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Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent (YPAAD) Programme

Deadline: 9 June 2021, 5PM (NY time)

Apply: https://www.unfpa.org/young-professionals-african-descent-programme


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a new programme to hire young talent from Africa and of African descent. The Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme is a starting point for an exciting career with the United Nations, aiming to attract motivated young professionals with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.


The programme offers an opportunity for selected candidates to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced, international environment and the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles in international development. In 2021, UNFPA will recruit five young professionals to join the team at the UNFPA headquarters in New York. The young professionals will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package with an initial one-year fixed-term appointment at the P-2 level, renewable at least once, subject to satisfactory performance.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021,

  • Self-identify as a person of African descent or are an African national


OPEN POSITIONS

Please note that all the positions are based in New York and the contact is a fixed term appointment. Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.


1. Geospatial Information Analyst, Population and Development Branch, Technical Division

  • Advanced university degree in geography, geospatial information and analysis, public health, or related geo-sciences.

  • 2 years of experience in geospatial science, demography and health data, statistics, or information management;

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;

  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;

  • Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.

2. Programme Analyst, Operational Support & Quality Assurance Branch, Policy and Strategy Division

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences or related fields with specific knowledge of international development.

  • 2 years of experience in development policy or programming;

  • Knowledge of ICT-digitalization systems business solutions required;

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;

  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;

  • Earlier experience in UN/UNFPA is an asset.


3. Programme Analyst, Strategic Partnerships, Strategic Partnership Branch, Division of Communications & Strategic Partnerships

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Development Studies or similar field.

  • 2 years of experience in partnership building, resource mobilization and/or project coordination in areas relevant to UNFPA’s mandate;

  • Experience working in an international setting and/or in a field location is an advantage;

  • Familiarity with UN development programmes and working methods preferable;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.


4. ICT for Development Analyst, Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO)

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, ICT or related fields.

  • 2 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology field. Exposure to ICT4Dev at a Non-Governmental Organization or other development agency is desired. Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;

  • Ability to quickly learn new technology;

  • Excellent communication skills, including basic social media skills in order to enhance interactions among members of the ICT and Programme communities;

  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.

5. Human Resources Analyst, Programmes, Division for Human Resources

  • Advanced university degree in a relevant discipline and/or international relations.

  • 2 years of experience in working with international organizations;

  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;

  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;

  • Earlier experience in UN/UNFPA is an asset;

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and graphic design.



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