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FAO Vacancies (current) (full)

Title Grade Department IRC Number Duty Station Deadline
Operations Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5679 Various duty stations 1535320800
Social Protection Officer (Child Labour In Agriculture) P3 Economic and Social Development IRC5664 Italy, Rome 1535580000

FAO Vacancies (closed)

Title Grade Department IRC Number Duty Station Deadline
Technical Adviser P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3771 El Fasher, Sudan 1484521200
Policy Officer (FIRST Programme) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3797 Havana, Cuba 1484866800
Land Tenure Officer P4 Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development IRC3800 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1485298800
Senior Land Tenure Officer P5 Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development IRC3803 Rome, Italy 1485298800
Land Tenure Officer P4 Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development IRC3808 Dakar, Senegal 1485298800
Land Tenure Officer P4 Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development IRC3810 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1485298800
Forestry Officer (FLEGT - Latin America) P4 Forestry IRC3738 Panama City, Panama 1485298800
Programme Officer P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3772 Dhaka, Bangladesh 1485471600
Livestock Policy Officer (Operations Manager, Global Agenda For Sustainable Livestock) P4 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC3815 Rome, Italy 1487804400
Policy Officer (FIRST Programme) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3877 Kigali, Rwanda 1489705200
Senior Programme Coordinator (EAF-Nansen Programme) P5 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC3933 Rome, Italy 1489964400
Agricultural Officer (Conservation Agriculture) P3 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC3897 Rome, Italy 1490223600
Programme Officer P4 Technical Cooperation IRC3876 Rome, Italy 1490223600
Forestry Officer (Nfi And Redd+) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3866 Yangon, Myanmar 1490223600
Programme Officer P3 Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development IRC3930 Rome, Italy 1490652000
Land Tenure Officer P4 Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development IRC3931 Rome, Italy 1490652000
Operations Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3878 Juba, South Sudan 1490824800
Agricultural Officer (Pest And Pesticide Management) P4 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC3896 Rome, Italy 1490911200
Land Tenure Officer P3 Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development IRC3953 Rome, Italy 1491170400
Programme Officer Operations P2 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC3947 Rome, Italy 1491256800
Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer P4 Technical Cooperation IRC3932 Rome, Italy 1491343200
Programme Officer (Food Security and Livelihoods) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3958 Sana’a, Yemen 1491948000
Project Coordinator (Biogeography and Environmental Management Of African Trypanosomosis) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3979 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1491948000
Regional Coordinator – (Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3870 Bangkok, Thailand 1492725600
Chief Technical Adviser P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3865 Teheran, Iran 1493157600
Senior Programme Officer (Resilience) P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3841 Cairo, Egypt 1493157600
Forestry Officer (REDD+) P4 Forestry IRC4036 Rome, Italy 1493244000
Natural Resources Officer P3 Other IRC4035 Rome, Italy 1493330400
Fishery Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4046 Boosaaso, Somalia 1493762400
Senior Project Manager P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3864 Juba, South Sudan 1493762400
Project Coordinator (GCP/INT/161/JPN) P3 Technical Cooperation IRC4056 Rome, Italy 1493848800
Programme Officer P3 Technical Cooperation IRC3909 Rome, Italy 1493848800
Forestry Officer (NFI & REDD+) P3 Forestry IRC4037 Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of Congo 1494453600
Policy Officer (FIRST Programme) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4061 Tashkent, Uzbekistan 1495058400
Food Security and Agriculture Cluster Coordinator - FSAC P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4067 Sana'a, Yemen 1495144800
Programme Officer (Project Cycle And Operations Support) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4175 Tbilisi, Georgia 1496959200
Programme Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4176 Tbilisi, Georgia 1496959200
Technical Adviser (Team Leader) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4177 Tbilisi, Georgia 1496959200
Programme Officer (Resilience) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4219 Accra, Ghana 1497477600
Survey Statistician P4 Economic and Social Development IRC4206 Rome, Italy 1498600800
Fishery Officer (Project Operations) P4 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC4072 Rome, Italy 1499292000
Project Coordinator (Food Safety) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4210 Bangkok, Thailand 1499292000
Fishery Officer (Data Section) P1 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC4204 Victoria, Seychelles 1499810400
Global Coordinator Food Security Cluster P5 Technical Cooperation IRC4318 Rome, Italy 1499810400
Animal Production Health Officer (Team Leader and Deputy Regional Manager, ECTAD) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4305 Dakar, Senegal 1499983200
Administrative Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4303 Malawi, Lilongwe 1499983200
Chief Technical Adviser P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4356 Lebanon, Beirut 1500501600
Fishery Officer (Project Manager) P4 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC4320 Rome, Italy 1501020000
Senior Agricultural Officer (Plant Production And Protection) P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4004 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1501452000
