NEWS ARCHIVE AUG 2015: Unicef has launched the New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI)

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The Unicef NETI programme is launched. NETI is Unicef's young professional programme. Find the different profiles at UNjobfinder and apply by 1 September!

Unicef has launched the New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI). NETI is Unicef's young professional programme. What defines a NETI is a young professional that:

  • Are proficient in English and another official language of the UN i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish;
  • Have completed an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent);
  • have 2-5 years of professional work experience;
  • Are willing to serve in any UNICEF office worldwide, including hardship duty stations.


If these are four bullets that matches with your career aspirations, you may have the profile Unicef is looking for!

Applications are only accepted during the active recruitment period (midnight EST of 12 August 2015 – 11:59 PM EST on 1 September 2015). All applicants will be required to complete a technical test questionnaire at the time of application. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and will therefore advance to the next stage of the competitive selection process, which involves various additional assessments, including a language proficiency test.

For further information on how to apply and the NETI selection process visit the official website of the NETI programme. For any problems with your application, contact Unicef directly at For queries specific to the NETI Programme’s recruitment process, please contact

Please keep in mind that qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Below is a list of the positions included in the NETI programme 2015:

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