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UNFPA/UN Volunteer Population Data Fellowship Programme 2020 for Nigeria Early-career Professionals

UNV and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), in partnership, have launched a Population Data Fellowship Programme.

UNFPA will host a cohort of FGM Data and Research Fellows in countries affected by female genital mutilation around the world through 2020 and 2021, to support the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation on the implementation of UNFPA’s Global Agenda for Research on FGM. 

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The English language component of the Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) was established in 1997. It takes place at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland and lasts for 4 weeks, usually coinciding with the annual meeting of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP). The objective of this training programme is to enhance the knowledge of indigenous peoples on existing international human rights instruments and mechanisms, so they can use them to more effectively advocate for the rights of their communities ... read more


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UNFPA/UN Volunteer Population Data Fellowship Programme


Aim and Benefits of UNFPA/UN Volunteer Population Data Fellowship Programme

  1. UNFPA is initiating the research initiative both to further innovative analytical solutions for the advancement of FGM programming and knowledge generation. FGM Data and Research Fellows will be able to be part of a dynamic team, and will have the opportunity to shape certain parts of the research initiative and contribute to expansion of evidence on FGM. 
  2. In addition, they will be able to advance their technical skills by gaining experience in processing data from complex survey designs and application of appropriate statistical methods, applying demographic, and statistical and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methods. 

Requirements for UNFPA/UN Volunteer Population Data Fellowship Programme Qualification

  1. Are you an early-career professional, with at least two years of professional experience related to demography, data science, applied statistics or mixed methods research?
  2. Are you self-motivated and can thrive in an international, multidisciplinary environment? Then check out available assignments below.
  3. Women, indigenous people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI candidates and other marginalized persons are encouraged to apply.

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Application Deadline

September 14, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations on vmam.unv.org to apply

Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

  1. Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup
  2. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.
  3. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink
  4. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

  1. Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.
  2. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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