UNICEF Employment- New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI)

UNICEF Employment- New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI)

Deadline: August 14, 2016

UNICEF is now accepting applications for the New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) 9th Cohort Recruitment Campaign.

The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As part of UNICEF’s global talent management strategy to achieve the organisation’s current and future goals, the NETI Programme focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new talent from entry to mid-career levels to grow and to develop within the organisation. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas while contributing to delivering results for children.

Program Structure

The New and Emerging Talent Initiative is a two year programme for candidates who have successfully passed the NETI recruitment process and have been selected and appointed for a regular P-2/P-3 position.

NETI participants are given an initial one-year work appointment with a one or two-week Induction at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters (NYHQ). During the induction, NETI participants familiarize themselves with UNICEF and meet HQ colleagues from the functional areas in which they will work during their assignment. Participants then return to their respective duty stations/offices for the remainder of their appointment. During their assignments, the NETI participants receive dedicated support for their development at the Induction in New York Headquarters and through the mentoring and coaching components, which help develop their personal and professional skills and maximize their performance.


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

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Have completed an advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) at the time of application. Any number of years of relevant professional experience is not substitute for the required educational qualifications. Please see below for important information on education requirements.
  • Be fluent (C1 or C2) in English and at an intermediate level (working knowledge) in another official language of the United Nations i.e., Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish.
  • Be ready to be assigned to any UNICEF office worldwide, including hardship duty stations.
  • Have at least two years of relevant work experience for functions at the P-2 level, and at least five years of relevant work experience for functions at the P-3 level. Relevant experience should include work in developing countries and in multicultural environments.
  • Preference will be given to candidates under 35 years of age.


  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Insight into HQ Operations and International Placement
  • Mentoring, Coaching & Support
  • Compensation
  • Benefits : 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 and lots more

How to Apply

Apply online here.










For more information, visit UNICEF NETI.