Human resources

About 15 per cent of UNICEF’s total staff are based in and contribute to our work in South Asia. Our team passionately believes in UNICEF’s mandate of improving the lives of all children in the region.

UNICEF staff in Bangladesh

UNICEF is the leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

In South Asia, UNICEF’s goal is to ensure a comprehensive, sustainable and enabling environment that leaves no child behind. We promote the rights and well being of every child, in everything we do. We translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children to the benefit of all children.

In broad partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector, communities and others, we have made a bold commitment to achieve the six headline results for improved children’s rights in South Asia by 2017.   

More than 13,000 staff work with UNICEF, with approximately 85 per cent located in the field in 190 countries.

Seven regional offices and over 124 country offices worldwide, 34 national committees, a research centre in Florence, a supply division in Copenhagen, a shared services centre in Budapest and offices in Berlin, Brussels, Seoul and Tokyo, and UNICEF headquarters in New York and Geneva work on helping children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.           

For the highly trained and committed professional, UNICEF offers unique opportunities for challenging, effective and rewarding work. Its mandate is to advocate and promote programmes that meet the special needs of women and children. UNICEF support at country and regional level involve its staff in a wide range of issues in a rapidly changing world.

We employ committed professional to work in our five focus areas: Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships. We also employ staff with expertise in administration and finance, human resources, information technology, supply and logistics as well as external relations and communication. UNICEF’s presence in humanitarian crises means that we also seek experts in emergency preparedness and response.

UNICEF is constantly looking for talented candidates to contribute to our mandate of improving children’s lives.

The UN Charter states that only a person with the highest level of competence, integrity and efficiency is desirable for the United Nations and UNICEF Service. 

UNICEF has recently become the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace. UNICEF’s commitment to EDGE reaffirms our pledge to gender equality and inclusion all UNICEF staff worldwide.

This certification recognizes UNICEF’s commitment to achieving significant milestones in gender equality for all its staff, including strong gender balance at all levels of the organization, pay equity, a solid framework of policies and practices, and an inclusive workplace culture.

“UNICEF’s most important asset is our staff — all of our staff. Gender diversity and equal opportunities for men and women is not only a matter of rights. It makes us more effective as an organization.”

Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director.

Interested candidates are cordially invited to review current vacancies page or employment opportunities on the UNICEF’s website. Even if nothing fits at a particular moment – please keep checking again periodically.