Senior Natural Resources Officer (Water Resources and Irrigation) P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4005 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1501452000
Senior Livestock Development Officer (Animal Production and Health) P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4006 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1501452000
Senior Fishery and Aquaculture Officer P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4007 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1501452000
Emergency And Rehabilitation Officer (Food Security Cluster Programme Adviser) P3 Technical Cooperation IRC4315 Rome, Italy 1502748000
Technical Adviser (Geospatial Information) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4342 Nairobi, Kenya 1502748000
Programme Officer (Cash-Based Intervention) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4381 Nairoby, Kenya 1502748000
Programme Officer P4 Economic and Social Development IRC4388 Rome, Italy 1504562400
Land And Water Officer (Water Resource Management) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4389 Djibouti, Djibouti 1504562400
Operations Officer (Global Environment Facility) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4452 Apia, Samoa 1504562400
Senior Forestry Officer (Coordinator, Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme) P5 Forestry IRC4461 Rome, Italy 1504648800
Technical Adviser (Team Leader) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4440 Yangon, Myanmar 1505167200
Programme Officer P3 Natural Resources Management and Environment IRC4513 Rome, Italy 1505858400
Project Coordinator P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4528 Maputo, Mozambique 1505858400
Project Coordinator P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4529 Maputo, Mozambique 1505858400
Technical Officer (Natural Resources - GEF) P3 Technical Cooperation IRC4530 Rome, Italy 1505858400
Land Tenure Officer P3 DPS IRC4516 Freetown, Sierra Leone 1506031200
Senior Resilience Officer P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4514 Beirut, Lebanon 1506031200
Chief Technical Adviser (Project Manager) P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4518 Cairo, Egypt 1506031200
Senior Policy Officer P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4576 Beirut, Lebanon 1506290400
Agro-Industry Officer (Agribusiness And Value Chains) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4508 Beirut, Lebanon 1506463200
Agricultural Officer (Plant Production And Protection) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4509 Beirut, Lebanon 1506463200
Rural Institutions Officer P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4510 Beirut, Lebanon 1506463200
Natural Resources Officer (Climate Change) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4515 Beirut, Lebanon 1506463200
Technical Adviser P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4525 Vanuatu, Vanuatu 1506463200
Technical Adviser (Regional Epidemiology Coordinator) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4526 Bangkok, Thailand 1506463200
Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer P3 Technical Cooperation IRC4564 Rome, Italy 1506463200
Technical Adviser (Integrated Forest Management In The Solomon Islands) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4497 Honiara, Solomon Islands 1507672800
Chief Technical Adviser (FAO-SWALIM) P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4655 Mogadishu, Somalia 1508277600
Programme Officer (Resilience And Social Protection Coordinator) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4656 Mogadishu, Somalia 1508277600
Senior Fishery Officer (Deep-Sea Fisheries Project Coordinator) P5 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC4534 Rome, Italy 1508623200
Technical Adviser (Mozambique's Forest Investment Plan/Mozfip) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4588 Maputo, Mozambique 1508709600
Natural Resources Officer P2 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4727 Geneva, Switzerland 1509055200
Senior Fishery Officer (IOTC Compliance Manager) P5 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC4585 Victoria, Seychelles 1509318000
Senior Fishery Officer (IOTC Science Manager) P5 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC4586 Victoria, Seychelles 1509318000
Forestry Officer (National Forest Monitoring) P3 Forestry IRC4766 Italy, Rome 1509577200
Partnerships Officer (Private Sector) P3 DPS IRC4767 Rome, Italy 1510095600
Programme Officer (Monitoring And Evaluation) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4831 Lilongwe, Malawi 1510095600
Statistician (Food Security) P3 Economic and Social Development IRC4844 Rome, Italy 1510095600
Programme Officer (Programme Coordinator) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4917 Amman, Jordan 1510182000
Policy Officer (FIRST Programme) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4872 Niamey, Niger 1511305200
Forestry Officer (FLEGT Asia/Pacific Officer) P4 Forestry IRC4309 Bangkok, Thailand 1512342000
Agricultural Officer (Project Coordinator And Policy Advisor) P3 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC5032 Italy, Rome 1512514800
Programme Officer (Coordination) P4 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC5072 Italy, Rome 1513551600
Forestry Officer (Fast-Tracking Nfm) P3 Forestry IRC5098 Italy, Rome 1513638000
Natural Resources Officer P2 Natural Resources Management and Environment IRC5103 Italy, Rome 1513638000
Senior Fishery Officer P5 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC5096 Italy, Rome 1514242800
Agricultural Officer (Rotterdam Convention Secretariat) P3 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC4993 Italy, Rome 1515020400
Chief Technical Adviser P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5099 Yemen, Sana'a 1515020400
Programme Officer (Operations) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5101 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi 1515020400
