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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Headquarter: Rome, Italy
United Nations System
Rome, Italy

About FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. 

FAO aims to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.

"We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger."

FAO is hiring now
150 job openings
Working at FAO

FAO offers a dynamic and multicultural work environment; staff from over 100 countries specializing in diverse fields provide a truly international workplace.

FAO offers 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.

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 is committed to achieving the best results while respecting workforce diversity and ensuring a broad representation of nationals of our member countries. Particular attention is paid to candidates from developing countries and gender balance; qualified females are encouraged to apply.

What qualities are we looking for?

  • PROFESSIONALISM. To be professional is to be dedicated, thorough and efficient in meeting deadlines and achieving results. It means demonstrating know-how in your area of work, and in any situation, presenting the best possible appearance, commitment and pride in your work.
  • RESPECT. Diversity is one of the pillars of FAO and the Organization recognizes that the diversity of its staff is essential in tackling its work. We are called to respect and learn from each other’s differences and rely on them to find creative ways to solve everyday challenges.
  • FLEXIBILITY. FAO staff are willing to share their practice and experience, to move from one duty station to another, as well as to change office and position inside of the Organization in order to create an experienced and versatile workforce.
  • INTEGRITY. Acting with integrity is performing in an unbiased and honest manner at all times. When you work at FAO this means living the values of the Organization in your daily activities and behavior. Integrity upholds the professionalism of the staff.

Note: calls for Expression of Interest and Vacancy Announcements are removed automatically from the career site at 23:59 CET on the closing date.