-02
Rome (Italy)
Desert Locust Response Associate - Hodeida
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-02
Hodeidah (Yemen)
Desert Locust Response Associate - Aden
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-02
Yemen (Yemen)
National Project Personnel - Forestry & Natural Resource Management
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-02
Monrovia (Liberia)
National Specialist on Monitoring and Evaluation (Lead Consultant)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-01
Manila (Philippines)
International Sustainable Forest Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-08
Maputo (Mozambique)
National Field Specialist ( FMD Epidemiology)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-12-01
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Senior Animal Health Officer (Eufmd Executive Secretary)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-12-15
Rome (Italy)
Gender and Water Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-01
Beirut (Lebanon)
Programme Specialist- International Cash Based Interventions (CBI)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-08
Juba (South Sudan)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-12-08
Santiago (Chile)
Fishery Policy Specialist (FIRST Programme)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-11-30
Abuja (Nigeria)
Desert Locust Response specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-11-30
Sanaa (Yemen)
National Specialist on Institutional Reform
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-11-30
Male (Maldives)
International Insect Ecologist/Environmental Entomologist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-11-30
SEYCHELLES
Agro-Industry Officer (Agribusiness and Value Chains)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-07
Cairo (Egypt)
Senior Strategic Analysis Advisor - FAO RLC
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-11-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Rome (Italy)
Agricultural Research Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-12-04
Rome (Italy)
Pesticide management experts (various topics – see below)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-03
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-12-03
Rome (Italy)
Phytosanitary Technical Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-15
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Food Safety And Quality Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-12-01
Cairo (Egypt)
Functional Business Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-11-30
Budapest (Hungary)
Field Technical Specialist on Clusters Development
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-10
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Evaluation Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-12-07
Rome (Italy)
Consultant on Veterinary Formulary
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-12-03
Quezon City (Philippines)
INTERNAL CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR FAO STAFF MEMBERS (P, NPO, GS) - Covid19
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-31
various locations
Technical Specialist (Animal Health)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-24
various locations
Legal Record & Information Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-31
Rome (Italy)
ECONOMIC ANALYST SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-16
Bridgetown (Barbados)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
FAO Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
FAO Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
FAO Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
FAO Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
FAO Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-12-31
Rome (Italy)
FAO Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Fellows Programme
Fellows Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2020-11-30
Rome (Italy)
FISHING OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-01-07
various locations
Social Security Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-01-12
Rome (Italy)
Locust Management Specialists (various topics)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations