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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

Forestry Officer (REDD )
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-10-15
Rome (Italy)
Programme Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-08
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Agricultural Sociologist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-08
Ukraine (Ukraine)
Agriculturist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-08
Ukraine (Ukraine)
Climate Change Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-08
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Programme Design Specialist (International Consultant Agroecology)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-15
Dakar (Senegal)
Fish4ACP International Specialist (Fish and Aquaculture)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-22
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Project Assistant for Ganja Regional office
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-08
Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan)
Project Assistant for Guba Regional office
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-08
Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-07
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Veterinary Epidemiologist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-21
various locations
Assistant du Représentant de la FAO (programme)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-10-21
Conakry (Guinea)
Agriculture and Food Security Specialist – Food Security Assessment and Coordination
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-07
Juba (South Sudan)
National Technical Coordinator – FMM Nutrition Project
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-07
Georgetown (Guyana)
Hub Coordinators (Nametil and Alto-Molócuè)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-07
Mozambique (Mozambique)
Senior Policy Officer (Agricultural Systems, Land and Water)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-10-14
Santiago (Chile)
Senior Policy Officer (Food Security And Nutrition)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-10-14
Santiago (Chile)
AGRIBUSINESS INVESTMENT EXPERT AND FOCAL POINT OF THE AGRINVEST PROJECT – SC9
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-06
Nairobi (Kenya)
National Consultant on Rural Development
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-06
Yerevan (Armenia)
International Specialist on Remote Sensing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-06
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Low carbon agriculture specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-13
Italy (Italy)
Marketing and Branding Information Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-07
East Jerusalem (Palestinian Territory)
National Programme Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-06
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Assistant National Operations Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-06
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Programme Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-06
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National GIS Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-06
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-06
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Nutritionist - Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-05
Amman (Jordan)
National Women and Youth Engagement Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-05
Tehrān (Iran)
National Spatial Analysis and GIS Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-09
Kathmandu (Nepal)
National Project Manager
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-09
Kathmandu (Nepal)
National Indigenous people Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-09
Kathmandu (Nepal)
National Gender Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-09
Kathmandu (Nepal)
Social Safeguard Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-09
Kathmandu (Nepal)
National Climate Change and Land Use Planning (CCLP) Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-09
Kathmandu (Nepal)
National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-09
Kathmandu (Nepal)
National Procurement Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-09
Kathmandu (Nepal)
Legal Record & Information Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Senior Agricultural Officer (Plant Production And Protection)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-10-12
Cairo (Egypt)
Strategy And Planning Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-10-11
Rome (Italy)
Senior Fishery Resources Officer (Inland Fisheries)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-10-09
Rome (Italy)
National Driver
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-02
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Senior Agricultural Officer (Plant Production And Protection)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-10-09
Rome (Italy)
TCDC Specialist on Forest Health
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-02
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-02
Cairo (Egypt)
Senior Fishery Officer (Secretary SWIOFC)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-10-09
Maputo (Mozambique)
Director
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2020-10-30
Rome (Italy)
Senior Forestry Officer (Team Leader, Climate Change And Resilience)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-10-09
Rome (Italy)
Senior Forestry Officer (Team Leader Statutory Bodies, Cpf And Outreach Team)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-10-09
Rome (Italy)
National Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-02
Cairo (Egypt)
IT Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-02
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Director
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2020-10-30
Rome (Italy)
Deputy Legal Counsel
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2020-10-30
Rome (Italy)
Forestry Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-10-08
Panama (United States of America)
Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) Sub-National Cluster Coordinator for Al Mukalla Hub
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-01
Yemen (Yemen)
Economist (Climate Change And Agriculture)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-10-08
Rome (Italy)
Communication Officer (News Editor And Planning Editor)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-10-08
Rome (Italy)
National Consultant (Forest Health)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-01
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
Livestock Emissions Reduction Options Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-01
Mbabane (Eswatini)
Food Security and Agricultural Livelihoods Assessment Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-01
Yangon (Myanmar)
Communication Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-10-08
Accra (Ghana)
Gender Officer (Resilient Food Systems And Inclusive Rural Transformation)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-10-08
Bangkok (Thailand)
Human Resources Officer (Head of Human Resources Services)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-10-08
Budapest (Hungary)
Gender Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-10-08
Cairo (Egypt)
Consultant international expert en gestion des conflits hommes faune
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-01
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Consultant international spécialiste en analyse et développement des marchés et chaines de valeurs PFNL
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Graphics Designer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-01
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Fish4ACP International Specialist (Fish and Aquaculture)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-15
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Development Law Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-15
various locations
National Consultant Climate Change, Water and Agriculture Data Collection and Proposal Writing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-01
Cotonou (Benin)
ECONOMIC ANALYST SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-12-16
Bridgetown (Barbados)
Coffee value chain development specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-01
Nairobi (Kenya)
Sustainable agriculture specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-01
Nairobi (Kenya)
Integrated natural resources management (nrm) Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-01
Nairobi (Kenya)
Consultant to develop procedures for the NCCC and to plan dialogue events
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-09-30
Georgetown (Guyana)
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-07
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Provincial Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-09-30
Quetta (Pakistan)
Evaluation Team Leader of FAO programme “Meeting the Undernutrition Challenge (MUCH)” – Food Security and Nutrition Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-09-30
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-09-30
Quezon City (Philippines)
Information Technology Applications Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-09-29
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Communications Consultation
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-09-29
Gaborone (Botswana)
Communication Specialist & Knowledge Management Support
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-06
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Junior Liaison and Partnership Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-15
Bruxelles
Project Finance and Admin Assistant, Emergency Programme
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-09-29
Yangon (Myanmar)
FIELD SUPPORT AGRONOMIST – SC7
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-09-29
Kakuma (Kenya)
Climate Change Risk Mapping and Good Practices Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-09-29
Mbabane (Eswatini)
ECONOMIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-09-29
Rome (Italy)
National Project Coordinator - GCP/CMB/041/CBT
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-10-06
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-12-31
various locations
Soil Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-09-28
Rome (Italy)
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)