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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

Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – FAO Regional, Sub-regional, Country Offices or Headquarters Fellows Programme
Fellows Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2020-01-01
Various locations
Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-09-30
Various locations
General Legal Affairs Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-09-28
Rome (Italy)
Regional Food Security Cluster Officer Special support for joint programming
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-09-24
Nairobi (Kenya)
Agricultural Engineer
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-09-24
Zamboanga (Philippines)
EuFMD - Programme Specialist (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-01
Multiple locations (Various)
EuFMD - Programme Specialist (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-01
Multiple locations (Various)
EuFMD – Learning Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-20
Multiple locations (Various)
FAO GEF Project Implementation Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-26
Rome (Italy)
Foot and Mouth Disease Technical Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-09-30
Multiple locations (Various)
Global Call For Expression Of Interest - Temporary General Service Positions - Grades G-1, G-2
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-09-30
Rome (Italy)
Investment Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-09-30
Multiple locations (Various)
Agribusiness Investment Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-09-30
Multiple locations (Various)
Project Communications Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-04
Cotabato (Philippines)
Project Communications Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-04
Cotabato (Philippines)
National Consultant on Technological Needs Assessment (TNA) on adaptation
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-04
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Logistics Management Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-10-11
Rome (Italy)
Economist (Agricultural Policy Analyst)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-18
Rome (Italy)
Payroll Benefits Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-04
Moscow (Russian Federation)
Operations Associate for TEFSO, Royal Forest Department, Thailand
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-21
Bangkok (Thailand)
Senior Gender Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-10-11
Accra (Ghana)
National Professional Officer (Programme)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-10-11
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Biodiversity Monitoring Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-04
Ankara (Turkey)
Sustainable Land Management Specialist – Back-up
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-04
Ankara (Turkey)
Sustainable Land Management Specialist – All-rounder
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-04
Ankara (Turkey)
Project Manager
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-04
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Project Cycle Management Specialist (Junior Consultant)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-04
Bangkok (Thailand)
NATIONAL SENIOR FISHERIES ADVISOR
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-03
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Forestry Officer (Documentation)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-10
Rome (Italy)
Assistant(e) Finances
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-10
Tunis (Tunisia)
Chauffeur
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-10
Tunis (Tunisia)
Especialista en Innovación Tecnológica para el Proyecto AGRIADAPTA (backstopping
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-03
Managua (Nicaragua)
Programme Officer (XV WFC)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-10
Rome (Italy)
Especialista en Manejo Forestal y Restauración de paisajes
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-03
Lima (Peru)
Programme Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-03
Georgetown (Guyana)
IT Assistant in Decentralized Offices
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-03
Georgetown (Guyana)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-03
Ankara (Turkey)
Especialista en crowdfunding/Fundraising
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-03
Bogotá (Colombia)
Agribusiness Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-10
Accra (Ghana)
Programme Officer (Innovative Business Model)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-10-10
Rome (Italy)
Senior Project Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-10-09
Busan (Korea (Democratic people's republic of))
Chief Technical Adviser
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-10-09
Lusaka (Zambia)
Value Chain Development Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-02
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Senior Policy Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-10-09
Dakar (Senegal)
Chief Technical Adviser (Natural Resources Management/GIS)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-10-09
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Policy Officer (Climate Change Finance Specialist)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-09
Santiago (Chile)
Payroll Benefits Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-09
Budapest (Hungary)
Agricultural Officer (Plant Protection)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-09
Cairo (Egypt)
Travel Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-09
Budapest (Hungary)
Land Tenure Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-09
Santiago (Chile)
Chief Technical Advisor
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-02
Huangshan (China)
Senior Livestock Policy Officer (Natural Resources and Climate)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-10-09
Rome (Italy)
National Consultant – Agriculture Policy Effectiveness Diagnostic
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-02
Monrovia (Liberia)
Assistant administratif
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-01
Niamey (Niger)
Fishery Officer (Fishery Statistician)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-30
Victoria (Malta)
International Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-01
Baghdad (Iraq)
Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-01
Hawassa (Ethiopia)
COORDINADOR NACIONAL del PPG
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-01
Lima (Peru)
International Legal Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Field Emergency Specialist (Mogadishu)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-01
Mogadishu (Somalia)
National Accreditation coordinator and awareness raising specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-09-30
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Coordinador/a Macrozonal para el proyecto “Establecimiento de una Red de Sistemas Importantes del Patrimonio Agrícola Nacional (SIPAN)”, Región de la Araucanía
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-01
Temuco (Chile)
National Agricultural Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-09-30
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Climate Change Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-09-30
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Regional Food Security Cluster Coordinator support for joint programming
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-04
Nairobi (Kenya)
Técnico especialista en gestión del riesgo de desastres
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-09-27
La Paz (Bolivia)
Especialista en formulación de proyectos de inversión
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-09-27
Managua (Nicaragua)
Técnico especialista en gestión del riesgo agropecuario
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-09-27
La Paz (Bolivia)
National Consultant (One Health)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-09-26
Kampala (Uganda)
Chauffeur
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-09-26
Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
Asistente Técnico de la Macroregion AMAZONIA
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-09-26
Cobija (Bolivia)
Consultor Asistente Técnico de la Macroregión TROPICO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-09-26
Santa Cruz (Brazil)
Food Systems City Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-10-02
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Coordinator, Decent Rural Youth Employment
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-09-26
Kigali (Rwanda)
Programme Officer (Food Crises)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-02
Rome (Italy)
Técnico/a Especialista para el análisis económico-financiero del plan para la implementación de la NDC
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-09-25
Quito (Ecuador)
Técnico/a Especialista en Agricultura como apoyo para la elaboración del plan para la implementación de la NDC
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-09-25
Quito (Ecuador)
Técnico/a Especialista en género para la inclusión del enfoque de género en el plan para la implementación de la NDC
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-09-25
Quito (Ecuador)
National Consultant for Disaster Damage and Loss (D&L) Information Management in Agriculture
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-09-25
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
National Consultant for Disaster Damage and Loss (D&L) Information Management in Agriculture
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-09-25
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Human Resources Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-10-02
Rome (Italy)
Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-09-24
Vientiane (Lao )
Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-09-24
Vientiane (Lao )
Project Driver
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-09-24
Zamboanga (Philippines)
Development Law Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-11
Rome (Italy)
Especialista Manejo Forestal Sostenible y Restauración
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-09-24
Lima (Peru)
Director, Liaison Office with the Russian Federation (LOR)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2019-10-07
Moscow (Russian Federation)
National Project Manager
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-09-24
Ashkhabad