About UNICEF: Employment

How to Apply and NETI Selection Process

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the NETI Programme.
The next NETI Recruitment Campaign will be in 2016. Please continue to check this website for further updates. If you would like to be notified via email regarding the launch date of the next recruitment, please contact neti@unicef.org.

e-Recruitment profile:

  • For external candidates, to create an e-Recruitment profile, please click here.
  • For external candidates, to access your existing e-Recruitment profile, please click here.
  • For internal candidates, please apply with your internal e-Recruitment profile. To access your existing internal e-Recruitment profile, please click here.

For further information and support on e-Recruitment:

  • For more information on UNICEF's e-Recruitment system, please click here.
  • If you are having problems creating a profile, please consult our e-Recruitment getting started guide [PDF].
  • If you are having problems applying to a post, please consult our e-Recruitment how to apply guide [PDF].

There is no fee to apply to the NETI Programme. Beware of fraudulent job offers.

NETI Selection Process

Application Submission (3 weeks)
Candidate to complete the following:
1. e-Recruitment Profile 
     a. Be sure to indicate personal and professional background with reference to the requirements and competencies outlined in the Vacancy Announcement. 
     b. Carefully review whether eligibility requirements are met.
2. Cover Letter
     a. Be sure to include a cover letter (as part of the e-Recruitment profile submission).
     b. Submit a separate cover letter for each position applied.
3. Multiple Choice Questionnaire
     a. Before submitting the application, e-Recruitment will require the completion of a series of multiple choice questions.
     b. The questionnaire will refer to professional background and basic technical knowledge of the functional area.

For help on e-Recruitment access, please refer to the e-Recruitment guide.

Initial Shortlist & Office Shortlist (approximately 3 weeks)
The Division of Human Resources and the hiring Office will shortlist candidates based on the criteria outlined in the Vacancy Announcement, as well as the results of the multiple choice questionnaire. 

Online Assessment (approximately 2 weeks)
Candidates that meet the above requirements will be invited to participate in a series of online assessment consisting of:
1. Verbal Examination
     a. Candidate will be recorded while answering 2 motivational questions (4 minutes).
     b. 1 response in English and 1 in a second UN language.
2. Written Examination 
     a. Candidates will be asked to answer 2 essay questions relating to the technical area of the position (60-90 minutes). 
     b. Assessment will be in English and a second UN language (if required). 
3. Competency Based Job Simulation (120 minutes)

Internet access and a camera/microphone is required for the assessment.

Final Shortlisting (approximately 2 weeks)
A team of technical experts will assess the assessment results and recommend final candidates to be invited for the interview.

Competency Based Interview (approximately 2 weeks)
Candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to a Competency Based Interview, which will be conducted via telephone/Skype (45-60 minutes)
You can click on the following document for a detailed description of UNICEF’s Core Values and Competencies. [pdf]

Offer of Appointment (approximately 3 weeks)
Offers of appointment are only valid for the current recruitment year. They cannot be deferred to the following year.

Initial Deployment and Induction (1-2 months after the initial offer has been made – depending on location)
Successful candidates will first be deployed to their respective offices, followed by an Induction in New York Headquarters.

Due to the high volume of applications, you may only receive an electronic confirmation of your application. Only selected candidates will be contacted through a formal correspondence via e-mail. Please do not contact UNICEF or staff members to enquire about the status of your application.



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