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About UNICEF: Employment

How to Apply and NETI Selection Process

How to Apply

The application phase for UNICEF's New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) 9th Cohort has closed.

If you would like to be notified via email regarding NETI vacancies in your area of expertise, please sign up for UNICEF’s job alert.

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

NETI Selection Process

Please note that the selection process may vary slightly depending on the vacancy.

Application Submission (4 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. Please complete a series of multiple choice questions.
     b. The questionnaire will refer to professional background and basic technical knowledge of the functional area. Candidates for the post Nutrition Specialist, P-3, Various Duty Stations (NETI) have to fill out a self-rated questionnaire indicating their areas of expertise in lieu of the multiple choice questionnaire.

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

HR 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 4 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 motivational questions.
     b. 1 response in English and 1 in a second UN language.
2. Verbal or Written Examination 
     a. Candidates will be asked to answer questions relating to the technical area of the position. Some vacancies may require candidates to answer another set of multiple choice questions.
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 4 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]

Talent Group Placement
Successful candidates will be placed in their respective Talent Group. Placement in a Talent Group does not guarantee a position within UNICEF; candidates included in the Talent Group will have the opportunity to be considered for positions inside or outside the NETI Programme for fixed-term or temporary contracts appointments.

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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