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News A career with UNICEF - New and Emerging Talent Initiative

UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, works in over 150 countries and territories globally. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF is the driving force that helps humanity unite for children to build a world where the rights of every child are realized.


UNICEF is seeking committed professionals to join the New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) programme in March 2009 in the following areas of UNICEF's work:

Social and Economic Policy, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Adolescent Development,

Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Communication for Development, Public-sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization, Emergency Programmes, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Health, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection, Education, Finance and Administration, Supply/Logistics, Information Communication Technology, Human Resources.


NETI is an entry point to UNICEF for external candidates for entry- to mid-career level professionals interested in an international career. It provides the selected participants with a range of opportunities to develop their experience, knowledge and skills, in a multicultural environment within the development and humanitarian arenas, while delivering results for children.


Work Assignment:

NETI participants will be given a one-year appointment.

Participants will spend their first two-months with one of UNICEF's divisions at its New York headquarters based on their area of specialization. 

Participants will then go to an assigned duty station for the remaining ten months. Participants will be reviewed throughout the year and, on the basis of merit and

performance, will be considered for regular staff positions. 



A completed Masters degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field;

Proficiency in English and proven working knowledge at least in one of the following languages - Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish;

Preferably possess 4 to  5 years of relevant experience, including work in developing countries and in a multi-cultural environment;

Willingness and availability to be assigned to any office around the world including hardship duty stations.


How to apply:

Please see the full programme outline on the UNICEF website at:

Applications will be accepted on-line until 23 November 2008.


UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Source of information UNICEF
Geographical coverage International
News date 12/11/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH