Career with UNICEF – New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) Programme 2015

Career with UNICEF – New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) Programme 2015

Deadline: September 23, 2014

The NETI Programme by UNICEF is currently recruiting candidates for the 7th Cohort. The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. NETI participants will work actively in a multicultural environment within the development and humanitarian arenas, while contributing to delivering results for children.

NETI participants are motivated and talented entry to mid-career level professionals who are interested in an international career with UNICEF and who have a passion for making a difference for children worldwide. Candidates from all nationalities are welcome to apply.


  1. Training and Development Opportunities – NETI participants have the opportunity to go through a unique learning and development path. The NETI Programme begins with a three-week Induction at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters (NYHQ).
  2. Insight into HQ Operations and International Placement – During the three-week induction at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters, NETI participants get an overview of the organisation’s strategies, initiatives and challenges.
  3. Mentoring, Coaching & Support – During their work appointments, NETI participants receive dedicated support for their development at the three-week Induction and through the mentoring and external coaching components, which help develop their personal and professional skills and maximize their performance.
  4. Compensation and Benefits – Staff members of the United Nations are provided with various benefits and allowances as part of the conditions of service.

In addition to Base Salary, employees benefit from family friendly, work-life, and diversity policies, and UNICEF is committed to maintaining a balanced gender and geographical representation. Other Benefits and entitlements include:

  • Annual leave
  • Dependency allowance
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Rental subsidy
  • Education grant
  • Home leave
  • Life insurance
  • Paid sick leave
  • Family leave
  • Family Visit
  • Maternity / Paternity adoption leave
  • Special leave
  • Travel allowance

For further information on UNICEF’s compensation and benefits, please click here.


The following candidates are eligible to apply to the NETI Programme:

  1. UNICEF National Professional Officers and General Service staff;
  2. UNICEF staff members holding a temporary appointment;
  3. UNICEF Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) who have completed at least 15 months of the JPO Programme;
  4. External candidates from outside UNICEF.

Applicants must;

  1. Be proficient in English and another official language of the UN i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish
  2. Have completed an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent)
  3. Have 2-5 years of professional work experience
  4. Be willing to serve in any UNICEF office worldwide, including hardship duty stations

Preference will be given to candidates under 35 years of age. For more on eligibility requirements, click here.

Please note that applications will only be accepted using the UNICEF eRecruitment system.

For more information and to apply, visit UNICEF NETI Programme.