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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

EuFMD - Programme Specialist (various profiles)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-01
Multiple locations (Various)
Language and Documentation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-06
Rome (Italy)
Coordinator, Multilingual Documentation
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-06
Rome (Italy)
Personal técnico en Monitoreo, Reporte y Verificación (MRV) para el Proyecto ’’Promoviendo la ganadería climáticamente inteligente en la República Dominicana’’
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-29
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Coordinador(a) de proyecto Cerrando Brechas Extendiendo la Protección Social para las Mujeres en México OP 38/2019
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-29
Mexico (Mexico)
Development Finance Analyst (Policy)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-29
Rome (Italy)
National Fisheries Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-29
Yemen (Yemen)
National Animal Health Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-29
Hodeidah (Yemen)
Knowledge Management, Communication and Reporting Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-28
Yangon (Myanmar)
Especialista en Cambio Climático
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-27
Tena (Ecuador)
National Agricultural Value Chain Consultant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-27
Gambella (Ethiopia)
Coordinador (a) Programa GEF
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-27
Managua (Nicaragua)
Deputy Manager IPPC ePhyto Solution Project
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-27
Rome (Italy)
Coordinator, Innovation for Green Jobs in Agriculture
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-27
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Auxiliar de Viajes
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-28
Guatemala (Guatemala)
Asistente Administrativo (Proyecto Regional Trabajando juntos para combatir la Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos/ UNJP/SLS/001/EC)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-05
Santiago (Chile)
Asistente Administrativo (Proyecto Regional Trabajando juntos para combatir la Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos/ UNJP/SLS/001/EC)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-05
Santiago (Chile)
Senior Fishery Officer (Fish Value Chains)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-12-03
Rome (Italy)
Coordinador de proyecto
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-27
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Coordinador técnico
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-27
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Técnico Forestal en monitoreo de gases de efecto Invernadero-GEI
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-27
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Asistente administrativo
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-27
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Técnico Forestal para elaboración de la línea base para la deforestación, degradación, ganadería y monitoreo general del proyecto
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-29
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Técnico en Sistemas de Información Geográfica, teledetección e indicadores de fragmentación del paisaje
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-29
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Técnico Forestal para apoyar la elaboración de la propuesta
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-29
Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
Finance and Administration Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-26
Yangon (Myanmar)
Training Coordinator (National)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-26
Yangon (Myanmar)
Logistics Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-25
Yemen (Yemen)
Programme Specialist (Strategic Planning And Resource Mobilization)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-25
Amman (Jordan)
Head Nurse
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-12-02
Rome (Italy)
OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-25
Lusaka (Zambia)
Sub-Office Coordinator - Aden
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-25
Yemen (Yemen)
Sub-Office Coordinator - Hodeida
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-11-25
Hodeidah (Yemen)
Team Leader, final GEF project evaluation, Iran
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Senior Animal Health Officer (Infectious Diseases)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-11-29
Rome (Italy)
Senior Economist (Social Protection)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-11-29
Rome (Italy)
Project Officer (International Year of Plant Health)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-11-29
Rome (Italy)
Information Technology Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-11-29
Rome (Italy)
Especialista en Sistematización y gestión del conocimiento
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-22
Panama (United States of America)
Sub-Office Coordinator – (IBB)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-22
Ibb (Yemen)
Asistente Administrativo/a y Contable
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-22
Bogotá (Colombia)
Head Nurse
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-30
Rome (Italy)
Técnico/a Administrativo/a
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-22
Bogotá (Colombia)
Asistente Administrativo
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-22
Bogotá (Colombia)
Consultant national en aquaculture
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-21
Bukavu (Congo Democratic)
Consultant national pour la conservation du poisson
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-21
Kalemie (Congo Democratic)
Facilitador/a nacional – Mecanismo para Bosques y Fincas (FFF)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-21
Quito (Ecuador)
IT Assistant in Decentralized Offices
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-29
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
National Technical Advisor – Information Systems
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-20
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Consultor(a) en Monitoreo y Análisis de Precios Agroalimentarios
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-20
Mexico (Mexico)
Especialista Nacional en Metodologías de Modelos de Negocios Inclusivos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-20
Mexico (Mexico)
Especialista Nacional Esquemas Operativos para la Certificación de Almacenamiento
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-20
Mexico (Mexico)
Technical Adviser (Agricultural Research and Extension Expert)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-11-26
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-11-26
Tehrān (Iran)
Project Coordinator - RECLIMA
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-26
San Salvador (El Salvador)
Geographic Indications Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-18
Tete (Mozambique)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-25
Sofia (Bulgaria)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-11-25
Sofia (Bulgaria)
Consultoría en Desarrollo Rural Territorial
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-18
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Membre d’équipe - Specialiste en évaluation, santé et production animale
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-18
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Human Resources Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-11-25
Rome (Italy)
Ombudsman
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-11-29
Rome (Italy)
Information Technology Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-22
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Records Management Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-21
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Information Resources Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-21
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
CONSULTOR NACIONAL PARA LA GESTIÓN OPERATIVA
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-12-11
Asunción (Paraguay)
CONSULTOR NACIONAL ESPECIALISTA EN MONITOREO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-12-11
Asunción (Paraguay)
CONSULTOR NACIONAL ESPECIALISTA EN GENERO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-12-11
Asunción (Paraguay)
CONSULTOR NACIONAL – ASISTENTE FINANCIERO
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-12-11
Asunción (Paraguay)
National Professional Officer (South-South Cooperation)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2019-11-20
Accra (Ghana)
Especialista en Innovación Tecnológica para el Proyecto AGRIADAPTA (backstopping)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-19
Managua (Nicaragua)
Field Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-19
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Finance Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-19
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Administrative Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-19
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Travel Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-19
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-19
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Senior Driver
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-11-19
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Security Officer (Headquarters Coordinator)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-11-19
Rome (Italy)
Senior Inter–Agency Coordinator on One Health
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-18
Rome (Italy)
Executive Secretary Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2019-11-25
Rome (Italy)
RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AND PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST (EMERGENCY AND RESILIENCE DIVISION)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-27
Rome (Italy)
Programador y Desarrollador GIS WEB
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-23
Lima (Peru)
Information Technology Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-18
Bogotá (Colombia)
Information Technology Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-18
Bogotá (Colombia)
CONSULTORÍA INTERNACIONAL – GERENTE DE PROYECTO
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-25
Asunción (Paraguay)
CONSULTORÍA INTERNACIONAL – GERENTE DE PROYECTO
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-11-25
Asunción (Paraguay)
International Value Chain Development Specialist/ Socio-economist (Fisheries and Aquaculture)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-17
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Water Economist/Impact Assessment Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-11-18
Rome (Italy)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-12-27
Quezon City (Philippines)
Training Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2020-01-07
Zamboanga (Philippines)
Operations Associate for TEFSO, Royal Forest Department, Thailand
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-11-20
Bangkok (Thailand)
Development Law Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-10
Rome (Italy)
Technical Adviser (Farming System Analyst/Agronomist)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-12-03
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Technical Adviser (Agricultural Cooperatives Expert)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-12-03
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAP Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2019-12-31
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2019-12-31
Rome (Italy)
Call For Expression Of Interest – RNE Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2019-12-31
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RAF Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2019-12-31
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – FAO Regional, Sub-regional, Country Offices or Headquarters Fellows Programme
Fellows Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-12-31
Various locations
Call For Expression Of Interest – RLC Regular Volunteer Programme
Volunteer Programme - Both Nationally and Internationally recruited
Closes: 2019-12-31
Various locations