Forestry Officer (Redd+ Advisor) P3 Forestry IRC5093 Uganda, Kampala 1515106800
Forestry Officer (Redd+/National Forest Inventory) P3 Forestry IRC5094 The Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa 1515106800
Forestry Officer (Redd+/National Forest Inventory) P3 Forestry IRC5095 Liberia, Monrovia 1515106800
Land And Water Officer (Policy) P4 Natural Resources Management and Environment IRC5197 Rome, Italy 1517439600
Emergency And Rehabilitation Officer (Reporting) P4 Technical Cooperation IRC5193 Rome, Italy 1517526000
Fishery Officer P4 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC5234 Rome, Italy 1518562800
Forestry Officer (Redd+ Advisor) P3 Forestry IRC5235 Sudan, Khartoum 1518562800
Fishery Officer Small-Scale Fisheries P2 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC5227 Rome, Italy 1518562800
Programme Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5231 Georgia, Tbilisi 1518735600
Nutrition and Food Systems Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5246 The Gambia, Banjul 1518735600
Policy Officer (Governance Advisor) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5226 Dhaka, Bangladesh 1518735600
Forestry Officer (Ressource Project Advisor) P4 Forestry IRC5228 Rome, Italy 1519167600
Programme Officer (Sustainable Wildlife Management - Budget And Operations) P3 Forestry IRC5260 Italy, Rome 1519772400
Fishery Officer (Fishery Resources) P4 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC5233 Italy, Rome 1519772400
Fishery Officer (Socio-Economist Eaf-Nansen Programme) P3 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC5147 Italy, Rome 1520118000
Legal Officer (Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme) P4 Legal Office, LEG IRC5250 Italy, Rome 1520463600
Emergency And Rehabilitation Officer (Reporting) P4 Technical Cooperation IRC5229 Italy, Rome 1520463600
Fishery Officer (Aquaculture) P4 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC5298 Italy, Rome 1520463600
Senior Policy Officer (Poverty and Social Protection) P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5225 Dhaka, Bangladesh 1520463600
Chief Technical Advisor (Food Security) P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5144 South Sudan, Juba 1520550000
Policy Officer (markets and trade) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5242 Dhaka, Bangladesh 1520982000
Programme Officer (Agriculture For Economic Growth Project) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5280 The Gambia, Banjul 1521068400
Operations Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5278 WBGS, East Jerusalem 1521068400
Operations Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5282 Guyana, Georgetown 1521068400
Economist (Food Security Information Systems) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5236 Dhaka, Bangladesh 1521068400
Forestry Officer (RESSOURCE Project Advisor) P4 Forestry IRC5362 Italy, Rome 1522015200
Chief Technical Adviser (Project Manager) P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5343 Egypt, Cairo 1523397600
Technical Officer (International Treaty Liaison) P4 Natural Resources Management and Environment IRC5319 Italy, Rome 1525039200
Programme Officer (AMR and Biothreats) P3 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC5345 Italy, Rome 1525212000
Operations Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5370 Djibouti, Djibouti 1525212000
Programme Officer (Operations) P2 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5344 The Gambia, Banjul 1525212000
Technical Adviser (Team Leader ISLME) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5346 Indonesia, Denpasar 1525298400
Administrative officer P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5459 Nairobi, Kenya 1525471200
Senior Programme Officer P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5230 South Sudan, Juba 1526335200
Senior Forestry Officer (Team Leader, National Forest Monitoring) P5 Forestry IRC5374 Italy, Rome 1527112800
Animal Health Officer (African Trypanosomosis) P4 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC5511 Rome, Italy 1527199200
Nutrition And Food Systems Officer (Resilience, Early Warning Early Action) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5384 Fiji, Suva 1527544800
Programme Officer P4 Technical Cooperation IRC5532 Rome, Italy 1528063200
Technical Adviser (Team Leader) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5492 Georgia, Tbilisi 1528322400
Project Coordinator P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5491 Nigeria, Maiduguri 1528322400
Forestry Officer (Programme, Advocacy And Outreach) P3 Forestry IRC5411 Italy, Rome 1529532000
Operations Officer P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5347 Various duty stations 1530223200
Programme Officer P3 Information Technology Division IRC5598 Rome, Italy 1531087200
Programme Officer (Capacity Development IUU Fishing) P4 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC5613 Italy, Rome 1531778400
Information Technology Officer P3 Information Technology Division IRC5616 Rome, Italy 1532037600
Chief Technical Adviser (Project Coordinator) P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5576 Suriname, Paramaribo 1532037600
Programme Officer (Global Food Security Cluster Programme) P4 Technical Cooperation IRC5617 Italy, Rome 1532383200
Animal Health Officer (Manager, Crises Management Centre For Animal Health) P4 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC5615 Rome, Italy 1532469600
Emergency And Rehabilitation Officer P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5573 South Sudan, Juba 1532556000
Programme Officer P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5575 South Sudan, Juba 1532642400
SOCIAL PROTECTION OFFICER (GENDER MAINSTREAMING AND SOCIAL INCLUSION) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5637 Ankara, Turkey 1533160800
POLICY OFFICER P2 Economic and Social Development IRC5660 Rome, Italy 1533160800
Fishery Officer Fisheries Expert P2 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC5653 Italy, Rome 1533247200
Capacity Development Officer (Instructional Designer) P3 DPS IRC5574 Italy, Rome 1533247200

