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Senior level Vacancies

FAO Vacancies (current) (full)

Title Grade Department IRC Number Duty Station Deadline
Deputy Director, Nutrition and Food Systems Division (ESN) D-1 Economic and Social Development IRC5614 Rome, Italy 1532469600
Director, Forest Policy and Resources Division (FOA) D-2 Forestry IRC5636 Rome, Italy 1533679200
Assistant Director-General (Coordinator for Economic and Social Development), Economic and Social Development Department (ES) ADG Economic and Social Development IRC5657 Rome, Italy 1534111200

FAO Vacancies (closed)

Title Grade Department IRC Number Duty Station Deadline
Deputy Director – Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division (FIA) D-1 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC3769 Rome, Italy 1483916400
Assistant Director-General, Forestry Department (FO) ADG Forestry IRC3789 Rome, Italy 1484521200
Executive Secretary, Indian Ocean Tuna Commission D-1 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC3767 Victoria, Seychelles 1485385200
Secretary - International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT- PGRFA) D-1 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC3768 Rome, Italy 1485385200
Deputy Director-General (Operations) - DDO DDG DDO IRC3790 Rome, Italy 1487631600
Director, Investment Centre Division (TCI) D-2 Technical Cooperation IRC3892 Rome, Italy 1489705200
Deputy Director – Information Technology Division (CIO) D-1 Information Technology Division IRC3948 Rome, Italy 1491170400
Director, Agricultural Development Economics Division, ESA D-2 Economic and Social Development IRC4058 Rome, Italy 1494885600
Deputy Director – Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division (FIA) D-1 Fisheries and Aquaculture IRC4149 Rome, Italy 1497304800
Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia, Subregional Office for Central Asia, SEC D-1 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4246 Ankara, Turkey 1499637600
Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division (CBC) D-1 Natural Resources Management and Environment IRC4370 Rome, Italy 1502316000
Director, Investment Centre Division (TCI) D-2 Technical Cooperation IRC4424 Rome, Italy 1503439200
Subregional Coordinator for the Gulf Cooperation Council States & Yemen D-1 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC4553 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1506031200
Internal Call for Expression of Interest for FAO Personnel Subregional Coordinator for the Gulf Cooperation States and Yemen D-1 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5198 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1515970800
Assistant Director-General - Corporate Services Department (CS) ADG Corporate Services, Human Resources and Finance IRC5172 Rome, Italy 1517353200
Deputy Director, Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) D-1 Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC5321 Rome, Italy 1521673200
Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department (AG) ADG Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC5322 Rome, Italy 1522188000
Secretary, Committee on World Food Security (CFS) D-1 Economic and Social Development IRC5324 Rome, Italy 1522188000
Director, Statistics Division (ESS) D-2 Economic and Social Development IRC5373 Rome, Italy 1523484000
Director, Liaison Office with the Russian Federation (LOR) D-1 Regional, Subregional and Liaison Offices IRC5375 Moscow, Russian Federation 1523484000
Deputy Director, Forestry, Policy and Resources Division (FOA) D-1 Forestry IRC5530 Rome, Italy 1528408800
Deputy Director, Investment Centre Division (TCI) D-1 Technical Cooperation IRC5571 Rome, Italy 1529964000
Chief, Europe, Central Asia, Near East, North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Service (TCI) D-1 Technical Cooperation IRC5572 Rome, Italy 1529964000
Director - Office of Strategy, Planning and Resources Management (OSP) D-2 Office of Strategy, Planning and Resources Management, OSP IRC5595 Rome, Italy 1530828000
Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department (AG) ADG Agriculture and Consumer Protection IRC5594 Rome, Italy 1531432800

FAO Vacancies (cancelled)

Thank you for your interest in FAO Vacancies.

There are no Canceled vacancies.

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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

  • Senior Level Staff are internationally hired and possess outstanding qualifications and work experience, they carry out a series of high level tasks and exercise both managerial and technical leadership in their respective fields.
  • Please explore our Senior-level vacancies currently available in the Organization.