Employment at FAO

Staff Categories


Do you thrive in an environment that is truly international and multi-cultural, which respects as well as promotes diversity and functions at its best through the efforts of teams of different people? Are you willing to travel to various duty stations worldwide in order to contribute to the mission of FAO’s work? Do you want to make a difference? If so, consider the various employment profiles at FAO.

FAO recruits staff on fixed-term or temporary contracts. Staff are grouped in two main streams: Professional (P) or General Service staff (G). Directors (D) are part of the Senior Management category.  FAO also employs consultants, interns and volunteers to assist with special projects and short term recruitment needs.

Internationally recruited staff

Senior Level staff
are hired internationally and occupy senior positions which require a high level of managerial and technical expertise in their respective fields.   

Professional staff
are hired internationally and occupy leadership functions or positions that require a significant level of technical expertise. Professional staff are mobile and engage in various functions across FAO’s areas of work.

Locally recruited staff

General Service staff
are hired locally at the respective duty station. Their main role is to provide assistance and support and to assure the smooth functioning of all administrative matters.

National Professional Officers
are nationals of the country in which they serve and perform functions of a professional nature requiring local knowledge, expertise and experience of a national.