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UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Welcome to the career site of the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) at Impactpool!

Do you want to work towards a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled?

 

Too many left behind!

Although the number of mothers dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved since the mid-60's, still too many people are left behind. 

  • Today - Nearly a billion people live under extreme poverty. 
  • Today - Sexual and reproductive health problems are a leading cause of death and disability for women in the developing world. 
  • Today - Young people bear the highest risks of HIV infection and unintended pregnancy. 
  • Today - More than a hundred million girls face the prospect of child marriage and other harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation or cutting.

Much more must be done! You may have the skills needed to enable  a "brighter tomorrow" ensuring a world in which all individuals can exercise their basic human rights, including those that relate to the most intimate and fundamental aspects of life. 

In what areas are UNFPA delivering development results?

UNFPA is the world’s largest source of population assistance. UNFPA is on the ground in more than 150 countries. 

Ensuring every pregnancy is wanted

Few things have a greater impact on the life of a woman than the number and spacing of her children. That’s why international agreements going back decades affirm that individuals should have the right (and the means) to freely decide when (or if) to start a family and how many children to bear. Yet, in this new century, some 225 million women who want to avoid or delay childbearing still lack access to the quality services and supplies needed to manage their fertility.

Supporting maternal health

We know how to save almost all women who die giving life. The first step is to ensure they can plan their pregnancies and space their births. Skilled birth attendance at delivery, with backup emergency obstetric care and essential supplies in place, is also critical.

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of reducing maternal death and disability is finding ways to reach all women, even those in the poorest, most remote areas, or in times of natural or man-made disasters. This involves bolstering health systems. It is also critical that pregnant women are able to access all the care they need, from prenatal HIV testing to postnatal care for newborns, at the same clinic or health centre. This approach saves money and saves lives.

Helping young people fulfill their potential

Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the shapers and leaders of our global future. Young people from age 10-24 constitute a quarter of the world’s population (2014).  Their reproductive choices will shape future demographic trends.

UNFPA advocates for the rights of young people, including the right to accurate information and services related to sexuality and reproductive health. Empowered with knowledge and skills to protect themselves and make informed decisions, they can realize their full potential and contribute to economic and social transformation.

Investing in young people, especially adolescent girls, is one of the smartest investments a country can make. As parents, teachers and leaders of the next generation, they can help break the cycle of poverty, strengthen the social fabric and create a sustainable future.

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Current jobs

Innovation and Knowledge Management Specialist, Johannesburg, South Africa
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-31
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Innovation and Knowledge Management Specialist, Johannesburg, South Africa
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-31
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Temporary Appointment: Plan to Report Business Analyst, Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO), New York, P-3
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-24
New York City (United States of America)
Temporary Appointment: Plan to Report Business Analyst, Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO), New York, P-3
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-24
New York City (United States of America)
POSTE NATIONAL: Spécialiste de Programme en Santé Sexuelle et Reproductive/Planification Familiale, République centrafricaine, NOC
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-08-02
Bangui (Central African Republic)
NATIONAL POST: National Programme Officer-Gender, Dhaka, Bangladesh-NOB
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-07-31
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
SERVICE CONTRACT-Field Officer-Noakhali, UNFPA Bangladesh, SB4
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-31
noakhali
International Consultant: Coordinator of Gender Statistics, Maputo, Mozambique
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-23
Maputo (Mozambique)
International Consultant: Trainers on Gender Statistics, Maputo, Mozambique (2 positions)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-23
Maputo (Mozambique)
National Consultant: Communication Specialist
National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-25
Kampala (Uganda)
On-line Communications Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-22
New York City (United States of America)
International/National Graphic Design Consultant,Yangon, Myanmar
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-22
Yangon (Myanmar)
NATIONAL POST: Finance Associate, Kabul, Afghanistan. G7
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-07-25
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Special Assistant to the Regional Director, West and Central Africa Region, Dakar, Senegal, P-3
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-31
Dakar (Senegal)
Population Data Fellows
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-07-21
Benin
NATIONAL POST: SRH/HIV Linkages Coordinator, Gaborone, Botswana, NO-B
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-07-24
Gaborone (Botswana)
NATIONAL POST : Policy/Programme Analyst, Kingston, Jamaica
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-08-11
Kingston (Canada)
Technical Specialist - Family Planning, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, P-4
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-23
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Technical Specialist Midwifery, Sexual and Reproductive Health Branch, Technical Division, P4
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-30
New York City (United States of America)
SERVICE CONTRACT - National MHPSS Officer-UNFPA Sub Office, Cox Bazar, Bangladesh, SB4
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Coxs Bazar
NATIONAL POST: Admin/Finance Associate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, G-6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-07-19
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
International Consultant for the adaptation of ypeer manual to peacebuilding
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-07-31
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
NATIONAL POST: Project Coordinator, Dakar, Senegal, NOB
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-07-23
Dakar (Senegal)
Evaluation Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-16
New York City (United States of America)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Gender, Malawi, NOB
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-07-23
Lilongwe (Malawi)
Administrative Associate, G-6- United Kingdom Liaison Office, Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships (DCS), London
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-07-23
London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
NATIONAL POST : Assistant Representative, Putrajaya, Malaysia, NOD
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-07-31
Putrajaya (Malaysia)
GBV Programme Coordinator, Kathmandu, Nepal Country Office, P-4
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-07-16
Kathmandu (Nepal)
SERVICE CONTRACT - SB3 - Administrative & Finance Assistant, Port Au Prince, Haiti
SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-07-17
port au prince
INTERNSHIP Programme at UNFPA Headquarters
Internship
Closes: 2019-12-31
New York City (United States of America)