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About UNICEF: Employment

I’ve recently graduated from university. What does UNICEF offer?

UNICEF has a number of initiatives for young professionals. Please see below information on these programmes. UNICEF generally requires that candidates have an advanced university degree as well as at a minimum two to three years of relevant professional experience in a field related to our work and/or in a development context.

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

Click here to learn more about the NETI programme.

UNICEF Junior Professional Officers (JPOs)  provides young professionals pursuing a career in development and humanitarian arena with hands-on experience working in the field or in Headquarters for 2 to 4 years. JPOs are recruited as regular Fixed Term international professional staff members and each JPO’s assignment is funded by one of the donors Governments based on the agreements between UNICEF and the donor governments. 

For more information about the JPO Programme, please click here.



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