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APPLY: 2021 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Professional Programme For Young Africans

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a new programme to hire young talent from Africa and of African descent. 

The Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme is a starting point for an exciting career with the United Nations, aiming to attract motivated young professionals with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.

Open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are an African national, the programme offers an opportunity for selected candidates to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced, international environment and the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles in international development.

Details

In 2021, UNFPA will recruit five young professionals to join the team at the UNFPA headquarters in New York.

The young professionals will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package with an initial one-year fixed-term appointment at the P-2 level, renewable at least once, subject to satisfactory performance. Into the following positions;

  • Geospatial Information Analyst, Population and Development Branch, Technical Division, New York, P-2
  • Programme Analyst, Operational Support & Quality Assurance Branch, Policy and Strategy Division, New York, P-2
  • Programme Analyst, Strategic Partnerships, Strategic Partnership Branch,
  • ICT for Development Analyst, Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO), New York, P-2
  • Human Resources Analyst, Programmes, Division for Human Resources, New York, P-2
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Geospatial Information Analyst, Population and Development Branch, Technical Division, New York, P-2

The Geospatial Information Analyst position is part of the UNFPA Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme. The programme is open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are an African national. The programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in international development and have the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the organization.

You will report directly to the Chief, Population and Development Branch, Technical Division.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Geospatial Information Analyst performs tasks to gather, interpret, manipulate, analyze, process, validate and use geospatial data and information related to access to services analysis in accordance with UNFPA mandates. He/she will support geospatial specialists within the Population and Development Branch in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geospatial databases. May perform custom application development or provide user support when required.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:  

Advanced university degree in geography, geospatial information and analysis, public health, or related geo-sciences.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 2 years of experience in geospatial science, demography and health data, statistics, or information management;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.

Languages: 

Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable. 

Programme Analyst, Operational Support & Quality Assurance Branch, Policy and Strategy Division, New York, P-2

The Programme Analyst position is part of the UNFPA Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme. The programme is open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are an African national. The programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in international development and have the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the organization.

You will report directly to the Global Programme Coordinator, Policy and Strategy Division.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Analyst supports programme planning and quality assurance, innovation and digitalization. He/she will support the Global Programme Coordinator by liaising with the regional offices, with a specific focus on Africa. 

Qualifications and Experience

Education:  

Advanced university degree in social sciences or related fields with specific knowledge of international development.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 2 years of experience in development policy or programming;

  • Knowledge of ICT-digitalization systems business solutions required;

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;

  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously

    with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;

  • Earlier experience in UN/UNFPA is an asset.

Languages: 

Fluency in English and French is required; knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.

ICT for Development Analyst, Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO), New York, P-2

The ICT for Development (ICT4Dev) Analyst position is part of the UNFPA Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme. The programme is open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are an African national. The programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in international development and have the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the organization.

You will report directly to the Chief, Technology Services and ICT Innovations.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

UNFPA’s Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO) based at its headquarters location in New York is currently entrusted to provide technology related advice to UNFPA’s Country Offices as well as various governments. The Young Professional (YP) will be pivotal in enhancing the delivery of this function. As part of this responsibility, the YP will be regularly interfacing with various Field Offices to understand their ICT4Dev needs and researching related solutions.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:  

Advanced university degree in social sciences, ICT or related fields.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 2 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology field. Exposure to ICT4Dev at a Non-Governmental Organization or other development agency is desired.  Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology; 
  • Excellent communication skills, including basic social media skills in order to enhance interactions among members of the ICT and Programme communities;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.

Languages: 

Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.

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Human Resources Analyst, Programmes, Division for Human Resources, New York, P-2

The Human Resources Analyst, Programmes position is part of the UNFPA Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme. The programme is open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are an African national. The programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in international development and have the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the organization.

You will report directly to the Human Resources Specialist, Communications and Planning, Division for Human Resources (DHR).

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Human Resources Analyst, Programmes supports technical backstopping and quality control of the Director of the Division for Human Resources’ portfolio, contributes to the preparation and follow up of all the Director’s official travel, events and meetings. He/she supports the liaising with Stakeholders and UN Agencies, Funds, Programmes, Departments, Offices and relevant Units to advance work under the Director’s portfolio, and contributes to the effective monitoring, tracking and reporting of solutions.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:  

Advanced university degree in a relevant discipline and/or international relations.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 2 years of experience in working with international organizations;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Earlier experience in UN/UNFPA is an asset;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and graphic design.

Languages: 

Fluency in English is required and proficiency in French is desirable; knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.

Deadline: June 9, 2021

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