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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

National Project Development and Coordination Specialist and PU Socio-Economic, ENR/ Forestry and DRR/CCA Team Leader
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-01-24
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Sustainable Land Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-24
Georgetown (Guyana)
Field Security Coordinator (Deputy Chief)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-01-31
Rome (Italy)
DRIVER
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-01-24
Aden (Yemen)
Procurement Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-01-31
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Procurement Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-01-31
Sanaa (Yemen)
Economist (Trade)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-01-26
Rome (Italy)
Reviser (Arabic)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-01-26
Rome (Italy)
Finance Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-19
Budapest (Hungary)
Legal Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2022-01-25
Rome (Italy)
Legal Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2022-01-25
Rome (Italy)
Senior Legal Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2022-01-25
Rome (Italy)
Senior Legal Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2022-01-25
Rome (Italy)
Legal Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-01-25
Rome (Italy)
INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST ON AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION AND ADVISORY SYSTEMS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Development Communications Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-01-18
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Programme Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-03-27
Rome (Italy)
National Forestry & Rangeland Technician
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Programme Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-18
Beijing (China)
Investment Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-03-27
various locations
National Expert (Team Leader / Project Manager)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
mauritius
National Consultant to support COMPLIANCE WITH S-Mark CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS BY CHEESE Making SME’s
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-23
Rwanda (Rwanda)
National Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Vientiane (Lao )
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-20
Rome (Italy)
Meetings Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-20
Rome (Italy)
Programme Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-20
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-01-20
Rome (Italy)
Protocol Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Rome (Italy)
Project Field Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Virac (Philippines)
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT (ENSD) SUB GROUP LEADER
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Business Incubation and Youth Entrepreneurship Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
National Agri-Industrial Business Corridors Specialist / Project Team Leader
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
International Consultant on Agribusiness and Value Chain Management
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
National Territorial / Agro-Economic Zone Planning Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Fisheries Specialist for FAO Sri Lanka and Maldives
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-21
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Agricultural Economist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-21
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Product Development Specialist (IPC ATARI)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-19
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Professional Officer/NPO (Administration)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2022-02-02
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Internal Auditor
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Rome (Italy)
National Communications Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Budapest (Hungary)
Project Officer (Resilience)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Rome (Italy)
Fishery Officer (Fish Value Chains)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Rome (Italy)
Deputy Director, Aquaculture
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2022-01-24
Rome (Italy)
Human Resources Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Bangkok (Thailand)
Director, Forestry Division
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2022-01-24
Rome (Italy)
Capacity Development Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-18
Rome (Italy)
National Irrigation and Water Sector Expert
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
various locations
National Project Personnel - Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Kiev (Ukraine)
National Project Personnel - Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Kramatorsk (Ukraine)
International Fruit/Nuts Experts (several species)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Photo and Video Production Assistant – KSA Nationals only
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-31
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Graphic Design and Presentation Assistant – KSA Nationals only
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-31
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Liaison Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-17
Moscow (Russian Federation)
Humanitarian Liaison and Advocacy Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-14
various locations
Forced Migration Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Rome (Italy)
Partnership and resource mobilization specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-16
Rome (Italy)
Programme Specialist (Operations)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-12
Budapest (Hungary)
Senior Gender Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2022-01-26
Rome (Italy)
ECTAD Country Team Leader
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
various locations
Evaluation Specialists ( Team Leader and Team Members) for the Evaluation of FAO’s Country Programme in Ghana
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Assistant FAO Representative (Administration)
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Junior Statistician – Survey Design and Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-15
Dili (Timor-Leste)
National Specialists on Sustainable Agriculture and rural development subjects
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-19
saudi arabia
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-01-22
Grenada (United States of America)
Executive Secretary, General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2022-01-22
Rome (Italy)
Senior Statistician
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2022-01-21
Rome (Italy)
Senior Adviser
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2022-01-18
Rome (Italy)
Fishery Resources Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Cameraperson and Video Technician
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-01-15
Rome (Italy)
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-13
Rome (Italy)
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)Technical Specialist (Various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-03-10
Santiago (Chile)
Food Systems Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-23
various locations
Climate Change Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
various locations
National Project Mid-term Review Expert
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-01-24
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
FISHING TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-03-31
Rome (Italy)
Gender and Water Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Tunis (Tunisia)
International Vegetable Production and Farmer Field School Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-01-11
Al Başrah (Iraq)
Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2022-01-24
Cotabato (Philippines)