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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 Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-28
Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan)
EuFMD – Programme Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-10-31
Rome (Italy)
Gender and Climate Change Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-27
Rome (Italy)
Administrative Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-27
Tehrān (Iran)
Finance Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-27
Tehrān (Iran)
International Consultant – Horticulture Value chain Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-08-01
rwanda
Child Labour Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-08-03
Rome (Italy)
HEAD of FIELD OFFICE (HoFO)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-27
South Sudan (South Sudan)
Programme Support Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-27
Juba (South Sudan)
Network Technician
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-24
Rome (Italy)
Digital Capacity Development Specialist(s)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-27
Rome (Italy)
National Communication and Reporting Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-24
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
National Laboratory Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-24
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-24
Kampala (Uganda)
Geospatial Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-24
Rome (Italy)
Programme and Business Development and Resource Mobilization Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-24
Rome (Italy)
Data scientist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-24
Rome (Italy)
National Field Enumerator (two positions)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-24
arbil
Project Field Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-23
Cotabato (Philippines)
National Project Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-23
Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan)
National Coordinator on long-term agricultural extension system
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-23
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Team Leader (International) – Animal Health and Food Safety
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-23
Mongolia (Mongolia)
FISHING OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-01-07
various locations
Field Administrative and Financial Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-23
Santiago (Chile)
Value Chain Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-22
Juba (South Sudan)
National Forestry and Charcoal Value Chain Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-22
Juba (South Sudan)
OHR Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-29
Rome (Italy)
International Feasibility Study Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-21
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Project Coordinator (Operation)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-07-21
Antananarivo (Madagascar)
International Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-21
Budapest (Hungary)
National Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-24
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-27
Kiev (Ukraine)
Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-27
Antananarivo (Madagascar)
Nutrition and Food Systems Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-27
El Fasher (Sudan)
Subregional Resilience Officer (Team Leader)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-07-27
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-27
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
PROGRAMME SPECIALIST- Prevention of SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE (SEA)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-27
Rome (Italy)
International Legal Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-20
Baghdad (Iraq)
National Legal Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-20
Baghdad (Iraq)
International Food Safety Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-20
Maputo (Mozambique)
International Nutrition Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-20
Maputo (Mozambique)
NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-20
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Project Manager
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-20
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Project Technical Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-20
Baku (Azerbaijan)
National Feasibility Study Consultant on Mitigation, Adaptation and Socio-economic aspects
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-20
Baku (Azerbaijan)
International Nutrition Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-17
Maputo (Mozambique)
Publications Coordinator and Editor (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Russian languages)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-17
Rome (Italy)
Emergency Operations Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
various locations
Analyste des conflits
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-24
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Animal Health Officer (Veterinary Public Health And Antimicrobial Resistance)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-07-23
Rome (Italy)
AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-08-01
cagayan de oro city
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2020-07-23
Seoul (Korea (Republic of))
Project Technical Clearance Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Economist (Food Security Early Warning)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-23
Rome (Italy)
Economist (Trade)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-23
Rome (Italy)
Communication Specialist (Internal Communications)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-23
Rome (Italy)
International Phytosanitary Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-16
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
National Consultant for Communication and Outreach (NC-Communication)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-16
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
National Programme Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-16
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
Social Security Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Rome (Italy)
National Migration and Social Protection Consultant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Kampala (Uganda)
Project Coordinator (2 positions)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
various locations
Provincial Coordinator (01 position)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Peshāwar (Pakistan)
Livelihoods Programme Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Kampala (Uganda)
Admin & Finance Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Karachi (Pakistan)
NSHR - VA Template PSA.NAT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
cagayan de oro city
Forest health specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-29
Budapest (Hungary)
Forestry GIS Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Budapest (Hungary)
Silviculture Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-29
Budapest (Hungary)
National Project Coordinator (NPC)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
Technical Project Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
National Consultant for HRBA, CSA for National Forest Monitoring (NC-HRBA)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
INTERNATIONAL MONITORING AND EVALUATION CONSULTANT
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
Khartoum (Sudan)
English Language Teacher
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-22
Rome (Italy)
Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Lusaka (Zambia)
National Climate Information System Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-14
Tehrān (Iran)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-14
Bangkok (Thailand)
Office 365 developer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-15
Rome (Italy)
FOOD SECURITY CLUSTER/SECTOR COORDINATOR
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-28
Rome (Italy)
Food Security and Agricultural Livelihoods Assessment Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-21
various locations
GF-TADs Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-21
Rome (Italy)
Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-07-21
Seoul (Korea (Republic of))
Evaluation Consultants (Team leader and team member for the final evaluation of the second phase of the “Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agricultural Policies” Programme)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-26
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Early Waning Anticipatory Action Specialist (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-14
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Human Resources Officer (Head Regional HR Unit)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-07-17
Santiago (Chile)
Consultant(s) for Rapid Evidence Assessment
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-16
various locations
Agribusiness Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-07-14
Accra (Ghana)
Software Developer (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-14
Rome (Italy)
FISHERIES INFORMATION SPECIALISTS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Evaluation and Food Safety Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Agribusiness/Marketing Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2020-07-16
Philippines (Philippines)
General Legal Affairs Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2020-07-16
Rome (Italy)
EuFMD – Technical Specialist (Various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
various locations
Locust Management Specialists (various topics)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-08-30
various locations
National Professional Officer (Coffee Breeder)
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-03
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
National Professional Officer (Sub-Tropical Fruits Breeder)
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-03
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
National Professional Officer (Honeybee Breeder)
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-08-03
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Needs Assessments and SDG2 Monitoring Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-25
Rome (Italy)
Food Security and Nutrition Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-25
Rome (Italy)