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: Personal Assistant to Representative
GS-6, General Service
Closes: 2017-08-11
Nairobi
International Consultant - Monitoring and Evaluation, Women and Girls First, Yangon, Myanmar Country Office
Consultant
Closes: 2017-08-08
Yangon
International Consultant-Gender, Policy and Advocacy, Yangon , Myanmar Country Office
Consultant
Closes: 2017-08-08
Yangon
NATIONAL POST: Personal Assistant to the Representative, Dili, Timor Leste Country Office, G-6
GS-6, General Service
Closes soon: 2017-08-01
Dili
UNFPA International Consultant to analyze the Census Data on Disability in alignment with Washington Group on Disability Statistics recommendations
Consultant
Closes: 2017-08-06
Chişinău
INTERNSHIP Programme at UNFPA Headquarters in New York
Internship
Closes: 2017-12-31
New York City
Gender-based Violence and Humanitarian Response Analyst, Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Liaison Office in Geneva
P-2, International Professional
Closes: 2017-08-18
Geneva
Youth Analyst, Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Niger Country Office
P-2, International Professional
Closes: 2017-08-04
Niamey
Adolescent and Youth Analyst, Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Rwanda Country Office
P-1, International Professional
Closes soon: 2017-08-01
Kigali
Humanitarian Analyst, Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
P-1, International Professional
Closes soon: 2017-08-01
Istanbul
Global Programming Systems (GPS II), Finance Branch, Division for Management Services
Consultant
Closes soon: 2017-08-01
New York City
Re-opening- NATIONAL POST: Programme Analyst, ASRH, Vientiane, Lao PDR, NOB
NO-B, National Professional Officer
Closes soon: 2017-08-02
Vientiane
ROSTER: Finance Associate, Accounts Section, Finance Branch, Division for Management Services
GS-6, General Service
Closes: 2017-08-10
New York City
Resource Mobilization Associate, Resource Mobilization Branch, DGSP
GS-7, General Service
Closes: 2017-08-05
New York City
NATIONAL POST: Personal Assistant to the Representative, Madagascar, G-6
GS-6, General Service
Closes soon: 2017-07-27
Antananarivo
Programme Specialist, HIV/AIDS, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, Istanbul, P-4
P-4, International Professional
Closes soon: 2017-07-28
Istanbul
Finance Specialist, Brussels Liaison Office, Division for Communications and Strategic Partnerships (DCS), P-3
P-3, International Professional
Closes soon: 2017-07-27
Brussels