FAO Vacancies (cancelled)

Title Grade Department IRC Number Duty Station Cancellation Date
System Analyst P4 Information Technology Division CIOO-612-10-PRJ 1312149600
Project Coordinator (Animal Health) - Project GCP/PAK/123/USA - Support to Increase Sustainable Livestock Production P4 Technical Cooperation VA-610-10-PRJ-TCES 1318197600
Operations Officer P3 Technical Cooperation 634-11-PRJ-TCES 1317938400
Economist (Strategic Planning) P4 Technical Cooperation TCI-680-11-PRJ 1311199200
Communication Officer (Web and Social Media) P3 Natural Resources Management and Environment NRC-725-11-PRJ 1329433200
Natural Resources Officer (UN-REDD Secretariat) P3 Natural Resources Management and Environment NRC-735-11-PRJ 1329346800
Communication Officer P3 Natural Resources Management and Environment NRC-775-12-PRJ 1349128800
Policy Officer P4 Technical Cooperation TCSP-822-12-PRJ Rome, Italy 1344376800
Human Resources Officer (Insurance and Risk Management) P4 Corporate Services, Human Resources and Finance CSP-840-12-PRJ Rome, Italy 1372284000
Programme Officer (Operations) P3 Fisheries and Aquaculture FIDF-68-15-PRJ Rome, Italy 1453676400
Chief Technical Advisor P5 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3231 Nyaung-U, Myanmar 1459461600
Policy Officer (Food Security and Nutrition, FIRST Programme) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3259 Myanmar 1459807200
Administrative Officer P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3700 Lilongwe, Malawi 0
Policy Officer (FIRST Programme) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3851 Tashkent, Uzbekistan 0
Project Coordinator P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC3944 Dhaka, Bangladesh 0
Technical Officer (Standard Setting) P2 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC4202 Rome, Italy 0
Fonctionnaire de la nutrition et la sécurité alimentaire (spécialiste en resilience at gouvernance) P3 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4463 Port-Au-Prince, Haïti 0
Global Coordinator (Food Security Cluster) P5 Technical Cooperation IRC4511 Rome, Italy 0
Programme Officer (Programme Coordinator) P4 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4596 Cairo, Egypt 0

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CONSULTANTS AND PSA SUBSCRIBERS

(CATEGORIES, CONTRACT DURATION AND HONORARIA) 

CONSULTANTS

Consultants hold the status of “official” of the Organization and they represent the Organization externally.

