UNFPA Leadership Pool Initiative

Multiple locations


UNFPA is pleased to invite expressions of interest in our innovative Leadership Pool, with successful candidates being offered the opportunity to join our global leadership team.

The Leadership Pool is a group of pre-assessed candidates, ready and able to fill international rotational posts including those of Country Representatives, Deputy Country Representatives and International Operations Managers.  Successful candidates will benefit from tailored development opportunities to enhance readiness to assume leadership posts and enable successful delivery of our mandate.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Direction, Planning and Management
  • Programme Leadership, Coordination and Representation
  • National Capacity Development
  • Partnerships and Advocacy
  • Resource Management

Candidates who apply for one or more job types in the Leadership Pool are competing to participate in a comprehensive assessment process, and if successful will become a member of UNFPA’s Leadership Pool - a pre-assessed group of candidates used as the source for filling future international rotation posts vacancies within UNFPA. Candidates should apply for all job types for which they are interested in being assessed.

After being assessed and found ready for one or more Leadership Pool job types, Pool members will benefit from individualized career advice and provision of tailored development opportunities to enhance their readiness to assume leadership posts. When rotational post vacancies arise in a particular job type, Pool members who were successfully assessed for that job type will be contacted and invited to indicate their interest in being selected for the vacancy. During the course of their service with UNFPA, international rotational staff are expected to serve in a variety of functions and locations including hardship and non-family duty stations. 

Leadership Pool Positions

  • Representative, D1
  • Representative, P5
  • Deputy Representative, P5
  • Deputy Representative, P4
  • International Operations Manager, P4
  • International Operations Manager, P3

To view the complete job description and apply to this position, click "Apply to this job" below.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Human Resources
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-11

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