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Impactpool Virtual Career Fair for Women in Senior Roles


Join this unique Impactpool Virtual Career Fair on October 26th.

Impactpool is hosting a new edition of the Women in Senior Roles Virtual Career Fair on October 26, between 08:00 and 16:00 CEST (see this in your time zone). The event supports international organizations further their gender parity goals at the highest levels of the organization. 

Women's share of senior and leadership roles has seen a steady global increase over the past few years. The share of women hired into leadership was 33.3% in 2016 in this set of countries, it increased to 36.9% in 2022. Progress stalled during the pandemic, with the annual share of women hired into leadership positions holding at 35% between 2019 and 2020 but then increasing to 36% in 2021.

In 2020, a study expanding on data about over 1,000 organizations worldwide found that only 23% of the executive positions were occupied by women, while the proportion for senior management jobs was 29%.

About the event

Impactpool's annual virtual career event on the 26th of October, will run throughout the day between 8:00 and 16:00 CEST (see it in your time zone). The goal is to support impactful international organizations in diversifying their recruitment efforts and continue the endeavors of reaching equality in organizational leadership. 

Who should attend?

Women leaders currently in service at or seeking to work in a senior and senior executive role at an international, multilateral, bilateral or NGOs.

Essential criteria to join this career fair:

  • 7+ years of relevant international work experience

  • A postgraduate degree (Bachelor's or equivalent)

  • Multi-lingual with fluency in English

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank whose mission is financing the Infrastructure for Tomorrow—infrastructure with sustainability at its core. We began operations in Beijing in January 2016 and have since grown to 105 approved members worldwide. We are capitalized at USD100 billion and Triple-A-rated by the major international credit rating agencies. Working with partners, AIIB meets clients’ needs by unlocking new capital and investing in infrastructure that is green, technology-enabled and promotes regional connectivity.

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

Established in 1967 with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, WIPO is one of the Specialized Agencies of the United Nations. WIPO has 189 member states and is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. Their mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.

The ICRC helps people affected by armed conflict and other violence throughout the world. We do everything we can to protect their lives and dignity and to relieve their suffering, often with our National Red Cross and Red Crescent partners. To this end, we also promote and strengthen international humanitarian law and champion universal humanitarian principles.  

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) – a critical element of the historic Paris Agreement - is the world’s largest climate fund, mandated to support developing countries raise and realize their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) ambitions towards low-emissions, climate-resilient pathways.

In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s leading humanitarian organization and works to achieve Zero Hunger. WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and partners with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.  With 90% of our workforce based in Country Offices and field operations, WFP serves more than 150 million people in over 120 countries and territories.

The Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) plays a central role in United Nations efforts to prevent deadly conflict and build sustainable peace around the world.

DPPA monitors and assesses global political developments with an eye to detecting potential crises and devising effective responses. The Department provides support to the Secretary-General and his envoys in their peace initiatives, as well as to UN political missions around the world.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP supports countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace. 

Only tripartite U.N. agency, the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for everyone.

The OECD is a global economic forum working with 35 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives.  The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. 

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO serves both developed and developing countries, and acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy

  • European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) provides safe and secure European satellite navigation services, advances the commercialization of Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus data and services, engages in secure satellite communications (GOVSATCOM & IRIS2), and operates the EUSST Front Desk. EUSPA is also responsible for accrediting the security of all EU Space Programme components.

Good to know

The event is conducted in English and is free to attend, with an approval-based registration (limited capacity) 

Accessibility - Impactpool Virtual Career Fairs are accessible to persons with disabilities (PWDs), who are encouraged to join.


Why should you sign up to attend?

The intuitive interface removes common logistical constraints, allowing you to connect from remote parts of the world while offering you a unique opportunity to engage with HR staff at leading International Organizations around the world. You can explore valuable employer information and job opportunities, join live sessions and interact in a private chat directly with an HR representative. Share your background, experience and resumé via Desktop, Smartphone, or Tablet. 

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Important Information:

We have changed the platform and are now using Brazen. This means for you that you will have to start by creating a profile and registering with Impactpool, this will grant you membership at Impactpool and your profile will be saved for future engagements. The next step is the screening process. Whether you meet the requirements, you get an email about the next steps and access to the event itself.

See you there!

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