Associate Professional Officers

Associate Professional Officers (APOs) are young people sponsored by their own governments to work for FAO.

APOs play an important role in FAO’s fight against hunger and at the same time, gain experience and skills they take throughout their career. The donor government pays an APO’s salary and benefits. Some donors also support APOs from developing countries.

APO Survey

10 November 2008
Results of the APO Survey

A survey conducted by the APO Programme Unit in April-May 2008 has revealed a high level of ...

In their own words

A day in the life of an APO

Baku Takahashi is a Japanese APO based in Hue City,Viet Nam where he has been assigned as a Natural Resources and Environment Officer to an FAO Trust Fund Project [...]

Other Opportunities

If you’re keen to use your education and skills in the fight against hunger, FAO has other opportunities for you.

  • Junior Professional Programme
  • FAO Internship Programme
  • Volunteer Programme