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

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

Application Deadline: Ongoing

About the Award: 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.

Type: Fellowship


  • 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?
  • Are you self-motivated and can thrive in an international, multidisciplinary environment? Then check out available assignments below.
  • Women, indigenous people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI candidates and other marginalized persons are encouraged to apply.

Eligible Countries: African countries & International

To be Taken at (Country): See links below

Number of Awards: 7

Value of Award:

  • 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.
  • 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.

How to Apply: What national UN Volunteer Specialist assignments are available?

What international UN Volunteer Expert assignments are available?

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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