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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

Editorial Associate, Media and Communications Branch, Division for Communications and Strategic Partnerships
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-08-30
New York City (United States of America)
Head of Office, Karachi, Sindh Province, Pakistan Country Office, P-4
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-08-22
Karachi (Pakistan)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist, UN Coordination, Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands, Pacific Sub Regional Office, NOC
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-08-24
Majuro
NATIONAL POST: Programme/Finance Assistant, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific Sub Regional Office, G5
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-08-23
Pohnpei (Micronesia)
INTERNSHIP Programme at UNFPA Headquarters
Internship
Closes: 2018-12-31
New York City (United States of America)
Programme Specialist, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, P-4
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-09-06
Bangkok (Thailand)
Humanitarian Project Analyst (Temporary Appointment), Bangkok, Thailand, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, P-2
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-08-27
Bangkok (Thailand)
NATIONAL POST- Programme Assistant (Temporary Appointment), Bangkok, Thailand, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, GS-5
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-08-27
Bangkok (Thailand)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst M&E, Jakarta, Indonesia, NOB
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2018-08-28
Jakarta (Indonesia)
NATIONAL POST: Administrative Associate, Jakarta, Indonesia, G7
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-08-28
Jakarta (Indonesia)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Associate RH/FP, Jakarta, Indonesia, G7
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-08-28
Jakarta (Indonesia)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist RH, Jakarta, Indonesia, NOC
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-08-27
Jakarta (Indonesia)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Specialist RH, Jakarta, Indonesia, NOC
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-08-23
Jakarta (Indonesia)
Gender Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE)- Temporary Appointment-Suva, Fiji, PSRO, P-4
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-08-31
Suva (Fiji )
NATIONAL POST: Administrative Associate, Gaziantep,Turkey, G6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-09-02
Gaziantep (Turkey)
National Post - Operations Analyst, Cairo, Egypt, NOA - Re-advertised
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-08-22
Cairo (Egypt)
International Operations Manager, Islamabad, Pakistan,P-3
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-08-29
Islamabad (Pakistan)
NATIONAL POST: Research Assistant (2 positions), Suva, Fiji, Pacific Sub Regional Office, G6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-08-31
Suva (Fiji )
NATIONAL POST, Project Coordinator, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Kathmandu, Nepal CO, NOB
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-08-21
Kathmandu (Nepal)
NATIONAL POST, Project Officer, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Kathmandu, Nepal CO, NOA
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-08-21
Kathmandu (Nepal)
Chief, Investigations Branch, Office of Audit and Investigation Services
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-09-03
New York City (United States of America)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Finance Assistant, Port Vila, Vanuatu, Pacific Sub Regional Office, G6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-08-31
Port Vila (Vanuatu)
NATIONAL POST: Administrative Assistant, Suva, Fiji, Pacific Sub Regional Office, G6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-08-31
Suva (Fiji )
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: 2018-08-31
Nukuā€˜alofa (Tonga)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Finance Assistant, Tarawa, Kiribati, Pacific Sub Regional Office, G6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2018-08-31
Tarawa (Kiribati)
International Programme Coordinator, Suva, Fiji, Pacific and Sub-Regional Office, P-5
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-08-27
Suva (Fiji )
Humanitarian Specialist, Suv, Fiji, Pacific and Sub-Regional Office, P-4
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2018-08-27
Suva (Fiji )
NATIONAL POST:Humanitarian Procurement Associate (Temporary Appointment), Manila, Philippines, GS6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-08-22
Manila (Philippines)
NATIONAL POST: Humanitarian Project Coordinator, Manila, Philippines, NOA
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2018-08-22
Manila (Philippines)
Programme Specialist, Gender based Violence, Harmful Practices and Human Rights, Arab States Regional Office, Cairo, Egypt
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2018-08-19
Cairo (Egypt)
UNFPA Representative
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2018-08-30
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
National Post: Finance Associate, Cairo, Egypt
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2018-08-23
Cairo (Egypt)
National Post: Humanitarian Specialist- SRH and GBViE, Panama City, Panama
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2018-08-19
Panama City (United States of America)