FAO HQ Internship Programme Italy-Rome


Call For Expression Of Interest – HQ Internship Programme

Closure Date: 01 Sep 2019, 12:59:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FAO Headquarters
Job Type: Internship
Type of Requisition: Internship Programme
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Italy-Rome
Duration: From 3 months to 11 months
Post Number: N/A

Organizational Setting
The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aiming to attract talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience in FAO’s domains. The programme provides selected students, enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate or post-graduate degree programme or recent graduates with the opportunity to supplement, their academic knowledge with a practical work assignments in a field related to the work of FAO. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of FAO’s mandate and programmes. At the same time, the Programme provides FAO with the assistance of qualified individuals specializing in relevant fields in connection to FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

FAO Strategic Objectives
Achieving FAO’s goals to end hunger and poverty is a challenging and complex task. Today, thanks to major changes in how we do business, FAO is a fitter, flatter and more flexible organization, whose activities are driven by five strategic objectives

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.

Reporting Lines
The intern will report to an assigned supervisor.

Technical Focus
The intern will be assigned to different fields of work according to his/her profile and to the needs of the Organization.

Tasks and Responsibilities
The intern will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR) prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the intern.

Enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate degree programme in a bona fide (i.e. listed in the IAU/UNESCO data base) educational institution at the time of application or recent graduates.
Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.
Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE and LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
Be nationals of FAO Member Nations.
Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30.
Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother or father) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Internship Programme.
Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the proposed duty station prior to the start of the internship assignment.

FAO Core Competencies
Results Focus
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills
Relevant academic experience in one of the fields of the Organization.

Selection Criteria
Candidates may be assigned in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.

Information to Applicants
Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non- and under-represented member nations as well as candidates from the global south and Indigenous Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are requested to attach to their application:
Letter of motivation ( Your letter of motivation should include the reason for wishing to participate in the programme, the unit or area of work where you wish to undertake the assignment. Candidates affiliated with a University or institution with whom FAO has concluded an Internship Agreement may wish to mention this in the letter of motivation. )

– The evidence of attendance in a recognized university or copy of their academic qualifications

– Copies of their language proficiency certificates.
All applications will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be directly contacted for interviews by the hiring office.

FAO pays a monthly stipend to interns if they are not sponsored by sending universities or other entities.

To apply, visit the recruitment website Jobs at FAO at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

To access your account, please identify yourself by providing the information requested in the fields below, then click “Login”. If you are not registered yet, click “New user” and follow the instructions to create an account.
In order for your application to be considered, you must complete your online profile with full details on Personal Information, Education and Employment History, Language skills and contact information. Incomplete profiles will not be considered.
Search for suitable requisitions and apply before the deadline for application.

If you have not yet registered: Click on New User and enter requested information to create your online account. Complete your online profile information. Search for jobs and apply.

If you already have online profile: Type the email address and password used during the registration, then select Login. If you have forgotten your password, please select the link “forgot your password”.

Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal 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.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: [email protected]


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  5. Mohamed Abdullah gesmallah says

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