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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

JPO Programme Analyst (Health Economics), P-2, Cote d'Ivoire
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2019-02-22
Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
NATIONAL POST: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and Youth and Adolescents Specialist, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia CO, NOC
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-03-07
Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
Social Media Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-03-05
New York City (United States of America)
National Post: Programme Associate, Monitoring & Evaluation, FTA,Damascus,Syria, G-6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-02-28
Damascus (Syria)
National Post: Programme Analyst, Monitoring & Evaluation, Damascus,Syria, NOA
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-02-28
Damascus (Syria)
NATIONAL POST: Programme Associate, Johannesburg, ESARO, G-6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-03-01
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Re-Advertisement: National Post: Personal Assistant to Director, Johannesburg, ESARO, G-6
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-03-01
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Consultancy - International Consultant, Muscat, Oman
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-02-28
Muscat (Oman)
JPO Programme Analyst (SRHR/HIV Linkages and HIV Prevention), P-2, New York
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-05
New York City (United States of America)
JPO Programme Analyst (SRHR/HIV Linkages and HIV Prevention), P-2, New York
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-05
New York City (United States of America)
JPO Programme Analyst (Gender Based Violence in Emergencies), P-2, Ethiopia
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-05
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
SERVICE CONTRACT: NATIONAL Programme Coordinator, SRHR, Kampala, Uganda, SB-4
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-02-28
Kampala (Uganda)
JPO Programme Analyst (Resource Mobilization and Partnerships), P-2, WCARO
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-05
Dakar (Senegal)
JPO Programme Analyst Youth and Gender, P-2, Harare, Zimbabwe
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-03-05
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Regional Communication Adviser, Cairo, Egypt, Arab States Regional Office, P-5
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-03-12
Cairo (Egypt)
National Post:Security Analyst, Damascus ,Syria, NOB
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2019-02-26
Damascus (Syria)
Coordinator, Gender Based Violence Sub-Cluster, Juba, South Sudan, P-4
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-03-05
Juba (South Sudan)
RE-ADVERTISEMENT-Humanitarian Specialist, Suv, Fiji, Pacific and Sub-Regional Office, P-4
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-02-26
Suva (Fiji )
Service Contract: Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, Panama City, Panama
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2019-02-25
Panama City (Panama)
SERVICE CONTRACT: NATIONAL Driver, Moyo, Uganda, SB-2
SB-2 (SC3/SC4), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-02-22
Moyo (Uganda)
SERVICE CONTRACT: NATIONAL Driver, Adjumani, Uganda, SB-2
SB-2 (SC3/SC4), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-02-22
Adjumani (Uganda)
SERVICE CONTRACT: NATIONAL Programme Analyst, SRH/HIV/GBV, Kampala, Uganda, SB-4
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-02-22
Kampala (Uganda)
SERVICE CONTRACT: NATIONAL Programme Analyst, SRH/HIV/GBV, Kampala, Uganda, SB-4
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-02-22
Kampala (Uganda)
INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT: Evaluation of Kimchi Programme, Mozambique
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-02-17
Maputo (Mozambique)
State Family Planning Programme Manager
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2019-02-20
Jaipur (India), rajasthan
Service Contract - Réceptionniste & Archiviste - Port au Prince, Haiti
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-02-20
port au prince
National Post: Admin/Finance Associate, G6,FTA,Homs,Syria
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-02-19
Homs (Syria)
International Consultant, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Country Office
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2019-02-18
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Programme Specialist, Sexual Reproductive Health, Tripoli, Libya, P3
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-02-28
Tripoli (Libya)
Information Management Specialist, Gender Based Violence, Erbil, Iraq, P3
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2019-02-19
Erbil (Iraq)
Service Contract - Assistant(te) National(e) Chargée de la Sécurité , Port au Prince, Haiti, SB4
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2019-02-28
port au prince
INTERNSHIP Programme at UNFPA Headquarters
Internship
Closes: 2019-12-31
New York City (United States of America)