RE-OPENING - Global Leadership and Talent Management Analyst, Division for Human Resources, New York, P-2

  • Level: P-2
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 25 Jul 2022 11:59 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA


The Position:

UNFPA’s Division for Human Resources is undergoing an exciting global transformation to serve UNFPA’s people better in their pursuit to serve young women and girls around the globe. UNFPA is currently co-creating UNFPA’s new 2030 People Strategy. One of the strategic focus areas will be to provide an enhanced leadership and talent management portfolio for over 5000 people working for UNFPA. 

The Career Development and Talent Mobility Branch is looking for a creative, proactive, and collaborative individual to join our team as a Leadership and Talent Management Analyst. Our ideal candidate has an interest and background in Learning, Leadership and Career Development, and will contribute passion and skill for cultivating initiatives that boost inclusive employee engagement, develop essential leadership capabilities, and strengthen and motivate talent to accelerate and achieve the goals set forth by UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025).

The Leadership and Talent Management position is part of the UNFPA Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent program. The programme is open to qualified candidates who are no older than 32 years of age as of 31 December 2022, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are a national of an African country. The program 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 to the HR Specialist Learning and Leadership Development and the HR Specialist Career Development and Talent Mobility. 

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 program results.

Job Purpose:

As part of the global transformation of UNFPA’s Human Resources function and the co-creation of UNFPA’s new 2030 People Strategy, we are expanding UNFPA’s global Leadership and Talent Management programmes. We are looking for a creative and innovative candidate with a passion for working in human resources and talent management topics on a global scale with the goal of creating a global workforce that embodies the mindset and skills to lead our organization and deliver the United Nations 2030 Agenda. 

Background and fit:

To be successful as a Leadership and Talent Management Analyst, you would have experience in project management, a passion for UNFPA’s mandate and demonstrate strong communication and teamwork skills.

It would be desirable, but not necessary, if you already have some experience in the areas of human resources and talent management (e.g. People / HR Strategy, Learning, Leadership Development, Career Development, Performance Management).

Qualifications and Experience  


Advanced university degree in international development, business management, human resources management, or related field.

Knowledge and Experience: 

•    2 years of experience in one or more of the following fields: human resources management, talent management, international development, business management, learning or related fields;
•    Experience in project management;
•    Exposure to the design and implementation of human resources and / or talent management is desired e.g. learning, leadership development, career development;
•    Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;
•    Strong communication skills and having worked with a variety of stakeholders;
•    First experience in HR or IT systems or ERP is desired;
•    Strong skills in PowerPoint, Excel, Word;
•    Well developed data and analytics experience;


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

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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