Geospatial Information Analyst, Population and Development Branch, Technical Division, New York, P-2

  • Level: P-2
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 09 Jun 2021 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The Position:

The Geospatial Information Analyst position is part of the UNFPA Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme. The programme is 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 a national of an African country. The programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in international development and have the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the organization.

You will report directly to the Chief, Population and Development Branch, Technical Division.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Geospatial Information Analyst performs tasks to gather, interpret, manipulate, analyze, process, validate and use geospatial data and information related to access to services analysis in accordance with UNFPA mandates. He/she will support geospatial specialists within the Population and Development Branch in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geospatial databases. May perform custom application development or provide user support when required.

Qualifications and Experience


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

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 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. 


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