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About UNICEF: Employment

What is NETI?

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, the NETI Programme focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new talent from entry to mid-career levels. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas to contribute to delivering results for children.

Programme 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 for a fixed-term P-3 position.

NETI participants are given an initial one-year appointment and take part in a two-week Induction at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters (NYHQ). During the induction, NETI participants familiarize themselves with UNICEF and meet experienced HQ colleagues from the functional areas in which they will work. Participants then return to their respective duty stations/offices for the remainder of their appointments. During their assignments, NETI participants complete a career development curriculum, which maximizes their performance and helps them grow within the organization.

Performance management is a key feature of the NETI Programme. All participants go through continuous performance assessments and are evaluated systematically throughout their assignments. At the end of their first year and based on performance review outcomes, NETI participants can be extended for a second year in their specific duty stations.



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