UNFPA/UN Volunteer Population Data Fellowships 2019 for early-career professionals


Application Deadline: July 14th 2019

UNV and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), in partnership, have launched a Population Data Fellowship Programme. This initiative will provide early-career professionals with the opportunity to contribute to UNFPA’s technical work on population and development, while at the same time the Fellows will be introduced to the fields of civil registration and vital statistics.

The UN Volunteer Population Data Fellows will work with UNFPA in advancing applied research, technical assistance and capacity building in civil registration and vital statistics;  in close collaboration with national statistics offices, civil registration authorities and related UNFPA institutional partners.

The fellowship programme provides an opportunity to bring eight
early-career professionals into UNFPA, offering participants a unique
opportunity for professional development. Enabling professionals to
realise their full learning and career development is a key aspect of
this UNV-UNFPA partnership.

This program has been made possible with the generous support of theCentre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Systems, housed at Canada’s International Development Research Centre
(IDRC). The Centre of Excellence is a global resource hub that actively
supports national efforts to develop, strengthen, and scale up
sustainable CRVS systems that work for all, especially women and

UNV will recruit professionals from around the world who have
preferably a Masters degree and at least two years of professional
experience related to demography, data science, applied statistics, or
mixed methods research. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to
UNFPA’s mandate through academic, extra-curricular or volunteer

UN Volunteer Population Data Fellows will profit from online learning
tools and courses, as well as individual career coaching. Fellows will
also attend an onboarding workshop early in their assignment and a
leadership and career development workshop before the end of their

The UN Volunteer Population Data Fellows will be fully integrated
into UNFPA’s work to ensure maximum learning, exposure and professional
development. UNFPA will provide technical induction, fostering a
community of practice and peer-to-peer learning among participants,
ongoing monitoring and opportunities for on-the-job training.

Fellows, in turn, will provide talent and ideas for the fulfilment of
UNFPA’s mandate, and contribute to civil registration, demographic data
quality assessments and the production of vital statistics. Field
research will also be part of some of these UN Volunteer assignments,
where Fellows will look into under-registration of vital events and its
socioeconomic consequences.

If you are an early-career professional with at least two years of
professional experience related to demography, data science, applied
statistics, or mixed methods research, self-motivated and can thrive in
an international, multidisciplinary environment –  check out available
assignments below (more positions will be advertised soon so check for
updates). Women, indigenous people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI
candidates and other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to


Population Data Fellow 


Population Data Fellow

New York, USA 

Population Data Fellow 


Population Data Fellow

Burkina Faso 

Population Data Fellow 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UN Volunteer/UNFPA Population Data Fellowships 2019