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United Nations Population Fund

UN Inter-Agency Outreach Mission

Norway, May 2012

What is UNFPA?

UNFPA is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.

Who we are

  • Created in 1973

  • Presence in 150 countries & territories

  • Positions worldwide: 2744  

  • Total International Professional (IP) posts: 738

  • IP Gender statistics: 51% Female and 49% Male

  • Budget: $1.7B estimated income 2012/13 Biennium

What does UNFPA do?

UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes

That every pregnancy is wanted…

200 million women do not have access to safe and reliable family planning methods.

UNFPA is a leader in helping countries to reach the goal of Universal access to family planning methods!

That every birth is safe…

Every day 1000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth.

Many others are harmed by childbearing injuries.

UNFPA helps women to enjoy the right to give birth safely!

That every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect…

UNFPA works to promote gender equality, the status of women and the involvement of men!

That every young person is free of HIV/AIDS…

40% of all new HIV infections worldwide are young people.

UNFPA works to scale up HIV prevention efforts while addressing gender inequalities!

That the needs of affected population are met in humanitarian crisis…

In 2011 approximately 39% COs affected – flood, famine, civil war

Provide medical care & social support for survivors of sexual violence

Emergency reproductive health services

Provide minimum initial service package (MISP)

Employment Opportunities

  • Entry opportunities in UNFPA

  • Internships

  • JPO programme

  • UNV volunteers

  • Consultant Roster

  • Current vacancies

  • Website: http://www.unfpa.org/employment

Required Profiles

Technical Fields



Human Resources

Information Technologies

Audit and Oversight


Media & Communication, Public relations

Operations Management

  • Reproductive/Public Health

  • Maternal Health/Midwifery

  • Population and development/Demography

  • Health Economists

  • Gender/GBV

  • HIV&Aids

  • Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Reproductive Health Commodity Securities

Recruitment Trends

Recent “Most needed Profiles”:

  • International Operations Managers

  • Representatives in hardship contexts

  • Reproductive / Maternal Health, Population and Development Advisers, Midwifes

  • Monitoring & Evaluation, Reproductive Health Commodity Securities, Finance, Procurement Professionals

Thank you!

Doreen Cross

Human Resources Specialist


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