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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
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
Partnerships Officer (Coordinator, Civil Society Team) P3 IRC2612 OPC Rome, Italy 12/09/2014
SENIOR ECONOMIST (Global Perspectives) P5 IRC2593 ES Rome, Italy 15/09/2014
Senior Programme Officer P5 IRC2613 OSD Rome, Italy 26/09/2014

Professional Vacancies: Closed

Title Grade Number Expiry Date
Programme Officer (Partnership & Resources Mobilization) P3 IRC2268 19/02/2013
Partnership Officer (Monitoring/Right to Food) P2 IRC2265 15/02/2013
Technical Officer (Water Resources) P4 IRC2266 15/02/2013
Statistician P3 IRC2256 12/02/2013
Land Tenure Officer P4 IRC2262 12/02/2013
Fishery Officer (Marine Resources Management) P4 IRC2254 01/02/2013
Technical Officer (Water Quality) P4 IRC2253 31/01/2013
Senior Officer (Gender, Equality and Rural Development) P5 IRC2247 17/01/2013
Economist (Agribusiness) P4 IRC2225 08/01/2013
Communications Officer P2 IRC2241 04/01/2013
Finance Officer (Internal Vacancy Announcement) P3 IRC2233 03/01/2013
Evaluation Officer P4 IRC2240 03/01/2013
1 2 3 4 5 6

Professional Vacancies: Cancelled

Title Grade Number Cancellation Date
Food Safety Officer P3 2315-AGN 01/02/2011
Food Safety Officer (EMPRES) P4 2314-AGN 01/02/2011
Human Resources Officer (Organizational Design) P4 IRC2005 18/02/2011
Accountant P2 2259-AFS 29/03/2011
Agricultural Officer (Sustainable Intensification and Ecosystem Services) P3 2261-AGP 01/01/2010
Natural Resources Management Officer (Climate Change) P3 2236-NRC 27/01/2011
Plant Production and Protection Officer P4 2153-SLS 28/02/2011
Procurement Officer P2 2252-AFD 04/10/2011
Economist (Trade) P3 2139-EST 20/04/2011
Agriculture Extension Officer P4 2323-OEK 14/02/2011
Fishery and Aquaculture officer, P4 2251-SNO 09/05/2011
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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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