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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,

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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

International Consultant - Climate Smart Agriculture
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-28
Accra (Ghana)
International Technical Advisor (Zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance) (ECTAD)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-24
Hanoi (Vietnam)
National Project Personnel - Project Coordinator (SRAS)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-05-21
Pakistan (Pakistan)
Policy / Regulation Expert
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-21
Harare (Zimbabwe)
FAO Regular Volunteer Programme for the World Food Forum
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2021-08-31
various locations
Fishery Officer (Aquaculture Biosecurity)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-05-28
Rome (Italy)
National Legal Specialist - Saint Lucia
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-19
Saint Lucia (Malta)
National Consultant on Farmer Field School and Sheep Feed Production
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-20
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Communications specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-05-27
Tunis (Tunisia)
Information Technology Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-20
Beirut (Lebanon)
Operations Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-20
Dakar (Senegal)
EVALUATION SPECIALISTS (Various Profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-23
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
GIS SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-21
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Regional Private Sector Partnerships Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-28
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Legal Specialist – Guyana
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-19
Georgetown (Guyana)
National Legal Specialist – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-19
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
National Legal Specialist – Antigua and Barbuda
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-19
Antigua and Barbuda
National Legal Specialist - Barbados
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-19
Barbados (Barbados)
NATIONAL IRRIGATION ENGINEER
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-19
Baghdad (Iraq)
NATIONAL GENDER SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-19
Baghdad (Iraq)
Programme Officer (Operations/Capacity Development)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-26
Rome (Italy)
National Legal Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-20
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Technical Advisor - Laboratory and Field Implementation
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-20
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Project Technical Adviser
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-27
Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-25
Rome (Italy)
Finance Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-18
prince
National consultant – Mobile Developer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-18
Maputo (Mozambique)
Programme Assistant Child labour in Agriculture
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-18
Kampala (Uganda)
National Consultant on GIS/RS and Data Management
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-20
Vientiane (Lao )
National Legal Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-18
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
HR Specialist (Performance Management & Engagement)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-25
Rome (Italy)
Learning and Development Specialist/ Learning Designer and Producer Specialist – Various Profiles
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-25
various locations
EVALUATION SPECIALIST (SEVERAL POSITIONS)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-28
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Agri-Product Development and Project Coordination Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Human Resources Analyst
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Sanaa (Yemen)
Human Resources Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Sanaa (Yemen)
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-21
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-21
Rome (Italy)
De-risking and blended finance expert
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Personnel – Fisheries, Aquaculture & Marine Resource Management
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Monrovia (Liberia)
Consultant to prepare the Evaluation Report for Project TR 003-2021
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultant to prepare the Operational Data Report for Project TR 004-2021
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-15
Brasilia (Brazil)
Procurement Assistant (National Consultant)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-27
Budapest (Hungary)
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (Specialist)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-27
Rome (Italy)
Gender, Environment and Climate Change Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Regional Private Sector Partnerships Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-20
Accra (Ghana)
National Specialist for data collection
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-20
Baku (Azerbaijan)
Procurement Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-20
Cairo (Egypt)
Programme Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-20
Kigali (Rwanda)
Economist (Price Monitoring and Analysis)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Rome (Italy)
Assistant FAO Representative (Administration)
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-05-20
Maseru (Lesotho)
Communication Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Amman (Jordan)
Rehabilitation Works Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-11
Beirut (Lebanon)
Regional Gender Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
various locations
National Human Resource Management and Training Specialist (2 positions)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
IPPC Communication Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Rome (Italy)
COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-06-09
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Senior Programme Advisor
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
coxs bazaar
National Project Personnel -Technical Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Mongolia (Mongolia)
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (Analyst)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-12
Rome (Italy)
Food Safety and Quality Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-19
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Operations Officer (ECTAD Regional Operations Officer)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-19
Accra (Ghana)
Land and Water Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-17
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
National Project Personnel -Project Administrative and Finance Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-05-11
Cotabato (Philippines)
Enterprise Development/Marketing Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-05-11
Cotabato (Philippines)
National Project Personnel - Project Field Assistant (2)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-05-11
Cotabato (Philippines)
RAF HR Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-18
various locations
Emergency Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-25
various locations
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-10
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-17
Baghdad (Iraq)
International Legal Expert/Specialist (focus on One Health and Trade law)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Implementation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-10
Monrovia (Liberia)
Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-05-10
Kampala (Uganda)
National legal consultant for Armenia
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-10
Yerevan (Armenia)
Language Service Assistant (French Translation Group)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-17
Rome (Italy)
Senior Animal Production and Health Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-05-17
Accra (Ghana)
Agricultural Officer (Innovation and digital agriculture)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-17
Bangkok (Thailand)
Field Technical Specialist on Animal Protein Value Chain
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-21
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Project Personnel - Field Project Facilitator (2 positions one in Luang Prabang and one in Oudomxay)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
lao people%27s democratic republic
National Project Personnel - Provincial Project Coordinator (2 positions one in Luangprabang and one in Oudomxay)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-05-18
lao people%27s democratic republic
Investment Support Officer (multiple specializations)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-05-19
various locations
Senior GCF consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-11
Panama (United States of America)
International Consultant on the LEADER Approach
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-11
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Consultant -Cooperatives Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-18
Belize
National Consultant Agro-processing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-18
Belize
National Consultant Agro-processing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-18
Jamaica (Cuba)
National Consultant -Marketing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-18
Bahamas
National Consultant Agro-processing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-18
Bahamas
FOOD SECURITY CLUSTER/SECTOR COORDINATOR
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-25
various locations
National Professional Officer (Senior Forest Management Expert)
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-06-16
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Call for Expression Of Interest - Temporary General Services Positions G1/G2
GS-1/GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-07-31
Rome (Italy)
EVALUATION SPECIALIST (SEVERAL POSITIONS)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-15
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Professional Officer (Sub-Tropical Fruits Breeder)
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-06-18
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
National Professional Officer (Administration)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Human Resources Associate (Shared Services Centre)
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Budapest (Hungary)
Investigation Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-05-23
Rome (Italy)
Assistant du Représentant de la FAO (Programme)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-05-14
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
International legal consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Maputo (Mozambique)
Senior Communication Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Rome (Italy)
Senior Animal Health Officer (Global Programme Coordinator, ECTAD)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-05-13
Rome (Italy)