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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 experienced professionals at mid-career level. 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 (NETI) is a two-year career support programme for high-caliber candidates who have successfully passed the NETI recruitment process and have been selected for a regular P-3 fixed-term position.*

The NETI programme features many unique components, such as a two-week Orientation in NYHQ, mentoring, external coaching and peer support. Once onboard, NETIs are mentored by seasoned and knowledgeable UNICEF staff members who can help them become organizationally savvy. An external coach will also support NETIs in their career development by guiding them to improve their personal and professional skills  in order to  maximize their performance. NETIs are part of a robust and vibrant community, with features such as a NETI Buddy programme, which connects NETIs from different cohorts, and NETINARs that foster knowledge exchange among NETIs.

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.

*NETI candidates in the Emergency P-3 Talent Group might be selected for Temporary Appointment (364 days) and Fixed-term positions (1 year) and participate in the NETI programme for the duration of the assignment.


 

 

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