United Nations Volunteers (UNV)/UNFPA Young Innovators Fellowship Programme 2019 (Fully Funded to UNFPA headquarters in New York, USA)

Application Deadline: February 10th 2019

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are partnering on a Young Innovators Fellowship Programme for 2019. This programme will provide young people (aged 18-29) with the opportunity to engage in a structured programme to drive innovation, creativity and to deliver concrete results in UNFPA.

Enabling young people to realize their full social, economic and human potential is a key aspect of this UNV-UNFPA partnership.


The fellowship programme provides an opportunity to bring 14 young people into UNFPA with a dedicated focus on both providing a youth perspective and driving innovation. 

Selected fellows would join UNFPA headquarters in New York for two months, where they would undergo a dedicated leadership training. Two of the Young Innovators will remain as international UN Volunteers for a further six months at UNFPA headquarters in New York; these two HQ positions are open to applicants of all nationalities.

The other 12 Young Innovators will return to their home countries, where they will complete six-month national UN Volunteer assignments in UNFPA Country Offices (and must be nationals of these countries). 

If you are a young person committed to bringing your innovative spirit and skills to UNFPA as a UN Volunteer in your country or at UNFPA headquarters, check out available assignments below:


Innovator in Mobile Health
Cotonou, Benin


Innovator in Mobile Health
Beijing, China

Innovator in Mobile Health (South-South Cooperation)
Beijing, China


Innovator in Mobile Health
Accra, Ghana


Innovator in Mobile Health
Jakarta, Indonesia


Innovator in Mobile Health
Maputo, Mozambique


Innovator in Mobile Health
Kigali, Rwanda

Innovator in Financing
Kigali, Rwanda

Sri Lanka

Innovator in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Colombo, Sri Lanka


Innovator in Mobile Health
Kampala, Uganda

United States of America

Innovator in Financing
New York, Unite States of America

Innovator in Partnerships
New York, United States of America

Special consideration will be given to indigenous people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI candidates and other marginalized groups.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNV/UNFPA Young Innovators Fellowship Programme 2019


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