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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

Evaluation Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-13
Rome (Italy)
Programme Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-13
Rome (Italy)
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-10
Luanda (Angola)
CONSULTORÍA NACIONAL EN GESTIÓN DE POLÍTICAS SOCIALES (FOCALIZADO EN REDUCCIÓN DE POBREZA)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-06
Asunción (Paraguay)
Consultor técnico en gestión del riesgo
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-06
chimore
High Efficiency Irrigation Systems Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-08
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Project Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-06
Brasilia (Brazil)
Field Project Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-06
Savannakhet
Digital Communication Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-21
Rome (Italy)
Publications specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-21
Rome (Italy)
Graphic Designer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-21
Rome (Italy)
Asistente Administrativo/a Tesorería
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
Bogotá (Colombia)
Consultant national spécialiste en production et protection végétale, spécialiste en semences
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
Yaounde (Cameroon)
Técnico Misional en Monitoreo y Evaluación
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
Bogotá (Colombia)
Specialist on Rural Finance
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Agriculture Monitoring And Geospatial Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
teheran
DRIVERS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
Yaounde (Cameroon)
Consultor en redes sociales y marketing digital
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
Santiago (Chile)
Administrative/Registry Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-12
Ankara (Turkey)
Market Development Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)
National Agriculturalist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
Cairo (Egypt)
National Agri-business specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
Cairo (Egypt)
NSHR - VA Template - NPP
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
Paramaribo (Suriname)
Communication Specialist - Resilience
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-04
Accra (Ghana)
Administrative Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-04
Maputo (Mozambique)
Especialista en pueblos indígenas y género
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-04
Panama (United States of America)
National Biodiversity, Environment and Natural Resources Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-04
Manila (Philippines)
Market Development Specialist
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-04
Ramallah (Palestinian Territory)
Field Programme Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-06-11
Havana (Cuba)
Coordinateur de projet - Consultant National
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-04
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
Coordinateur de projet - Consultant National
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-04
Man (Cote d'Ivoire)
International Specialist in Sustainable Agricultural Development
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-04
Cairo (Egypt)
Consultant – Governance of land Tenure LAND TENURE
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-04
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Land And Water Officer (Aquastat)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-10
Rome (Italy)
Communication - Consultant National
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
COORDINATEUR(TRICE) DES PROJETS SPECIALISTE EN POLITIQUES ET ODD
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-10
Tunis (Tunisia)
Training Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Zamboanga (Philippines)
Agricultural Engineer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Zamboanga (Philippines)
Agronomist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Zamboanga (Philippines)
International Consultant – Capacity Development and Coordination Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Cotabato (Philippines)
Asistente de la Representación
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Quito (Ecuador)
Agri-Enterprise Development Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Zamboanga (Philippines)
Fisheries Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Zamboanga (Philippines)
Livestock Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Zamboanga (Philippines)
Project Team Leader
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Zamboanga (Philippines)
Chargé du projet de Recensement Agricole
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-10
Tunis (Tunisia)
COORDINATEUR DU PROJET EN INVENTAIRE FORESTIER ET PASTORAL ET STATISTIQUES AGRICOLES
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-10
Tunis (Tunisia)
Chargé de l’inventaire forestier et pastoral
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-10
Tunis (Tunisia)
Programme Specialist (various profiles - refer to Purpose of Call for Interest)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Rome (Italy)
Direct Access entity support specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-10
Georgetown (Guyana)
Gender Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-10
Georgetown (Guyana)
Chargé des Opérations
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Especialista en apoyo a la implementación de pilotos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Bogotá (Colombia)
Especialista en agroecología
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Bogotá (Colombia)
Especialista en extensión agropecuaria
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Bogotá (Colombia)
Especialista en Monitoreo y Evaluación
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Various Locations (Various)
Asistente Administrativo/a
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-03
Various Locations (Various)
Senior Administrative Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-07
Cairo (Egypt)
Food composition consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-07
Various Locations (Various)
Asesor Técnico Principal (ATP) Proyecto Avicultura Familiar
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-31
Malabo (Equatorial Guinea)
Técnico/a Administrativo/a
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-31
Bogotá (Colombia)
Coordinador/a formulación Estrategia para Ganadería Climáticamente Inteligente-Proyecto GCP/DOM/01/GFF
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-31
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Especialista de evaluación
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-31
Chile
Programme Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-07
Rome (Italy)
Asistente Administrativo
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-07
San Lorenzo (Honduras)
Agriculture and Agribusiness Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-31
Cairo (Egypt)
Intergrated Innovative Food Sytems Expert (SC8)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-31
Nairobi (Kenya)
Programme Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-31
Gaborone (Botswana)
Economist (Food Security)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-07
Rome (Italy)
Social Protection Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-31
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Technical Adviser (THAzA Project)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-06
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Strategic Programme Support Consultant - FAO RLC
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-30
Santiago (Chile)
Consultoría para el mejoramiento del Sistema Nacional de Información en Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (SINSAN)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-01
Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
National Professional Officer (Programme)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-06
Damascus (Syria)
Senior Advisor (Agricultural Inputs and Producer Organization)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-30
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Profesional Administrativo/a Especializado/a
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-30
Bogotá (Colombia)
Field Facilitator (Finance & Accounts)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-07
Barisal
National Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-30
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Consultant(e) National(e) spécialiste en pêche artisanale
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-06
Tunis (Tunisia)
National Project Facilitator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-30
Lusaka (Zambia)
Climate Smart Agriculture Technical Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-30
Accra (Ghana)
National specialist in social inclusion (SI specialist)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-30
Cairo (Egypt)
Assistant FAOR (Administration)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-06-06
Yaounde (Cameroon)
Communication Specialist (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-15
Rome (Italy)
Assistant FAOR (Programme)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-06-06
Praia (Cape Verde)
Assistant FAOR (Administration)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-06-05
Gaborone (Botswana)
Statistics and Area Frame Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-29
teheran
Consultor Legal - Colombia
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-26
Bogotá (Colombia)
International Plant Protection Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
moldova, republic of
International Soil Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-05
moldova, republic of
Programme Specialist (various profiles - refer to Purpose of Call for Interest)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-13
Rome (Italy)
National Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-29
Beirut (Lebanon)
National Operations Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-29
Beirut (Lebanon)
Programme Officer (Reporting)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
Rome (Italy)
Consultor especialista en Gastronomía
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-29
Santiago (Chile)
International Consultant for Surveys on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) and Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulations (SHPFs)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-29
based
Technical Adviser (Food Security Information Systems and Analysis)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
Juba (South Sudan)
NATIONAL CONSULTANT – ITSPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-29
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Economist (Food Security Information System - FSIS)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
sana%27a
Senior Agricultural Officer (Plant Protection)
Level not specified
Closes: 2019-06-05
Bangkok (Thailand)