New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) Program -UNICEF

The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As part of UNICEF’s global talent management strategy, the NETI Programme focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining experienced professionals at mid-career level. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas to contribute to delivering results for children.

What you get from this initiative 
NETI participants have the opportunity to undertake a unique learning and career development path, including a two-week orientation at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters (NYHQ). As part of the orientation, participants attend learning sessions and workshops that are designed to help them acclimate to their new roles and increase their familiarity with the processes of the organization. During the orientation, NETI participants get an overview of the organization’s strategies, initiatives and challenges. Participants will also have networking opportunities with NETI fellows around the globe and New York Headquarters’ staff.

The NETI Programme is open for internal and external candidates irrespective of category and level, provided they meet the following minimum requirements. Please refer to the specific Generic Vacancy Announcement released each year for detailed information.
1-Completion of an advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) at the time of application.2-Proficiency in English and working knowledge (B2) of another official language of the United Nations (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).3-Readiness to be assigned to any UNICEF office worldwide, including hardship duty stations, non-family duty stations, and complex emergency operation duty stations4-A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience. Relevant experience should include, but not limit to, work in developing countries and multicultural environments.
1-Communication: Speaks fluently; expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly; makes presentations and undertakes public speaking with skill and confidence; responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and feedback; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way. 
2-Working with People: Shows respect for the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy; listens, supports and cares for others; consults others and shares information and expertise with them; builds team spirit and reconciles conflict; adapts to the team and fits in well. 
3-Drive for Results: Sets high standards for quality and quantity; monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal/external clients; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm. 
4-Formulating Strategies and Concepts: Works strategically to realize UNICEF’s goals; sets and develops strategies; identifies and develops positive and compelling visions of the organization’s future potential; takes account of a wide range of issues across and related to UNICEF. 
5-Relating and Networking: Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside UNICEF; relates well to people at all levels; manages conflict; uses humor appropriately to enhance relationships with others. 
6-Creating and Innovating: Produces new ideas, approaches, or insights; creates innovative ways of designing projects or outputs in own work area; produces a range of solutions to problems. 
7-Adapting and Responding to Change: Adapts to changing circumstances including emergencies and other crises; tolerates ambiguity; accepts new ideas and change initiatives; adapts interpersonal style to suit different people and situations; shows an interest in new experiences. 
8-Leading and Supervising: Provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high caliber; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching; sets appropriate standards of behavior.

The selection Process 
Application Submission (4 weeks)
Candidate to complete the following:1. Complete an e-Recruitment Profile for the NETI Programme, Generic Vacancy Announcementa. Be sure to indicate your personal and professional background with reference to the requirements and competencies outlined in the Vacancy Announcement.b. Carefully review the eligibility requirements.2. Cover Lettera. 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 Questionnairea. 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.
How to apply 

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