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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 Water Resources and Irrigation Officer P5 IRC2298 28/03/2013
Policy Officer P3 IRC2299 28/03/2013
Policy Officer P4 IRC2293 27/03/2013
Senior Field Programme Officer P5 IRC2294 27/03/2013
Liaison Officer P4 IRC2287 22/03/2013
Contracts Officer P4 IRC2285 21/03/2013
Forestry Officer (Remote Sensing) P4 IRC2286 21/03/2013
Economist (Global Perspectives) P3 IRC2281 15/03/2013
Field Security Officer P2 IRC2282 15/03/2013
Legal Officer P2 IRC2280 12/03/2013
Legal Officer P4 IRC2279 08/03/2013
Senior Programme Officer (Governance) P5 IRC2275 05/03/2013
Programme Officer (Governance) P3 IRC2276 05/03/2013
Programme Development Officer P4 IRC2274 28/02/2013
Aquaculture Officer (Economics) P3 IRC2272 26/02/2013
Senior Economist (Trade Policy) P5 IRC2250 22/02/2013
Coordinator (Programming and Language Support) P4 IRC2270 22/02/2013
Terminology Officer P3 IRC2271 22/02/2013
Programme Officer (Translation Outsourcing) P3 IRC2269 21/02/2013
Programme Officer (Partnership & Resources Mobilization) P3 IRC2268 19/02/2013
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Professional Vacancies: Cancelled

Title Grade Number Cancellation Date
Programme Coordinator (INTERNAL) P5 2574-FOD 15/09/2011
Senior Food Safety and Quality Officer P5 IRC2032 16/04/2013
Senior Officer - (Team Leader) P5 2553-FOM 16/06/2011
Food Security Officer P4 2543-TCS 07/06/2011
Senior Land and Water Officer P5 2542-SFE 0
Contracts Officer P-1/P-2 2190-AFS 10/06/2011
Land and Water Development Engineer P4 2536-TCI 22/09/2011
Agro-Industries Officer (Post-harvest Systems) P3 2517-AGS 09/09/2011
Contracts Officer (Letter of Agreement) P4 2527-CSAP 24/09/2012
Human Resources Officer (Strategy) P3 IRC2007 08/07/2011
Fishery and Aquaculture Officer P4 2501-SLM 26/09/2011
Plant Production and Protection Officer P4 IRC2029 16/05/2012
Economist (Commodities) P3 2513-EST 09/10/2012
Agri-Food Systems Officer P4 IRC2028 04/04/2013
Outreach Specialist P4 2475-OCE 24/02/2011
Economist P3 2508-ESA 23/09/2010
SENIOR STATISTICIAN, (Food security and social statistics) P5 2491-ESS 01/02/2011
Conference Officer P4 2467-CSC 21/12/2011
Strategy and Planning Officer, (Enterprise Risk Management) P4 2482-OSP 01/06/2012
Communication for Development Officer P2 2487-OEK 13/10/2011
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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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