New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI)

The 2018 NETI recruitment is now closed for the functional areas of Operations and Emergency.

NETI worker gives vaccine to a young child

10 Years of NETI

The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is a unique entry point for dynamic professionals interested in pursuing an international career with UNICEF.
As part of UNICEF’s global talent management strategy, NETI focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new mid-career talent.
Successful candidates are placed in a Talent Group associated with the relevant functional area for a period of three years. Upon placement, candidates will be enrolled in the NETI Career Development Programme with a full portfolio of mentoring, coaching and peer support.
Over the last 10 years, 149 professionals have joined the NETI Programme.
NETI Recruitment for the 11th Cohort focuses on two functional areas: Operations and Emergency.
Learn more about the current recruitment


What is NETI?

NETI is a two-year programme for candidates who have successfully passed the NETI recruitment process and have been selected for a P-3 position.

What does NETI offer?

Successful candidates have the opportunity to undertake a unique learning and career development path with dedicated support.

Eligibility and requirements

Minimum requirements include five years of relevant work experience and proficiency in English and working knowledge in at least another UN language.


Active NETIs around the world — 2018: 108

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How to join the 2018 NETI Recruitment

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Recruitment Campaign

Each year the NETI Programme looks for talent in specific functional areas. This year the focus is on Operations and Emergency. NETI has its own selection process. The FAQs provide useful information for prospective candidates.



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