UNICEF provides reasonable accommodation for job candidates and personnel with disabilities
UNICEF continues to take steps to make recruitment processes more inclusive
Ensuring equal opportunities in our application processes is a central consideration for UNICEF. The provision of reasonable accommodation for job applicants, candidates and employees with disabilities is a step in that direction.
What is reasonable accommodation
"Reasonable accommodation" means the necessary and appropriate modifications and adjustments to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
In the UNICEF workplace, reasonable accommodation is pivotal to ensure that candidates and employees with disabilities can perform at their best.
Reasonable accommodations vary depending on the person’s disability and situation, and can consist of assistive products and technology, sign language interpretation for job interviews, hiring a personal attendant for colleagues with mobility or visual impairments, or allowing more flexibility to choose core working hours, among many others.
How can job candidates request reasonable accommodation?
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for job candidates during the recruitment process. Job applicants can disclose their disability and accommodation needs in the application form, which will be seen by the recruiter. If you are a candidate that has been shortlisted for a position at UNICEF and you need accommodation during the hiring process (namely, for a written test or a job interview) and you have not disclosed it in the applicant form, make sure you raise it with the recruiter once you are invited to an assessment.
UNICEF is striving to be a disability inclusive organization
In the video message, Hannan Sulieman, UNICEF’s Deputy Executive Director for Management, presents our approach towards reasonable accommodation and the rights of employees with disabilities at UNICEF