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About UNICEF: Employment

What we offer


For every child, inspiration

Employment at UNICEF offers a unique opportunity to work for the survival, protection and development of children and women.

UNICEF offers:
- A dynamic and multi-cultural work environment in the humanitarian and development field;
- Opportunities for personal and professional growth;
- An attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and excellent benefits.

Contract types
UNICEF offers various employment contracts based on the needs of the Organization. All contract types are advertised centrally in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system.

Fixed-Term Appointment
Fixed-Term or regular appointment – typically for a period of two years, renewable subject to the needs of the organization. You will be a UNICEF staff. Fixed-Term contracts can be issued in three categories of staff: International Professional, National Officer and General Service categories.

Temporary Appointment
Temporary appointments are time-limited appointments issued for less than one year to meet specific short-term requirements, including in response to emergencies. Temporary Appointments can be issued in all three categories of UNICEF staff. Staff members recruited under a temporary appointment modality receive full salary but slightly reduced benefits.

UNICEF also hires individuals for consultancies to accomplish, within a specified period of time, a defined task for which the necessary expertise is not readily available within the organization.

Young Professionals
UNICEF also has career opportunities and special recruitment initiatives for young and aspiring Professionals. You can click on the appropriate section in the menu to learn more.

New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for young/mid-career professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF.

Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme  is an initiative which allows young professionals to acquire experience in the development field under the sponsorship of their respective governments.

Internship Programme  offers eligible graduate students practical experience in UNICEF’s work.

UN Volunteers  provides long terms volunteering opportunities in developing countries in UNICEF and throughout the UN System.

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