Employment at FAO

FAO Principles


FAO is committed to achieving the best results while respecting workforce diversity and ensuring a broad representation of nationals of our member countries. Particular attention is paid to candidates from developing countries and gender balance; qualified females are encouraged to apply.

What qualities are we looking for?

To be professional is to be dedicated, thorough and efficient in meeting deadlines and achieving results. It means demonstrating know-how in your area of work, and in any situation, presenting the best possible appearance, commitment and pride in your work.

Diversity is one of the pillars of FAO and the Organization recognizes that the diversity of its staff is essential in tackling its work. We are called to respect and learn from each other’s differences and rely on them to find creative ways to solve everyday challenges.

FAO staff are willing to share their practice and experience, to move from one duty station to another, as well as to change office and position inside of the Organization in order to create an experienced and versatile workforce.

Acting with integrity is performing in an unbiased and honest manner at all times. When you work at FAO this means living the values of the Organization in your daily activities and behavior. Integrity upholds the professionalism of the staff.