UNFPA recruits young professionals from Africa and of African descent

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, 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 a national of an African country, the programme offers an opportunity for selected candidates to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced, international environment and 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 be offered a competitive salary and benefits package with an initial one-year fixed-term appointment at the P-2 level, renewable at least once, subject to satisfactory performance.

The recruitment for the 2021 cohort of the Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme is now closed. Please check back in spring 2022 for the recruitment of the second cohort.