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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

NATIONAL POST: Programme Assistant, Johannesburg, South Africa, G-5
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-06-10
Johannesburg (South Africa)
SERVICE CONTRACT: GBViE District Officer-Community Engagement, UNFPA Sub Office, Cox Bazar, Bangladesh, SB4
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-06-04
Coxs Bazar
(Temporary Appointment) Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Sexual Harassment  (PSEA/SH) Specialist, Office of the Executive Director, New York, P-4
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-06-11
New York City (United States of America)
Representative, La Paz, Bolivia, P-5
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-06-04
La Paz (Bolivia)
Investigations Analyst, Office of Audit and Investigation Services (OAIS), New York,
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-05-31
New York City (United States of America)
Coordinator, Every Women Every Child (EWEC) Secretariat, Office of the Executive Director, New York, P-5
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-06-07
New York City (United States of America)
Monitoring and Reporting Analyst, Tunis, Tunisia, P2
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-05-31
Tunis (Tunisia)
National Post: Programme Analyst, Gender ,NOA,Damascus,Syria
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-06-01
Damascus (Syria)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Gender, Maseru, Lesotho, NO-B
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-06-07
Maseru (Lesotho)
Technical Adviser, Population Statistics, Population and Development Branch, Technical Division, P5
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-06-12
New York City (United States of America)
Programme Specialist, HIV/AIDS and CCO Liaison Specialist, Sexual Reproductive Health Branch, Technical Division
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-05-30
New York City (United States of America)
Regional Humanitarian Advisor - East and Southern African Region, Nairobi, Kenya, P-5
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-06-03
Nairobi (Kenya)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst - Quality Control, Learning and Policy Support; Kampala, Uganda, NO-B
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-05-31
Kampala (Uganda)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, Gender/GBV - Spotlight Initiative, Maputo, Mozambique, NO-B
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-05-31
Maputo (Mozambique)
Regional Monitoring And Evaluation Adviser, Panama City, Panama, P5
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-06-07
Panama City (Panama)
NATIONAL POST: Monitoring And Evaluation Specialist, European Union Spotlight Initiative, Bamako, Mali, NOC
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-05-27
Bamako (Mali)
NATIONAL POST: Finance Associate, European Union Spotlight Initiative, Bamako, Mali, G6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-05-27
Bamako (Mali)
NATIONAL POST: Gender and GBV Specialist , European Union Spotlight Initiative, Bamako, Mali, NOC
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-05-27
Bamako (Mali)
National Post: Procurement Associate,SC6,Damascus Syria
SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-25
Damascus (Syria)
RFP - Advancing Sexual & Reproductive Rights of Young Dalits Towards Diver...
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-05-31
Sheikhpura, bihar
SERVICE CONTRACT - Midwifery Project Officer, Dhaka, Bangladesh Country Office, SB4
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-05-25
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
RE-ADVERTISEMENT: NATIONAL Programme Specialist Family Planning, Kampala, Uganda, NO-C
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Kampala (Uganda)
NATIONAL POST: (RE-ADVERTISEMENT) - Programme Analyst, RHCS, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Country Office, NOB
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2019-05-23
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
NATIONAL POST:(RE-ADVERTISEMENT) Programme Coordinator, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Country Office, NOC
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-05-23
Bougainville (Papua New Guinea)
NATIONAL POST: Chargé de Programme IST-VIH/SIDA-SRAJ, Brazzaville, Congo
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2019-05-27
Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
NATIONAL POST: Assistant Representative, Maseru, Lesotho, NO-C
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Maseru (Lesotho)
Coordonnateur de Projets, Fonds de Consolidation de la Paix, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-05-23
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Coordinator, Nampula, Mozambique, NO-C
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-05-24
Nampula Mozambique
NATIONAL POST: Programme Finance Assistant, Nukualofa, Tonga, Pacific Sub Regional Office, G6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-05-31
Nuku‘alofa (Tonga)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist, Honiara, Solomon Islands, Pacific Sub Regional Office, NOC
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-05-31
Honiara (Solomon Islands)
INTERNSHIP Programme at UNFPA Headquarters
Internship
Closes: 2019-12-31
New York City (United States of America)