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New Program through UNFPA for Young Talent from Africa and of African Descent

Post written by Margaret Gaw, Stanback Fellow with FHI 360

Looking for an exciting launching point for a career at the United Nations? The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently announced the Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent (YPAAD) opportunity for young professionals of diverse backgrounds to gain formative experience in international development. UNFPA seeks to attract five individuals 32 years old or younger of African nationality or who self-identify as a person of African descent to join its New York headquarters. This position offers young talent competitive salaries and benefits as well as a one-year fixed-term appointment renewable at least once depending on performance and the opportunity for growth into leadership roles. The open YPAAD positions are posted below!


“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.”

Applications due: June 9, 2021

Job ID: 37550


“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.”

Applications due: June 9, 2021

Job ID: 37551


“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.”

Applications due: June 9, 2021

Job ID: 37553


“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.”

Applications due: June 9, 2021

Job ID: 37569



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