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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

Nutrition Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-11
Sanaa (Yemen)
Gender Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-11
Sanaa (Yemen)
Access Sensitive Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-11
Sanaa (Yemen)
PROJECT DESIGN SPECIALIST (ADAPTATION FUND)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-18
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Knowledge Management Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-03-18
Rome (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-18
Rome (Italy)
Investment Support Officer (multiple specializations)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-25
various locations
Office Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-18
Rome (Italy)
Technical Adviser (Climate Resilient Agriculture)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-18
Quetta (Pakistan)
Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-18
Kampala (Uganda)
Senior Fishery Officer (Divisional Support)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-03-18
Rome (Italy)
Technical Adviser (Food Security and Agriculture Cluster Coordinator - FSAC)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-17
Sanaa (Yemen)
Fisheries Officer (IOTC Compliance)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-17
Victoria (Malta)
National Project Personnel (PHP Web Applications Developer)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-10
Kenya (Kenya)
National Project Personnel (Java Developer)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-10
Kenya (Kenya)
Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-17
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel (DevOps Engineer)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-10
Kenya (Kenya)
National Project Personnel - ASP.Net Web Applications Developer
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-10
Kenya (Kenya)
Research Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-10
Islamabad (Pakistan)
International Consultant - Direct Access to GCF & Private Sector Mobilization
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-10
Kabul (Afghanistan)
International Consultant - Further Development of the Afghanistan Country Programme to the GCF
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-10
Kabul (Afghanistan)
GENDER AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-10
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Entomologist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-10
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Graphic Design and Presentation Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-24
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
National Evaluation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-10
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Photo and Video Production Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-24
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Measurement, Reporting and Verifications (MRV) Climate Finance Flows Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-10
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Institutional Capacity Development and GCF Stakeholders Engagement Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-10
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Sustainable Agriculture Policy Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-13
Rome (Italy)
Support to Governance and member Liaison
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-23
Rome (Italy)
International Legal Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-16
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National Gender and Socio-economic Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-16
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Senior Technical Officer (Deputy Secretary - ITPGRFA)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Rome (Italy)
Project Officer (Monitoring and Reporting)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Rome (Italy)
Reporting and Communications Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-09
East Jerusalem (Palestinian Territory)
National Project Personnel – Monitoring & Evaluation
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel – Monitoring & Evaluation
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
Natural Resources Officer (Environmental and Social Safeguards and Sustainability)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Rome (Italy)
National Project Personnel – District Team Leader (10 positions)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-09
Pakistan (Pakistan)
National Project Personnel – Gender
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
National Project Personnel – Horticulture
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
National Project Personnel – Livestock
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-09
Quetta (Pakistan)
Specialist in Agri-Food systems Science and Innovation
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Rome (Italy)
Economist (Commodity Market and Policy Analysis)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Rome (Italy)
Economist (Medium-Term Outlook)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Rome (Italy)
Economist (Rural Development)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Cairo (Egypt)
Technician for the Agroecological Centers (4 Positions)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-25
various locations
Project Support Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
various locations
National Project Coordinator (NPC)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-02-25
Luanda (Angola)
Technical Officer (Funding Strategy)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
Rome (Italy)
Fishery Officer (Fish Value Chains)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
Rome (Italy)
Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Project Officer (Pastoralism and transhumance)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
n%27djamena
Operations Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
Sanaa (Yemen)
Knowledge Management, Communication and Publishing specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-30
various locations
Suriname Finance Sector Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Paramaribo (Suriname)
Suriname Forest Economist Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Paramaribo (Suriname)
Evaluation Specialist - Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) – Cluster Evaluation
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Natural Resources Officer (Environmental Sustainability)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-04
Rome (Italy)
National Food Security and Agricultural Livelihoods Assessment Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-02-25
Monrovia (Liberia)
International Livestock Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-25
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Procurement Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-04
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Field Programme Associate
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-04
Bangkok (Thailand)
Contact Centre Assistant (Travel)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-04
Santiago (Chile)
Senior Agricultural Economist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-08
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Agriculture Governance and Institutions Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Mandaluyong City (Philippines)
Field Engineer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
various locations
Food Security Analyst
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Sanaa (Yemen)
Geospatial Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Rome (Italy)
National Animal Health and Policy Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Vientiane (Lao )
National Epidemiology and Laboratory Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Vientiane (Lao )
National Project Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Vientiane (Lao )
Agro-ecological zoning consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-08
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
National Operations Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2021-03-05
Tbilisi (Georgia)
NAITS Help Desk Support Persons
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Project Field Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Tuguegarao City (Philippines)
National Farming Systems Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Tuguegarao City (Philippines)
National Consultant on Statistics
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Tirana (Albania)
National consultant for market needs assessment
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Jordan (Jordan)
National Lead Consultant/ Business Incubator Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Jamaica (Cuba)
National Lead Consultant/ Business Incubator Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Bahamas
National Lead Consultant/ Business Incubator Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Belize
National Consultant Agro-processing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Bahamas
National Consultant Agro-processing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Belize
National Consultant – Cooperatives Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Belize
National Consultant -Marketing
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Bahamas
National Consultant -Digital Agriculture Solutions
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Bahamas
Conductor - PROEZA
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Asunción (Paraguay)
International IT Data Archiving Systems Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
National IT Data Archiving Systems Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Cotonou (Benin)
Personal Assistant to Head of Office
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Baku (Azerbaijan)
International Security Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
various locations
National Project Personnel (Project Management)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Project Coordinator (Team leader)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-08
Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
Good Practices Documentation Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
International Food Safety Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Harare (Zimbabwe)
International Land and Water Resources Management Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy

Harare (Zimbabwe)
International Senior Policy Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Finance Analyst
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Sanaa (Yemen)