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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

Agricultural Officer (Farmer Field School)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-10-14
Rome (Italy)
Programme Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-14
Budapest (Hungary)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-10-08
Rome (Italy)
Regional Social Protection & Cash Transfer Specialist (Asia-Pacific)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-08
Bangkok (Thailand)
National Operations Officer
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-10-15
Algiers (Algeria)
National Team Leader in Kazakhstan (Part-Time position)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-08
Sultan (United States of America)
Reviser (Spanish)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-10-13
Rome (Italy)
Fishery Officer (Fishing Operations Pollution)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-10-13
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel - Administration and Human Resources
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-10-13
Juba (South Sudan)
Construction Engineer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-06
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-20
Bangkok (Thailand)
International Climate Transparency Specialist (Project Design Team Leader)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-06
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Communications Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-06
Apia (Samoa)
National Project Personnel - Field, research and studies coordinators
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-11-03
saudi arabia
National Project Personnel – Procurement– SC8
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-10-05
Nairobi (Kenya)
International Specialist on GI Marketing Strategies
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-05
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Resilience Analysis and Monitoring Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-12
Juba (South Sudan)
Senior Programme Assistant (ADAFSA Master Plan project)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-12
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
International Consultant on Feasibility Studies for Agro-industrial Clusters
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-05
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Agriculture Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-05
Georgetown (Guyana)
International Consultant on Policy and Institutional Framework for agro-industrial clusters
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-05
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
PROJECT DESIGN SPECIALIST (ADAPTATION FUND)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-05
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Senior Information Technology Officer (ERP Technical Lead)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-10-12
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel –Training and Administrative Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-10-05
Mongolia (Mongolia)
Nutrition Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-04
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-10-04
Kampala (Uganda)
Head of Information & Systems Management Unit
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-04
Nairobi (Kenya)
FIELD WATER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (GIS AND REMOTE SENSING)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-11
Tripoli (Libya)
Agroforestry Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Kampala (Uganda)
Communications Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Rome (Italy)
Administrative and Finance Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-10-02
Baku (Azerbaijan)
NATIONAL COORDINATOR DECENT YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST SC9
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-10-02
Nairobi (Kenya)
Driver
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-10-02
Kampala (Uganda)
Communications Officer (Flagship Publications Coordinator)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-10-08
Rome (Italy)
Communications Officer (Knowledge Services Coordinator)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-10-08
Rome (Italy)
Social Protection and Resilience Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-08
Rome (Italy)
Food Security Statistician
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Rome (Italy)
NATIONAL PROJECT PERSONNEL - PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Kampala (Uganda)
HEAD of FIELD OFFICE (HoFO)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-08
Juba (South Sudan)
Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Knowledge and Information Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Procurement Assistant (General Roaster)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-10-01
Harare (Zimbabwe)
International expert to update the national livestock genetic improvement strategy and implementation plan
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Rwanda (Rwanda)
International specialist to develop and test Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for bovine semen collection, processing and quality control
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Rwanda (Rwanda)
National Project Personnel - Procurement
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Cost Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-07
Rome (Italy)
Data Entry Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Johannesburg (South Africa)
MSMEs Business Development Trainer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Lebanon (Lebanon)
Gender Statistics Specialist on SDG Indicators
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Rome (Italy)
Cash and Voucher Based Interventions Programme Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-07
Juba (South Sudan)
Gender Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Beirut (Lebanon)
IT Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Lebanon (Lebanon)
Emergency and Resilience Programme Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-07
prince
International Land Management Expert
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Ulan Bator (Mongolia)
National Field Coordinator for NAITS Animal Shelter Piloting
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Occupational Health Doctor Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-10
Rome (Italy)
Senior Animal Production and Health Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-10-07
Accra (Ghana)
NATIONAL PROJECT PERSONNEL - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Moroto (Uganda)
National Consultant – System Developer 2 – Front - End System of Digital Agriculture System
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Mongolia (Mongolia)
National Consultant – System Developer 1 Back-end system of Digital Agriculture System
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Mongolia (Mongolia)
International Youth Employment Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
Accra (Ghana)
National Programme Coordinator (Environmental And Social Safeguards)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Sanaa (Yemen)
International Specialist on Organic Livestock Production (ICOLP)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Belgrade (Serbia)
CAPACITY BUILDING COORDINATOR SPECIALIST
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Sanaa (Yemen)
National Project Personnel – National Value Chain and Finance Specialist (GCP/MON/018/GEF)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Mongolia (Mongolia)
National Project Coordinator - Emergency Flood Response
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Georgetown (Guyana)
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Planning Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Port Vila (Vanuatu)
Land and Water Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-10-05
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Junior Agronomy and Extension Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Georgia (Georgia)
EVALUATION SPECIALIST (SEVERAL POSITIONS)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National IT Support and Data Management Expert (01 position) – SC 8
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (SC 9)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Digital architecture and knowledge management specialist for food safety
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
various locations
Food Systems City Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-10-14
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Senior Technical Adviser
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Angola (Angola)
National Project Personnel – Soum Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
various locations
IT ASSISTANT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-26
Apia (Samoa)
Climate Change Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-10-03
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Capacity Building Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Specialist on cooperatives
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Yerevan (Armenia)
National Food Safety Specialist, SC8
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Urban Forestry Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-10-02
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – REU Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Internship Programme
Internship
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Call for Expression of Interest – FAO Regional, Sub-regional, Country, Liaison Offices and headquarters Fellows
Fellows Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-12-31
various locations
Call for Expression of Interest - Human Resources Officer - Inter-Agency Loan P-3 / P-4
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-30
Rome (Italy)
Technical Adviser (Nutrition Guidelines and Standards)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-09-28
Rome (Italy)
Knowledge Management Officer (Fisheries Information and Visibility)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Rome (Italy)
Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-09-27
Rome (Italy)
Investigator
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-10-03
Rome (Italy)
Gender and Land Specialist (Social Policy)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-09-29
various locations