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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

Emergency Preparedness Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-04
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-04
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-04
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Statistician - data analysis
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-27
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Specialiste pour le développement des outils et de référentiel de contrôle des pesticides dans le circuit de distribution
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-27
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Specialiste en analyse des formulations et matières actives des pesticides conforme aux normes nationales et internationales
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-27
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Spécialiste en nutrition humaine et sante publique
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Expert national en changements climatiques
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista informático para supervisar el desarrollo del sistema de monitoreo y evaluación del Programa de Inversión Caficultura a Nivel Nacional
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista em Oficinas de Capacitação para Mulheres Rurais
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Consultor Administrativo de Bienes
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-11-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Consultor Apoyo Técnico para la Elaboración de Misiones Específicas, Términos de Referencia para los Procesos de Contratación
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-11-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Consultor Torneo Nacional Café Presidencial y comercialización 2018 del Programa de Inversión Caficultura a Nivel Nacional
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-11-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Food Security Analysis Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-24
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Specialist on Seed Enterprise Development
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-24
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Field Facilitator
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-24
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Operations Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Training Specialist/Co-ordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Data Management Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-12-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Consultant Enterprise %26 Business Development
National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-11-23
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Coordinador Fortalecimiento institucional del MDRyT para la gestión de inversión pública para cadenas productivas
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
NATIONAL PROJECT MANAGER
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Especialista nacional para la preparación de la propuesta de proyecto al Fondo Verde del Clima
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Coordinator CC4FISH
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Coordinator CC4FISH
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Coordinator CC4FISH
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Administrative and Operational Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-11-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Programme Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-11-22
5.
Nutrition Associate
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-22
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-11-22
5.
Comunicador(a) Junior
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-21
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Field Operations Coordinator in the Gaza Strip
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-21
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
International Rangeland and Pastureland Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-20
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
International Forest Restoration Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-20
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Human Resources Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-11-17
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Comunicador(a)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-11-13
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) National Food Security Information Systems Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-11-13
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) National Capacity Building and Coordination Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-11-13
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) National Food Security Analyst
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-11-13
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-11-12
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Assistant du Représentant de la FAO (Programme)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-11-16
2.
International Horticulture Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-11-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Fishery and Aquaculture Specialist - Resilience and Response specialist for the Emergency Response Roster
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-11-15
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
General Advisor - Fishery and Aquaculture for the Emergency Response Roster
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-11-15
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Asistente de Representante de la FAO (Programa)
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-24
2.
Technical Advisor – National Forest Inventory
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-11-17
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Specialist (Animal Health Consultant)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-11-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-11-17
3.
Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) Website Support
Level not specified
Closes: 2018-11-22
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Mindanao and Emergency Preparedness and Response Group (natural and human-induced) - Team Leader
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-11-24
philippines
National Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Specialist (DRR in Agriculture)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-11-24
Iligan City (Philippines)
Fishery Resources Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
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TECHNICAL CONSULTANT ( All FAO Specialisation)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-31
Various Locations (Various)
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)
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)
Spécialiste en Champ Ecole Agro-Pastoraux (CEAP)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-01
Praia (Cape Verde)
Foot and Mouth Disease Technical Specialist and EuFMD Programme Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
rome
Technical Consultant (Various)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
various locations
AGRIBUSINESS INVESTMENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-11-16
various locations
Programme Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-11-16
rome
INVESTMENT OPERATIONS SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2018-11-16
various locations
Animal Health Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-12
Multiple locations (Various)
Fishery Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
based
MBWin Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
Bangkok (Thailand)
Fishery and aquaculture statistics/economist specialist (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
rome
Capacity building specialist in fisheries and aquaculture statistics/information systems
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
rome
CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
rome
FISHING OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
rome
IT Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
various locations
Specialist in Field Programme Management
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
various locations
Communications %26 Publications Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
various locations
Administration Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
various locations
Human Resources Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
various locations
GEF PROJECT DESIGN SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
various locations
Fisheries and Aquaculture Project Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-01
various locations
Fishery and aquaculture information management specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
rome
Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-11
rome
Partnerships, South-South Cooperation, Advocacy and Capacity Development Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-01
rome
Consultant (Pool)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy

Various Locations (Various)
Consultant international gestion de projet aquaculture et pêche continentales
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-10
N'Djamena (Chad)
Communication Specialist (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2018-12-04
Rome (Italy)
MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE AND INLAND FISHERY RESOURCES
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-01-01
rome