The new Population Data Fellowship Programme is an initiative of United Nations Volunteere (UNV) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and is supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). This is a new programme designed to develop a talent pipeline of early career population and data specialists in the area of civil registration and vital statistics. Kindly find below more information on the new programme.
Population Data Fellowship Programme
- UNFPA will deploy 8 International Specialists on 12-month assignments under the Population Data Fellowship Programme
- The inaugural cohort will contribute to UNFPA’s work on civil registration and vital statistics in the areas of:
- data analytics of vital registration data,
- capacity building in completeness assessment, demographic data quality assessment and vital statistics production, and
- mixed methods field research into under-registration of vital events and its socio-economic consequences
- The focus will be on ‘early career professionals’ with 2-3 years of experience
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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.
Women, indigenous people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI candidates and other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The programme aims to deploy successful candidates coming September.
The application deadline is 21 July 2019.
Participating UNFPA offices
- The following UNFPA country offices will host inaugural programme participants:
- Burkina Faso
- Republic of Congo
- New York HQ