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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

Greenhouse gas analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-12
Rome (Italy)
Consultor/a para el Monitoreo y Evaluación de los Programas de la SADER
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-29
Mexico (Mexico)
Especialista de Coordinación Clúster SAN
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-29
Bogotá (Colombia)
Senior Technical Advisor
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-31
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Assistant (e) Administratif (ve)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-31
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
International Consultant for NTFPs (Non-Timber Forest Products) Value Chains Development
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-29
Praia (Cape Verde)
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-29
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
Provincial Coordinator, Chilgoza GEF Project
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-29
Pakistan (Pakistan)
National – Strategy Planning Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-29
Mbabane (Swaziland)
International Situational Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-29
based
National Climate Change and Risk Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-27
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Human Resources Support Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-26
Ankara (Turkey)
National Project Coordinator, NPC (Fisheries Specialist)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-27
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Field Supervisor ( 02 positions )
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-27
Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Consultoría Nacional para articular las iniciativas en curso de la FAO en relación a la Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-26
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Irrigation Engineer
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-26
Rome (Italy)
Agroéconomiste, spécialiste en sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-26
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Specialiste en Infrastructures rurales
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-26
Bangui (Central African Republic)
Agro-Forestry Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-26
Uganda (Uganda)
Program Associate - Livestock Production
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-26
Arua (Uganda)
National Project Coordinator
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-26
Kampala (Uganda)
Regional Agro-Pastoral and Farmer Field School Assistant
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-26
Uganda (Uganda)
Consultor Especialista en Desarrollo Económico / Financiero en Emprendimientos Comunitarios
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-26
La Paz (Bolivia)
Consultor Especialista en Transformación y Producción
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-26
La Paz (Bolivia)
Water Management Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-26
Uganda (Uganda)
Human Resources Support Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-25
Ankara (Turkey)
Human Resources Support Assistant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-25
Ankara (Turkey)
Farmer Field School (FFS) Data Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-25
Angola (United States of America)
Farmer Field School (FFS) Data Analyst
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-25
Angola (United States of America)
Farmer Field School (FFS) Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-25
Angola (United States of America)
Encargado Macrozonal para el proyecto “Establecimiento de una Red de Sistemas Importantes del Patrimonio Agrícola Nacional (SIPAN)” - Región de Antofagasta
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-25
Chile
Assistant(e) de bureau
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-08-01
prince
Technical Adviser (Honey Bee Breeder)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Technical Adviser (Fisheries Management Expert)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Assistant for National Animal Health Programme
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-25
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Technical Adviser (Subtropical Fruits Breeder)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Technical Adviser (Cereals Breeder)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Evaluation Techniques and Training Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-25
based
International Consultant on Sapling Certification Scheme
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-25
based
Communication Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Khartoum (Sudan)
Office Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-08-01
Victoria (Malta)
Technical Adviser (Coffee Breeder)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-01
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Operations Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-31
Juba (South Sudan)
Assistant for National Animal Health Programme
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-24
Tbilisi (Georgia)
Técnico (a) Territorial para el Programa de Alimentación Escolar
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-24
San Marcos (Honduras)
Consultor técnico em gestão e monitoramento ambiental III
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultor em tecnologias para aquicultura em águas continentais da União
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISER
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-24
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Consultor em regulamentação aplicada à aquicultura e à pesca artesana
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultor em cadeias produtivas da piscicultura marinha e malacocultura
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-23
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultor em aquicultura continental
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-23
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultor em comercialização da aquicultura ornamental
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
Consultor em cadeias produtivas da piscicultura marinha e malacocultura
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-24
Brasilia (Brazil)
Food Security Integrated Approach Program-Component Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-23
Nairobi (Kenya)
Publications Coordinator
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-08-08
Rome (Italy)
National Income Generation Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-24
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Consultor Nacional en Pérdidas y Desperdicios de Alimentos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-23
Mexico (Mexico)
Livestock Monitoring & Information Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes: 2019-07-23
Juba (South Sudan)
Conference Officer (Liaison with Member Countries)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-23
Rome (Italy)
EuFMD – Learning Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-10-20
Various Locations (Various)
Logistics Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-22
Juba (South Sudan)
JUNIOR PROFESSIONAL OFFICER
P-1, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-09-09
Various Locations (Various)
CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING SPECIALIST (NATIONAL)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Gender and Socio-economic Analyst
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
NSHR - VA Template - NPP
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Fisheries Policy and Strategy Analyst
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Statistician, data analyses
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Luanda (Angola)
Statistician, data analyses
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Luanda (Angola)
Livestock and climate change specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Rome (Italy)
Team Leader and/or Team Member of Evaluation team
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
based
Team Leader and/or Team Member of Evaluation team
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
based
Consultor en Gestión de Proyectos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor en Gestión de Proyectos
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor/a Asistente Técnico Junior
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor/a Asistente Técnico Junior
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor/a Especialista en Degradación y Desertificación
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor/a Especialista en Degradación y Desertificación
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor/a Asistente Técnico sistemas de información geográfica
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor/a Asistente Técnico sistemas de información geográfica
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor/a Asistente Técnico Junior
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor Cooperación Sur-Sur
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Brasilia (Brazil)
Letter of Agreement (LoA) Associate (National)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Consultant - Finance and Accounts
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-07-25
Accra (Ghana)
International Pesticide Registration Toolkit Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
International Plastic Container Consultant
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
International Laboratory Specialist
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
International Legal Specialist (Pesticides)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Remote sensing, monitoring and/or management and sustainable livelihoods specialist - peatlands and mangroves
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-24
Various Locations (Various)
Remote sensing, monitoring and/or management and sustainable livelihoods specialist - peatlands and mangroves
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-24
Various Locations (Various)
Driver ( 2 Positions)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Driver ( 2 Positions)
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Training and Logistic/ Procurement Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Training and Logistic/ Procurement Associate
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Operations Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
National Operations Specialist
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Consultor/a Especialista en género
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Quito (Ecuador)
Consultor/a Especialista en género
NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Quito (Ecuador)
Senior Evaluation Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Various Locations (Various)
Senior Evaluation Specialists
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-18
Various Locations (Various)