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About UNICEF: Employment

How to Apply and NETI Selection Process

How to Apply

Each year the NETI Programme will advertise Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVA) in specific functional areas depending on critical talent gaps and staffing needs of the organization. Please submit an application via UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system when the GVA becomes available in your area of expertise.
For a list of UNICEF’s core functional areas, please click here.

NETI Recruitment for the 10th cohort is now open. Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVA) are available for the below focus areas. Please click the banners below to view the GVAs and apply via UNICEF’s e-Recruitment System:

NETI Communications P-3 banner

NETI Human Resources P-3 Banner

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. Complete an e-Recruitment Profile for the NETI Programme, Generic Vacancy Announcement
a. Be sure to indicate your personal and professional background with reference to the requirements and competencies outlined in the Vacancy Announcement.
b. Carefully review eligibility requirements.
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 your professional background and basic technical knowledge of the functional area.

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 and 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 assessments consisting of:
1. Verbal Examination
a. Candidates will be recorded while answering technical and motivational questions.
2.  Written Examination
a. Candidates will be asked to answer written questions related to the technical area of the position.

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

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

Interview (approximately 4 weeks)
Candidates who pass the above stages in recruitment are invited to an Interview, which will be conducted via telephone/Skype (45-60 minutes). The interview may include competency-based questions, as well as a technical presentation and discussion. Candidates will be informed on the format beforehand.

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 the Talent Group associated with the relevant functional area for a period of three (3) years. Candidates included in the Talent Group will be considered for both NETI and regular (non-NETI) fixed-term and temporary appointments.

NETI Programme
Once selected for a fixed-term P-3 post from the Talent Group, candidates will be eligible for the NETI Programme. Please note that placement in a talent group does not guarantee participation in the NETI Programme. Successful NETI talent group candidates who are appointed to regular fixed-term posts may be included in the NETI Programme, subject to funding availability and equal distribution of posts across functional areas and regions. 

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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