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We look forward to welcoming a young professional to our dynamic, small, and strategic team of diverse professionals. You will work with us to co-create new business practices, transform and optimise business processes and to enable innovation.
The Business Development 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 2022, 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 of the Quality Management Unit, Division for Management Services.
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 strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
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.
You will work with us on some of our most exciting projects for 2022-23. Our team is strategically located in the Directorate of the Division for Management Services and works on some of UNFPA’s priority portfolios such as partnerships, accountability, adaptation, and innovation. We co-create and continuously adapt and improve systems, tools, policies and guidance for our countries and partners around the world.
Your role will be to work on the projects listed below which represent a broad section of our portfolio which has equivalents in most UN and similar agencies, whom we partner with very closely. You will get thorough induction and ample room to learn, bring in your ideas and lead under our guidance and support.
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced university degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Law, International Relations/Politics, Social Sciences, Information Management, Data Science, Communications or related discipline.
Knowledge and Experience:
• 2 years of experience working in any kind of organization that runs on established business processes, practices, and rules.
• Ability to write clearly and concisely and communicate effectively.
• Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.
Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.
We are no longer accepting applications for this position.