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Professional Vacancies

  • Professional staff are hired internationally and occupy leadership functions, or positions requiring significant technical expertise. Openings for professional jobs can be found at all duty stations where FAO is present.
  • External Candidates are offered a fixed-term appointment that is subject to a probationary period of 12 months that can be extended to a maximum period of 18 months.  Candidates recommended for appointment will be required to take language tests to establish the level of their language skills.  Should the candidate not meet the level of language skills elicited in the vacancy announcement at the time of recruitment, she/he will be required to acquire it within the probationary period before the appointment can be confirmed by FAO.  Please note that FAO offers courses to staff members in all six official languages. More information on the level of language skills at FAO can be found here.
  • All international professional staff job openings are listed below.  FAO particularly welcomes applications from women and individuals from Non- and Under-Represented Member Countries.

Professional Vacancies: Current

Title Grade Number Department Duty Station Expiry Date
Deputy FAO Representative P5 IRC2598 Regional Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 28/08/2014
Agribusiness Economist (Marketing) P4 IRC2602 AG Italy, Rome 03/09/2014
Senior Fishery Resources Officer P5 IRC2603 FI Italy, Rome 03/09/2014
Economist P3 IRC2591 TC Rome, Italy 04/09/2014
Senior Officer (Team Leader) P5 IRC2590 AG Rome, Italy 08/09/2014
Policy Officer P4 IRC2604 Regional Accra, GHANA 10/09/2014
Senior Fishery Industry Officer (Vessels/Fishing Operations) P5 IRC2519 FI Rome, Italy 12/09/2014
Livestock Policy Officer (Resource economics) P3 IRC2599 AG Rome, Italy 12/09/2014
Livestock Policy Officer (Livestock production systems) P4 IRC2601 AG Rome, Italy 12/09/2014
SENIOR ECONOMIST (Global Perspectives) P5 IRC2593 ES Rome, Italy 15/09/2014

Professional Vacancies: Closed

Title Grade Number Expiry Date
Senior Nutrition Officer (Policy) P5 IRC2357 03/09/2013
Senior Natural Resources Management Officer P5 IRC2355 30/08/2013
Gender Officer P4 IRC2347 07/08/2013
Finance Officer P2 IRC2345 26/07/2013
Forestry Officer (Forest Protection and Health) P4 IRC2334 04/07/2013
Agricultural Officer P4 IRC2338 28/06/2013
Ombudsman/Ethics Officer P5 IRC2339 28/06/2013
Staff Relations Officer P4 IRC2337 25/06/2013
Nutrition Officer P3 IRC2332 04/06/2013
Project Officer (Corporate Sustainability) P3 IRC2326 31/05/2013
Senior Adviser P5 IRC2327 23/05/2013
Economist P4 IRC2320 09/05/2013
Technical Officer (Soil management and partnership) P4 IRC2321 09/05/2013
Economist (Global Perspectives) P4 IRC2316 03/05/2013
Rural Development and Institutions Officer P2 IRC2304 09/04/2013
Senior Statistician P5 IRC2303 03/04/2013
Deputy FAO Representative P4 IRC2302 02/04/2013
test-david2 G5 12345 30/03/2013
Economist P3 IRC2301 29/03/2013
Advocacy Officer (Gender and indigenous peoples) P4 IRC2297 28/03/2013
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Professional Vacancies: Cancelled

Title Grade Number Cancellation Date
Plant Production and Protection Officer P3 IRC2079 09/04/2013
Senior Water Resources and Irrigation Officer P5 IRC2060 05/04/2013
Senior Food Safety and Quality Officer P5 IRC2067 31/01/2014
Senior Legal Officer P5 IRC2066 27/01/2014
Fishery Resources Officer P4 IRC2061 15/01/2014
Fishery Resources Officer (FishFinder Programme) P2 IRC2062 0
Finance Officer P3 IRC2057 26/09/2012
Economist P4 IRC2056 24/07/2013
Senior Trade Policy Officer P5 IRC2047 05/04/2013
Knowledge & Information Management Officer P2 IRC2054 22/01/2014
Forestry Officer - (Wood Products) P4 IRC2053 06/01/2014
Publishing Officer P3 IRC2048 22/01/2014
Food Standards Officer P4 IRC2036 04/04/2013
Economist (Global Perspectives) P3 IRC2046 05/04/2013
Liaison and Meetings Officer P3 IRC2050 22/01/2014
Senior Officer - (Food Safety Risk Assessment) P5 2588-AGN 06/06/2012
Agri-Food Systems Officer P4 IRC2035 05/04/2013
Legal Officer P3 2582-LEG 28/11/2011
Technical Officer (Biodiversity and Environment) P3 2566-NRD 0
Operations Manager, CIO-OSDSC P4 2577-CIO 29/08/2011
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Professional Vacancies: Filled


2551-AGN Food Standards Officer, P-3    
2551-AGN Food Standards Officer, P-3    
2511-SFS Food Safety and Quality Officer, P-4    
2541-CSA Accountant, P-2    
2579-SFE Fishery and Aquaculture Officer, P-4    
2542-SFE Senior Land and Water Officer, P-5    
2592-AGE Technical Officer (Animal Health), P-3    
2568-RAP Programme Officer, P-2    
2539-SNE Senior Policy Officer, P-5    
2524-AGP Programme Specialist (Agriculture), P-3    
2518-AGE Programme Officer, P-4    
IRC-2051 Chief, Interpretation Group, P-5
IRC-2077 Senior Gender Officer (Policy), P-5    
2557-AGN  Senior Officer, P-5    
IRC-2085 Finance Officer (Investment Risk), P-4    
IRC-2037 Forestry Officer (Statistics), P-2    
2530-RAP Technical Officer (Water Resources Development & Conservation), P-3  
IRC-2073 Forestry Officer, P-4    
2551-AGN Food Standards Officer, P-3    
IRC-2095 Natural Resources Officer, P-4    
IRC-2055 Programme Officer, P-4    
2580-EST Economist (Food Security Assessment and Early Warning), P-3   
IRC-2125 Senior Strategy and Planning Officer, P-5    
2512-SAP Policy Officer, P-3    
IRC-2084 Internal Auditor (2 posts), P-3    
IRC-2084 Internal Auditor (2 posts), P-3    
IRC-2098 Human Resources Officer (Santiago, Chile), P-4    
2538-RLC Senior Fishery and Aquaculture Officer, P-5    
IRC-2087 Field Programme Officer, P-4   


2506 FOM    Forestry Officer, P-3

2351 OSP Strategy and Planning Officer, P-3

2509 AGN Food Safety Officer (EMPRES Information), P-3

2529 EST Economist (Trade), P-4 (two posts)

2532 RLC Programme Officer (FAOR Network), P-4

2504 RAP Field Programme Officer, P-4

2519 AGN Food Safety and Quality Officer, P-3

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