UNFPA Young Professionals Programme for Africans
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; also aiming to attract motivated young professionals with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.
Open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021; who self-identify as a person of African descent or are an African national. The programme also offers an opportunity for selected candidates to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced; international environment as well as 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 get a competitive salary and also benefits package with an initial one-year fixed-term appointment at the P-2 level; renewable at least once, subject to satisfactory performance.