A Consultant is generally engaged to perform functions for which FAO has a temporary but not continuous need. They are recruited to perform functions of an advisory or consultative nature, for which they have the requisite academic background and/or relevant work experience.  

In all cases, Consultants must meet minimum relevant qualifications and language proficiency standards similar to those of professional positions: Advanced University Degree and working knowledge of one of the FAO languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) and limited knowledge of a second FAO language.

Levels

There are three different categories of Consultants based on the number of years of professional experience requested:

C-Base level

The C-level Consultant is typically employed for assignments requiring from one to four years of relevant experience post graduation.

The assignment requires basic professional inputs such as descriptive or analytical assignments, identifying problems etc., with their role ending at the analytical and descriptive level. The Consultant is expected to have good familiarity with the theory and concepts of the area of specialization and provide sound analytical input to the work of others.
The C-level Consultant is typically closely supervised by more experienced staff members or senior Consultants.

B-Middle level

The B-level Consultant is typically employed for assignments which require a specialized expertise and minimum five years of professional experience.

These assignments should require seasoned professionals, specialist advisors or experts with complete knowledge of the subject area and the ability to adapt concepts to emerging needs.

The B-level Consultant is expected to carry out assignments with a high level of independence and perform the assigned work with minimal technical guidance.

A-High level

The A-level Consultant is typically employed for a task requiring top level expertise in a particular specialty and minimum twelve years of professional experience. The assignment may result in operational activities involving large commitments of human and/or financial resources. Assignments will typically include the delivery of complex analysis and reports or authoritative advice on highly complex or technical issues. The Consultant is expected to deliver assignments with technical independence. Assignments at this level are innovative or even groundbreaking, and, in addition, require facilitation and coordination.

An A-level Consultant can have significant visibility outside the Organization and may be called upon to shape perceptions of stakeholders and motivate partners.

 

SUBSCRIBERS TO PERSONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS (PSAs)

A Subscriber to Personal Services Agreements (PSA.SBS) contract is an individual engaged to perform specific task-based assignments for which FAO has a temporary need.

PSAs are independent, external contractors. The assignment should be specific regarding the objectives to be achieved.

In all cases, PSA Subscribers must meet minimum relevant qualifications and language proficiency standards: University Degree and working knowledge of one of the FAO languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).

Levels

There are three different categories of PSAs based on the number of years of professional experience requested:

C-Base level

This level is typically used for tasks requiring:

i) university graduate with one to four years of pertinent experience; or

ii) technical specialist with at least one year experience of a quasi-professional nature.

The PSA is expected to have good familiarity with the theory, tools and the concepts of the subject matter. The PSA at C-level is usually guided by more experienced staff members or senior Consultants.

The PSA at C-level may be expected to carry out analysis that is limited in complexity or scope.

B-Middle level

The B level is typically employed for high value time-bound PSA assignments such as provision of training, IT services, specialized services.

A PSA at B-level provides technically sound expertise to FAO. Assignments at this level should require seasoned professionals with at least five years of relevant experience, a thorough knowledge of the subject matter and the ability to adapt tools and concepts to emerging needs.

A PSA at B-level is expected to carry out assignments with a high level of independence.

A-High level

The A-level PSA is employed for a task requiring a PSA who is widely known as a top authority or expert in her/his field.

Level-A PSAs will be distinguished based on the requirements for the assignment i.e. whether the assignment requires a recognized global authority in the given field, or a World Class Expert. The assignment should require at least fifteen years of relevant experience.

The PSA at A-level is expected to deliver assignments with technical independence.

 

CONTRACT DURATION

Consultants and Subscribers to PSAs may not work, nor may contracts be issued, for a period exceeding 11 months in any 12-month period. Contract breaks are mandatory, amounting to at least one month in any 12-month period, and at least 6 months after reaching 33 months in any 36-month period.

 

HONORARIA

There are three categories of Consultants/PSAs for the purposes of the calculation of remuneration. These categories are:

  • C – Base Level
  • B – Middle Level
  • A – High Level

 

The Honoraria is calculated by reference to the value of the assignment to be undertaken/task to be completed.

         Category                                            Maximum Daily Rate (USD)

             C                                                                            300

             B                                                                            450

             A                                                                            600

  • Professional Project staff are recruited to respond to temporary FAO needs or projects outside of the FAO regular programme of work. They are internationally and locally hired on short-term assignments.
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