2018 Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Fellowship Program

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Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is pleased to call for applications from eligible and interested persons for its Fellowship program for typically PhD students, researchers and professors

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Type: Fellowship

To Be Taken At (Country): Multiple. FAO Regional, Sub-regional, Country Offices or Headquarters.

Eligible Countries: FAO Member countries.

Eligibility: 

  • Graduate or post-graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) or be enrolled in a PhD programme.
  • Working knowledge of at least one FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO official language will be considered an asset. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Be nationals of FAO Member Nations
  • Age: no age limits.
  • Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment, have good communication skills and be knowledgeable in the use of basic computer programmes.
  • Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother, father, son or daughter) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not be eligible for the Fellowship Programme.
  • Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the country of assignment
  • Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non- and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.
  • Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

How to Apply: To apply, visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete your online profile.

  • Only applications received through iRecruitment will be considered.
  • Candidates are requested to attach a research proposal.
  • Vacancies will be removed from iRecruitment at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

Application Deadline: 31st December 2017

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)

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